Umbilical cords of children whose mothers used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy may be longer than umbilical cords of other newborn children, shows a new study. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, are commonly prescribed antidepressants, and this is the first time their association with umbilical cord length was observed.
Dedicated mothers often wonder -- as do dedicated fathers -- how can I become a better parent? With that goal in mind -- for this Mother's Day -- I offer you the gift-wrapped parenting wisdom of Julie Lythcott-Haims and the story ofShow More Summary
A gel to prevent infections in umbilical cord stumps was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency, a key step to distribution in poor countries.
It was in the first days of January 2013 that we found that my wife could have leukemia. Our daughter was 3 years old, and my wife, Mai, was 15 weeks pregnant for the second time. For about a month she couldn't get rid of her cough -- something that didn't really worry us. Show More Summary
Boston, MA-- Higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence, new research suggests. The results will be presented in a poster...Show More Summary
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda launched an ad campaign to call out Rep. Sean Duffy’s (R-WI) suggestion that members of the Congressional Black Caucus aren’t “standing up for their communities” if...Show More Summary
There’s another heartbreaking case of potential infanticide, this time in the state of Arizona. News reports indicate a baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached has been found on the front yard of a home in Arizona. When discovered, the baby carrier sat on top of the irrigation box in their front yard, covered […]
Blood cells from donated umbilical cords fight leukaemia far better than adult blood, suggesting we've underestimated the power of the fetal immune response
ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2016)--In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session at 8 a.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from a study titled, Cryopreserved Human Umbilical Cord (HUC) vs. Biocellulose Film (BCF) for Antenatal Spina Bifida Repair. read more
The baby still had its umbilical cord attached.
When churchgoers in Malaysia heard small cries near their building, they thought a kitten was stuck in a drain. As they walked closer, much to their surprise, the churchgoers discovered a newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached inside a plastic bag near the drain, The Daily Mail reported Monday. The news report […]
Emma Jean Nolan is a midwife and photographer in Brisbane, Australia. Sometimes she gets to combine her trades. When Harper Hoani Spies was born, she took this photo of her along with her intact placenta. Nolan shaped the umbilical cord to spell "love." Baby Harper is Maori--the indigenous people of New Zealand. Show More Summary
Anne Geddes wouldn't even do this. …
This newborn made quite a statement upon entering the world. A baby boy was photographed in Australia with his still-attached umbilical cord arranged to spell out "love." The cord remains joined to the placenta in the striking picture. Show More Summary
We already know you can eat your placenta or turn your baby's dried-up bellybutton into a nice necklace, but what are other ways new moms can enjoy the fruits of their literal labor? One 30-year-old Australian mom had a particularly creative idea: Use her baby's umbilical cord to spell out... More »
Welcome earthside sweet little HarperAs a Maori baby his placenta will now be returned to the land. The word 'whenua'... Posted by Emma Jean Photography on Saturday, January 2, 2016 The first moments of a baby's life are a whirlwind - so much is happening that it's almost impossible to stop and simply appreciate what has just happened. Show More Summary
The visitors and staff at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool were greeted by a surprise furry bundle of a joy, a wild sea otter attached to her mom, umbilical cord and all. The otter mom was visiting the tidal pool at the Monterey Bay Aquarium more often than usual which got the aquarium... Show More Summary
He used a pair of red headphones to tie the umbilical cord.
Iman Shumpert sprung into the role of OBGYN Wednesday -- when his wife went into labor in their home... and the NBA star delivered the kid right in their home bathroom!!!