Renee Bach, 35, from Virginia, is alleged to have carried out procedures on children in Uganda without any medical qualifications.
Families grieving the deaths of their newborn children are being let down by under-resourced and inconsistent NHS maternity units lacking specialist support and facilities, a major audit of neonatal care has found. Parents who have lost a child will remember the days after for the rest of their lives and small details can have a profound impact on their recovery and wellbeing, the stillbirth, neonatal death and premature baby charities Sands and Bliss said. “While nothing can reduce the pain and suffering that the death of a baby causes, high-quality bereavement care can help families cope with the devastating experience,” Clea Harmer, chief executive of Sands, said.
More cases of poor care uncovered at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust's maternity unit, which was already under investigation
A charity has said 55 twin babies are dying each year because NHS guidelines aren't followed in all hospitals.
CHISAGO CITY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota couple delivered their baby on the side of a road while rushing to the hospital on Christmas Day, just two minutes after the mother's water broke.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Danish mother whose 1997 arrest for leaving her baby outside a New York eatery sparked an international debate about parenting styles says she still feels she was unjustly vilified.
Ava-Rose Nightingale was born with gastroschisis, where her intestines grew outside her body because her abdominal wall didn't completely form before birth.
Sarah Owen was reportedly heard screaming “my babies. my babies” after she walked in to find five-months-old Noah and Charles lifeless at their home in Bridgend, Wales, on Saturday morning.
A leading midwife has questioned why people are “terrifying” women about having babies later in life. Cathy Warwick, who was chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, said women who have babies over the age of 40 face only a “relatively small increase in risk”. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, she said: “Even if you have your baby at 42 or 45, it’s a relatively small increase in risk to you if you’re otherwise healthy.
British doctors have been granted permission to create babies from two women and one man for the first time ever. The licence, which was granted to doctors in Newcastle, will see IVF being used to prevent genetic diseases. Specifically the procedure will protect against mitochondrial diseases, which can leave sufferers with insufficient energy to keep their heart beating.
Two sisters defied the odds to give birth to the first baby boys in their family in more than 50 years – just an HOUR apart. Leanne Walters, 25, and sister Lisa Harmel, 22, went into labour on the same day in the same hospital. The sisters were in adjacent rooms and their mum Kim Harmel, 54, was left rushing between rooms to comfort both daughters.
A 64-year-old woman has given birth to a pair of healthy twins in a hospital in Spain. The unnamed woman gave birth to the boy and girl by Caesarean section at the Recoletas Hospital in Burgos, in the north of the country.
Theodore Omondi, known as Theo, died when he was just 42 days old after a sudden illness, but his organs have since gone on to save the lives of Imogen Bolton – who was five months old at the time – and a young adult, who was given his two kidneys. Imogen became Britain’s youngest double lung transplant patient earlier this year, after the brave youngest underwent a seven hour operation at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This is the nail-biting moment that a nine-year-old boy appeared out of nowhere to catch his baby brother after he fell off a changing table. Joseph Levi was only walking past when he suddenly saw 11-month-old brother Eitan fall to the floor. In the miraculous footage, captured on a baby monitor, Joseph suddenly appears out of nowhere to catch the youngster before his head hit the floor.
After a modeling agency snubbed baby Asher Nash's photos because he has Down syndrome, people around the world reacted. And now he's got a job with OshKosh B'gosh. (Image credit: Crystal Barbee Photography)
Spending long periods asleep in car seats could harm or even kill young babies - and adults should sit in the back to check they are OK, scientists have suggested. Researchers from Bristol University used a simulator to replicate the effects of sleeping in a car seat - studying 19 healthy infants and 21 pre-term infants as they sat in the chair. Dr Peter Fleming, of Bristol University, said: ‘There have been reports of deaths of infants who have been left in a sitting position, including in car seats – both on journeys, and when parents have used it as an alternative to a pushchair or cot for the infant to sleep in.
Jamie and Jools Oliver have resorted to hiring a night nurse to look after baby River Rocket so that they can get some much-needed sleep. The celebrity chef says the family was driven to the decision after having to do a 12 hour day following a sleepless night. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: “Sleep deprivation makes the most wonderful people just, unreasonable.
This tear-jerking picture of tiny newborns sleeping in cardboard boxes in a Venezuelan hospital has gone viral. The image - released by the country’s opposition party, Mesa de la Unidad Democratica - shows a line of little ones, fast asleep in their cardboard cribs. The party blames the healthcare crisis in Venezuela for the lack of adequate beds for the babies.