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Baby born ‘pregnant’ with twins

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It’s extremely rare for a baby to be born pregnant and occurs in only 1 in about 500,000 births. Now, a new study is bringing new attention to this unusual condition. In the February issue of the Hong Kong Medical Journal, Dr. Yu Kai-man, a speciali… [Read More]
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U.S. twin birthrate soars due to increase in use of fertility treatments

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Have you noticed more double strollers being pushed around town? That’s because more women are giving birth to twins in the United States. The number of twin births increased by 76 percent between 1980 and 2009 and the latest stats from the Centers f… [Read More]
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Woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth to twins

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An Iowa woman has a story right out of a television sit-com. When Shelby Magnani of Ankeny went to the hospital for a piercing pain in her stomach she was surprised to learn she was pregnant. Making the plot line even more intense . . . after the docto… [Read More]

Irish miracle baby survives miscarriage and two abortion pills

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An Irish mother was heartbroken after miscarrying six weeks into her pregnancy last July. A few weeks later, after undergoing an exhaustive series of medical exams and taking the the abortion pill twice, Michelle Hui, 31, learned she had been pregnant … [Read More]
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Best friends at birth: Rare set of twins born holding hands

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An Ohio mom received the ultimate gift on Mother’s Day. She held her newborn twins. Sharing an amniotic sac and placenta, the twins were born with a rare condition  and have been breathing with ventilators since they were born via Cesarean section l… [Read More]

Parents decide to keep conjoined twins together

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This week a Pennsylvania couple decided to skip a surgery for their conjoined twins as the newborns were unlikely to survive the separation. Michelle Van Horne and Kody Stancombe of Indiana, Penn., felt the best thing was to keep their boys together. .. [Read More]

Fourth baby a big surprise for mom expecting triplets

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A Mississippi mom was feeling relief after delivering triplets via Cesarean section when the doctor said, “There are more feet.” Doctors told Kim Fugate, 42, she was having three girls, so the fourth one was a total shock. Fugate had numerous ultra… [Read More]

Viral video captures the incredible bond between twins

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A French nurse posted a YouTube video that captures the tight bond between twins. The nurse is demonstrating a bathing technique that she uses for relaxing newborns, but it’s not the stream of warm water that’s got people watching this video. The t… [Read More]

Good news for San Francisco parents: Muni becomes more kid-friendly with new stroller policy

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When San Francisco mom Jessica Franklin had her twins over a year ago, she and her husband were forced to buy a second car because the city’s rigid baby stroller policy on public transportation made taking the bus or train nearly impossible. In the p… [Read More]

Miracle twins give Bay Area parents best holiday gift ever

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Less than 1 percent of twins share an amniotic sac in their mother’s womb. The situation is rare and risky and some 20 percent of what are called monoamniotic twins die, often because the umbilical cord becomes entangled, cutting off the blood and fo… [Read More]