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Couple's Identical Twins Could Be Born Months Apart

Link was born 23 weeks into his mother's pregnancy, with Logan still in utero

(Newser) - Just 23 weeks into Holli Gorveatt's pregnancy, she gave birth to Link, who weighed in at 1 pound 2 ounces and, right on the edge of viability, stands a 10% chance of normal development. Just as astounding is that Link has an identical twin brother Logan who remains in... More »

Plastics 'Feminizing' Baby Boys

In utero exposure linked to different behaviors

(Newser) - Pregnant women's exposure to plastics is "feminizing" the baby boys they give birth to, researchers have found. Heightened in utero exposure to plastics is linked to reduced interest by boys in "rough and tumble" play and also to more typically masculine toys, like trucks, trains and guns, found... More »

Moms Can Pass Cancer to Kids In Utero

Mutation makes cancer cells 'invisible' to fetus' immune system

(Newser) - Mothers pass myriad things to their unborn babies via the placenta, and scientists have found that cancer is among them. Researchers studied the case of a mother who died of leukemia soon after she gave birth, and whose child was diagnosed with cancer months later. Though the baby’s cancer... More »

Go Ahead: Drink a Little

(Newser) - Guardian columnist Zoe Williams strikes a blow for drinking in moderation during pregnancy, arguing against a proposed prohibition of the sort that has been in effect in the United States for years. It's insulting to the intelligence of women to ban all alcohol, she says, when it's only binge drinking... More »

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