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Alysia Montaño Runs 800-meter Race 5-Months Pregnant

American middle distance runner Alysia Montaño is a machine. A six-time USA Outdoor champion, she has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics.

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Over 35? Pregnancy Complications to Watch For

The trend toward older parenthood continues, with recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that for the first time in three decades 2016 birth rates among women 30-34 surpassed those among women ages 25-29 in the United States. The average age for women having their first child is now 28 years old.

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Study: Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe

At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASOC) women heard some reassuring news about the long-term results of a breast cancer study. That comforting news? It appears to be safe for women to get pregnant following an early stage breast cancer diagnosis.

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8 Moms Celebrate Their Hurricane Matthew Miracle Babies

When Hurricane Matthew hit South Carolina’s Lowcountry region last October residents were either evacuated or sheltered. The storm raged on for many days causing many to be displaced. In times of turmoil, we often turn to the ones we love for comfort.

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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.