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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 »

New Mom's Fiance, Mother Killed on Way to Hospital

They died when their car hit a tree in Michigan

(Newser) - Emil Skokan III was every bit the doting father-to-be when his fiancee texted him to say she would soon undergo a C-section. "He said, 'Do you need anything?' and that he would come up shortly and that he loved me," Crystal Matrau-Belt, 24, tells ABC News . "... More »

Cruise Ship 'Miracle Baby' Finally Goes Home

Haiden Morgan, born 15 weeks prematurely, weighed just 1.5 pounds at birth

(Newser) - Little Haiden Morgan is finally back in Utah. The baby born 15 weeks prematurely in August on a Royal Caribbean cruise and not expected to live much past his birth was reunited with his family at Ogden Airport after spending 78 days at Miami Children's Hospital, Fox 13 reports.... More »

Ariz. Trooper Helps Mom Give Birth in Her Car

Miguel Rincon was dealing with a speeding driver when more pressing matters arose

(Newser) - Miguel Rincon was trying to settle up a speeding violation Saturday on a highway outside Bisbee, Ariz., when things went in a totally unexpected direction. A car pulled up behind him, and the driver told Rincon that her granddaughter was about to give birth, the AP reports. But Courtney Benavidez... More »

Doctor Delivers Baby on Intercontinental Flight

Nice work, doctor

(Newser) - A Los Angeles doctor returning from her honeymoon ended up delivering a baby on an overseas flight when a fellow passenger went into early labor. Dr. Angelica Zen, a resident physician at UCLA, says she didn't have much obstetrics training but didn't hesitate to help during the Air... More »

Stranded Woman Gives Birth, Starts a Forest Fire

Amber Pangborn also started a forest fire while trying to signal for help

(Newser) - Being stranded in the middle of a forest for three days with little food and water would be terrifying for anyone. Now imagine this happened to you in the late stages of pregnancy and your unborn child decided that would be the ideal time to make her way into the... More »

'Something Just Fell Out of Me': Surprise Baby Born on Plane

Canadian woman who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth over Russia

(Newser) - One in 2,500 moms gives birth after a "cryptic" pregnancy or "denial in pregnancy," and a Canadian woman can now count herself among their number after a Calgary-to-Tokyo flight ended in the birth of her surprise baby girl, reports the CBC . Ada Guan, 23, was... More »

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