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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 »

Air Pollution Risk Found in Pregnant Women

Researchers say pollutants make their way from lungs into the placenta

(Newser) - The womb protects a developing fetus, but it might not be able to fend off air pollution. Researchers have presented a small study suggesting for the first time that air pollutants can make their way from a pregnant woman's lungs to her placenta, reports the Guardian . Because the placenta... More »

Suit: MSU Knew About Video of Nassar Raping Teen in 1992

Former athletic director George Perles accused in cover-up

(Newser) - Michigan State University had knowledge of a videotape showing Larry Nassar raping a 17-year-old field hockey player some 25 years before his downfall, according to a new lawsuit. The federal suit filed Monday on behalf of several plaintiffs specifically describes Erika Davis visiting the MSU sports doctor for help with... More »

16 Nurses at Same Hospital Are All Pregnant

Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, celebrates weird timing

(Newser) - A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant, the AP reports. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they... More »

FDA Gives OK to Market Pregnancy- Prevention App

Natural Cycles says its technology is 93% effective, but there has been some controversy

(Newser) - "There's an app for that" is making further inroads in the contraceptives arena. USA Today reports the FDA has approved marketing for the Natural Cycles app, which claims it can help prevent pregnancy by telling a woman what days are best for avoiding sex (marked "red" days)... More »

Can the Internet Handle Another April Pregnancy?

Famous giraffe's calf due in early spring

(Newser) - April, the giraffe whose pregnancy became an internet sensation , is pregnant again. Jordan Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, announced the pregnancy Wednesday on NBC's Today show. Patch says the calf is due during the early part of spring, around March, reports the AP . April's pregnancy... More »

Trial Involving Pregnant Women, Viagra Ends With Deaths

11 babies died

(Newser) - The research had been borne out in rats, and so the next step was humans: Some 93 pregnant Dutch women whose placentas weren't operating optimally were given sildenafil, the drug better known as Viagra. The condition sharply limits a fetus' growth, and the hope was that the drug's... More »

Shark's Sudden U-Turn 'Could Mean Something Big'

Great white just headed into deep waters off the Carolinas, and it could mean she's pregnant

(Newser) - We can't exactly give EPT tests to sharks in the wild to find out if they're pregnant, but scientists think there may be another clue. Shark-tracking group OCEARCH tells the News & Observer it's been following a great white named Miss Costa, and the nearly 1,700-pound... More »

Brigitte Nielsen in Surprise Pic: 'Happy Times'

Danish actress, 54, pregnant with 5th child

(Newser) - Brigitte Nielsen has a new baby on the way—34 years after the birth of her first child. The 54-year-old Danish actress shared a picture of her baby bump on Instagram Wednesday, saying "happy times," People reports. This will be the fifth child for the Red Sonja and... More »

Her Young Daughter Was Killed by a Car. Now, New Tragedy

Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has lost her unborn child

(Newser) - What kept Ruthie Ann Miles going after her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, was killed when a car crashed into them in March in Brooklyn was her unborn baby, due this month. Now another tragedy for the Broadway star and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, delivered via their lawyer. "This past Friday,... More »

There's a New Crisis at Rohingya Camps

A 'child protection crisis' as officials prepare for wave of births

(Newser) - Soldiers committed no rapes during a crackdown on the Rohingya in Myanmar, the country's army chief told a UN Security Council delegation on Monday, per AFP . But such denials will only become harder to sustain with the cries of infants taking over refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, where hundreds... More »

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