We’ve made a lot of gains when it comes to understanding autism over the past couple of decades, yet the exact causes are still unknown. We have ideas, speculations, and statistics, but no real concrete answer as to the how’s and why’s it exists. But each new piece of information brings us one step closer to understanding this complex condition
When we’re pregnant, we often anxiously await the milestones and news of the gender of our child, if it’s multiples, etc. In 2011, a United Kingdom woman gave birth to twins. What makes this so remarkable? This year, she is set to give birth to her second set of twins, making her the youngest person in the UK to give birth to two sets of twins.
Over the years, statistics have shown that it was usually moms that were staying home with their children during the day to take care of them, while dad went out and worked. However, all that is changing. In 2012, there were at least a million more fathers staying at home to care for the kids, than in the year 1989.
Oftentimes, we as people get so caught up in the mundane activities of our daily lives, that sometimes life throws us a curve ball and gives us a surprise when we least expect it. It certainly seemed like a pretty ordinary day for Sharon Lee Buckskin of Montana last week.
A two year old was inches away from passing trains when her stroller rolled on to the subway tracks on Monday. Luckily for the baby girl a maintenance worker and her mother acted quickly to save her life.
About one in every eight couples struggle with getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term. About a third of those cases are due to infertility issues within the female. Treatments like medication or surgery are an option for some, but for others – including those that the former options fail to work for – the only options are assisted reproductive therapies like IVF (in vitro fertilization).