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Mothers Give Birth, Only to Lose Babies in Fire

Tragedy in Senegal

(Newser) - "To their mothers and their families, I express my deepest sympathy." Such were the condolences issued Thursday by Senegal's president to the families of 11 newborns who were killed when a fire swept through the neonatal unit of a hospital in Tivaouane Wednesday night; three infants were...

Mom Who Left Baby in Woods in 1993 Convicted of Murder

Ohio's Gail Eastwood-Ritchey now faces life in prison in 'Geauga's Child' case

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who abandoned her newborn in the woods nearly 30 years ago was convicted of murder Monday and now faces up to life in prison. Gail Eastwood-Ritchey was "stoic" as the verdict was read in court, though one of her lawyers "widened his eyes, seeming stunned,...

Woman in Portland Gives Birth on Sidewalk, Walks Away

Newborn is fine, and mother is undergoing a mental health evaluation

(Newser) - A disturbing story out of Portland, Oregon, but one that seems to have ended as well as possible under the circumstances. Police say a woman gave birth on a downtown sidewalk and then walked away from the newborn, reports KOIN . Bystanders quickly wrapped up the baby and called 911, and...

After COVID and 2-Month Wait, Emotional Reunion for Mom, Infant

'I got to finally see my baby that I was waiting for so long to see,' says NH's Macenzee Keller

(Newser) - After giving birth, most new moms can't wait to see their child. For Macenzee Keller, it would take more than two months, as she fought for her life against COVID-19 while under sedation and breathing with the help of machines. Mother and child were reunited on Feb. 3 when...

Birth 'Was Uneventful Other Than Being at 30,000 Feet'

Baby born over the Atlantic on flight from Ghana to US

(Newser) - No one wants to hear "Is there a doctor on board?" while they're halfway through an 11-hour journey over the Atlantic. Luckily for one mom-to-be, there was not only a doctor, but also a nurse and a former nurse on United Airlines Flight 997, and they all helped...

Cats Gathered Around Sewage Drain. Inside: a Newborn Girl

Girl named 'Pari' has been moved from Mumbai hospital to shelter

(Newser) - A newborn baby girl has found a home in a shelter in India after being pulled "from a drain where she was left to die," the BBC reports. Mumbai police said "neighborhood cats created a ruckus" before someone spotted the 5-day-old infant in the drain in a...

As Child Porn Trial Looms, Happier News for Josh Duggar

Wife Anna announces birth of their 7th child, Madyson Lily

(Newser) - Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, announced the birth of their seventh child Tuesday, two weeks before the start of Duggar's trial on child pornography charges . Anna announced the birth of Madyson Lily Duggar—who joins siblings Mackynzie, 12; Michael, 10; Marcus, 8; Meredith, 6; Mason, 4; and Maryella, 1—...

Hospitals Discovers Baby Girls Were Switched in 2002

'It was a human error and we haven’t been able to find out who was to blame'

(Newser) - Health authorities in Spain are blaming human error for the switching of two baby girls in a maternity ward almost 20 years ago, after one of them discovered by chance through a DNA test as a teenager that she wasn’t the daughter of her presumed parents. "It was...

Baby Born on Evacuation Plane Gets Fitting Name

Meet Reach, named for the C-17 aircraft with 'Reach 828' call sign

(Newser) - The name of a baby girl born last weekend aboard a military aircraft evacuating her mother out of Afghanistan has been revealed—and it's in honor of the plane that carried her family away from the Taliban-seized country. Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of the US European Command, told...

Family Member Have a Baby? Hug a Bag of Rice

It's a workaround in Japan for relatives who can't visit with newborns during the pandemic

(Newser) - Congratulations, you're the proud new grandfather of a bouncing baby ... bag of rice? That's the idea behind a product created by Kome no Zoto Yoshimiya, a rice company in Japan owned by Naruo Ono. Relatives who can't visit new parents due to the pandemic will instead receive...

Mom Arrested in Newborn's Death, 14 Years Later

Another cold case helped along by DNA evidence in 2007 homicide in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - "Baby Mary Anne" would have been 14 this year, had she not been killed as a newborn and dumped in a trash bin at a Pennsylvania YMCA. Now, justice may be around the corner, thanks to DNA evidence that has helped along yet another cold case. PennLive.com reports...

Infected Mom Gives Birth to Baby With Antibodies

Celine Ng-Chan's child appears to have extra protection from COVID-19

(Newser) - Welcome to the world, Aldrin: Looks like you came with extra protection. Born in Singapore from a mother who'd been infected with COVID-19, the baby has antibodies against the virus, Sky News reports. "It's very interesting," the mother, Celine Ng-Chan, told the Straits Times after the...

Wonder No More About Meaning of Baby Musk's Name

Tesla CEO's girlfriend Grimes explains what X Æ A-12 stands for

(Newser) - It's not clear where the happy family of three is going to live long term yet, but Elon Musk, girlfriend Grimes, and little X Æ A-12 Musk will soon be settling in at home together. And it looks like the curious won't have to wonder any longer what...

British PM Names Baby After 2 Important People

Carrie Symonds gave birth to the boy only days after Johnson recovered his health

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, honoring their grandfathers and doctors who cared for the UK leader after contracting the coronavirus, the AP reports. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page, posting a picture of her cradling the...

Cops Deliver Baby in a Car. Then, a Surprise

NYPD highway officer gets 'choked up' after reaching the hospital

(Newser) - Two NYPD highway officers went above and beyond Thursday by delivering a baby on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway, the New York Post reports. The officers stopped a Toyota Camry at around 11:30pm for speeding—it was doing nearly 100mph, notes ABC News —but the 33-year-old...

Woman Posed as Photographer to Steal, Raise Newborn: Police

Suspect advertised free photos to pad her portfolio

(Newser) - After joining a Facebook group for parents of newborns, a woman in Washington spotted an ad offering free baby photos. The photographer said she was trying to build up her portfolio, so the new mother took the photographer up on the offer. During the visits, the mother noticed the photographer...

While Burying His Newborn, He Found Another Buried Alive

Police searching for parents of Indian girl, now in hospital

(Newser) - A man in India was digging a grave for his newborn daughter last week when the impossible happened: He discovered another newborn, who had been buried alive and was still breathing, reports the Guardian . Hitesh Sirohi and his wife were at a remote cemetery in Uttar Pradesh burying their child...

She Gave Birth on 9/11. Then, the Doctor's 'Oh, My Goodness'

Newborn Christina Malone-Brown was born at 9:11pm weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces

(Newser) - A Mississippi couple welcomed a 9-pound, 11-ounce baby into the world on 9/11, at 9:11pm, the AP reports. The Commercial Appeal reports Christina Malone-Brown was born by cesarean section at a hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Christina's father, Justin Brown, says bystanders joked his family should play the lottery....

'Extraordinary Case' Leads to Record-Setting Pregnancy

Healthy baby girl born in Czech Republic to brain-dead mom who'd suffered stroke 117 days earlier

(Newser) - For nearly four months, Czech medical staff kept a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, touching her stomach, moving her legs to simulate walking, and talking to her unborn child. On Aug. 15, the fruit of their efforts was born: a healthy baby girl, weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces and...

Man Finds Mummified Baby in Dead Mom's Freezer
He Expected Cake
in Mom's Freezer.
Instead, a Baby
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He Expected Cake in Mom's Freezer. Instead, a Baby

'My mom wasn't who I thought she was'

(Newser) - The box had sat in his mother's freezer for as long as Adam Smith could remember. Inside, she told him, was the top of a wedding cake. It was only after Barbara, 68, died of lung cancer on July 21 that Smith learned the truth, per the St. Louis ...

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