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Pregnant BC Woman To Be Kept On Support Machines To Allow Baby To Grow

No one should ever have to go through the kind of situation facing 32-year-old Victoria resident, Dylan Benson. As Dylan and his Robyn were planning to welcome their first baby, Robyn suffered a cerebral hemorrhage just after Christmas. She was rushed to the B.C. hospital and declared legally brain-dead. However, ultrasounds revealed that the baby was still alive.

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Risk of Asthma among Premature Babies Higher than Previously Thought

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million babies are born prematurely worldwide. Those children are often born with breathing problems because their lungs did not have a chance to fully develop. Previous studies on children have indicated that these very same children are also at a higher risk of asthma later on in life.

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Doctors in Hungary Deliver Healthy Baby from Brain-Dead Mother

In Texas, a controversy over a brain dead mother and her fetus comes to an end. In Hungary, it is announced that a healthy baby born to a legally deceased woman was released last month. The two cases may sound the same, but this truly is where the similarities end.

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Miracle Twins Born to Bermuda Couple Beating the Odds

They still have a long way to go, but twins Emyr and Esai are living miracles that are beating the odds. They have their strong and determined mother, loving and supportive father, and the nurses and doctors in Halifax to thank for that. Of course, there may be some other powers at play, including their own fighting spirits.

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Researchers Find Increase Risk of Complications for First Time Mothers as Early as Age 30

In many developed countries, couples are waiting to have children. For some, it’s about pursuing a career. Others want to wait until they have some financial security. Still others just aren’t sure that parenthood is something they want to pursue until later on in life.

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San Diego Baby Weighing 11 Ounces at Birth Prepares to Go Home!

Six months ago, little Alexis Clarke was born at the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego. Weighing less than a can of soda, she was the smallest baby to ever be born at the center. Today, she is preparing to go home, hopefully by Thanksgiving – and her parents couldn’t be more grateful for their little miracle.

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Preterm Births 15-Year Low in U.S., but Still Highest of All Industrialized Countries

For more than a decade, the United States has remained the industrialized country with the highest premature birth rate. That’s not going to be changing, but, according to a recent report from the March of Dimes, the U.S. is making some improvements.

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Tiny Miracle Saved by Bubble Wrap Turns Four!

We love sharing stories of miracle babies! My personal favorites are those that continue to thrive as they grow, despite having the odds stacked completely against them. Sofia Meechan is one such child.

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Obstetricians Re-Define ‘Term’ Pregnancy, Making it More Precise

n average, a pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, counting from the last day of a woman’s last menstrual period. Historically, a ‘term’ pregnancy has been defined as one that occurs between 37 weeks and 42 weeks.

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Study Finds Use of Donor Eggs during IVF is on the Rise

In vitro fertilization, which has been on the rise for some time now, generally uses a woman’s own eggs and the sperm of her partner to create a viable embryo. However, this is most successful in women who are under 35 years of age because, with age, eggs become less viable.

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Experts Express Concerns over Women Waiting to Start Families

We are in a day and age in which many women are encouraged to make the family choices that work best for them. Some women choose not to have children, while others choose to delay pregnancy until later on in life. However, Newcastle University experts are concerned that the waiting will later cause regret for some women, especially if they find out that they can no longer have children.