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Study: Vitamin B3 Supplements Can Prevent Miscarriages

In a landmark new study, Australian researchers learned that many miscarriages and some birth defects are caused by lack of the molecule NAD, but simply taking vitamin B3 supplements can significantly reduce these instances. Women are advised to take these supplements beginning prior to becoming pregnant.

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Mom-to-be Refused Brain Tumor Clinical Trial to Save Her Baby – Both Are Now Struggling to Survive

Over the years we’ve shared a many stories about moms who refused cancer treatment to save their babies – but we’ve never shared one quite like that of Carrie Deklyen.

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What is Placenta Previa?

The placenta is a crucial structure during pregnancy. It provides baby with nutrients, oxygen, and it removes waste. Unfortunately, some mothers have a placenta that rests partially or completely over their cervix. This condition, known as placenta previa, can be dangerous if not monitored and correctly treated. Learn more with help from the following information.

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What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, a condition that is characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy, affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all expectant mothers. If left untreated, it can cause numerous complications for both mother and baby, including seizures or fatality. Learn more about this dangerous pregnancy-related condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and risks, with help from the following information on preeclampsia during pregnancy.

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Miraculous Pre-Birth Surgery for Baby with Heart Defect

When baby Sebastian was born – pink and screaming – at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital in May, his mother says that it was “the most amazing sound that I ever heard.”

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Woman on Life Support Gives Birth to Twins

With an emergency caesarean section, doctors successfully delivered healthy twins – a boy and a girl – to a brain-dead mother who had been kept alive for 123 days on life support. The 21-year-old mother died following the births. The young woman suffered a stroke when she was just nine weeks pregnant.

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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.