A GRANDMOTHER-of-eight set to become the UK's oldest mum of quads has defied odds to reach 30 weeks pregnant - and is now booked in for her c-section. The Sun revealed how Tracey Britten, 50, is expecting three girls, including identical twins, and a boy after spending £7,000 on IVF treatment in Cyprus. Now, against all odds, Tracey - already a gran of eight - will reach 30 weeks tomorrow in her pregnancy, despite doctors saying there was "no way" she'd make the milestone. Doctors said the babies could come "anytime now" but have booked her in for a c-section at the start of November. But she said her birth is so unusual, the babies will have to be split up immediately after birth, with two sent to a different hospital. She said it's because the hospital near her home only has TWO specialist incubators - and she'll need four. She's also revealed how she has been given steroids to boost the growth of the little ones' lungs, because they will arrive so early. Tracey, of London, who … [Read more...] about Gran-of-eight, 50, who is set to become UK’s oldest mum of quads defies doctors to reach 30 weeks pregnant
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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Inducing healthy first-time mothers at 39 weeks pregnant instead of waiting for them to go into labor on their own does not raise the risk of a cesarean delivery, a new study says. In fact, it lowers it. The findings go against a long-held belief, based on prior studies, that induction can increase the likelihood of a C-section — surgery that carries a higher risk of infection or postpartum hemorrhaging than natural births. For this trial, to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, researchers tracked more than 6,100 women in 41 sites across the country. Half were given elective, non-medically necessary inductions in the week before their due dates, while the others waited for labor to start without any intervention. Those induced at 39 weeks had lower rates of maternal and fetal … [Read more...] about Choosing to induce labor at 39 weeks reduces risk of C-sections, study finds
Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post Published 7:31 am PDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Cathryn Scheipers did not want to get on that train to New York. It was a Sunday night in December 2014, and the commercial real estate professional had an important conference the next morning. But she felt zonked. She felt swollen. She felt pregnant. It was nothing like the then-29-year-old Washingtonian had expected. She's one of four siblings, and her mom always reminded them of how much she adored her pregnancies. "She would have put us back in the womb," Scheipers jokes. When she and her husband, Greg, decided they were ready for a child, she was in tiptop physical shape; she had run three marathons in 2013. She waited for the magic to begin. Instead, Scheipers says, it was like a permanent hangover. She kept running, but her energy levels plummeted. She never developed a cute popped belly. "I just looked like I ate too much pizza the night before," she says, despite maintaining a … [Read more...] about She thought it was just pregnancy puffiness. The truth was much worse.
Aug 01, 8:30 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 08/01/18 AT 7:56 AM World Breastfeeding Week, which begins Aug. 1 and ends Aug. 7, is an annual observance to raise awareness among mothers about the benefits of breast milk all across the globe.The World Health Organization themed this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, “Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life — a recognition of the importance of breastfeeding to a baby’s future.”It is a time to remind first-time or future mothers that breastfeeding is supposed to work almost like a newborn’s first vaccine, which provides vital antibodies and an immunity boost. These are not just the reasons your baby should only be fed breast milk for the first 26 weeks of his or her life.Benefits of Breastfeeding Here are the benefits of breast milk that you might be unaware of:1. According to National … [Read more...] about World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Benefits Of Breast Milk, When Not To Breastfeed
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