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She already has 13 children, now this 65-year-old German mother is pregnant with quadruplets.
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A US woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains and emerged holding a newborn.
Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
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Keeping peanuts far, far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them seemed like a good idea at the time but a new study suggests that advice did more harm than good.
Long the domain of women, the single-sex baby shower is increasingly being embraced by men.
Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.
Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.
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I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.
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By the end of this week your baby is fully mature and all organs are developed and working ready for life in the outside world.
Your baby continues to fill out, becoming plumper and rounder in appearance, by this stage your baby weighs approximately 1.1kg.
Your baby continues to gain weight. Development is occurring in the brain, growth and increase in size of the kidneys, lungs and gastrointestinal tract.
Your baby starts to move more, becoming more coordinated as muscles develop and strength increases. He/she can now turn and stretch.
Your baby may start to suck its thumb this week, while you have probably moved into maternity clothes.
You may start to feel the baby move, but don't be alarmed if it takes another few weeks. The early movements feel like flutters.
Your baby can now make facial expressions, including frowning and squinting.
You may experience breathlessness, as your heart is working twice as hard as before supplying more blood to your organs.
Congratulations - you are now at the halfway mark of your pregnancy.