POSTS WITH TAG: childbirth

Mom delivers 2 weeks past due date & gives birth to HUGE baby!

An expecting Pennsylvania woman who reportedly went a couple of weeks past her due date ended up nearly breaking the state record by giving birth last week to a 13-pound, 8.5 oz baby. Wow, that's one GIANT baby boy!

Apparently, Danielle Dwyer and her husband were told the baby would most likely be around 9 to 10 pounds—already a larger size than the average newborn. But they never imagined their son would end up weighing in at an almost whopping 14 pounds!  At that weight, doctors say little Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer almost broke the state record (Ah! Can you believe that there was an even bigger baby?!). Just wait 'til you see his photo after the jump!

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Mom puts her newborn in danger all for a pedicure & foot massage!

After going into labor with her second child, a New Jersey woman decided to go for a pedicure and foot massage before heading to the hospital, and ended up delivering her son in the salon's bathroom. Anna Rubinstein was in labor for 42 hours with her 3-year-old daughter and was expecting a similarly long labor the second time around. The 35-year-old mom thought she had plenty of time for a little pre-delivery pampering, but to her shock, her water broke during her foot massage and the baby was born almost immediately afterward. 

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WATCH: 6 Amazing pregnancy time-lapse videos you have to see!

Thanks to YouTube, we've all seen our fair share of awesome and unique pregnancy announcements. But one adorable dad recently topped all those by creating one of the cutest time-lapse pregnancy videos we've seen yet!

In the clip, entitled "From Bump to Buzz," Tom Fletcher manages to capture the duration of his wife's entire pregnancy by compiling daily photos of her growing belly. The whole thing takes place in just over 3 minutes and the final result is so adorable, it's pretty much guaranteed to melt your heart.

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Gigantic baby born in California is one of the biggest EVER

Just a few days after a South California baby was dubbed one of the largest ever born in the state, another child from North California has usurped the title! Jeez, what in the world is in the water in California?!

Sosefina Tagalu's son Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva weighed a whopping 16 pounds, 1.7 ounces at birth, making him potentially THE biggest baby ever to be born in the state. Wow, that's one GIANT baby boy!  Just wait 'til you see his photo after the jump!

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6 Things you need to know for breastfeeding success

When it comes to breastfeeding people will volunteer all sorts of advice--you could hear everything from pumping before your baby is born to roughing your nipples up while you're still pregnant. But in all honesty, much of what you'll hear is totally subjective and may work for some women, but could actually make things harder for others. What you really need to know are the basics--things that will help you ensure that both your body and mind are as prepared as possible. These seven tips will help you succeed at breastfeeding with as little stress as possible:

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9 Post-partum must-haves to keep new moms comfy

As a mother to a brand-new baby, the easiest thing in the world is forgetting to take care of yourself. But aside from feeding your baby, it's probably the most important thing for you to do. Labor and delivery can wreak havoc on your body, whether you had a caesaeran section or a regular vaginal birth, and you will need to heal and recover. While you're sore and uncomfortable it will be hard to focus on day-to-day tasks, but once you feel better physically, you will be able to really tune into your newborn and find some sort of rhythm for your first few months together. You baby (and your significant other) will be happier and more content once mom is, so be sure to put your own well-being on the top of your priorities list.

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Baby girl dies after skull gets crushed during delivery using a method that should be banned

Giving birth should be one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can go through. But for Rachel Melancon it was her worst nightmare come true--especially after the 24-year-old Texan heard a popping sound while the doctor was using forceps to assist in the delivery of her daughter. "We heard a pop, like clay cracking in pottery and heard her skull crush."

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Ivy Queen shares her first baby pics!

It's been almost a month since Ivy Queen gave birth to her baby girl and she's FINALLY released a picture of her! We know that Ivy was excited to welcome her first child into the world alongside her husband, Xavier Sanchez, this past November.

Ivy is already the mom of two adopted kids, but her baby is the first biological addition to her family. She did such a good job keeping her pregnancy low-key that even her OWN mother had no idea she was expecting. She also recently took to Twitter and revealed the name of her little one ...

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Ivy Queen gives birth to a baby girl!

Reggaetonera Ivy Queen is one happy mamá after giving birth to a baby girl in Miami early Monday. The 41-year-old singer first revealed her pregnancy to People En Español in June and expressed excitement over becoming a mother.

She and her partner, Puerto Rican choreographer Xavier Sánchez, were low-key about the pregnancy news at first--even keeping it from her mom. Can you even believe that?! 

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SEE: Newborn twins hug each other tight during spa bath

Oh my goodness, you HAVE to see this gorgeous video of two little twins holding on to each other as they get what seems to be one of the first baths of their very young lives.

Handled oh-so-gently by a loving nurse (who actually filmed the video to demonstrate a new bathing technique for newborns) the little brother/sister team cling to each other. It's not really even clear if they quite understand that they have been born and are longer in momma's belly, especially when the nurse submerges them up to their little faces and they're sort of floating, suspended in a spa bath that looks pretty darn relaxing, I have to say.

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