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Big Pregnancy Study Halted After 6 Babies Die

But results of late-term labor induction are being noted: 'There is potential to save babies' lives'

(Newser) - A Swedish study has been canceled after the deaths of six infants, but early results are already changing the approach to late-term pregnancy. The Guardian reports on research undertaken by Sahlgrenska University Hospital that wanted to see, in pregnant women who'd gone past 40 weeks of gestation, if labor... More »

The Baby in His Mom's Freezer Was Just One of Her Secrets

Inside the odd find in Barbara Smith's St. Louis kitchen

(Newser) - Adam Smith opened his dead mother's freezer in her St. Louis home two months ago. Life hasn't been the same since . Inside was a box that the 37-year-old had recalled seeing since about age 6. Before opening it, he snapped a photo and sent it to his girlfriend,... More »

Top Female Runners Fight a New Battle

Allyson Felix is among those fighting the loss of corporate sponsorships over pregnancy

(Newser) - For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that, the AP reports. Two months after the US women'... More »

'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... More »

Ashley Graham: 'Surprise!' I'm Pregnant

She and husband Justin Ervin are expecting their first baby

(Newser) - Ashley Graham and her husband, Justin Ervin, shared exciting news on Instagram Wednesday: They're expecting their first baby. "Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life," the 31-year-old supermodel wrote alongside a video of her and Ervin revealing her baby bump. "It has... More »

Researchers Examine Pot Use in Pregnancy, Get Pushback

Controversial study examines whether marijuana can help with morning sickness

(Newser) - There's no proof that cannabis can relieve morning sickness, and mainstream medicine advises against use in pregnancy due to studies suggesting it might cause premature birth, low birthweight, and infant brain deficits. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse is pressing for more solid evidence. With nearly $200,000... More »

Nurses in Neonatal Unit Have Their Own Baby Boom

36 co-workers are giving birth this year

(Newser) - Nurses who spend their working hours caring for newborns at a Kansas City hospital, one nurse said, "do it because we love the babies." That's especially fortunate, because just this year, 36 of the nurses are themselves giving birth. The baby boom at Children's Mercy's... More »

Meghan McCain Writes of Endless Love for Child She Lost

'View' co-host reveals she suffered a miscarriage a few weeks ago

(Newser) - For a few weeks, Meghan McCain kept quiet on a "horrendous experience" she had suffered. No more. In a piece for the New York Times , the View co-host goes public with the news that after learning "many months ago" that she was pregnant, she recently suffered a miscarriage,... More »

Gender Reveal Goes Horribly Awry

Things didn't go quite as planned in Australia 'burnout'

(Newser) - It's natural to wonder about your baby's sex before the birth, and increasingly common to hold gender reveal parties. But as a story from Down Under shows, some of these revelations are getting out of hand, even downright dangerous. The Washington Post reports on a stunt in Australia'... More »

Doctors Protested as NYPD Shackled Her During Labor

City settles with 'Jane Doe' for $610K

(Newser) - A pregnant Bronx woman "never struggled, resisted, or acted in any way that would even remotely support the use of restraints" while she was in police custody last year, a lawsuit says—but she was still forced to go through a difficult labor with handcuffs on her wrists and... More »

Couple Had No Idea They Were Pregnant Until Labor Hit

They feared kidney stones, ended up with a baby instead

(Newser) - Bryson and Grace Mawn had just eaten dinner with friends when Grace started having stomach pains so bad, the Louisiana couple went to the emergency room. Bryson assumed his wife had kidney stones, but what she actually had was a baby—a little girl born shortly after they arrived at... More »

Hospital's Maternity Nurses Have Something in Common

Nine of them are pregnant at Maine Medical Center

(Newser) - Something in the water? Nine registered nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at the largest hospital in Maine are expecting babies in the next few months, reports the AP . Maine Medical Center announced the bonanza of babies with a Facebook post on Monday featuring eight of the... More »

An Ultrasound Revealed What Was Inside the Fetus: Her Twin

A rare case of fetus-in-fetu in Colombia

(Newser) - The mother was 35 weeks along when advanced ultrasound imaging was used to investigate a suspected liver cyst in her fetus. It turned out to be something else entirely: a baby within a baby, a twin within her twin. The Colombian case of "fetus-in-fetu," described by the New ... More »

Woman Who Faked Pregnancy Faces Charges

Virginia's Elizabeth Jones led couple to believe they could adopt her nonexistent baby

(Newser) - A Virginia woman who admitted faking a pregnancy and lying to a couple hoping to adopt her baby now faces criminal charges, reports WCYB . Scott County prosecutors filed felony larceny charges against Elizabeth Jones, who has acknowledged that she tricked Laura and Matt Trayte from Lake Forest, California, into thinking... More »

Study Highlights Tragic Risks of Smoking While Pregnant

Just one cigarette per day while pregnant doubles baby's risk of unexpected death

(Newser) - A new study finds dire statistics for women who smoke while pregnant: Even one cigarette a day doubles your baby's risk of sudden unexpected infant death. SUID is defined as any death of an infant under 1 year of age from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation or... More »

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Critical Packaging Error

Apotex mistake could lead women to miss pills, or to take placebos instead of active tablets

(Newser) - There's nothing wrong with the tablets themselves, but a nationwide recall of birth control pills has been announced by the Food and Drug Administration due to a packaging goof that could cause women to miss pills or take placebos, possibly leading to pregnancy, People reports. The FDA alert notes... More »

Suspect Has Unlikely Story of How 11-Year-Old Had His Baby

Robert Cronin says girl got pregnant from touching his clothing

(Newser) - A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, NY, pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday—the same day he told WTEN 's Anya Tucker that... More »

Cops Want DNA From All Men at Facility Where Patient Gave Birth

Her family says they're outraged

(Newser) - Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth , triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are... More »

'Extremely Exciting' World First for Woman Sans Womb

Patient gave birth to healthy baby girl after uterus transplant from deceased donor

(Newser) - A 45-year-old woman who'd been pregnant and had three successful deliveries died from a stroke—but her uterus just produced its fourth child. In what Gizmodo calls a "medical first," doctors in Sao Paulo, Brazil, implanted that woman's reproductive organ after her death in a 32-year-old... More »

In Medical First, Couple Both Carry Their Baby

Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter explain how Effortless Reciprocal IVF made it possible

(Newser) - A same-sex Texas couple explained to ABC News what the traditional route for birthing a baby in their situation is: Use donor sperm, have one woman carry the baby, and have the other woman adopt the child. Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter of Mountain Springs mixed up that process in a... More »

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