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Calgary's 'Freeway baby' about to turn 18

Nicole Boles is looking forward to a small, low-key family gathering for her 18th birthday next week.

“Honestly it feels like another day,” she said of the upcoming milestone. 609 more words

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Mount Sinai Hospital's refusal to eliminate one fetus from twin pregnancy triggers human rights battle

TORONTO — A Toronto hospital’s refusal to reduce a woman’s twin pregnancy to one fetus — at least partly because of a doctor’s moral objections — has triggered a human-rights fight over the little-known but contentious procedure. 840 more words


Pregnant paramedic helps with unexpected delivery

When an Ottawa woman went into labour in an Ottawa Paramedic Service ambulance on Thursday, expert help was at hand.

The ambulance quickly pulled to a stop on the Blackburn Bypass in the city’s east end and the paramedics on board delivered a baby girl at 4:24 p.m. 66 more words

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Adam: Now I'm a grandfather – and my life has changed totally

There’s something about holding your first grandchild moments after birth that is hard to describe, even for someone who makes a living with words.

We had been counting the days to the delivery of the first child of my son and his partner, and when the moment finally arrived and I cuddled this tiny, delicate bundle of life, it was a numbing, humbling and totally exhilarating experience. 623 more words


Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. 367 more words

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Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Inducing labor won’t raise a pregnant woman’s risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests. 598 more words

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1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests. 315 more words

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