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British Columbia Baby Tips The Scales At 13lbs 9.5ozs!

Shawn Tyson Williams Burgoyne broke records this week when he arrived weighing a robust 13lbs 9.5ozs at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in British Columbia.

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The Story Behind The ‘Mirena Baby’ Photo

By now you may have seen the photo of a newborn clutching the Mirena IUD shortly after birth. I’m sure we were all thinking the same thing. Was that baby born holding the IUD. Did he rip it out and then hold on to it while in the womb? Could such a thing happen? Well the answer are no, no and possibly. But not it this case. The image has been somewhat sensationalized but the true story is a bit scary.

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Mom Gives Birth At Nebraska Zoo!

When giving birth, it can turn into a zoo, with all of the people coming in and out of your room. But what about literally giving birth in a zoo? That was the case for Kymica Hubbard, 24, of Nebraska. Hubbard and her husband, Justin, 27, were visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday, and were riding the zoo train when she began to feel contractions.

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More Time to Labor Leads to Fewer C-Sections

A new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that when women were given an extra hour to push in the second stage of labor, c-section rates went down by roughly 50%. While this new study is small and unlikely to change medical norms soon, researchers believe it provides a much-needed critique of standards that may be outdated.

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Miracle Baby for Woman with Uterus Didelphys

At the young age of 12, Krista Schwab – now 32 years old – was diagnosed with uterus didelphys, a rare condition with complications that indicated she would never be able to become pregnant. Krista was born with two uteruses, two vaginas and two cervixes.

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New Pre-eclampsia Test Determines Which Moms-to-be Are At Risk

Preeclampsia is pregnancy condition where women experience high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and excess protein in your urine (proteinuria). It usually starts after 20 weeks and can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both a mom and their baby.

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New Advice on Pot and Pregnancy

With marijuana being legalized in numerous states across the US, there’s new advice urging women to refrain from smoking pot during pregnancy because of the risk that doing so could affect the brain of a developing fetus.

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Mom Carrying Baby Without a Brain Plans to Carry to Term and Donate Organs

Keri Young and her husband, Royce, were just like any other expecting parents, up until the 19-week ultrasound. It was then that doctors gave them heartbreaking news: their daughter, Eva, didn’t have a brain. Devastated as they were, it was in that moment that Keri decided she would carry her baby to term and donate her organs.

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Dubai Woman Gives Birth at Age 63

A healthy baby girl entered the world at Thumbay Hospital on February 19th. Born at 7:15 am, the miracle baby was the result of a year-long IVF treatment. Her proud parents are a third-time mom age 63, and her Indian husband.

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Does Baby Gender Affect Pregnancy Health?

People have been trying to predict baby genders for centuries. A new study published online in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity says that women who are carrying a female child may actually experience heightened inflammation which could make them feel worse during their pregnancy.

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Study Finds Gestational Diabetes May Increase Your Risk of Postpartum Depression

Statistics suggest that around 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression after giving birth. Characterized by long-lasting symptoms (generally longer than a couple of weeks), those suffering from the condition may experience symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, and trouble bonding with baby. It affects women of all ages, income levels, and ethnicities. There are some commonalities, however. For example, women depression are more likely to experience PPD. Now a new study suggests that gestational diabetes may also be an independent risk factor.