Estimated to affect approximately 5%-8% of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia can cause serious health complications, including seizures, kidney failure, heart failure, and hemorrhaging. It is most common in older mothers, women suffering from obesity or diabetes, as well as women carrying triplets or twins.
No one expects to receive a cancer diagnosis, especially not a pregnant mother, about to give birth to a brand new life. But that is exactly what happened to Jenny Purvis when she went in to her doctor’s for a routine prenatal visit during her 27th week of pregnancy. That checkup ended up saving Jenny’s life.
It was a harrowing journey to the hospital for Ben and Rachel Kohnen, one that rivaled some of the high-speed chases we see on television. And it all started with a little girl who didn’t want to wait.
We see it all the time – women who are admitted to the hospital with ‘appendicitis’ and walk out with a baby. It is beyond me how someone can carry a baby to term without even knowing she is pregnant, but it happens all the time. A new case, however, takes that to the next level! An Iowa woman as admitted to the hospital last week with stomach pains, only for doctors to reveal she was expecting twins.
Just as we finished sharing the news on what Apple and Facebook are offering to their female employees, a new study shows that more women are, in fact, waiting to start their families. In fact, the new report shows that half of babies are now born to mother aged 30 or older, and one in five were born to women over 35. If the trend keeps growing, it may not be long before women pursuing motherhood before 25 are in the minority.
Blake Lively was beautiful in an oleander and lilac embroidered stretch tulle gown from Michael Kors while at the God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards on Thursday evening (October 16) in New York City.