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84 Pregnant Women in Florida Have Tested Positive for Zika

At least 1 baby has been born with microcephaly

(Newser) - Not only are locally acquired Zika cases on the rise in Florida, but 84 pregnant women have tested positive for the virus in the state, including at least 15 who've already given birth, say health officials. It isn't clear how many of those pregnancies had complications, but doctors... More »

Florida Mom-to-Be: Zika Turns Pregnancy Into Horror Movie

Liz Tracy talks being pregnant at the center of the US' Zika outbreak

(Newser) - "Pregnancy typically feels like a sci-fi flick," Liz Tracy writes for the Atlantic . "Zika, however, turns these nine-and-a-half months into a horror movie with a monster that is almost impossible to locate and hard to avoid." Tracy is currently pregnant in Miami, home to the US'... More »

How to Get Pregnant at 50 Without IVF

'Snowflake moms' find drastically better odds, lower costs via embryo adoption

(Newser) - After multiple failed pregnancies, Maria Lancaster miscarried again when she was 46. At age 47, however, she finally gave birth to a daughter, though her pregnancy did not come through in vitro fertilization, or egg or sperm donation. Rather, Lancaster is a "snowflake mom," Ozy reports, having adopted... More »

NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women

It's discrimination not to, say new guidelines

(Newser) - A pregnant woman walks into a bar and orders a glass of wine. The bartender serves it up, she drinks it, end of story. Uncomfortable, contentious, debatable or not, the bartender is now required to serve her in New York City, according to new guidelines from the city's Human... More »

Rabies Kills a Pregnant Woman; Son Finds Better Fate

Tens of thousands of humans die of rabies every year, most poor and unvaccinated

(Newser) - Thanks to widespread vaccination campaigns across most of the developed world, very few people or their dogs in those areas contract rabies, which is almost always fatal in humans. But in parts of the world where vaccination rates remain far lower, rabies claims tens of thousands of human lives a... More »

3 Pregnant Women in Florida Have Zika

They traveled outside of the US: officials

(Newser) - Three pregnant women in Florida have tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling, reports the Miami Herald . Officials say the women traveled outside of the US, though they aren't saying where, per ABC News . It isn't clear how far along the women are in their pregnancies. Zika,... More »

Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years

About 2K babies are now born with gastroschisis every year

(Newser) - It's a birth defect the Los Angeles Times calls "bizarre": gastroschisis, where the intestines (and sometimes other organs) protrude out of a hole in the abdominal wall. And in its weekly "Morbidity and Mortality" report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sounds an alarm. The prevalence... More »

Brazil to Women: Don't Get Pregnant Right Now

Amid fears mosquito-borne virus is causing spike in infant neurological condition

(Newser) - In what Brazil's Health Ministry is calling an "unprecedented situation," six states have declared a state of emergency and health officials are warning women not to get pregnant (especially in the country's northeast) due to a mosquito-carried virus linked to brain damage in infants , CNN reports.... More »

Online Clues in Case of Baby Cut From Pregnant Mother

Suspect Ashleigh Wade had created a number of baby registries

(Newser) - An 8-pound, 2-ounce baby girl sits in a Bronx hospital room under watch of the NYPD as more details emerge about the grisly crime that took the life of Genesis' mom on Friday. The New York Daily News reports that Angelikque Sutton was found in Ashleigh Wade's apartment with... More »

Pregnant Moms Won't Hurt Kids' IQ With Coffee

One or 2 cups a day not linked to lower intelligence or behavioral issues: study

(Newser) - Pregnant women who can't resist a single morning cup of joe don't have to worry about their caffeine habit when it comes to their child's future smarts, per a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology . Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found that... More »

Pendulum Swings: Study Says No Booze While Pregnant

Despite what you may have read to the contrary

(Newser) - Recent studies have suggested drinking while pregnant might not be as dangerous as women have long been led to believe, or may even be beneficial —but, troubled by these plus other recent studies finding that a surprising number of women do imbibe while pregnant , the American Academy of Pediatrics... More »

Mom's Cellphone Ring May Startle Fetus

Ultrasound imaging shows third-trimester babies startling at the sound

(Newser) - While many studies have investigated whether cellphone radiation is harmful, little is known about how the sound of a cellphone ringing might impact a baby in utero. So researchers in New York decided to dig, in part because resident physicians—who regularly use cellphones and beepers at work—seem to... More »

Husband Accidentally Kills Pregnant Wife, Baby Saved

Tragedy in Houston

(Newser) - An argument about a car repair ended with a tragic accident involving another vehicle, say Houston police: A pregnant woman died Monday after being run over by her husband; her baby, who was delivered at 36 weeks via C-section, survived. Police tell KPRC 2 News that the unnamed couple were... More »

Report: Woman Wants to Birth Dead Daughter's Baby

UK 59-year-old's daughter died of cancer, but she froze her own eggs

(Newser) - It's not unheard of for a woman to act as a surrogate mother for her own grandchild, but a 59-year-old British woman is reportedly hoping for what may be a world first: becoming a surrogate for her dead daughter, who succumbed to bowel cancer four years ago while still... More »

Parents of 2 Toddlers Both Battling Cancer

Double diagnosis came within months of the birth of their 2nd daughter

(Newser) - Shortly after delivering her second daughter prematurely, Shelby Offrink got a devastating diagnosis—stage IV glioblastoma, a rare and incurable spinal cancer. Then, just a few months later, the engineer's stay-at-home husband Ben learned his Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned for the third time. "It's just shocking,... More »

Mom Learns She's Pregnant Giving Birth to 4th Child

Mandie Smith's husband was away on business and watched via Facetime

(Newser) - Mandie Smith knows how it feels to be pregnant. The West Virginia mother of three says she has been able to detect her pregnancies early into each one, so she was shocked to discover that the abdominal pain that woke her in the middle of the night last week was... More »

Woman's Stomach Cramps Turn Out to Be Surprise Baby

Karolane Baillargeon never suspected pregnancy, had gained just 20 pounds

(Newser) - Surprise births, once the stuff of urban legend, are now the stuff of occasional roundups of shocked new moms who had no clue they were expecting. Canada's Karolane Baillargeon is the latest addition to that club after heading to a Quebec hospital last week for what she believed were... More »

Suit: Pregnant Woman Fired Over Bathroom Breaks

Dawn Steckmann says she was accused of 'stealing from company'

(Newser) - When Dawn Steckmann, an employee at a cellphone chip manufacturer in Beaverton, Ore., told her supervisor she was pregnant in 2011, she says he told her not to worry about clocking out during her more-frequent bathroom breaks. But when she became pregnant again in 2013, a bladder issue that arose... More »

5 Pregnant Celebs Who Posed Nude

Some were proud of their bodies, others not so much

(Newser) - It's one thing to pose naked for all the world to see; it's another to do so while pregnant. ETOnline rounds up 10 stars who did just that:
  • Demi Moore: Her 1991 Vanity Fair cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, started the trend.
  • Cindy Crawford: Her accompanying interview when
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Pregnant Woman: Starbucks Barista Blocked Me From Bathroom

Multiple times; venti-size outrage ensues

(Newser) - If you are the lone thing standing between a woman with a 7- or 8-pound fetus parked on her bladder and the nearest public bathroom, well, let's just say digging your heels in isn't going to win you any pregnant friends or an employee of the month award.... More »

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