Tag Archive for birth

A hundred times NO – the moon does not cause a crazy night at the hospital

Yet another analysis has come out to kill the idea that hospital admissions and human birth rates are greater during the full moon than at other times. More than one analysis of such data shows conclusively that the moon has no correlation with these conditions. But, it’s such a widespread belief, I’m not sure another study…

It’s not easy being born green

They are not supposed to be green. Jokes abound. Green puppies shock Spanish dog breeders – The Local. A pair of dog breeders in the Spanish province of Valladolid were shocked recently when two pups were born green. “I thought the puppies were dirty and tried to clean them, but the colour wouldn’t come off,”…

Amazing birth during crash

The odds that this would turn out OK are low but here it is. Xiao Zhao bike crash: Unborn baby catapulted out of mother’s womb SURVIVES collision that killed his parents – Mirror Online. An unborn baby in China has survived after it was reportedly ‘thrown’ from his mother’s womb during a fatal motorcycle crash…

Chinese parents panic over three-legged baby

A case of a genetic anomaly makes for a difficult situation. Three-Legged Baby Born In China Leaves Parents Stunned. A stunned young couple are now frantically seeking help after their daughter was born with the additional limb in Xingtai, in northern China’s Hebei Province. The baby was initially dumped by her mother at a local…

Sure, give birth in an unnatural environment in the presence of a carnivore. Sounds safe.

This is a truly dumb idea going around the news sites these past few days. Dolphin-assisted birth: Nice, or nuts? – CBS News. From water birth to hypnosis, the natural-childbirth movement has tried a variety of innovative methods to accommodate women who are uninterested in a medically assisted birth procedure. But critics are now saying…

Births mean lucky lottery for Norwegian woman

Lucky Norwegian Family Wins National Lottery Every Time Mother Gives Birth. “This is completely insane… we don’t even play the lottery that often,” 29-year-old Hege Jeanette Oksnes said after her family won their third national lottery jackpot in the last six years. The most bizarre thing is it always happened after she gave birth to…

Conjoined twins: One baby born with two heads

Brazilian baby born with two heads | Mail Online. The 25-year-old mother, who lives in a rural area of the state, had no ultra-sound scans during her pregnancy and only found out about the abnormality minutes before the baby was born at 1am on Monday morning. He said: ‘When doctors scanned her they realised that…

Numerology believers wanted births on 11.11.11

Hospitals see rush for caesarean section deliveries on 11.11.11 – Hindustan Times. Many women awaiting deliveries rushed to various hospitals in the city on Friday to undergo caesarean section to make sure their babies are born on the auspicious date — 11.11.11. Though astrologers and numerologists declared the date as auspicious for newborns, they cautioned…

Eating placenta (pills) for postpartum depression. Other animals do it.

The Body Odd – Placenta pills for postpartum blues: Gross or drug-free treatment?. Some new moms are popping pills made from their dried, ground-up placenta as a way to ease postpartum depression, reports NBC’s Renee Chenault-Fattah. Some placenta fans believe it also helps with breast milk production and regulates hormones. But while there may be…