Some Anti-Depressants Linked to Rare Cases of Birth Defects, Study Reveals
A new study has shed light on the complex interaction between anti-depressants and pregnancy by looking at thousands of women who took them before giving birth. The study published in The BMJ, previously known as the British Medical Journal, found that some popular antidepressants known as SSRIs
Family Shares Heartbreaking Story of UK's Youngest Organ Donor
On what would have been their son's first birthday, the family of the youngest organ donor in the United Kingdom are sharing the story of their son's short life to encourage others to become organ donors. Hours after being born, Teddy Houlston became the youngest organ donor in the U.K. last year,
Parenting Stories That Warmed -- and Broke -- Our Hearts in 2014
It's been said that parenting is the hardest job there is. We suppose that's because when you love someone as much as a parent loves a child, there's bound to be some pain among all the joy that love brings. The year was rich with stories of parents who faced unimaginable loss, parents who fought
Couple Welcomes Terminal 'Bucket List' Baby, Then Says Goodbye
The Pennsylvania couple that carried out a heartbreaking bucket list for an unborn baby with a terminal condition announced the birth of the boy today, and his death a few hours later. "Today at 6:15 a.m., after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane died
Touching Reason This Couple Completed a Bucket List for Their Unborn Child
When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s not unusual for parents to start dreaming of all the places and experiences you want to share with your bundle of joy once they’re born. Jenna and Dan Haley, of Philadelphia, had to get started on those plans much earlier than expected. At only 13-weeks,
Why Do Women Have Abortions After 20 Weeks, Anyway?
Psychologist Dr. Julie Bindeman has always been pro-choice about abortion. But she remembers feeling relieved when she got married that she wouldn’t have to worry about making that decision personally. She was in a stable relationship and children were planned for her future. At 29, she and her
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
Skylar's Legacy: Couple Facing Infant's Certain Death Makes Agonizing Decision
Ninety-nine minutes. Skylar Brooks lived her entire life in the time it takes many people to watch a movie, take an extended lunch break or do household chores. In doing so, her parents say, she did her part to help other infants and children in need. She was born Aug. 7 at 4:21 p.m. at the Lake
Abortion Rights Group to Launch TV Ad Fighting Stupak Restrictions
An abortion rights group is preparing to launch a television ad on Tuesday using a rare condition in which a fetus is missing parts of its skull and brain in the hopes of rallying support for covering elective abortion procedures.
CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects
No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters.