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Doctors set to remove woman’s ovaries find surprise

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Here’s a crazy story: After administering scads of tests, doctors decided a New Zealand woman suffering from painful abdominal cramps needed her ovaries removed. Rebecca Oldham, 25, was admitted to Middlemore Hospital, a major medical center in the s… [Read More]

California woman in coma gives birth to healthy baby

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Yesterday, doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center performed a successful Cesarean section on a woman in a coma. The medical team handed the baby boy named West Nathaniel Lande over to the father. The situation was bitter… [Read More]

Pregnant drivers at higher risk for car accidents

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Obstetricians advise pregnant women to eat healthy, get plenty of sleep and exercise lightly. A new Canadian study finds that doctors should also be telling soon-to-be-moms to drive carefully. The report published on May 12 in the Canadian Medical Asso… [Read More]

N.J. judge rules that women have right to ban men from delivery room

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In what might be the first cases of its kind, a N.J. judge made history this week by ruling that a woman has the right to ask the biological father of their child to stay out of the delivery room. Coming to a decision hours before the mother delivered,… [Read More]
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Should you give up your seat to a pregnant woman?

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A pregnant British woman is angry and expressing her ire to the press because she was forced to sit on the floor of a train. Victoria Poskitt, 40, is five months pregnant with her first child, and while riding a packed train from central London to the … [Read More]
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California mom gives birth to 15-pound baby, biggest ever in the state

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Vanessa Cervantez of Southern California knew she was going to deliver a big baby. Her other two children were large at birth, weighing 10 lb, 10 oz and 9 lb, 14 oz. but nothing could have prepared her for 15 pounds. “I couldn’t even believe it,”… [Read More]

Strange but true: Pregnant woman enjoys chewing on dirty diapers

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Pregnant women are known for their strange cravings. Pickles dipped in peanut butter. Hot sauce drizzled over ice cream, but diapers doused in urine? Gross! Leave it to the TLC television network to dig up a human being with the world’s most disgusti… [Read More]

Shoppers outraged at Target for showing plus-size clothing on pregnant model

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Yesterday, Target yanked an online ad for a plus-size dress after a social media firestorm erupted over the fact that the garment was modeled on a pregnant woman. A Jezebel blogger pointed out that the plus-size Merona V-Neck Maxi Dress was being worn … [Read More]

Moms who drink lightly while pregnant have better behaved kids

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Pregnant women who drink small amounts of alcohol have children who are better behaved and better adjusted than the offspring of those who never take a sip, a new study finds. Psychologist Janni Niclasen from the University of Copenhagen, took a close … [Read More]

Brazilian doctor performs C-section on woman with a phantom pregnancy

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This month an unnamed 37-year-old woman showed up at a women’s clinic outside Rio de Janeiro with a melon-size belly and signs of labor, according to the Daily Mail. She was groaning and writhing in pain. The woman carried proof of prenatal treatment… [Read More]