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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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Ontario’s Newborn Heart Defect Screening Can Save Lives

In a move expected to help hundreds of families each year, Ontario will screen babies for heart issues within hours of their birth.

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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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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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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unlikely to change medical norms soon, researchers believe it provides a much-needed critique of standards that may be outdated.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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Baby Born In Helicopter After Mom Is Rescued From Flooded Village

One baby’s timing could be responsible for saving its life.

Maria Josefa Pingo Sanchez 20, had just been airlifted from a flooded village in northern Peru on Tuesday afternoon when her baby girl made her debut.

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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.