Derya Sert, 22, was born without a uterus. She’s waited her entire adult life to be a mother. When doctors successfully performed the world’s first uterine transplant on her, it seemed there might be a possibility that her dreams could come true. Then, 18 months after the transplant, doctors started IVF treatments in hopes of actually achieving a successful pregnancy.
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Cathy Givans is a wife, a mother of five littles and a freelance writer. She nursed all five of her children and is an advocate for breastfeeding rights and benefits. She has made her own cloth diapers and enjoys reading to her children when she has free time. Cathy and her family are learning how to live green and changed to a vegetarian lifestyle about a year ago. They are currently working on moving into a complete vegan lifestyle.
Today Angelina Jolie, one of the most dominating screen actors in existence, shared her experience and why she made the choice to undergo an elective, preventative double mastectomy.
Economists, social scientists, pediatricians and policy experts all recently gathered to discuss an issue plaguing 22 percent of all children in the United States. The plenary session, titled “A National Agenda to End Childhood Poverty” took place at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington D.C., and it discussed a wide range of issues relating to childhood poverty in the United States.
The United States hails itself as one of the world’s strongest leaders. And many other countries look to the U.S. when trying to turn their communist or poverty-stricken countries around. Yet America fails in so many areas where you would expect a “leader” country to excel. When compared to other developed countries, the maternity benefits in the U.S. are severely lacking.
After spending time as a judge on the hit show “American Idol,” Kara DioGuardi became as common of a household name as the artists she writes songs for. Even though she’s no longer on the show, she’s still helping artists like Pink and Kelly Clarkson top the charts. But this 42-year-old has been taking care of more than just her career; she’s also been taking care of her health…in way that some might consider extreme.
Everyone from parents to physicians and government officials have been trying to find a way to decrease the prevalence of child obesity. School lunch programs have been altered, public announcements have been made, and for extreme cases, diets for children have been designed and administered. But a new study suggests we’re missing a very important piece of the puzzle.
Does it seem like skin and food allergies are becoming more common among children? If you say yes, then you may be right according to a recent government survey.
Autism, a neurological condition that affects how individuals interact with the world around them, has been attributed to both genetic and environmental conditions. Now, the largest study on fetal growth and autism risks has found that both very large and very small babies are at a greater risk for the condition.
We hear the stories of bad teen moms every day. The ones that abandon their children or leave them at home alone. But where are the stories that encourage and uplift other expectant and teen mothers? If Caitlin Tiller is any indication, they’re hidden and tucked away because adults fear these stories will glorify and promote teen pregnancy.
Even before she became pregnant, Amber Rose knew she wanted to have a home birth. She’d run across the documentary The Business of Being Born and had fallen in love with the idea. Then, when she discovered that she and Wiz Khalifa were expecting their first child together, she watched Ricki Lake’s film again – this time with her rapper fiancé, in hopes that she could get him on board.
With the summer fast-approaching, families will be heading out for carnivals, theme parks, amusement parks and malls. At each of those locations, children will hop onto roller coasters, bumper car rides, and carousels; more than 4,000 of them will likely suffer from some sort an injury, a new U.S. study says.
While waiting to board Mexico City’s A Line subway train at the Pantitlan Station, Maria Zamora went into labor. At 8:34 a.m., she gave birth to a beautiful and perfectly healthy baby boy – a baby boy who has received a very interesting “Welcome to the World” gift: free Mexico City subway rides for life.