Author Archive for Vicki

Vicki Clinebell is a former television advertising executive who spent 25+ years with an ABC television affiliate in sales and marketing. A journalism major in college at the University of Colorado/Boulder, she now writes for a variety of online and print publications and provides blog content for clients including retail businesses and artists. The diversity of subject matter appeals to her, whether she’s reporting on the latest trends in baby gear, highlighting stories about outdoor adventures, or explaining basic pet-care tips. Even better, she says, is the shorter work commute… just down the hall, and a dress code that’s changed from suits and heels to jeans and a sweatshirt.

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Can You Predict the Sex of Your Baby?

Predicting the sex of a baby has been a fascinating debate that has spawned many theories. Some believe that carrying your bump low indicates a boy, while others think that a quick fetal heartbeat indicates it’s a girl. But none of these theories have proven scientific evidence as backup.

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Daily Folic Acid Supplement Still Recommended to Prevent Birth Defects

We’ve heard this before, and a new report confirms it: the United States Preventive Service Task Force recommends a daily supplement of folic acid for women looking to get pregnant.

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Mom Says 14lb Baby Will Be Her Last

Louisiana resident LaQueena Hunter Grover was so large during her recent pregnancy that friends and family members believed that she was pregnant with more than one baby. Mrs. Grover told news station WDSU that people kept insisting she would give birth to twins or even triplets.

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Mattel to Debut Voice-Activated Kids Connected Room Hub and Camera Bundle

Technology heavyweights – Microsoft, Qualcom Technologies, and Silk Labs – have partnered with Mattel and are preparing to unveil a groundbreaking innovation early this summer, the newest addition to the popular and acclaimed nabi tablet line. The Aristotle (TM) platform is designed with security in mind and offers intuitive ease-of-use that enables it to learn patterns to autonomously act on user habits.

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Ottawa Family Defies Odds with Multiple Births

An Ottawa-area family continues to defy the odds on multiple births without aid from fertility treatments by producing twins and triplets over two generations.

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Baby’s Fall Saves His Life

It was a scary moment for first-time parents Edward and Agata Kaczmarek last April when their 9-month-old son Giovanni took a tumble off of his changing table. In an immediate panic over possible injuries, the couple rushed their little boy to the emergency room for tests.

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Cop Jumps Into Moving Car, Saves Toddler

Officer Joseph Goss calls his heroic rescue of a toddler his “window of opportunity.”

A 10-year veteran of Suffolk County’s highway patrol, Goss was attempting to pull over what appeared to be an impaired driver traveling on the Long Island Expressway.

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World’s Oldest Surrogate Delivers Daughter’s Baby

It took a court ruling to allow for Anastassia Ontou to legally become a surrogate, but on Tuesday this 67-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl who weighed just 2.6 lbs. after being delivered six weeks early via caesarean section.

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Dutch IVF Clinic Uses Sperm from Wrong Man?

A Dutch IVF treatment center has admitted that 26 women may have been fertilized with sperm from the wrong man between April 2015 and November 2016 due to a “procedural error.”

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Mom of Down Syndrome Twins: Nothing to Fear

45-year-old Julie McConnel from Nampa, Idaho, already had four children when she became pregnant last August. She and husband Dan, age 46, hoped that the new baby would be a little sister for their youngest child, 3-year-old Andy.

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Breakfast Special! Baby Born at McDonalds

It was 10 am on December 17th, and patrons at a McDonald’s restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, were eating and casually placing their breakfast orders when the screaming started.