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2008-06-21 18:00:15

Actress Nicole Kidman, who just turned 41, is very happy with her pregnancy and her new life in Nashville, a friend says. The unidentified friend said the actress, who celebrated her birthday Friday, is eagerly anticipating the birth of her first child with country music singer Keith Urban, People magazine reported. She's never been happier or healthier, the friend says. She is absolutely radiant and enjoying nesting and homemaking with Keith at their new home in Nashville. They are so...

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2008-06-18 11:38:43

Babies born by Caesarean section have a 50 % increased risk of developing asthma compared to babies born naturally. Emergency Caesarean sections increase the risk even further. This is shown in a new study based on data from 1.7 million births registered at the Medical Birth Registry at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The goal of the study was to investigate the possible link between being born by Caesarean section and later development of asthma. Summarized results from the study:...

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2008-05-29 11:16:52

Caesarean sections are linked to the increase in premature births in the U.S. since the 1990s, according to new research released on Wednesday. Almost 60,000 singleton preterm births were observed between 1996 and 2004. Of those, 92 percent were delivered by c-section, according to research from the March of Dimes and the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). While singleton preterm births increased by about 10 percent during this time, the c-section rate for this group...

2007-11-30 06:00:00

By White, Kerry Abstract HypnoBirthing* has been described in many print media articles and featured on at least two evening television programs in Australia since 2001. This media coverage has generated great interest in the community - as much among the mothers, and mothers- to-be as the hypnotherapists. Many hypnotherapists have been curious about this well-known HypnoBirthing program. Some have already been specialising in preparing mothers for childbirth using hypnotherapy, whilst other...

2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Simchak, Margery Complete Childbirth Class PowerPoint Presentation 4-CD program. $495 One-time customization fee. $99.95 Each additional user license, $99.95 Ages 13-adult Released 2006 AVAILABLE FROM: Injoy Videos 7107 La Vista Place, J4 Longmont, Colorado 80503 USA 800/326-2082 www.injoyvideos.com Childbirth Education is being revolutionized by Injoy's recent production, Complete Childbirth Education Power Point Presentation. No longer does the childbirth educator...

2006-08-31 14:45:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Caesarean delivery more than triples a woman's risk of dying in childbirth compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study from France. The risk is still quite small, but many developed countries have seen a dramatic rise in the number of Caesareans performed each year as more women elect to avoid a vaginal delivery. Researchers, led by Catherine Deneux-Tharaux of the Maternite Hopital Tenon in Paris, looked at 65 maternal deaths recorded in the French National...

2006-06-20 03:37:41

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and fiance Keith Urban used a very Australian gift to soothe the paparazzi camped outside her Sydney home on Tuesday ahead of their expected weekend wedding -- a case of cold beer. After staking out Kidman's harbourside Sydney house for most of the day, some 20 photographers heard her garage door start to rise and quickly armed themselves with motor-drive cameras. But instead of a shot of the bride and groom...

2006-05-16 19:19:12

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, is engaged to marry country music star Keith Urban, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Confirmation of the engagement ends months of speculation about the couple, both of whom are 38 and were brought up in Australia. They met in January 2005 at an awards dinner held by the Australian government in Los Angeles honoring the two of them, Urban spokesman Paul Freundlich told Reuters. Freundlich said he...

2006-05-16 19:18:29

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, is engaged to marry country music star Keith Urban, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Confirmation of the engagement ends months of speculation about the couple, both of whom are 38 and were brought up in Australia. They met in January 2005 at an awards dinner held by the Australian government in Los Angeles honoring the two of them, Urban spokesman Paul Freundlich told Reuters. Freundlich said he...

2006-05-16 17:50:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, says she is engaged to marry country music star Keith Urban, People magazine reported on Tuesday. People said Kidman, who won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in the 2002 film "The Hours," revealed her engagement while discussing her work for UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She hosted the group's 30th Anniversary gala in New York on Saturday with Urban as...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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