Trish Staine had no idea she was pregnant. In fact, she was training hard for a marathon that she was set to run in a couple weeks. She had just returned home from a two hour run when she was struck with back pain.
Being born en-caul is often referred to as having a veil at birth.
What it means is that the mom-to-be’s water didn’t break and the baby is still in the amniotic sac. Being born with a caul(a part of the sac covering a porting of the baby) is rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births.
It was a big surprise for a mother(and likely hospital staff) on Friday night when she gave birth to her baby girl at Whittier Hospital Medical Center weighing 13 pounds and 10 ounces. The infant is believed to be the largest baby ever born in the medical center.
An expectant mom did make it in time to the hospital, but still could not manage to give birth to her daughter in the delivery room. That is because little Hannah was born just outside in the parking lot and with help from an unlikely member of the hospital staff – the valet!
When a nine month pregnant woman was hospitalised over the weekend a hospital in Kuwait, doctors soon declared her to be clinically dead owing to her critical condition. But as soon as the baby was delivered by emergency C-section, the mother ‘miraculously’ came back to life!
When labour is on the horizon, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you are ready ~ pre-pack your bag, install the infant seat and make sure that you car has enough GAS in it to get to the hospital.
An asylum boat seeking refuge in Australia was intercepted off the coast of Broome this week by officers. What was a surprise though, was that among the asylum seekers was a baby not more than two days old, born onboard the boat!
Sleeping peacefully in his mom’s arms, baby George King looks to be 6 months old. But instead, he is only 6 weeks old. The stalky guy surprised everyone when he arrived weighing 15.6lbs. Double the size of an average newborn, his shoulders got stuck during delivery, leaving him without oxygen for 5 minutes.
It was probably not what this family had in their birth plan, but their baby’s delivery will make an entertaining story for years to come!
The staff of South African Airways could not guess that one of the passengers boarding their flight was pregnant because of her baggy clothes. But the baby could not remain a secret for long as he came into the world right inside the airplane mid-air!
A train delay during rush hour is not what passengers expect, but this one time, no one wanted to hurry when a woman gave birth inside the train.
In developed countries, we often take the little things for granted. But in developing countries, the simplest things can make the difference between life and death. Approximately 40,000 Nigerian women died during child birth in 2010 alone; according to the World Health Organizations and United Nations, that accounts for 14% of all childbirth deaths in the world.