0 Have your say Meet the one-in-500 million twins - whose mum only discovered she had two wombs when she fell pregnant - with a baby in EACH. Poppy and Piran House were born at 34 weeks after parents Jennifer Ashwood and Andrew House found out she had a rare ‘heart shaped’ uterus.Remarkably, she became pregnant with twins when one egg was released into each uterus - and they were both successfully fertilised at the same time.Doctors told the family the chances of having twins in this way was one-in-500 million.The family, including eight-year-old Millie, are now all home in Camborne, Cornwall, and getting to grips with their two new members.Jennifer, a care coordinator, said: “To have the two uterus’ is rare in itself, but to have an egg in both, then those to be fertilised, and then for both eggs to be in the right part, it’s a bit of a miracle.READ MORE: Outrage as blacked up reveller calls himself Lidle Wayne at Scottish fairREAD … [Read more...] about Medical miracle after mum with two wombs becomes pregnant in both at same time
Miscarriage at 15 weeks
A PREGNANT mum-of-two died from sepsis after going into labour at three months as doctors failed to offer to terminate the baby. Reeta Saidha, 38 was just 15 weeks pregnant when she was admitted into Basildon Hospital after her waters broke, an inquest heard today. But she was told to wait between 24 to 48 hours for a natural miscarriage before the doctors would consider surgery, and began to develop sepsis as her condition deteriorated. Five days after admission on December 17, she was rushed into surgery to remove the baby and transferred to intensive care. There she was put on life support, but died the next day. Reeta's husband, Booshan, 41, told the inquest in Chelmsford, Essex, how he was not informed by doctors that his wife had sepsis until 16 hours after the initial diagnosis on December 21. He said: "Sepsis was not mentioned to me once at this stage. Nothing. "I was just told from time to time what the doctors were doing. No one said to me 'look your wife is suffering from … [Read more...] about Pregnant mum-of-two died from sepsis after going into labour at three months as doctors failed to offer to terminate the baby
This graduation season, the podium is all hers. For the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation's top colleges are featuring women as their spring commencement speakers, a shift that industry experts credit to the wave of female empowerment that has fueled the #MeToo movement. Yale is bringing Hillary Clinton. MIT will host Sheryl Sandberg. Vanderbilt landed Amal Clooney, while Dartmouth chose Mindy Kaling. Overall, women account for nearly 60 percent of the speakers at the 25 schools that have the largest endowments and traditionally carry the clout to draw big names to the lectern. By contrast, women made up just a quarter of the speakers at those schools over the previous 19 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of university records. Halsey, whose given name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, read a powerful, personal poem about her experiences with rape, abuse and miscarriage — experiences that many other women have as well. "This is the … [Read more...] about Amid #MeToo, Majority of Graduation Speakers at Top Colleges Are Women
Supported by Americas By ELISABETH MALKINAPRIL 9, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN SALVADOR — When Teodora del Carmen Vásquez walked out of the Ilopango women’s prison a few weeks ago, she embraced her parents, her teenage son — and a movement to change an anti-abortion law that stole more than a decade of her life.In El Salvador, where a total ban on abortion leads to an immediate suspicion of women whose pregnancies do not end with a healthy baby, Ms. Vásquez was marked as a criminal after she began bleeding and suffered a stillbirth. Sentenced to 30 years for aggravated homicide, she was released only after the Supreme Court ruled that there was not enough evidence to show she had killed her baby.“This is the moment to speak out, this is the moment to act,” said Ms. Vásquez, who was the spokeswoman in prison for a group of two dozen women accused as she was. “With … [Read more...] about They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.
My husband and I knew we wanted to start a family right away. So, we were completely over the moon a few weeks after our honeymoon when we actually found out that we were pregnant. It was my first pregnancy, so I didn't know what to expect. I didn't realize everything was going to hurt so bad. Everything was sore.Our initial reaction was to call close family. They called extended family. And I remember texting pictures of the positive results to some of our close friends, who were overjoyed as well. Even though I have a Ph.D. in reproductive biology, and know that 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies result in miscarriages, I couldn't help but share the good news. We were just so happy. I don't know if I was just on a high from the wedding or having gotten pregnant on my honeymoon, but everything felt like it was on track. Our dreams were coming true.We even gave the baby a nickname. After our honeymoon, my husband and I were calling each other Eagle Ray One and Eagle Ray Two. So, my … [Read more...] about ‘How I Told My Mother About My Miscarriage’