Long Island Couple Welcomes Identical Triplets: 1 In A Million Odds

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When Jason and Kelli Fenley decided they wanted to try to give two-year-old son Aiden a sibling, they weren’t expecting to give him three at once. Yet on July 1, Aiden welcomed three new brothers: Owen Michael, Noah Charles and Miles John were born at 29 weeks via c-section, weighing under three pounds... Read more

One Year Later, Mom Celebrates Newborn Saving Her Life

cawley-family-hospital-staffShelly Ann Cawley via Facebook
Baby’s first birthday is an important milestone and celebration of life for any parents. But for North Carolina mom Shelly Cawley, it’s also a one-year celebration of her life. Last September, then-23-year-old nursing student Cawley experienced complications during labor that resulted in an emergency c-section and left her in a coma. And it’s because of... Read more

The Best (And Worst) States To Give Birth In Are…

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Raising kids is expensive, we know. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that if you had a baby in the last two years, you’ll likely shell out nearly a quarter of a million dollars to keep them healthy and happy until they turn 18—a staggering number that doesn’t even include costs related... Read more

Watch One Family's Incredibly Moving Birth Story

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When mom Michelle found out that she was pregnant with her second child in two years, one of the first people she told was Marysol Blomerus, the Cape Town photographer that documented her first son Aiden’s arrival via emergency c-section, in hopes that she would be available again. Like with her first birth, Michelle... Read more

Preventing Preterm Labor With Light Therapy

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Researcher James Olcese, PhD has officially gotten the green light on his solution for preventing preterm labor: light goggles. Olcese, an associate professor at Florida State University College of Medicine, realized that many women go into preterm labor at night, when the brain hormone melatonin is at its peak. So after winning a $35,000... Read more

4 Minute Delivery, 5 Baby Girls

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Ready for a heavy helping of girl power? A Texas couple welcomed five baby girls last week, and those babies claimed the title of first-ever all-girl quintuplets in the United States. Born via c-section at 28 weeks, the quints were rapidly delivered in four minutes. Mom and dad Danielle and Adam Busby are already parents to three-year-old... Read more

Should Pregnant Women Get Cash Incentives to Quit Smoking?

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Smoking isn’t good for anyone, especially moms-to-be. But one country is finding success in getting pregnant women to quit — with cash incentives. Researchers in Scotland found that providing financial incentives might be the key to getting pregnant women to quit -- for good. They provided a group of pregnant women with £50 shopping vouchers each, and... Read more

Dad Crashes Car, Delivers Baby

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When mom's in labor, the pressure is on for dad. And one Colorado father almost blew it. Almost. Colorado couple Sergey and Angela Sushko braved icy roads en route to North Suburban Medical Center when Angela went into labor 10 days early. While turning into the hospital parking lot, Sergey hit a curb and popped a... Read more

Six-Day-Old Newborn Becomes UK's Youngest Organ Donor

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The first successful organ donation from a newborn in the United Kingdom occurred last week in Hammersmith Hospital, London, according to the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The groundbreaking organ donation consisted of both kidneys, which were transplanted to a patient with renal failure, and liver cells (hepatocytes), which were transfused... Read more

Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

Essential oils have been taking the world by storm lately, and for good reason. Essential oils* are a fantastic way to enhance and sustain your health. I also found them to be absolutely vital during the birth of our son. They played a big role in relieving pain and encouraging energy and focus when I was... Read more