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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.

2009-02-24 21:49:28

More women are suffering severe problems arising from blood loss after delivery of a child, Australian researchers have found.

2009-02-10 12:40:00

A Swedish study on Tuesday showed that first-time mothers over the age of 35 are more than twice as likely as younger mothers to suffer postpartum psychosis that could involve a danger to the newborn child.

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  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.