Latest Birth Stories

2009-11-06 13:46:30

University of Nevada, Reno researcher collaborates with local health community to look for answers to elevated incidence rate.

2009-10-06 15:30:00

More than 2 million babies and their mothers die each year during childbirth, but the addition of better health care could save an estimated 600,000 lives annually.

2009-09-03 12:06:22

The joys of motherhood for many women can also lead other new moms to experience postpartum depression and even worse – ideas for committing suicide.

2009-07-17 16:34:23

More than half of new moms suffer postpartum ailments such as incontinence, a U.S. doctor says. Dr.

2009-05-26 06:00:00

- Discovery Health's Seventh Annual Programming Event Presents Baby Programming Nightly at 8 PM (ET/PT) from Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19 - SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The stork drops by Discovery Health the third week of June to deliver the network's seventh annual BABY WEEK! From dangerous pregnancies, to surprise deliveries, to expectant mothers big and small -- this year's programming slate will captivate audiences with powerful, real-life stories sure to...

2009-05-23 12:28:13

A Belfast woman who had not undergone fertility treatments was in stable condition after giving birth to six babies, her doctors in Northern Ireland said. A team of 30 doctors and nurses delivered the babies Friday via Caesarean section within five minutes, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. We have planned very carefully for today and today went as well as we had hoped it would, said neonatal consultant Clifford Mayes, who oversaw the team. The four girls and two boys, born 14 weeks...

2009-05-17 10:29:30

Unnecessary Caesarean sections are increasing U.S.

2009-05-01 06:13:14

A British study finds that 25 percent of the babies delivered in English hospitals arrive by Caesarean section. A Caesarean section (surgical delivery) increases the risk for both the mother and the newborn, health officials say.The World Health Organization recommends that no more than 10 to 15 percent of deliveries be C-sections, limiting the operation to cases where it is medically necessary. The National Health Service reported there were 153,406 C-sections in England, or 24.6 percent of...

2009-03-11 22:06:04

Anne Heche has given birth to her second son, the U.S. actress's publicist says. Born last weekend, Atlas Heche Tupper is the first child for Heche and her boyfriend, actor James Tupper, Usmagazine.com said.

2009-03-03 11:43:56

Many women say they feel ignorant and ill-equipped to cope with motherhood because they live too far from close family, British researchers said. Dr.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]