A couple is facing charges for fraud and theft by deception after they allegedly faked a pregnancy and then the subsequent birth and death of a baby.
The fashion mogul and her retired NFL player husband Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Birdie in March after a sometimes tough pregnancy.
A mother discovered her 15-month-old daughter's body was covered in bite marks after picking her up from daycare. No charges have been made yet.
A 61-year-old woman offered to be her own granddaughter's gestational carrier, using an egg donated by her son-in-law's sister.
By now, numerous studies have shown that there are some serious benefits to new moms practicing skin to skin contact the moment a baby is delivered. According to the La Leche League of Canada (LLL), skin to skin contact between mother and baby immediately after birth “helps regulate the baby’s temperature, breathing, heart rate and sugar levels. For mothers who plan to breastfeed, skin to skin increases the level of prolactin your body produces, increasing milk supply and helping babies to latch.
When it comes to breastfeeding in public, everyone has a right to their own opinion. But it’s quite another matter when an officer — someone whose job it is to protect the basic human rights of citizens — allows his personal opinions get in the way of the law. “Tonight while in Piggly Wiggly with my sister and both my children (the oldest 20 months and the youngest 1 month old today) while nursing, a deputy approached me right when I was about to leave and informed that I needed to cover up because someone might find it ‘offensive,'” shared Savannah Shukla in a Facebook post. Shukla lives in Georgia, a state where breastfeeding in public is legal and certainly not considered offensive.
In the last decade, peanut allergies have become a growing concern for parents — according to Health Canada, it’s one of the most common food allergies. Under the current Health Canada guidelines, parents are told to exclusively breastfeed (or use a breastfeeding alternative, like formula) before the age of 6 months. After that time, they can begin experimenting with solid foods and common allergens like peanut-based products, fish, wheat, milk, soy and eggs.
It might sound a little space-agey, but CEO and Founder of Familings Mattress, Hannah Sissala, swears this mattress will allow parents to finally rest easy. “We slept badly, our baby cried for hours every night,” Sissala says in a video describing her invention. “We found no product that would have helped so I decided to invent a solution.” She explains that before using the mattress, her son would only take naps for about 10 minutes and would wake up crying, tired and stressed out. One of Sissala’s other main concerns with the rocking mattress was ensuring it was safe.
There’s something about babies that make people act irrationally. “This is what happens to babies when been in contact with a coldsore,” writes Amy Stinton in a Facebook post accompanied by a shocking image of her 14-month-old son Oliver. “Oliver now has the herpes virus and will have this for life.
Kelly Stanley was enjoying a nice dinner out with her family when she suddenly felt a napkin being tossed on top of her. Turns out it was from her dad who did not approve of her feeding her 9-month-old daughter at the dinner table. “Someone at the dinner table then grabs one of those cloth napkins and tries to toss it over me.
The new mom and blogger recently explained her own post-birth experience in a Facebook post that has since gone viral — and she made sure not to leave out any of the ugly. Entitled “20 things to know when you’ve just pushed out a baby,” she gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it really feels like after you’ve brought a new life into the world.