Bankstown Hospital Gas Mixup Leaves Newborn Dead and Another Critical
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It has been revealed a newborn baby has died and another has been "severely affected" after nitrous oxide, often known as laughing gas, was incorrectly given instead of oxygen at Sydney's Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. In a statement by NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner, it appears a machine in the neo-natal resuscitation unit had been incorrectly installed. The incidents occurred this month and last month. Ms...
Watch The Miracle Baby Come Back to Life After Doctors Told He’d Died
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All mums know the bliss of holding your own baby for the very first time. But, this mum’s experience goes a step (more like several steps) beyond a simple first hug and hold. Warning: Grab a box of tissues before watching this video – you’ll need them, all of them. Kate and David Ogg tried, not so successfully, to get pregnant...
Watch! This Pregnant Mum of Twins is 4 Days Overdue and Dances To Bring on Labour!
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Mum dancing like no one’s watching is always enough to embarrass any child (especially once they hit those tween years). But, having it preserved – not to mention, very well viewed – on video? Someday twins Wes and Isaac will have their mum and dad to thank for mega embarrassment via a very viral YouTube video. But, for the...
GRAPHIC: Watch As This Mum Delivers a Vaginal Breech Birth – Amazing!
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You know what happens during delivery, right? Maybe you’re not exactly a first-time mum, and you’ve pushed a baby (or two, or more) out yourself.  The nurse positioned a mirror, and you watched as your baby emerged – head first. But, what happens during a vaginal breech birth? Chances are, whether you’ve seen your own birth or watched a video clip...
Photographer Captures Rare En-Caul Birth. Amazing!
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When photographer Robin Baker was asked to document a home birth of twins, she didn’t expect what her camera would catch. Firstly, en-caul babies are born entirely in their amniotic sac. You might recall we shared with you recently an incredible video of a baby being born en-caul (and it went VIRAL for all the right reasons) - this time...
Rare En-Caul Birth Video Goes Viral and It’s Easy to See Why!
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Birth videos are hardly breaking news. Even though your own clips of your baby’s birth are precious (to you, at least), they probably won’t go viral. Sorry. That said, when Jasmine Perez posted a birth video, it did. Why? Perez’s clip features an awesomely amazing birth – en-caul. If you don’t know what that means (or why it’s so darn...
Labour Pain? This Nasal Spray is Helping Women Avoid an Epidural Altogether!
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They call it labour for a reason. Childbirth isn’t exactly easy, and the pain is sometimes (or, more than sometimes) too much for even the toughest mother. What if you could get pain relief during childbirth – minus the needles and injections? University of South Australia midwifery researcher Dr. Julie Fleet may have just the solution. In a Flinders University and...
Childbirth: The Endurance Event We Need to Recover From Properly
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“I’d rather run six half marathons in a row than go through that again.” These were the exact words I said to my running buddy after I had my first baby, when she oh-so casually enquired, “so what was the labour like?” As it turns out, I wasn’t being overly dramatic. This month a University of Michigan study reported that childbirth...
Adoption Didn’t Stop This Teen Mum From Caring for Her Baby
When then-18-year-old Kaleen Pysher found out she was pregnant, she made the decision to give her baby up for adoption. At the time that the teenager from Alaska found out she was pregnant she was living with her father and stepmother, just like many high school seniors do. Forced to make a very adult decision at such a young...
This Clever Maternity Hospital Bed Puts an End to Separation From Your Baby
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It's been nine months of carrying your precious little one around in your belly, and now that she’s finally really here, the doctors and nurses are doing what? They’re taking her from your loving arms, shuttling her away and keeping her in a place that’s far from your gentle grasp. What’s going on? No, it’s not the plot of...