Sometimes, life is stranger than fiction. In a strange twist that you’d expect to see in a movie, two South African mothers recently discovered that they were raising each others biological daughters, after they realized the two girls were switched at birth nearly four years ago.
Archive for May, 2014
While there’s nothing wrong with being a teacher, a nurse, or a stay-at-home mother, we parents want to be sure we’re giving our children the best opportunities in life. For some girls, that means being a doctor, a lawyer, a politician, or the CEO of a high-powered company. The gateway to seeing our daughters set those goals may rest in the hands of their fathers, a recent study says.
Anytime a new tummy bug comes around, experts warn that those most susceptible to the germs are generally the elderly and infants. But a new study from Cornell University has found that infant’s immune systems are actually rather strong. However, the immunities that infant’s bodies create often don’t last too long.
Many adoptions agencies are hesitant to approve same sex couples for adoption, and some states outlaw same sex couple adoptions altogether. While there’s no real “reason” given for the stigma placed on these couples, there’s now one less reason for them to deny same sex couples the same opportunity as heterosexual couples.
Parents of an eleven month-old from India are coming under fire after sending their daughter on a solo para-sailing trip last Wednesday. The toddler, Niya Nisam loudly protested the situation by screaming and crying, but still her parents pressed on, forcing the child to go through with the ordeal.
A new study correlates the exposure to flame retardants during pregnancy to lower IQ in five year old children. The research conducted by Simon Fraser University, and published online today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives also found that children tend to become hyperactive due to this prenatal exposure.
At 46 years of age she became a mother to a beautiful baby boy. And what makes this birth incredibly special is that the baby was born without a donor egg or a frozen egg, but a fresh egg, making Belinda Slaughter the oldest mom to conceive this way.
In the United States, women sometimes still viewed as “responsible” for the reproduction process. This starts at conception and carries all the way into the child’s adult life. But the reality is, it takes two components to make a baby – sperm and an egg. And male infertility is just as common as female infertility. So, experts say it’s time we start talking about it.
Gisele Bundchen may be a hard working mama but she is never far from her children. The new face of Chanel No. 5, the super model was photographed in New York City on Wednesday en route to a commercial shoot for the line with her 17-month-old daughter Vivian.
While the survival rates of babies born 26 weeks, and later are 80% and higher, the child’s gender and ethnicity also plays a part . In fact in the past it has been found that African American girls born weighing 2.2 pounds or less are more than twice as likely to survive as white baby boys born at the same weight. But why? A research team from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute is looking to determine that very fact.
It’s been said several times that early intervention is key in helping children with autism reach their fullest potential. Truer words have never been said, but there’s just one problem: early detection is still lacking.
It was a star studded Memorial Day in Malibu on Monday! Celebrities were photographed arriving at a steady pace to Joel Silver’s party on the beach.
There is a new hope for babies born with kidney issues. A team of scientists in Italy have developed the world’s first kidney dialysis machine that may be used to treat newborns and small infants. The team has already succeeded in treating a newborn with multiple organ failures with the new machine.