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  • The Debate Is Over! How Much Alcohol Can Women Really Drink While Pregnant?

    10/20/2015 1:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Heather Holeman
    If your doctor has ever told you that small amounts of alcohol are safe to drink during pregnancy, a new report is proving them wrong. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new report in the journal Pediatrics. No amount of alcohol, whether wine, beer, or liquor, is safe to drink while pregnant, no matter the trimester. While research shows that most women cut out alcohol completely during pregnancy, the report states that a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit they continue to drink, while some even admit to binge drinking. According to Live Science, Dr. Janet F. Williams, one...
  • Lamaze Founder Dies at 100

    05/16/2015 11:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/14 | Jennifer Peltz
    When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today. Bing, the Lamaze International co-founder who popularized what was known as natural childbirth and helped change how women and doctors approached the delivery room, died Friday at 100 in her New York apartment, the organization said Saturday. The cause of her death wasn't immediately known. Trained as a physical therapist, Bing taught breathing and relaxation techniques to generations of expectant mothers, wrote several books about...
  • Hoax? Woman Allegedly 'Gave Birth' to Lizard

    06/13/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, 14 June 2014 | Hoax? Woman allegedly 'gave birth' to lizard
    In a shocking incident, a midwife claims that a pregnant woman allegedly gave birth to a lizard in a remote location in Indonesia. Authorities have launched an investigation in order to come up with a logical explanation, even as scientists have termed the issue 'clearly nonsense', according to a report published in UK's Daily Mirror. The alleged lizard birth took place in the month of May and now an angry lynch mob is targeting the woman and acccusing her of witchcraft. The issue has created a furore online and there is a heated debate going on in the digital world....
  • 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...
  • Vegetarian credits Sausage McMuffins for helping carry triplets to full term

    09/02/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    A British woman credits in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- aided by daily breakfasts of sausage McMuffins to help carry her triplets to full term -- after failing for 10 years to get pregnant the old-fashioned way. Vegetarian Laura Dixon, 34, and husband Tim, 34, of Essex, tried three times with IVF to have a family, but was unsuccessful twice; the first attempt was abandoned and the second try ending in a heartbreaking miscarriage after eight weeks, reports. Laura was in her third round of IVF when she conceived and decided to boost her odds of carrying to full term...
  • Newborn’s Decapitation at Birth Prompts Malpractice Lawsuit

    10/14/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | William Browning
    A Missouri couple filed a lawsuit Sept. 28 against four defendants for a birth gone horribly wrong. The New York Daily News reports Friday that Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette of Florissant, Mo., claim their newborn son, Kaden Travis Ammonette, died while in the birth canal. The baby's head was allegedly decapitated from its neck when the doctor tried pulling the baby out of the birth canal. * The media report claims court documents reveal Dr. Susan Moore told the couple in February 2011 their baby would have to be born with a Caesarian section because his abdomen was too...
  • Report: Doctors Refusing to Treat Overweight Patients

    05/17/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | Susan Jones
    From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Fifteen obstetrics-gynecology practices out of 105 polled by the Sun Sentinel said they have set weight limits for new patients. Some of the doctors said the main reason was their exam tables or other equipment can't handle people over a certain weight, but at least six said heavy women run a higher risk of complications. "People don't realize the risk we're taking by taking care of these patients," the newspaper quoted Dr. Albert Triana of South Miami as saying. "There's more risk of something going wrong and more risk of getting sued. Everything is more...
  • Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain

    02/10/2010 1:49:20 PM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2010 | Joene Hendry
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gentle manipulation from an osteopathic doctor may relieve late-pregnancy back pain that frequently hinders bending, lifting, or walking, findings from a small study hint. Doctors in osteopathic medicine (DOs) are medical doctors additionally trained in gentle manipulative techniques to help restore function, range of motion, and lessen pain in bones and adjoining muscles supporting the neck, back, chest, shoulders, and hips. Osteopathic manipulation may particularly benefit pregnant women seeking medication-free back pain relief, note Dr. John C. Licciardone and colleagues at University of Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. The study, in the American...
  • Obit: Maria del Carmen Bousada (became a mom at 66)

    07/16/2009 10:29:41 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 28 replies · 571+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-16-09 | AP
    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday. Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles. The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments. Bousada told an interviewer she lied to the fertility clinic about...
  • Infant Son of State Treasurer Martin Has Died

    05/28/2009 12:52:59 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 24 replies · 1,802+ views ^ | 28 May, 2009
    Austin Michael Wright died Wednesday night, two days after Dean Martin's wife Kerry died after complications from childbirth.
  • Man Helps Wife Deliver Baby With YouTube's Help

    05/01/2009 2:23:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 641+ views
    In what is claimed to be the world's first, a 28-year-old man has helped his wife deliver a baby successfully with online assistance from a popular video- sharing site. Marc Stephens delivered his baby son after watching ‘Do It Yourself’ baby birth video clips on YouTube on March 21, The Daily Telegraph reported. The naval engineer, who already has three children with his wife Jo, also 28, decided to search the internet as she felt some discomfort. Four hours later, when Jo went into sudden labour and the couple was told by hospital staff that no midwife was available, he...
  • Man Claims He's Pregnant (Video)

    04/04/2008 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 27 replies · 344+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr. 4, 2008 |
    Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson reports a transgendered man claims he is six months pregnant.
  • US Health Secretary: Refusing Certification to Docs Who Refuse to Refer for Abortion is Illegal

    03/17/2008 3:06:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 652+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/17/08 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2008 ( - Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt today expressed disappointment in a new policy put forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG ) which mandates that doctors refer for abortions. He also called on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology ( ABOG ) to reject this policy and protect the conscience rights of physicians. In a letter sent to ABOG Executive Director Dr. Norman Grant today asking for clarification, Secretary Leavitt notes, "It appears that the interaction of the [ABOG Bulletin for 2008 Maintenance of Certification] with the...
  • Pregnant woman uses train toilet, baby slips out

    02/28/2008 3:18:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 332+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/08 | Rupam Jain Nair
    AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A newborn baby girl survived an ignoble birth after slipping down the toilet bowl of a moving Indian train onto the tracks when a pregnant woman unexpectedly gave birth while relieving herself on Tuesday. "My delivery was so sudden," said the Bhuri Kalbi, the mother of the infant, born two months prematurely. "I did not even realize that my child had slipped from the hole in the toilet." Kalbi, a 33-year-old woman from a village in Rajasthan, fainted on the toilet seat after the birth for a few minutes before waking up and alerting her family....
  • Unassisted Homebirth Pioneer Lynn Griesemer on PBS

    10/10/2007 2:39:51 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 3 replies · 139+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | October 10, 2007 | Jenny Hatch
    Childbirth author Lynn M. Griesemer will be featured on PBS's TO THE CONTRARY during the week of October 19th. TO THE CONTRARY, carried on 260 stations across the U.S. is viewed by over 1 million people. The topic will be childbirth / unassisted homebirth.
  • Lesbian Couple Sue IVF Doctor for Cost of Raising Twin

    09/23/2007 7:53:34 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 62 replies · 259+ views ^ | September 20, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    Lesbian Couple Sue IVF Doctor for Cost of Raising Twin Couple wanted only one child and find they are "overwhelmed" raising two children By Meg Jalsevac AUSTRALIA, September 20, 2007 ( - A lesbian couple in Australia have taken the first 'wrongful birth' lawsuit in Australian legislative history to court. The two women, who have three year old twin daughters, are suing Canberra obstetrician, Robert Armellin, for 'wrongful birth' after he supervised the implantation of two embryos instead of one into the birth mother during the in-vitro fertilization procedure. The women, who cannot be named because of a court order,...
  • Down syndrome dangers: A new prenatal policy is the worst kind of social engineering

    09/08/2007 2:09:21 PM PDT · by rhema · 107 replies · 2,177+ views
    WORLD ^ | September 15, 2007 | Joni Eareckson Tada
    Every year we look forward to Doug volunteering at family retreats that we hold for disabled children and their moms and dads. He is young and athletic, a senior in college, handsome, articulate, and intelligent. The kids love him (and so do a few girl volunteers). When he first began volunteering, we assigned Doug to a little boy with Down syndrome. The two hit it off wonderfully. This energetic young man possessed a knack for relating to the boy; from that year onward, he always asked to be assigned to children with Down syndrome and their parents. Recently Doug said,...
  • 160 Healthy Babies Lost for Every 50 Down’s Cases Detected with Amniocentesis

    08/23/2007 11:26:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 12 replies · 388+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Hilary White
    160 Healthy Babies Lost for Every 50 Down’s Cases Detected with Amniocentesis By Hilary White LONDON, August 21, 2007 ( – The risks of amniocentesis to the unborn child have long been known but now a new analysis by a British doctor has shown that using the tests in seek-and-destroy missions for Down's syndrome and other genetic abnormalities results in the deaths of hundreds of healthy babies every year in Britain. Dr. Hylton Meire, the retired physician and author of texts on ultrasound, calculates that for every 50 children with Down's Syndrome successfully identified and killed by abortion, 160 non-affected...
  • Do-It-Yourself Delivery

    07/30/2007 11:22:44 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 11 replies · 417+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2007 | Sandra G. Boodman
    Despite Risks That Range From Fetal Distress to Hemorrhage, Some Women Are Choosing to Give Birth Without Medical Assistance
  • New York’s Schools for Pregnant Girls Will Close (NYC)

    05/23/2007 10:18:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,098+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | JULIE BOSMAN
    A dozen girls, some perched awkwardly with their pregnant bellies flush against the desks, were struggling over a high school geometry assignment on a recent afternoon. No pencils, no textbooks, no Pythagorean theorem. Instead, they sewed quilts. That is what passes for math in one of New York City’s four high schools for pregnant girls, this one in Harlem. “It ties into geometry,” said Patricia Martin, the principal. “They’re cutting shapes.” Created in the 1960s, when pregnant girls were such pariahs that they were forced to leave school until their babies were born, the city school system’s four pregnancy schools...