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Female foeticide: Maharashtra doctor in police custody


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 3 (IANS) A doctor and two midwives were Sunday remanded to police custody till June 6 by a Maharashtra court for allegedly dumping two female foetuses under ... Read more...

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‘Satyameva Jayate’ inspires sarpanch to act against female foeticide


May 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Aamir Khan's highly acclaimed "Satyameva Jayate" has inspired a sarpanch in a Rajasthan village to register police cases against women and families who go for ... Read more...

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A dai steps toward ensuring safe motherhood in Rajasthan (With images)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beh Charan (Rajasthan), May 1 (IANS) She has assisted in the birth of almost the entire village population. At 65, Charki Devi, a dai or midwife in a Rajasthan village, ... Read more...

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India, others making efforts to save children, women: UN


September 20th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Countries around the world, including India, are making significant progress in efforts to save the lives of women and children who die of preventable causes, ... Read more...

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25 percent of British babies born to foreign mothers


August 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) One out of four babies born in Britain in 2010 were born to migrant women, including those from India and Pakistan, official statistics show.Figures released by ... Read more...

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New mothers in Australia suffer from trauma


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) About one third of all Australian women, with no history of mental illness, feel traumatised by childbirth and have to undergo counseling to ease their stress, ... Read more...

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Report says that midwife shortage leads to 1 million deaths every year


April 4th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Save the Children on Friday released a report that claimed that shortage of midwives throughout the world accounts for the loss of about 1.3 million babies ... Read more...

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Stillborn Brit baby ‘comes back to life after 25 minutes’


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A British baby girl who died in the womb and was stillborn amazed doctors by coming back to life after 25 minutes.The drama began moments after Rachel Claxton, ... Read more...

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Will mums-to-be learn to hypnotize themselves to cut labour pain?


February 14th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A trial study in England will teach expectant mothers to hypnotize themselves before giving birth as an alternative to painkillers.They will learn to put themselves in a trance-like ... Read more...

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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden suffers miscarriage


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 06 (ANI): Actress Amanda Holden suffered a miscarriage this week, her agent has said.The Britain's Got Talent judge was seven months pregnant when she lost the baby boy she was ... Read more...

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300m-1 odds: All 3 children of Brit couple born at 7.43


January 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A British couple is over the moon after the birth of their third child who entered the world exactly at 7.43.Matt Rigby, 31, and partner Lowry Dairsley defied ... Read more...

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First-ever MRI scan of baby at the moment of birth produced


December 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Doctors for the first time have produced live MRI images of a baby at the moment of birth.The scans could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process ... Read more...

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Baby born with teeth


December 7th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) It is a milestone that many babies take a year to reach. Yet when Faye Armstrong was born, she already had her two front teeth - astonishing her ... Read more...

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Brit woman didn’t know she was pregnant until baby arrived in the bath!


November 24th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24(ANI): A 25-year-old nursery nurse in Liverpool got the shock of her life when she gave birth in the bath - because she didn't even know she was pregnant.Jodie Kenna, ... Read more...

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‘Heidi Klum factor’ pushing normal mums to lose weight post-pregnancy


November 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15(ANI): Celebrity mums like Heidi Klum, who get back in shape just after weeks of giving birth are putting too much pressure on new mothers, a poll has found.Six ... Read more...

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Mobile phones can save lives of mothers in childbirth, infants and children


November 8th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Cell phones can save the lives of mothers in childbirth, and improve the care of newborns and children, reaching underserved populations in remote areas, according to experts."With mobile ... Read more...

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Brit couple beats odds of 48m to 1 with 3 kids born same day, different years


October 14th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): A couple in Britain has three children who were born on the same day but different years, beating the odds by an astonishing 48 million to one.Jennifer ... Read more...

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Denise Van Outen is outraged at NHS over the breastfeeding issue


October 11th, 2010 - 12:52 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Denise Van Outen has hit back at the NHS bosses in UK calling them “disgrace”. The star came under criticism after she stopped her breastfeeding her ... Read more...

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‘Most women demand Caesareans’ myth debunked


October 7th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): It is widely believed that women in labour demand Caesarean operations as they involve lesser pain, but a new research has proved the theory false.A research team at ... Read more...

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Sisters deliver baby boys on same day in same hospital


September 1st, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Two sisters in Britain have delivered baby boys on the same day at the same hospital. The odds of their giving birth in the same hospital on the same ... Read more...

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“Molecular midwives” may have helped give birth to genetic material of life


March 9th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that small molecules could have acted as "molecular midwives" in helping the building blocks of life's genetic material form ... Read more...

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Pregnancy doesn’t make women forgetful


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Pregnant women need not blame "the bump" for their forgetfulness, say scientists who claim the idea that bearing children affects one's brain power - the "baby brain" - ... Read more...

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Emotional understanding may prevent depression among new mums


January 24th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Building up an emotional connect may help healthcare workers combat depression among people, say researchers.The joy of having a baby is often accompanied by depression among new mums."The ... Read more...

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UK unsuccessful in halting female genital mutilation


December 20th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of British schoolgirls are facing the horrifying prospect of female genital mutilation (FGM) over the Christmas holidays, as experts warn that the practice still exists across the country.The ... Read more...

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Home births ‘as safe as hospital ones’


September 29th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Having a baby at home with a registered midwife is just as safe as a conventional hospital birth, a new study says.The study, which looked at 2,889 home ... Read more...

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British women giving birth in lifts, toilets: report


August 26th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A shortage of midwives and hospital beds is forcing thousands of British women to give birth outside maternity wards, putting the lives of babies and mothers at risk, ... Read more...

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Brit dad helps wife deliver baby after YouTube tutorial!


May 1st, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A Brit father took up the role of a midwife when his wife went into sudden labour, and delivered his baby with the help of a virtual coach-YouTube.When ... Read more...

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US funding for population work will help women, says UN


March 13th, 2009 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (DPA) The restoration of funding of UN population programmes by the Obama administration will help women, girls and their families around the world, the global organisation has said. US ... Read more...

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Computer programme to predict premature births under development


September 15th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Universities of Melbourne and Newcastle are jointly developing a computer programme to predict premature births.About 17,000 premature births occur in Australia each year. It accounts for 70 percent ... Read more...

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Asian skilled workers” will need 70 `immigration” points to enter the UK


September 10th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.10 (ANI): New immigration laws in Britain are likely to create many hurdles for skilled workers from other countries, especially for skilled general physicians, midwives and teachers of Asian origin. They ... Read more...

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Woman gives birth to an 8lb baby boy at 8.08am on 08/08!


August 9th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 9 (ANI): A woman in England gave birth to a baby boy weighing eight pounds at exactly 8.08am this month, which happens to be the eighth month of 2008. ... Read more...

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Bihar Government to launch ”Mamta” scheme for mothers, newborns


August 3rd, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 3 (ANI): Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will today launch an ambitious project aimed at improving condition of mothers and newborns in Bihar. Under the ''Mamta'' scheme, trained midwives would be ... Read more...

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