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Case Against Woman Who Miscarried Sets Off 'Firestorm'

Brittany Watts of Ohio, whose fetus was found in toilet, is charged with abuse of a corpse

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who miscarried in a toilet is facing a charge of abuse of a corpse in "an extremely rare interpretation of a state law," per the New York Times . The case "has touched off a national firestorm," with some arguing Brittany Watts acted as...

Researchers Create First Synthetic Human Embryo

Experts call for laws governing development of embryo models, which could offer insight into miscarriage

(Newser) - An egg plus sperm equals a human embryo—at least that's traditionally how it's been done. In a breakthrough, scientists say they've created human embryos without the need for either egg or sperm. These "synthetic embryos" or "embryo models" are made from reprogrammed embryonic stem...

Lawyer Details Mom's Struggles Before Son, 6, Shot Teacher

She was arraigned on charges of child neglect and failing to secure a handgun on Friday

(Newser) - The mother of a 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his teacher had a series of miscarriages and post-partum depression in the year before the shooting, her attorney said Friday, after she was arraigned on charges of child neglect and failing to secure the handgun her son used in...

Pregnant Women Jailed Here for Drugs Have Only One Way Out

They're kept behind bars in Etowah County, Ala., unless they go to rehab, pay $10K

(Newser) - Multiple pregnant women or new moms are behind bars in an Alabama prison after being arrested for drug use, and they're being kept there for "weeks or months" on end under "special conditions," per AL.com . The outlet reports that the women involved, accused of exposing...

Sharon Stone: I Had 9 Miscarriages
Sharon Stone:
I Lost 9 Pregnancies

Sharon Stone: I Lost 9 Pregnancies

'Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become ... violently oppressive'

(Newser) - Sharon Stone opened up about the pregnancy losses she's suffered in a comment on People magazine's Instagram post. "We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage," Stone commented on the post , which featured...

Britney Spears: 'We Have Lost Our Miracle Baby'

Pop star announces miscarriage on Instagram

(Newser) - Britney Spears says she has lost her baby in pregnancy . Spears announced the loss on Instagram Saturday in a joint post with her partner, Sam Asghari, per the AP . The pop superstar, who recently gained her freedom from a court conservatorship that controlled her life for more than a decade,...

Oklahoma Woman Convicted of Manslaughter for Miscarriage
Oklahoma Woman's
Miscarriage Gets
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Oklahoma Woman's Miscarriage Gets Her Jailed for Manslaughter

Brittney Poolaw's case is gaining attention

(Newser) - After a one-day trial, a 21-year-old Oklahoma woman was on Oct. 6 convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison—because she had a miscarriage. The case of Brittney Poolaw, who was 19 when she lost her pregnancy at home at between 15 and 17 weeks' gestation, has...

NZ OKs Paid Leave for Parents Grieving 'Strange, Secret Birth'

Kiwis approve legislation that gives couples 3 days off to deal with loss after miscarriage or stillbirth

(Newser) - "A miscarriage is a strange, secret birth that is also a death," wrote Kathryn van Beek in 2018 after suffering her own. That's why the New Zealand author is celebrating this week after her country's Parliament gave the green light to legislation that will offer three...

Chrissy Teigen Update Goes Wildly Viral in One Hour

Model shares the complex feelings she's still wrangling with after miscarriage in the fall

(Newser) - When Chrissy Teigen lost her baby Jack earlier this fall due to pregnancy complications, she penned a heart-wrenching essay sharing her grief. Two months later, she has an update, and it's one that racked up a million likes in just one hour, Newsweek reports. Teigen's Wednesday post on...

A 'Broken' Chrissy Teigen Defends Meghan Markle

Teigen calls journalist a 'piece of s---' for questioning the benefit of Markle's op-ed

(Newser) - Chrissy Teigen knows all too well the backlash that can come with revealing a miscarriage . Hence her defense of Meghan Markle, who published an essay Wednesday describing the "unbearable grief" she felt in losing her second child . Criticism inevitably followed. At the Telegraph , for example, Camilla Tominey, who also...

Markle Makes Devastating Reveal, Finds 'Path to Healing'

3 words she said to Harry after miscarriage in July are words we should all say now: 'Are you OK?'

(Newser) - Last year, when Meghan Markle was a new mom plagued by exhaustion, a journalist's simple question served as a surprise salve: "Are you OK?" In an opinion piece in the New York Times , the Duchess of Sussex says those three words are what she said to her own...

Kate Beckinsale: 'I Absolutely Collapsed Inside'
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Kate Beckinsale: 'I Absolutely Collapsed Inside'

The British actress reaches out to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

(Newser) - Kate Beckinsale isn't just sending her love to a grieving couple. She's been there, she says, and it was brutal. The British actress says she's seen people criticizing Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend for sharing intimate photos about the loss of their third child following pregnancy...

Teigen, Legend Share Bad News: 'How Can This Be Real'

Model loses baby following pregnancy complications

(Newser) - Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have lost their third child, a boy, following pregnancy complications. Teigen, 34, had been sharing her struggles on social media for weeks. Placed on bed rest two weeks ago, the model and cookbook author joked that this was "punishment for saying the first two...

A Tragic Past for Parents of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car

'Miracle baby' Zariah Hasheme's mother had 6 previous miscarriages

(Newser) - Demi Petrowski had six miscarriages before a "miracle baby" arrived for her and her husband, Zachary Hasheme: daughter Zariah. Now the New Mexico couple is mourning their only child after a babysitter allegedly left the 2-year-old in a hot car. Police in Hobbs say 41-year-old Tammie Brooks was tasked...

Meghan McCain Writes of Endless Love for Child She Lost

'View' co-host reveals she suffered a miscarriage a few weeks ago

(Newser) - For a few weeks, Meghan McCain kept quiet on a "horrendous experience" she had suffered. No more. In a piece for the New York Times , the View co-host goes public with the news that after learning "many months ago" that she was pregnant, she recently suffered a miscarriage,...

Lena Headey Reveals the Cersei Scene We Didn't See

The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' could have included 'great moment'

(Newser) - Yes, spoilers ahead: Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has already come out and said she wished Cersei Lannister had experienced "a better death," telling the Guardian she was "kind of gutted" by her character's demise under a pile of falling rocks. She specified to Entertainment ...

Michelle Obama: We Conceived With IVF
Trump Reponds to Criticism
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Trump Reponds to Criticism by Michelle Obama

But he takes shot at her husband, not her

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, is officially out on Tuesday, but outlets including the AP and the Washington Post got their hands on advance copies. Some of the first headlines focused on the former first lady's criticism of President Trump—among other things, she calls him a "mysogynist"...

Suit: MSU Knew About Video of Nassar Raping Teen in 1992

Former athletic director George Perles accused in cover-up

(Newser) - Michigan State University had knowledge of a videotape showing Larry Nassar raping a 17-year-old field hockey player some 25 years before his downfall, according to a new lawsuit. The federal suit filed Monday on behalf of several plaintiffs specifically describes Erika Davis visiting the MSU sports doctor for help with...

Mother of Fetus Found in Plane Toilet Identified

18-year-old from Brooklyn may have had 'botched abortion,' per law enforcement officials

(Newser) - More details are emerging after the gruesome find this week of a fetus in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Law enforcement officials tell the New York Post that the mother has been identified as an 18-year-old Brooklyn teen who rushed into the...

Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson Reveals Miscarriage

'It's been a roller coaster,' she says in video

(Newser) - Gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson East reveals in an emotional video that she miscarried two days after she found out she was pregnant. Johnson East, 25, posted a video titled pregnancy + heartbreak to her YouTube channel on Saturday announcing her happiness on learning she was pregnant, and then her...

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