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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...

'Ray of Hope': World's Smallest Baby at Birth Goes Home

Kwek Yu Xuan was just 7.47 oz. when born. A year later, she's a healthy 14 pounds.

(Newser) - When Kwek Yu Xuan was born in early June 2020, four months early, the tiny newborn was about 9.5 inches long and weighed just 7.47 ounces—about how much an apple weighs, making her the smallest baby ever born, per the BBC . Yu Xuan's mother, who had...

She Didn't Think She Could Get Pregnant While Pregnant. Wrong
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She Didn't Think She Could Get Pregnant While Pregnant. Wrong

UK woman gives birth to rare superfetation 'super twins,' conceived 3 weeks apart

(Newser) - Rebecca Roberts' first shock when she went for an ultrasound at around 12 weeks during her pregnancy was finding out she was having twins. The second shock was more of a mystery: Doctors were baffled as to why one of the UK woman's fetuses was much bigger than the...

Toddler to Release First Album, Recorded While Still a Fetus

Luca Yupanqui's 'Sounds of the Unborn' comes out on April 2

(Newser) - If Nirvana hadn't named its final studio album In Utero, Luca Yupanqui may have had the perfect name for her own debut. Instead, the US toddler will have to settle for the slightly wordier Sounds of the Unborn when her album drops on April 2, the results of her...

Nurses Saw Fire in Newborn Unit. For 10 Infants, It Was Too Late

Officials did manage to rescue 7 babies at hospital in Bhandara, India

(Newser) - A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said, per the AP . A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, a police rep says. The Press Trust of...

Ex-Arizona Official Jailed for 'Baby-Selling' Scheme
They Hoped to Adopt. They
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They Hoped to Adopt. They Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'

Ex-Arizona official jailed for 'baby-selling' scheme prosecutors say spanned 3 states

(Newser) - A former Arizona elected official and adoption lawyer has been sentenced to six years in prison in Arkansas for what prosecutors say was a scheme that involved smuggling dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into US states to give birth, reports the Washington Post . Paul Petersen, 45, "...

Baby Waiting to Be Born for 28 Years Is Finally Here

Molly Gibson, born from an adopted embryo frozen in 1992, sets a world record

(Newser) - In a twist on adoption, a Tennessee infant born in October now holds a world record that was previously claimed by her big sister. Per the New York Post , Tina and Ben Gibson had tried to have a child for five years, but they'd struggled to conceive (Ben has...

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...

Liam on the Rise, Karen Falls From Grace on Name Charts
One Baby Name Is Surging
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One Baby Name Is Surging in Different Countries

'Liam' is quite the popular choice globally, though not so much in Ireland

(Newser) - If you've been noticing a bunch of Liams running around, and you're not a current resident of Ireland, you're not the only one. Liam was the top name for baby boys in the US this year, and the Guardian reports that more than 20,000 babies here...

Here, You Can Get a Pandemic Baby Bonus

Singapore offering couples more than $2K to procreate

(Newser) - Singapore had one of the lowest birth rates in the world even before the coronavirus pandemic turned childbirth into (even more of) a nightmare . Now it's fighting back—with cash. The island state is offering a one-time baby bonus of $3,000 (about $2,200 in American dollars) to...

Kaling Makes 'Extraordinary' Reveal on Colbert

'Office' actress welcomed 2nd child, a son, last month

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling popped in remotely on the Late Show on Thursday, and host Stephen Colbert prodded her to tell his audience about "something extraordinary that nobody knows." The big reveal from the 41-year-old Office actress: She's a mom again, People reports. "I'm telling it for...

Meghan McCain's Patriotic Baby Is Here

'View' co-host welcomes daughter Liberty Sage with husband Ben Domenech

(Newser) - Meghan McCain is now a mom. The 35-year-old co-host of The View gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on Monday, and Today notes the new addition has a most patriotic name. "We are excited to share the happy news that our @MeghanMcCain and her husband Ben Domenech...

Carrie Fisher's Surprise First Grandchild Arrives

Billie Lourd, who hadn't publicly announced she was pregnant, pays tribute to mom with baby name

(Newser) - People gets right to the point: "Billie Lourd is a mom!" That was the American Horror Story actress's surprise announcement this week on Instagram , where she showed off the tiny feet of her new son with fiance Austen Rydell and revealed his name: Kingston Fisher Lourd...

NICU Staffers Stay Behind as Hurricane Laura Strikes

'I'm proud of them,' says doctor at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

(Newser) - Nineteen babies already have a story to tell—and people to thank. Several NICU staffers stayed behind at a Louisiana hospital this week as Hurricane Laura ripped into the state, CNN reports. Amid howling winds and leaky windows, Dr. Juan Bossano and a group of 14 nurses, 3 respiratory therapists,...

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Have a New Baby—and a Message

Couple has welcomed Daisy Dove Bloom, and they'd like everyone to donate to UNICEF

(Newser) - Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are now the proud parents of a baby girl, and along with news of the arrival of little Daisy Dove Bloom, the couple shared a deeper message. The New York Post reports that Perry and Bloom, both goodwill ambassadors for UNICEF, revealed their big news...

Doctors Confirm COVID Transmission in Womb
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Newborn Infected With COVID in Womb

It's the first confirmed case, but baby is OK

(Newser) - French doctors have recorded what they say is the first known case of a baby contracting the novel coronavirus in the womb. The child, born to a mother who'd tested positive for COVID-19, had brain inflammation linked to the virus, which passed into the infant's bloodstream through placenta,...

In California, a Significant 'Rewrite' of the Virus?

Mysterious deaths of kids, infants, and adults going back to December suggest earlier infections

(Newser) - Health officials, pathologists, and medical examiners are more closely looking at dozens of deaths in California, including those of infants and kids, and what they find "could dramatically rewrite the narrative of COVID-19" in the US, per the Los Angeles Times . A slew of deaths that took place months...

Anderson Cooper on New Baby: I'll Be 'Dad,' My Ex Will Be 'Papa'

CNN host explains to Howard Stern why former BF Benjamin Maisani is helping him raise little Wyatt

(Newser) - Wyatt Morgan Cooper's most famous dad is Anderson Cooper, but he's got a second one who will help raise him as well. Per Page Six , the CNN anchor dished about his new son Tuesday on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, and he told Stern that ex-boyfriend Benjamin...

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...

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