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
A THIRD of countries still ban abortions with some jailing women for having miscarriages. Global abortion laws have come under the spotlight after the Republic of Ireland’s landmark vote to legalise the practice this week. The country voted overwhelmingly to repeal a clause in its constitution which outlaws terminations. More than 66 per cent of Irish voters backed the move, with PM Leo Varadkar vowing to introduce a new law making abortions legal by the end of the year. But the referendum drew attention to abortion laws not just in Ireland, but other countries around the world. Ireland’s laws were among the toughest on the planet, with only a handful of countries placing tighter restrictions on the procedure - banning the procedure altogether. Some 26 countries are counted among this number, according to a 2018 report by the Guttmacher Institute. And campaigners have said the lack of access puts the physical and mental health of women around the world in danger. Hillary … [Read more...] about Map reveals how a THIRD of the world still bans abortion with some countries jailing women for miscarriages
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.