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Her Baby Was Stillborn. She Has a Heartbreaking Plea for Tech Companies

If algorithms can figure out you're pregnant to serve you ads, they can figure out your baby died

(Newser) - When Gillian Brockell got pregnant, tech company algorithms easily figured it out—thanks to her use of hashtags like #babybump, social media posts about her baby shower, and an Amazon registry featuring her due date, among other things—and quickly started serving her ads for maternity clothes and nursery decor.... More »

Mom Who Took Maternity Pics With Bees Shares Heartbreak

Emily Mueller reveals baby she'd been pregnant with died in utero

(Newser) - An Ohio mom whose photos from her maternity shoot went viral over the summer shared sad news online this weekend: The baby she'd been carrying, a little boy she and her husband named Emersyn Jacob, died in utero, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Emily Mueller, who runs a honeybee rescue... More »

Parents of Stillborn Child: 'We Didn’t Want Her Life to Be in Vain'

Family starts nonprofit to pay hospital bills of fellow parents of stillborn babies

(Newser) - When a nurse informed Rebekka Hauskins her baby, Hayden Ruth, was stillborn at 32 weeks it was "complete devastation," People reports. “I just remember at one point saying to my husband, ‘I just want to die.’ It’s just so painful,” the Oregon mother... More »

Woman, 19, Gets 30 Years in Prison After Stillbirth

Prosecutors in El Salvador argued she blew off prenatal care

(Newser) - In what the Guardian is calling "the latest in a long line of failures of justice against pregnant women" in El Salvador, a 19-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 years in prison after a stillbirth. Per Al Jazeera , Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz was convicted of "aggravated homicide,... More »

Hounded by Trolls Over Son's Death, Lily Allen Quits Twitter

Singer says 2010 stillbirth caused PTSD

(Newser) - "My timeline is full of the most disgusting, sexist, misogynist, racist sh--. Really new levels. I'm no masochist so I'll be back x." Singer Lily Allen exited Twitter thusly after a particularly ugly exchange in which trolls blamed her for the 2010 stillbirth of her son.... More »

Research Confirms It: Morning Sickness Is Good

New study finds it's linked with a lower risk of pregnancy loss

(Newser) - It's dreaded by moms-to-be, but morning sickness is actually a good sign—for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in pregnancy were half as likely to have miscarriages and stillbirths as those who sailed through the first... More »

One in 160 Pregnancies End in Stillbirth. Mine Did

Dr. Eleni Michailidis discusses what is 'rarely discussed' in the NYT

(Newser) - The percentage sounds small: just one-sixth of one percent. But the number sounds huge: One in 160 pregnancies end in a stillbirth, and Dr. Eleni Michailidis' was one of them. The 38-year-old orthodontist opens up to the New York Times , recounting an experience that the paper notes is "rarely... More »

In El Salvador, a Stillbirth Landed Teen Mom in Prison

She was sentenced to 30 years under country's restrictive abortion laws

(Newser) - In October 2004, 17-year-old Salvadoran Christina Quintanilla was seven months pregnant with her second baby. One night she experienced excruciating back pain and went into labor. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, like I was drowning," she tells NPR . She passed out, only to be found by... More »

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