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15 Months After Olympian's Death, His Daughter Is Born

Alex Pullin's widow gave birth to Minnie Alex in Australia through IVF procedure

(Newser) - Fifteen months after the sudden death of Olympic gold medalist Alex "Chumpy" Pullin, his newborn daughter has arrived. The Australian snowboarder's widow, Ellidy Pullin, on Thursday announced the birth of Minnie Alex, conceived through in vitro fertilization. "Your Dad and I have been dreaming of you for...

Hilary Duff Shares Photos of Home Birth, Puppy Pads and All

Singer-actor welcomed third child, daughter Mae, in March

(Newser) - Younger star Hilary Duff welcomed her third child in March and is now sharing with fans how it happened, with a co-star along for the ride. In a Tuesday post on Instagram , Duff shared intimate photos of the home birth of daughter Mae James Bair in Los Angeles, showing the...

China Considers Reversing Childbirth Policies

Leaders may go from limiting family size to encouraging population growth

(Newser) - After being told by their government for more than 40 years how many children they can have, the people of China are close to regaining the freedom to decide themselves. The trends in population and birth rate are so worrisome to the nation's rulers that they're working on...

This Might Be the World's First Birth of Decuplets

Guinness investigating claim of 10-baby birth in South Africa

(Newser) - You know it's been an eventful day in the delivery room when Guinness World Records tells the BBC it is investigating. The reason? Just one month after a woman from Mali gave birth to nonuplets , or nine children at once, a South African woman claims to have one-upped her....

Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies. At One Time

Malian woman gives birth to nonuplets in Morocco

(Newser) - If all goes well, Halima Cisse should be able to field an entire baseball team with all nine children she gave birth to on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Malian woman had expected to deliver seven babies, based on an ultrasound. In a surprise, she instead gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco,...

It Was a 'Miracle' Birth. The Mother Knew Nothing of It

Perpetual Uke praises medical science for delivery of twins while in coma

(Newser) - Perpetual Uke was 26 weeks pregnant when her twins were delivered by cesarean section at a hospital in Birmingham, England. She didn't meet them for a month. Diagnosed with COVID-19, the rheumatology consultant had been taken to the hospital, placed on a ventilator in the ICU, and then put...

Maggie Breaks String of 14 Boys
After 14 Boys,
It's a Girl

After 14 Boys, It's a Girl

Michigan couple welcomes 15th child, who broke their streak

(Newser) - A Michigan couple whose large family attracted attention by growing to include 14 sons has welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child. Kateri Schwandt gave birth Thursday to Maggie Jayne, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, the AP reports, and entered...

This Pit Stop Wasn't in Pregnant Woman's Birth Plan

Florida woman in labor made husband stop so she could vote on their way to hospital

(Newser) - "Florida Woman" definitely trumps "Florida Man"—at least in the case of a pregnant woman in Orange County who wasn't about to miss her chance to vote in this election. While some people have flown hundreds of miles to exercise their right to vote, this unidentified...

Woman Starts Bar Exam, Has Baby, Finishes Bar Exam

Brianna Hill was 30 minutes into test when labor began

(Newser) - Brianna Hill said being in the middle of her bar exam kept her mind off being in labor, though it could just as easily have worked the other way around. The recent law school grad, 38 weeks pregnant, was taking the first part of the Illinois State Bar exam at...

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

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,...

Mask Does Unusual Double Duty at Birth

Very new father used it to tie off umbilical cord

(Newser) - A mask came in handy as a woman gave birth outside a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, over the weekend. The mother wasn't wearing it, though. Rather, the baby's father used it to bind the umbilical cord, reports the Courier-Journal . Sarah and David Patrick had rushed to Baptist Health...

She's 68, He's 77. Meet Their New Twins

Nigeria's Margaret and Noah Adenuga have babies via IVF, nearly 50 years after they started trying

(Newser) - A Nigerian woman has become a first-time mother at age 68. Margaret Adenuga—perhaps the oldest first-time mother in Africa, per the Times —underwent three in vitro fertilization procedures before finding success with her fourth. She and husband Noah Adenuga, 77, then welcomed twins at the Lagos University Teaching...

From a Woman's Coronavirus Coma, a Birth

'All of a sudden I didn't have my belly anymore'

(Newser) - A woman in Washington state awoke from a medically induced coma to learn that not only had she survived COVID-19—she'd also given birth. Angela Primachenko, a 27-year-old respiratory therapist from Vancouver, was 33 weeks pregnant, with a fever and other symptoms, when she was tested for the novel...

Moms-to-Be React to Virus Ban: 'So Much Anxiety Now'

2 major NYC health care systems ban partners, other support people in hospital delivery rooms

(Newser) - An outcry has emerged after two major hospital systems in the New York City area have enacted strict policies on who can accompany a mom-to-be into the delivery room during the coronavirus outbreak—notably, no one except medical staff. In a move that Dr. Dena Goffman, chief of obstetrics at...

She'd Given Birth 3 Days Earlier. That Didn't Stop Her Heroism

Holly McNally, other Good Samaritans helped rescue on-fire truck driver after fuel tanker crash

(Newser) - An Indianapolis-area mom had quite the week, with a relatively quiet Tuesday and Wednesday bookended by the birth of her fourth child and a heroic rescue. The Indianapolis Star reports that Holly McNally, 35, delivered baby Connor on Monday after only a half-hour or so of labor. Connor has had...

The C-Section Was Supposed to Be Routine. Then, a Pink Catheter

Charles Johnson is suing Cedars-Sinai for wife's death during childbirth

(Newser) - A father of two is suing Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, where his wife died during what was supposed to be a routine cesarean section. Charles Johnson says wife Kira's Foley catheter turned pink with blood as son Langston was delivered three years ago. When he raised concerns, "...

Indiana Twins Were Born in Different Decades

Indiana brother and sister arrived just before and just after midnight

(Newser) - An Indiana woman knew which of her twins, a boy and a girl, would be born first. "She's been in position for most of the pregnancy," Dawn Gilliam said. But she didn't know that Joslyn would be born a decade ahead of her brother. She arrived...

Woman Sues Over Terror-Filled Birth at Denver County Jail

Diana Sanchez says she was forced to labor and deliver alone in her cell

(Newser) - A Colorado woman says she was forced to give birth alone without medical assistance in a dirty cell at the Denver County Jail, even as nurses milled about. Diana Sanchez's lawsuit claims she delivered a baby boy at 10:44am on July 31, 2018, nearly six hours after alerting...

They're Twins. With 77 Days Between Their Birthdays

Their Kazakh mother just learned of her double uterus

(Newser) - A mother in Kazakhstan is celebrating the birth of a son almost three months after his twin sister was delivered. The 77-day wait—10 days shy of the world record interval for twin births—isn't all that makes this one exceedingly rare, per Live Science . According to the country'...

10 Best, Worst States to Give Birth
10 Best,
Worst States
to Give Birth

10 Best, Worst States to Give Birth

Vermont comes out on top, Mississippi on bottom

(Newser) - Having a baby is a beautiful—and also expensive and possibly stressful—thing. WalletHub analyzed all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, on 30 factors related to cost (on average, the cost of a conventional delivery in the US is more than $10,000, but some states are pricier...

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