A 33-year-old mom who was 20 weeks pregnant, suffered cardiac arrest while at a church gathering. She was resuscitated, therapeutically cooled, kept at 90 degrees for 12 hours and re-warmed. While she was being cooled, the fetus was monitored, who experienced fetal shivering which stopped once the mother was re-warmed.
Imagine how still this mom had to be. For anyone who has had an MRI, you know that you can't move in order to get a good picture. Well, this is not your average birth video. German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to peer inside a woman's body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process.
A mom recently gave birth to a 13-pound baby...naturally. To borrow a recent popular headline, "Are YOU mom enough?" Few women might be -- could you?
Reminiscent of TLC's "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant," Amanda Prentice of Tennessee gave birth last week to what she and her husband are calling a "miracle baby." The baby's "miraculous" because she didn't know she was pregnant until she went into labor!
Today's date is a perfect palindrome, or sequence of units, that can be read the same way in either direction. This kind of numbered occurrence only happens once every 100 years.
Labor Day honors the workers contributing to the well-being of our country. For us mommies though, the holiday takes on a whole other meaning!
Having gone through it once before, there are some things I want to share with and warn my friends about, certain aspects of the whole pregnancy and childbirth thing that come solely from the male point of view. After a few discussions with some of my other friends who are already fathers, there are a few things we all agreed new fathers should know.
If your due date comes, and then goes, you might feel disappointed and frustrated. Know that this isn't at all under your control! Try to make the best of it and keep yourself as distracted as possible.