Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is typically contracted when bitten by an insect commonly called the “kissing bug.” But infants can also contract the disease through their mother during pregnancy. While this method of contracting the disease is less frequent, it is possible and if not treated, can prove to be fatal for infants.
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For a couple from Auckland a new addition to the family and winning a half million dollars is all in a days work. The pair welcomed their first child in the morning and that very afternoon the new dad was on a plane to Wellington to collect their $ 519, 639.00 lottery winnings.
A Colorado mom will have a great birth story to tell her daughter in years to come. The tiny baby just couldn’t wait. Instead, Alexus Gerdis was born Saturday July 24th at 3:00 am in the front seat of a Buick, parked just outside Memorial Hospital.
A new study claims that home births are riskier for babies while safer for moms. However, not everyone agrees that the numbers add up.
Researchers from the US are claiming that their study shows that home birth causes double the deaths of infants than hospital births.
There was excitement aboard a Peru Rail train coming back from Machu Picchu this week when an 18-year old woman went into labor and delivered a healthy baby boy.
The umbilical cord is a vital link between the mother and the baby while it is in the womb, but the moment the baby is delivered, medics waste no time in cutting off this connection
Is there nothing this woman can’t do? A Minnesota mother has surprised many by giving birth to a baby boy while driving herself to the hospital, with the newborn’s father steering the car from the passenger’s seat.
When Aaron Ryckman and his girlfriend, Angela Moore saw a woman laying on her front lawn on Thursday, they though the mom-to-be had tripped and hurt herself. Little did they know, but she was in labour and they were about to become her birth coaches!