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There Are Unused Ways to Get Answers After Stillbirths

In 2020, autopsies only happened 20% of the time

(Newser) - Each year, some 20,000 pregnancies in the US end in stillbirth. In a lengthy piece for ProPublica , Duaa Eldeib explains that we have tools that can offer grieving would-be parents answers in many of those cases—but those tools are underutilized. Eldeib cites stats that show placental exams can...

Couple Specifically Requested Embryos Frozen the Longest

The births of Lydia Ann and Timothy Ronald are thought to have set a record

(Newser) - The embryos were frozen on April 22, 1992. On Halloween this year, Rachel Ridgeway gave birth to twins born from those embryos, in what is thought to be a record for the longest-frozen embryos to result in a live birth. The record had been creeping toward the 30-year mark, with...

Soap Star Leaves Pregnant Wife, but There's Backstory

'The child is not mine,' notes Steve Burton, former 'General Hospital' star who's already a dad of 3

(Newser) - Usually a guy ditching his wife when she's pregnant elicits scorn for such abandonment. This week, however, a brief but revelatory message from former General Hospital star Steve Burton, whose wife Sheree Gustin is expecting, takes some of the heat off him regarding their split. "I wanted to...

Pregnancy Almost Doubles Risk of Breakthrough COVID
A 'Striking' COVID Finding
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A 'Striking' COVID Finding Related to Pregnancy

Pregnant people at higher risk of breakthrough COVID than organ transplant recipients

(Newser) - Pregnant people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have a higher risk of breakthrough infection than vaccinated organ transplant recipients and those with weakened immune systems, new research suggests. It's a "striking" finding as the immunocompromised have taken precedence in the rollout of a fourth vaccine shot, reports...

She Announced Her Pregnancy. Then, 'Something Baffling'

Ga. government worker indicted after allegedly faking she was with child for paid leave

(Newser) - It seems it would be an elaborate scheme to fake one pregnancy, let alone several. But that's exactly what a government worker in Georgia is accused of doing, allegedly to secure paid time off. A release out of the state's Office of the Inspector General says 43-year-old Robin...

Kylie Jenner Said to Be 'Beyond Excited' About Her Latest News

Jenner's second child with Travis Scott is here

(Newser) - Update: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed their second child Wednesday, with Jenner on Sunday posting an Instagram photo of a newborn's hand captioned "2/2/22." A source confirms to People the baby is a boy. Jenner and Scott's daughter Stormi turned 4 the day before her...

Rihanna, A$AP Rocky Appear to Have Some Big News

Looks like Rihanna, 33, and the rapper are expecting their first child, based on her bump

(Newser) - Rihanna and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, certainly made a splash in Harlem over the weekend, with some apparent big news. Per BuzzFeed and TMZ , the 33-year-old "Diamonds" and "Umbrella" singer stepped out for a photo shoot in A$AP Rocky's hometown, with Rihanna decked out in long ripped...

Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend a Day After Her Ultrasound

Kwanmaine Boyd reportedly said 'he did not want any more children'

(Newser) - A Texas man is charged with killing his girlfriend one day after an ultrasound confirmed she was pregnant. Cavanna Smith, a 25-year-old teacher, was found to be about four and a half weeks pregnant at an Oct. 5 ultrasound appointment, which her sister, Brittany Wilson, attended. Smith was nervous and...

Pregnant Patients with COVID Face Risk of Stillbirth, Death

Delta variant made things much more grim

(Newser) - Pregnancy puts patients at greater risk of dying of COVID, a new study shows. The death rate for the virus during pregnancy is three times greater than it would be otherwise, and the risk goes up for patients with the delta variant, per CBS News . The study used data from...

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Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer Lawrence Has Happy News

Actor is expecting first child with husband Cooke Maroney

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant with her first child. A rep for the Don't Look Up actor confirmed she and her husband, Cooke Maroney, are expecting a baby together, per USA Today , though it's unclear when that baby is due. The rep said no other information would be provided....

John Mulaney Shares Big News on Late Night
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John Mulaney Shares Big News on Late Night

Comedian tells Seth Meyers he's having a baby with actress Olivia Munn

(Newser) - From his pandemic stint in rehab to his split with wife Anna Marie Tendler, it's been rough going of late for John Mulaney, but things are now looking up, the comedian told late-night host Seth Meyers on Tuesday. Key among his newfound happiness: He's having a baby with...

Appeals Court Rules on Texas Ban of Abortion Method

Judges uphold law barring procedure commonly used to end 2nd-trimester pregnancies

(Newser) - A Texas law outlawing an abortion method commonly used to end second-trimester pregnancies was upheld Wednesday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The 2017 law in question has never been enforced. It seeks to prohibit the use of forceps to remove a fetus from the womb—what supporters...

CDC: Pregnant People Should Get Vaccine as Soon as Possible

Studies have found no increased risk of miscarriage

(Newser) - The CDC is now urging pregnant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as possible, citing new research that found there was no increased risk of miscarriage in people vaccinated during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Earlier research made similar findings for people vaccinated later in their pregnancies, the New ...

Lizzo Said She Was Pregnant With Star's Baby. He Responds

Singer, actor Chris Evans thrill fans with joke posts on obviously fake pregnancy

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly calls it "the best pregnancy news that never happened." We call it confirmation of how much we love Lizzo and Chris Evans. It started with a TikTok video posted last week by the 33-year-old "Good as Hell" singer, in which she said she wanted...

Female Surgeons Pay 'High Price' of Tougher Pregnancies

Study suggests that grueling hours and work culture are factors

(Newser) - Female surgeons may be among the most highly trained medical professionals in the land, but they tend to have difficult pregnancies more often than other women. Fixing the problem will require changing the culture of residency programs, say the authors of a new study in JAMA Surgery . The bleak stats:...

Inside Newborn's Large Tummy: Parts of a Twin

It's likely a rare case of 'fetus in fetu' in Israel

(Newser) - A baby girl born in Israel this month is doing well after surgery to remove what is thought to be at least one embryo from her stomach, likely from a twin she absorbed. When the child's mother arrived at Ashdod's Assuta Medical Center to give birth, "we...

Lady Gaga: I Had 'Psychotic Break' After Rapist Impregnated Me

In new Oprah/Prince Harry series, performer talks mental health struggles

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's The Me You Can't See , a series on mental health airing on Apple TV+, had its debut episode this week, with none other than Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, as its guest. It was an emotional episode for the 35-year-old singer and actress,...

Princess Beatrice Expecting Her First Child

Baby with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will be the queen's 12th great-grandchild

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace says Princess Beatrice is expecting a baby. The palace said Wednesday that the 32-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are due to have their first child in the autumn, adding that "both families are delighted with the news." Beatrice, the elder...

State's New Law Makes Dads Pony Up Half of Pregnancy Costs

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signs legislation that may be nation's first mandated prenatal child support

(Newser) - Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman's out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under new legislation unique to the state. The bill's sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who...

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She Didn't Think She Could Get Pregnant While Pregnant. Wrong

UK woman gives birth to rare superfetation 'super twins,' conceived 3 weeks apart

(Newser) - Rebecca Roberts' first shock when she went for an ultrasound at around 12 weeks during her pregnancy was finding out she was having twins. The second shock was more of a mystery: Doctors were baffled as to why one of the UK woman's fetuses was much bigger than the...

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