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Family 'Super-Excited' to Welcome Baby Frankenstein

Fla. baby's name is literally Oskar Gary Frankenstein

(Newser) - A Florida couple got an extra treat on Halloween: a baby Frankenstein. Make that Oskar Gary Frankenstein, who made his entrance into the world four days late and after 14 hours of labor on Tuesday at Winter Park Memorial Hospital near Orlando, reports the AP . Parents Kyle and Jessica Frankenstein... More »

Report Reveals Historic 1st for American Moms

Women in their 30s are now having more babies than younger moms

(Newser) - For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the US, the AP reports. Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate. For more than three... More »

Why Live-Stream of Pregnant Giraffe Got Yanked Off YouTube

It's back, but not before complaints of nudity and sexually explicit content

(Newser) - It was up, then it was taken down, now it's up again. A live cam trained on a pregnant giraffe at a New York animal center was taken offline by YouTube, but after an appeal, the stream is once again up and running, NBC4 reports. The controversy had swirled... More »

Sweden Debuts 'How to Give Birth in a Car 101'

Swedish maternity ward is closing, so midwives take preemptive measure

(Newser) - While expectant American couples taking Lamaze classes prepare for labor with breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, midwives in Sweden are busy prepping soon-to-be parents on worst-case scenarios. "Car accidents, the car could break down, you maybe drive off the road. You have to be ready," Stina Naslund tells... More »

His Wife in Labor, Husband Jumps in Front of Snowplow

Hugh Dawson did what he had to do to get his wife to the hospital

(Newser) - A winter storm led to icy, snowy conditions throughout much of the South over the weekend, and for one North Carolina couple it proved more than a minor inconvenience, the AP reports. Stephanie Dawson, 28, went into labor at around 3:30 Sunday morning at her home in Moyock,... More »

Woman Who Gave Birth in Walmart Insisted on Paying First

Then she had the baby—right at Register 11

(Newser) - Paper, plastic, or diaper bag? A woman shopping Sunday morning at a Walmart in Payson, Utah, surprised workers and customers when she approached Register 11, dropped to her knees, clutched her stomach, and … pulled out her wallet. She was in labor, ABC News reports, but she insisted on paying... More »

Unborn Baby Survives Car Crash That Killed His Mother

'All she ever wanted was to hold her baby in her arms'

(Newser) - An 18-year-old woman in San Jose will never get to meet her baby after she was killed in a car crash Wednesday two months before her child was due, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Doctors were able to save Dulce Capetillo's unborn baby, Christopher, and he remains in... More »

6 Months After His Death, David Bowie Is a Grandfather

Director Duncan Jones announced the birth of his son Friday

(Newser) - Exactly six months after his death from liver cancer, David Bowie became a grandfather, the New York Daily News reports. The music legend's only son, director Duncan Jones, announced the birth of his first child—Stenton David Jones—Friday, tweeting that he was born July 10, "exactly six... More »

Video of Woman Birthing Child in Creek Viewed 52M Times

Simone Thurber had long dreamed of giving birth in nature

(Newser) - Simone Thurber gave birth to her fourth daughter in a remote Australian creek—and the birth has been viewed 52 million times. The 23-minute birthing video was posted to YouTube (warning: graphic) in 2013, but is now getting press. Thurber, a birth therapist and trained doula whose three previous births... More »

Why a 61-Year-Old Woman Just Became China's 2nd Oldest Mom

China's one-child policy has left 1 million bereaved families without any children

(Newser) - China's one-child policy may have been abolished last October , but it's still having widespread repercussions in the country, where older and older women are risking pregnancy to have a second child, the Telegraph reports. According to China Daily , a 61-year-old woman named Zhang gave birth via C-section June... More »

Twin Sisters Give Birth on Exact Same Day and Time

'It's a really cool thing to be able to share'

(Newser) - "It's that magical twin connection I suppose," Sarah Mariuz tells People . "There have just been certain things in our life where things just match up—it's odd." Though even Mariuz must have been a little surprised when both she and her twin sister, Leah... More »

Dad Belatedly Realizes He's Live Streaming Son's Birth

Sarah Dome didn't know she was a Facebook star until afterward

(Newser) - There is sharing, and then there is oversharing. A dad streaming the birth of his son on Facebook Live may be a case of the latter. To be fair, Kali Kanongata'a says he didn't realize the video he was shooting was viewable by the general public, at least... More »

Twitter Praises 'Normal' Name of Anne Hathaway's Baby

Welcome to the world, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman

(Newser) - There's a new addition to the Anne Hathaway-Adam Shulman household, and his name is Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, E! News reports. The 33-year-old actress gave birth to her first child on March 24 in Los Angeles, as confirmed by Hathaway's rep. "The baby is extremely healthy and is... More »

Woman Expecting One Baby Gives Birth to 5

She was surprised by the quintuplets

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Indian woman who went into labor Saturday despite being less than seven months pregnant feared she was about to relive the tragedy of delivering a stillborn baby that she went through two years ago, Stuff.co.nz reports. Instead, Manita Singh was surprised to deliver a set of... More »

Twin Moms Give Birth to 2nd Set of Twins Weeks Apart

Double joy for Utah sisters who also live near each other and work together

(Newser) - Identical twin sisters from Utah each recently gave birth to twins—again. Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall delivered twins within weeks of each other at a hospital in Orem, south of Salt Lake City, the AP reports. Years ago, they gave birth to their first sets of twins, now 4-... More »

Twin Sisters Give Birth to Daughters 6 Minutes Apart

Neither sister was even due until Friday

(Newser) - Twin sisters at the same hospital in New Jersey gave birth just six minutes apart on Monday, the AP reports. Stephanie Edginton and Nicole Montgomery delivered their daughters Cora and Louisa six minutes apart at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Edginton says she and her sister were both due to deliver... More »

Twin Babies Born in Totally Different Years

'So it means two birthday parties, back to back'

(Newser) - Here's something you don't see everyday: Twins born this week in San Diego arrived into the world in completely different years. NBC San Diego reports Jaelyn Valencia was born at 11:59pm Dec. 31, 2015 at the Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center. Her younger brother Luis followed at... More »

Couple Turns Truck Into Makeshift Birthing Suite

'It's an absolute miracle'

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman delivered her baby "without doctors, nurses, or an epidural" in the front seat of a Ford pickup early Tuesday morning, WABC-TV reports. It probably wasn't part of her birth plan. When Keshia Melchoirre unexpectedly went into labor—the baby wasn't due for more... More »

Officer Helps Woman Give Birth in Kmart Parking Lot

A special pre-holiday delivery in Mississippi

(Newser) - A Mississippi officer helped make a special pre-holiday delivery in a parking lot for a pregnant woman who couldn't quite make it to the hospital. Sgt. Ken Walker of Corinth came to the aid of Karla White about 4am Monday. WTVA-TV reports that White and her mother were on... More »

NBA Player Delivers Fiancee's Baby

He managed it with nothing but a pair of headphones and 'his bare hands'

(Newser) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert—more used to handling basketballs—calmly delivered a baby girl when his fiancee unexpectedly went into labor Wednesday morning. According to Shumpert's fiancee, Teyana Taylor, the couple welcomed their daughter on Wednesday morning in their bathroom at home. Taylor posted on her Instagram account... More »

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