Latest Birth Stories

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.

2009-02-02 11:15:00

Premature babies born in the UK cost the NHS an estimated £1billion ($1.4 billion) a year more than full-term babies, according to researchers.

2009-01-07 21:33:12

U.S. researchers say their study revealed there's a very tiny window between 39 and 40 weeks where baby outcomes are optimal.

2008-12-29 15:34:22

Doctors said a 14-pound, 2-ounce boy born at a Laguna Hills, Calif., hospital may be the largest baby ever delivered in Orange County. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center doctors said the child born Tuesday to Sara and Richard Sault is the heaviest baby to be born at the hospital and an informal check of other hospitals in the county found no larger infants on record, The Orange County Register reported Monday. Hospital officials said two doctors were needed to lift the child, named Richard...

2008-10-09 00:00:39

A U.S. study suggests overuse of cesarean section and other birthing interventions increase health risks and costs. The study, released Wednesday by the Childbirth Connection, The Reforming States Group, and the Milbank Memorial Foundation, said more than 31 percent of U.S.

2008-08-22 15:00:51

NORWAY - The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital will hold a "Preparing for Birth" from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11 and 18, in the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Building at the hospital. Hilary Ware, RN will be the instructor.

2008-08-18 18:00:08

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - An Egyptian woman gave birth to septuplets early Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria, a hospital director said.

2008-08-15 09:00:09

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Alone and in labor, Jessica Higgins found the first place she could to give birth -- her front lawn. The 36-year-old was driving home from the mall Tuesday when little Mary Claire gave her the shock of a lifetime by deciding to arrive six weeks early.

2008-07-15 00:00:33

By Cynthia Hubert, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 14--Marie Long took a page from Ricki Lake's book a few weeks ago, giving birth to her daughter Katelin at home, in a tub filled with water. Actually, the Orangevale mom was way ahead of the former talk-show host.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]