Category: pregnancy

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant…

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby. After five months of the transplant, the uterus showed no sign of rejection, ultrasound scans were normal, and the woman was menstruating regularly. The fertilized eggs were implanted.

A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied…

A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doctors’ predictions after his brain grew back to 80 percent of the average size. Doctors had told the parents to terminate pregnancy not once but five times.

A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied…

A boy born with just two percent of his brain has defied doctors’ predictions after his brain grew back to 80 percent of the average size. Doctors had told the parents to terminate pregnancy not once but five times.

Aztec midwifes advised women to continue having sex until the…

Aztec midwifes advised women to continue having sex until the 7th month of pregnancy, saying that, if women abstained, their children would be sickly and weak.

Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were…

Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were pregnant it gave you a 50% discount on a crib, doubling as a free pregnancy test.

Julie Andrews initially refused the role of Mary Poppins because…

Julie Andrews initially refused the role of Mary Poppins because she was pregnant. Walt Disney however insisted that she played the nanny, saying, “We’ll wait for you.”

Lynlee, the baby that was born twice. Pediatric surgeons,…

Lynlee, the baby that was born twice. Pediatric surgeons, removed her from the womb to cut out a tumor on her spine, placed her back and several weeks later Lynlee was born healthy.

Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth…

Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth when she heard that a pregnant mother was in distress and her doctor had left the hospital for a break. Dr. Hess put her own delivery on hold to help the woman and after the on-call doctor came back, Hess went and had her own baby.

In the womb, an embryo/fetus grows 250,000 new neurons per…

In the womb, an embryo/fetus grows 250,000 new neurons per minute – a million neurons every four minutes – for nine straight months.

In 2016, doctors operated on a pregnant woman so they could…

In 2016, doctors operated on a pregnant woman so they could remove a tumor from her baby. To do it, they took the baby out of her womb for 20 minutes. The mother carried it for another 12 weeks and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.