Tag: birth

8 Weird Things That Happen After You Give Birth

Giving birth is an intense transformative experience that affects nearly every part of your body, including your brain. Sure, having a baby means you’re going to deal with about six or more weeks of physical pain and discomfort, but that’s certainly not all you’ll feel. Your hormones are totally out of whack, you’re exhausted and

Prince Harry Tells Duchess Meghan She Looks Amazing After Son's Birth

Prince Harry had some encouraging words for Duchess Meghan five months after she gave birth to their son, Archie Harrison-Mountbatten Windsor. When the royal couple attended the WellChild Awards on Tuesday, October 15, they spoke with 10-year-old winner Emmie Narayn-Nicholas and her mom, Eve. “They were very lovely,” Eve told Hello! magazine. “When she sat

The birth of vision from the retina to the brain

How is the retina formed? And how do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? By focusing on the early stages of this complex process, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have identified the genetic programs governing the birth of

3-D images reveal how infants’ heads change shape during birth

Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), scientists have captured 3-D images that show how infants’ brains and skulls change shape as they move through the birth canal just before delivery. Olivier Ami of Auvergne University in Clermont Ferrand, France, and colleagues present these findings in the open access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. Doctors

Rheumatoid arthritis drug diminishes Zika birth defects in mice

In experiments with pregnant mice infected with the Zika virus, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth defects in the mice’s offspring. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medicine, anakinra, once commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune

Texas woman gives birth to sextuplets in 9 minutes

Thelma Chiaka with (l. to r.) relative Ebere Ofor; Dr. Ziad Haidar, perinatologist who delivered the babies; and Dr. Israel Simchowit, neonatologist also on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. (The Women’s Hospital of Texas) A Houston woman gave birth to six babies in a span of nine minutes on Friday morning. Thelma Chiaka had