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By insider On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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This one’s going to be trouble! Unborn baby shocks expectant parents when scan shows it making rude one-finger gesture

Foetus snapped yawning, shadow boxing and giving X-factor-style salute Parents concerned their child will become a ‘hell raiser’ If you thought babies only turned terrible at two, think again. Anne-Marie More...

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By insider On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Scientists discover secret to stress-free pregnancy

SCOTTISH researchers have discovered an enzyme that might help protect babies from the damaging effects of stress hormones in the womb. Previous work has shown ¬≠exposure to these hormones can increase the risk More...

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By insider On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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‘I begged for a Caesarean – but the midwife refused and my baby girl died: As minister holds maternity summit, a mother’s angry open letter

Junior health minister Dr Dan Poulter has organised a seminar today to consider maternity policy in the NHS. As well as representatives from midwifery and obstetrics, patients have been invited. Here, one of those More...

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By insider On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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The mother who struggles to cuddle her children because rare condition means her joints ‘pop out’ up to five times a day

Emily Comber has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – collagen in her body is weak She is in constant pain and her joints dislocate very easily Was diagnosed when she was pregnant because she was in so much pain she More...

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By insider On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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The photo frames made from PLACENTAS: Woman creates marble-effect frames from crushed, dried offcasts

Amanda Cotton, 25, adds cooked, crushed, dried pieces of placenta to moulds filled with casting resin to create the picture frames She says she is already receiving orders from parents-to-be New parents put the More...

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By insider On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Bungling doctors told Emily and Chelsea to abort their ‘lifeless’ babies. Thank God they refused

Emily Wheatley, 32, from Monmouth, South Wales, was told she had miscarried and given tablets to pass the tissue at just 9 weeks pregnant Doctors at Bradford Royal Infirmary told Chelsea Muff, 32, ‘there More...

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By insider On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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One in 3 new mothers rushed out of hospital too soon according to survey

Report also revealed that nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of women questioned said they felt depressed after giving birth. One in three new mums say they were asked to leave hospital after giving birth before they More...

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By insider On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Tragedy of mother, 41, who died from breast cancer just two MONTHS after giving birth to her second child

Mair Wallroth died just weeks after giving birth to her son Merlin Had been diagnosed with with breast cancer in 22nd week of pregnancy Found a lump in her breast and originally thought was a blocked milk duct Had More...

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By insider On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Babies remember music which was played to them in the womb months after their birth

It is common for mums to play music for their babies during pregnancy but the benefits have never been known until now. Babies can remember music which was played to them in the womb long after their birth, it More...

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By insider On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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I’m NOT pregnant! Mother’s anguish at having to tell strangers she suffering from rare condition which makes her stomach swell

Mother-of-four Hayley Barley, 24, suffers from Hirschsprung’s disease The serious bowel condition frequently causes her stomach to swell She is often asked her due date and offered seats on public transport Mrs More...

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By insider On Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Fit mothers have healthier babies as exercise during pregnancy strengthens blood vessels of unborn children

  Exercise programmes a baby’s arteries to resist heart problems. Women who stay fit during pregnancy could help their babies develop healthy hearts, scientists have claimed. Researchers from the US More...

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By insider On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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Depression risk ‘starts in the womb’

  Children whose mothers are depressed during pregnancy have a small increased risk of depression in adulthood, according to a UK study. Medical treatment during pregnancy could lower the risk of future mental More...

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By insider On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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‘Pregnant’ two-year-old boy gives ‘birth’ after he has parasitic twin removed from inside his stomach

  A two-year-old boy from Huaxi, has undergone an operation to give ‘birth’ after doctors diagnosed him as ‘pregnant’. Xiao Feng, was brought to hospital after his stomach had become More...

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By insider On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Slightly early birth tied to lower adult achievement

  Being born just a couple of weeks early may influence a child’s long-term education and job prospects, hints a new study from Finland. Researchers found that infants born “late preterm” More...

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By insider On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Infertile Woman Has Child Thanks To New Stanford Technique: How Many Could Benefit From ‘In Vitro Activation’?

  Scientists at Stanford University and in Japan have developed an experimental technique to remedy one of the leading causes of female infertility. The findings, published in the journal PNAS, could pave More...

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By insider On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Touching, Unguarded Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be

  A few years ago, Russian photographer Jana Romanova‘s social life took a turn. All of a sudden, it seemed, all of her friends had become pregnant. Just as quickly, all their conversations turned to More...