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World Welcomes First Three-Person Baby

For women who have a mitochondrial disease, having a child is a risk. Miscarriages are common, and if they are able to carry to term, their infants are at risk for early mortality. For this reason, many abandon the hope of ever having a child of their own. But that could soon change, thanks to the welcoming of the world’s very first three-person IVF baby.

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Cleveland Clinic to Be First U.S. Hospital To Conduct Clinical Trials Of Uterus Transplants

As we’ve previously reported this year the UK approved a womb transplant program that was piloted in Sweden with successful childbirths to its credit. Now this special surgery may help infertile women in the United States as well, but with a slightly different protocol. The Swedish program uses wombs from relatives, often the recipient’s own mother. In the US – as well as the UK – the womb donors are either deceased or clinically brain dead.

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UK Approves Womb Transplant for 10 Women

doctors from the Imperial College London in the UK have been given ethical approval to start a clinical trial that will allow 10 women from the UK to receive transplanted wombs and hopefully give birth to their own babies.

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Officials Hunting for Mother of Newborn Abandoned in Northamptonshire

In some countries, abandoned babies are devastatingly common. In others, they are almost unheard of. England is one of the latter, which is exactly why authorities are so concerned over the welfare of a mother who recently abandoned her baby in Northamptonshire.

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Study: Eating Peanuts during Infancy May Protect Against Allergy

Food allergy rates in children have been climbing steadily in the United States, Australia, and Western Europe. In fact, somewhere around 1-3% children in these countries are affected by a peanut allergy. Emerging evidence suggests that Africa and Asia are also starting to see this increase in peanut allergies.

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Court Ruling Says Mother Who Drank Heavily during Pregnancy Not Guilty of Crime

Recently, we shared a post that discussed whether or not drinking during pregnancy should be considered a crime. This conversation was brought on by a lawsuit happening over in England in which prosecutors attempted to seek damages for a child that had been affected with lifelong damage. According to prosecutors, charges were not being brought […]

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Unhealthy Food Choices Shown in a Positive Light by Television Shows

As adults, we know that unhealthy foods carry negative consequences. Getting children to understand this truth is a little more difficult, however, and unfortunately, we’re not getting much support from the media. In fact, guidelines that discourage excessive advertising of unhealthy foods on television apply only to commercials; the rest are fair game.

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Landmark Custody Battle of Same Sex Couple Grants Both Parents Rights to Child

While same sex couples that conceive in a clinic are giving a form to sign, making both of them legal guardians of the child to be born, there are other methods that fail to draw that custody line quite as clearly. Artificial insemination is one such method, as one mother from the UK recently learned.

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Study: Fewer Embryo Transfers and More Cycles Won’t Negatively Affect Delivery Rates

New research from Belgium has recently found that government policies can restrict the number of egg transfers during an in vitro fertilization cycle and increase the number of cycles allowed without having to worry about a negative impact on the overall delivery rates.

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Moms in The UK Being Offered Shopping Vouchers if They Breastfeed Their Babies

We’ve seen a lot of incentives to encourage breastfeeding rates, but this is the first one I’ve seen that included a shopping voucher. Yes, you read that right; women are being offered a total of £200 in shopping vouchers if they breastfeed their babies.

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Timing of Measles Vaccine Important When Trying to Avoid Potential Side Effects

As with any vaccination, there are risks involved with the measles vaccine. The most common include fever and febrile seizures. These risks can be reduced, however, according to a new study that was published in JAMA Pediatrics. The key, researchers on the study said, is in the timing.