August 8, 2005 |
STARTING out life as a night owl could have serious consequences. New research shows that babies born at night are more likely to die during their first month than babies born during the day. Researchers are unsure why night births carry a greater risk, but they say that differences in hospital staffing could play a role. "The healthcare system needs to take a careful look at this," says William Benitz, a neonatologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, who was not involved in the research.
April 19, 2008 |
Gov. Sarah Palin gave birth in Juneau to her fifth child, a boy, about a month before her due date. Trig Paxson Van Palin weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. A statement from Palin's office said the 44-year-old governor and the baby were doing well and resting comfortably.
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July 3, 1989 |
Detroit health officials said last week that they are seeing a growing number of pregnant women, both poor and affluent, who are taking cocaine during labor to speed delivery. They said the practice, which is said to be spreading across the United States, endangers both the baby and the mother. "I think it would be more important to publicize the dangers rather than the benefits because it is so highly dangerous that I can see no benefits whatsoever," said Dr.
July 29, 1992 |
"You may find that labor hurts more than you thought it would. Try to relax and breathe slowly." So begins an article on giving birth in "Baby on the Way: Basics," a magazine that delivers information on pregnancy and infant care to the 1 million pregnant women in the United States who are functionally illiterate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991 |
Hospital administrator Timothy Carda pointed to brightly colored architectural plans for a new obstetrics wing. "It's not the Ritz-Carlton. It's more like the Holiday Inn," admitted Carda, executive director of Western Medical Center-Anaheim. Still, when 14 homey, simply furnished labor-delivery-recovery rooms open in early 1992, it will be a major step for the hospital--and for Orange County.
December 26, 2013 |
Talk about a Christmas news peg; try this headline: “1 in 200 mothers reports a 'virgin' birth, study finds.” Now, full disclosure, the study was actually published on Dec. 17. But some folks, like me, are just getting around to writing about it because, well, it fits in with the holidays in a shameless and somewhat tasteless way. (A little insight into the secret world of the so-called journalism profession: This is sometimes called “saving string.”...