Although my pregnancy was a surprise, nothing was more exciting than learning I was going to be a mother. However, that emotion quickly changed to disbelief when I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer just days later. Luckily, I found hope for two.
Jonathan and Megan Keeney were expecting their first baby, a boy, Jaxon on June 6, 2012. Megan was to be induced and intubated for what was to be a somewhat risky delivery. Little Jaxon had been pre-diagnosed with a heart defect and would require immediate surgery after his birth.
A pregnant Indiana mom was killed in a car accident yet her unborn baby was safely delivered via c-section after her death. Her two small children, who were in the backseat, also survived the crash. The baby is clinging to life, according to local police.
A mother in Phoenix, Arizona will not be nominated for "Mother of the Year" anytime soon. 19-year-old Catalina Clouser made headlines Saturday after she drove off with her six-month-old son on the roof of the car. Thankfully, he was in his car seat which saved his life.
Although recently publicized in April, 2012, United Airlines quietly ended its policy of allowing families with small children to pre-board flights early. Until then, following the disabled, families with children could board before other passengers. The thinking was that with all their extra gear and hub-bub, it would make the boarding process easier for everyone.
When seven-year-old Chloe's mother went into labor, she sprung into action. Chloe awoke to her mother's screams as her contractions began in the middle of the night. Chloe was the only one around so she grabbed a towel to keep her newborn sister clean and warm.
A relatively new website is not only helping teachers out but it's paying them pretty handsomely. "Teachers Pay Teachers" is a company started to help teachers with their lesson plans. It was founded by Paul Edelman, after he ended a four year stint with the New York City public schools.