Pregnant with her third child, Claire Ives was relaxing at home, listening to her son’s heartbeat with a handheld device. When she turned the device on, the thought, at first, she’d been using it wrong. But the London nurse would soon learn that what she was hearing was a serious condition that could have cost her son his life.
Category: Unusual Baby Stories
Like most parents, Kelsea and Andy Hoskins were excited about the impending arrival of their first baby. But during Kelsea’s fifth month of pregnancy, the couple received some alarming news; their son had a potentially serious birth defect known as omphalocele, a condition in which the organs form outside of the body.
Foxes have always been night predators. In the olden days, they snuck onto farms and snatched up unsuspecting chickens. But these sly and stealthy creatures have recently ventured into cities. Recently, they’ve snatched up a new form of prey – one that may very well strike fear in the hearts of parents everywhere.
Like most expectant parents, Marie and Steven Hartley were excited about welcoming their child into the world. Born at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, their daughter, Caitlin, appeared the adorable epitome of health, but doctors would soon learn that this beautiful bundle of joy had a rare but serious heart condition.
At 9 years old, a young girl should be playing with her friends and dreaming about the future. But for one girl in Mexico, the next few years will be filled with night feeds and diaper changes. Authorities in Guadalajara, Mexico, have revealed that a young girl gave birth to a baby girl in the last week of January and the father is a 17 year old boy.
The recent flood in Australia has left four people dead, thousands evacuated and tens of thousands more stranded. But the tragedy has seen at least one amazing rescue – a little boy and his mother who had been trapped in their truck amid the rising waters.
Organ donation is a beautiful thing – it gives someone a new lease on life. But there are some things that an organ recipient has to deal with. They have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives to reduce the risk of organ rejection. And for women, having a child after a transplant is considered rare and risky.
Stevie Simpson was 34 weeks pregnant when doctors first became concerned that there might be an issue. During her initial scan, doctors could see that the baby’s arms and legs were shorter than they should be. This caused them to believe, initially, that their little girl suffered from dwarfism.
Mother Defies Medical Odds by Giving Birth to Two Babies within a Year, Despite the Use of Contraceptives
Two out of three of 26-year-old Claire Ormrod’s children had been born prematurely. Because of that, she took contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. Of course, she had taken contraceptives with all three of her previous pregnancies, so even despite her best efforts, Claire became pregnant two more times.
If there’s one thing you need to know about icy road conditions, it’s that it is nearly impossible for a semi to come to a complete or sudden stop because of the weight they are carrying. But you should also know that, should you lose control of your car right in front of a semi, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to regain control in time. This is what happened on an icy Moscow highway earlier this week.
Sometimes when a couple can’t conceive they get creative, and that is exactly what Fernanda Medeiros did when she was unable to have a baby. Left infertile at 13, after her uterus was removed due to a health issue, Fernanda turned to her mom, Maria da Gloria, to help make her baby dreams come true.
Six-month-old Gabriel Blaney was thrown 25 feet from his mother’s car on Thursday night when the car failed to stop at a stop sign. What could have ended in a heartbreaking tragedy ended up being a miraculous story that defies all odds.