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  • DADDY CAN BE MUMMY Womb transplants could allow men to have babies Ďtomorrowí, claims expert

    11/04/2017 4:37:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | November 4, 2017 | Victoria Fletcher
    Richard Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said eight children had already been born to women after transplants. And he told a meeting in San Antonio, Texas: ďThereís plenty of room to put a uterus in there. Men and women have the same blood vessels.Ē He said the next step would to be trials involving transgender women to help them become natural mothers. Such ops are not allowed in the UK. However, medical ethics lawyer Dr Amel Alghrani joined calls this year for the NHS to consider them. Last night critics said transgender women may want to...
  • CNN claims: 'Transgender man gives birth to a boy' (fake, fake, fake)

    08/02/2017 10:43:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2017 | Ethel c. Fenig
    An individual¬†CNN¬†labels a "transgender man" ‚Äď i.e., a woman who thinks surgery, some medically added hormones, and saying so makes it so transform her into a man ‚Ästhas given birth to a baby who is (arbitrarily assigned?) the gender¬†"boy." ¬† Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, posted a¬†video¬†in March explaining his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man [sic]. "I'm OK with my body being a trans body," he [sic] said. "I'm OK being a man [sic] who¬†has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby."¬† Reese¬†told CNN in June¬†that...
  • Why the Pregnant Man Did Not Give Birth to His Daughter

    07/09/2017 2:08:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 9, 2017 | Kevin McCullough
    ďStop right there,Ē read the text from one of my production crew. I had just sent over the show prep topics for my Saturday Evening broadcast and the headline of the first story up had caused him to literally stop in his tracks. In a sense of disbelief the producers of my show googled ďpregnant man gives birth.Ē Even though the story was less than a day old, more than a million hits in Google news popped up: It wasnít restricted to British press and it certainly swept the world of ďjournalismĒ (however yellow it will come to be known...
  • Woman who had no pulse for 45 minutes makes full recovery; doctors call miraculous

    11/09/2014 4:43:23 PM PST · by Aliska · 59 replies
    WPTV West Palm Beach ^ | November 7, 2014 | Sun Sentinel , Distributed by MCT Information Services
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro had gone 45 minutes without a pulse when doctors called her family into the operating room and told them there was nothing more they could do. A team of more than a dozen doctors and nurses had been working desperately to revive her. But now they'd lost hope that the 40-year-old Deerfield Beach woman, whose heart had given out without warning after a routine C-section at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, was going to make it. Devastated, Graupera-Cassimiro's husband, mother and sister said goodbye to her just hours after they'd welcomed a healthy baby girl....
  • Why dads donít belong in the delivery room, and other lessons of childbirth learned by a father

    07/04/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 90 replies
    National Post / The Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2014 | Neil Lyndon
    ... But then thereís a lot about labour that nobody puts in so many words. Nobody ever told me that after the birth, I would feel as shaken as if Iíd been in a car crash. That was how I felt for about two days after my oldest son was born, 32 years ago. I now see it as my fatherly, comradely duty to pass on that kind of information, sparing no gory detail, to young men about to see service in that war zone for the first time. Nobody else ó certainly not those fluffy prenatal classes ó will...
  • Odon childbirth device: Car mechanic uncorks a revolution

    12/05/2013 1:04:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | December 3, 2013 | Vibeke Venema
    A "potentially revolutionary" device to help women during difficult births has come from an unlikely source - a car mechanic from Argentina, who based the idea on a party trick. Apart from having five children of his own, Jorge Odon had no connection with the world of obstetrics. He did however have a talent for invention. "It comes naturally - for instance if I have a problem in my workplace I will go to bed and my head will think it through and I will wake up in the middle of the night with a solution," he says. But until...
  • Inventor takes inspiration from a cork-screw to develop a better way to give birth

    11/25/2013 8:48:04 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | 15NOV2013 | Emma Innes
    An Argentinian car mechanic has invented a potentially life-saving device that could be used to help deliver babies when complications occur during labour. Jorge Odůn, 59, designed the instrument which could be safer than forceps, a ventouse, or a Caesarean section, in a non-hospital setting. The Odůn Device uses a polyethylene sleeve, fixed around the baby's head, to pull the child down the birth canal.
  • New mother eats her baby's placenta.

    04/10/2009 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 71 replies · 2,115+ views
    LA Times Blog ^ | April 9, 2009 | Elizabeth Snead
    We thought we'd heard some wild diet tips floating around health-obsessed Hollywood. But this takes the cake. According to, a woman
 named Chrissy Schilling had her first baby over the weekend. And she and her sister celebrated by cooking and serving up the placenta. They put it on pasta and into a panini sandwich and posted some photos of the meals on a Facebook page

. According to Chrissy's sister Kathy Schilling's recommendations and recipe,
 the placenta -- full of lingering blood, vitamins, hormones -- is nourishing for the baby during pregnancy, but the nutrients are also good for moms...
  • Placenta: It's What's for Dinner

    06/30/2013 9:33:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Thu., Jun. 27 2013 | Liana Aghajanian
    On a sunny Friday morning in Venice, Valerie Rosas is standing in a kitchen, carefully cutting little pieces of meat with a chef's knife on a disposable cutting board. But it's not lamb filet or beef brisket she's preparing. It's human placenta. Rosas is a placenta encapsulationist ó which means she helps transform the organ expelled after childbirth into something edible: Depending on her client's preference, it might be ready-to-pop pills, smoothie packs or salves. Eating the vitamin-rich placenta is touted as a way for new mothers to increase milk supply, boost energy and iron levels, level out hormonal fluctuations...
  • Later Cord Clamping After Birth Increases Iron Levels in Babies

    07/13/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 11, 2013 | NA
    Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors found babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later. Share This: In many high income countries, it is standard practice to clamp the umbilical cord connecting mother and baby less than a minute after birth. However, clamping the cord too soon may reduce the amount of blood that passes from mother to baby via the placenta, affecting the baby's iron stores. On the other hand, delayed cord clamping, which is carried out...
  • Belmont woman delivers baby at NH Motor Speedway

    09/16/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire ^ | September 16, 2012
    LOUDON, N.H. ó New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials said a baby girl was born early Friday at their facility. The girlís birth is the first in the trackís history.
  • Abortion safer than giving birth: study (Yes, it has come to this)

    01/24/2012 2:23:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/24/2012 | Genevra Pittman
    (Reuters Health) - Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday. Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion. Experts say the findings, though not unexpected, contradict some state laws that suggest abortions are high-risk procedures. The message is that getting an abortion and giving birth are both safe, said Dr. Anne Davis, who studies obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and wasn't involved...
  • Oregon mom gives birth, didnít know she was pregnant

    11/30/2011 12:40:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Not every family plans to have a baby but they usually have some idea once the baby is on the way. However, a Portland, Ore., woman who went to the hospital thinking her appendix had burst was told by doctors that she was actually going into labor. "I was 39 weeks [pregnant] and didn't have the slightest clue," Kim Nelson told local TV station KGW. "I thought the weight gain was due to cysts I had in my ovaries and working at Dairy Queen and eating all that food," she said. "I didn't have the slightest idea that this little...
  • Maternal mortality ratio witnesses increase in country

    08/01/2011 8:45:26 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 2 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    PESHAWAR: August 2, 2011 Out of every 89 Pakistani women, each faces death of maternal causes, whereas complications of childbirth still account for one fifth of deaths among women of childbearing age, according to current available maternal mortality figures. An estimated 5,00,000 pregnant women were among the 20 million people affected by last year's flash floods. Their vulnerability was further exacerbated by malnutrition, trauma and fatigue due to long journeys to safer areas or camps, and by subsequent poor hygiene. Given the immense needs, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the government and civil society partners started to...
  • Amazing Gracie!

    03/06/2011 12:14:25 PM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 1 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 03/06/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    A few days ago, when I decided to introduce my family members day by day, it didn't occur to me that Grace's turn would come up on March 4th...which happens to be her 14th birthday! She has spent the day in the manner of all Bennetts: She got to set the day's menu, pick a fun activity, and have part of her day interrupted by a sibling's unscheduled trip to the doctor. And because she is (help me!) 14, her idea of a fun activity was to go shopping! A perfectly suitable way to spend the afternoon of one's birthday,...
  • Russia's Orthodox Church defends moral principles (Pro-Life)

    The Russian Orthodox clergy have voiced opposition to what they described as cynical remarks by lawmakers in a bill on health protection in Russia, due to be signed into law shortly. Our correspondent Milena Faustova reports. Representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate are against the wording which defines childbirth as ďthe separation of the product of conception from the motherís bodyĒ. The deputy head of the Orthodox Churchís department for relations between the church and society, Father Georgy Roshchin, shared his views in an interview with the Voice of Russia. The billís wording regarding childbirth devalues the concept of personality, suggesting...
  • "I love my kids so much that I didnít have them."

    06/19/2010 2:39:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 525+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | June 18, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Peter Singer's June 6th essay for the New York Times about whether or not we should be the "last generation" to humans to live, suffer, and mess up the planet elicited much response (here is my post about it), and Singer has now responded to some of the responders. If nothing else, it confirms what his first essay demonstrated fairly well, despite its relative brevity: Singer's arguments are generally pedestrian and hollow, as well as sometimes incoherent. For example: The claims made by some readers that my essay reveals philosophers to be gloomy, depressed people are therefore wide of the...
  • High Rate for Deaths of Pregnant Women in New York State

    06/19/2010 4:35:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies · 457+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2010 | Anemona Hartocollis
    More mothers die during pregnancy or soon after in New York than in almost every other state, and according to reports released on Friday by the New York Academy of Medicine and the cityís health department, social factors like poverty, obesity and lack of insurance may be responsible. While the total number of maternal deaths are small ó an average of about 40 a year across the state ó city health officials said their analysis showed that maternal mortality was being driven by environmental factors like poor nutrition that could be changed through public policy. New York Cityís analysis, billed...
  • Growing Obesity Increases Perils of Childbearing

    06/05/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 620+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2010 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    As Americans have grown fatter over the last generation, inviting more heart disease, diabetes and premature deaths, all that extra weight has also become a burden in the maternity ward, where babies take their first breath. About one in five women are obese when they become pregnant, meaning they have a body mass index of at least 30, as would a 5-foot-5 woman weighing 180 pounds, according to researchers with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And growing medical evidence suggests that obesity might be contributing to record-high rates of Caesarean sections and leading to more birth defects...
  • AmnestyInternational: In the U.S., Too Many Women Dying While Having Babies

    03/12/2010 4:47:31 AM PST · by Cardhu · 113 replies · 3,351+ views
    Time ^ | Friday March 12th 2010 | JENNIFER BLOCK
    Amnesty International may be best known to American audiences for bringing to light horror stories overseas such as the disappearance of political activists in Argentina or the abysmal conditions inside South African prisons under apartheid. But in a new report on pregnancy and childbirth care in the U.S., Amnesty details the maternal health care crisis in this country as part of a systemic violation of women's rights. The report, titled "Deadly Delivery," notes that the likelihood of a woman dying in childbirth in the U.S. is Ô¨Āve times greater than in Greece, four times greater than in Germany, and three...