California Couple Gets Quite a Surprise When They Meet Their New Baby
A California couple told they were having a girl got the shock of their life when surprise it was a boy! “I had been up for 24 hours and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,” Kyle Williams, the proud, but confused father, told ABC News. Danielle Williams had a sonogram back in October
5 'Real Money' Tips Before You Get That Hospital Procedure
ABC News’ Paula Faris reports: Sandy Marion of Keyport, N.J., is about to become a first-time mom but says she has no idea just how much the delivery of her new daughter will cost her. Related: Tips on how to save on emergency bills. “That...
Why Texas Fetus Might Have Had 'Abnormalities' Before Mother Was Brain Dead
Fetal Abnormalities Appear to be Genetic Rather Than Caused by Mother’s Pulmonary Embolism
Washington State Health Officials Stumped by High Rate of Birth Defects
A high rate of birth defects has confounded Washington health officials, who have been unable to identify a cause. A report released Tuesday by the Washington State Department of Health said that, since 2010, the neighboring counties of Yakima, Benton and Franklin have an unusually high number
Baby Genome Mapped in Womb
A new noninvasive procedure may one day allow women to test their unborn babies for more than 3,500 genetic disorders. It could perhaps replace amniocentesis in which a probe is inserted through a woman’s abdomen, extracting a small amount of amniotic fluid to test for abnormalities in the...
Parents Get $2.9M in Down Syndrome Girl 'Wrongful Birth' Suit
The parents of a four-year-old Oregon girl with Down syndrome were awarded $2.9 million after doctors misdiagnosed their daughter as not having the condition during a prenatal screening. Ariel and Deborah Levy of Portland, Ore., filed a “wrongful birth” lawsuit against Legacy Health System, ...
Couple Sues Over Down Syndrome Misdiagnosis
The parents of a four-year-old Oregon girl with Down syndrome are suing Legacy Health in Portland because they say doctors misdiagnosed their daughter as not having the condition during a prenatal screening. As a result of doctors’ reassurances, according to KATU, the parents decided to...
Wallis Simpson Intersex? Doctor Refutes New Biography
Wallis Simpson has been demonized for decades as the Baltimore divorcee who scandalized Britain by luring Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, from his short tenure on the throne. His abdication -- touched on in the 2010 film, "The Kings Speech," and most recently a sympathetic biopic from Madonna,
Target Ad with Down Syndrome Boy Helps Dad Blogger Raise Awareness
A recent Target ad featuring a child model with Down syndrome is helping one dad blogger raise awareness about the chromosomal condition. This week, Rick Smith praised it on his blog, NoahsDad.com, which tells the story of the Smith’s life with his son Noah, who...
When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go Quite The Way You Expected…
by JENNIFER, Tatertots and Jello Million Moms Challenge Blogger Last month I wrote about my youngest daughter’s premature birth, this month for the Million Moms Challenge, I am going back in time 15 years ago to the overdue birth of my oldest daughter. My second...