Quintuplet births are extremely rare; only 37 infants were born in 2010 (the last year for which information on quints are available from the National Center for Health Statistics). But quints in Nebraska are especially rare; in fact, they just welcomed the third set to ever be born there. They are the Garcia quints, born to Bianca Garcia, 30, and Jose Garcia, 32.
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Though life sometimes hands you a series of events in which everything that can go wrong does go wrong, there are also those times when you know you’ve truly witnessed a miracle. Thankfully, Tonya Owens and her beautiful son, Maddox, were handed a series of miracles that ended up saving both of their lives.
Pre-eclampsia is a prenatal condition that affects about 70,000 women per year, and about 3% of all first time mothers. It is considered the leading cause of premature birth in infants, which carries its own list of complications. Mothers are also at higher risk for everything from kidney, liver and brain damage to coma or death. The longer it goes untreated, the higher the risk becomes.
For ages, doctors have prescribed bed rest to women with high risk pregnancies. Yet there’s no evidence that it actually works, and most doctors are aware of this fact. What’s more, a recent study, published in the latest issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that bed rest may even complicate matters for both mother and baby.
During her 20th week of pregnancy, Savannah Perry, learned that her daughter had a cyst on the left lung. After further examination, doctors determined that Lake wouldn’t be able to breathe once she was born.
Extending the gestational time, even by days or weeks, can improve the overall outcome of a preterm delivery; a recent study indicates that DHA supplements taken during pregnancy may give some mothers those few extra, precious days.
Mother of six, Natasha Tane, was 30 weeks pregnant when she ended up needing the services of the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter. While passing through the clouds, thousands of feet in the air, her daughter was born aboard that emergency flight.
In July of last year, Kelsie Hemmings was at her local Tesco, buying a drink, when she realized that her waters had ruptured. Hemorrhaging and having already delivered her baby’s umbilical cord, Kelsie was rushed to a specialist unit at Chelsea and Westminister Hospital.
Mother Defies Medical Odds by Giving Birth to Two Babies within a Year, Despite the Use of Contraceptives
Two out of three of 26-year-old Claire Ormrod’s children had been born prematurely. Because of that, she took contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. Of course, she had taken contraceptives with all three of her previous pregnancies, so even despite her best efforts, Claire became pregnant two more times.
A Mexican woman who recently gave birth to sextuplets prematurely is now facing those odds and the entire world is watching, waiting and hoping for the best.
Being born prematurely carries a number of risks, many of which could last a lifetime. New research, conducted by Dr. Julia Pitcher and Dr. Michael Ridding from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute has found yet another possible long-term complication: brain development problems could directly affect memory and learning abilities into the teenage years, and possibly for the duration of life.
For as long as most can remember, women have heard the phrase, “You’re eating for two now.” But according to health care professionals like Professor Wayne Cutfield, this saying carries some loaded risks for the unborn child – risks that can carry on into adulthood.