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Ride on, baby: NZ politician cycles to hospital to give birth – for the second time

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New Zealand MP Julie Anne Genter got on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labour and she gave birth an hour later. “Big news!” the Greens politician posted on her Facebook page...

As China threat rises, can Aukus alliance recover from rancorous birth?

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It was initially seen as an audacious enlistment by Joe Biden of Australia into the 21st-century struggle against China, elevating the country in the process to a significant regional military power and finally giving...

Thousands of adverse birth outcomes in England down to ‘alarming’ inequality

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Thousands of babies in England are being born prematurely, smaller than expected or stillborn because of “alarming” and “devastating” socioeconomic and racial inequalities across the country, a landmark study has sugg...

Princess Beatrice gives birth to a girl

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Princess Beatrice has given birth to a girl at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London, Buckingham Palace has announced. Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, welcomed their first child together on Satur...

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds

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As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of ...

Alia’s Birth review – a loosely collaged portrait of a foundering relationship

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An affecting – and apparently real – home-birth sequence comprises the last 15 minutes of Egyptian film-maker Sam Abbas’s otherwise fictional short feature. The sudden onrush of biological imperative gives this footag...

Afghan refugee gives birth on US evacuation plane

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An Afghan woman gave birth on board a US evacuation plane on Saturday, moments after landing at Ramstein airbase in Germany, the US air force said. The woman gave birth to a baby girl in the cargo bay of a C-17 aircra...

Zimbabwean man charged with rape after girl, 15, dies giving birth

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Zimbabwean police have charged a man after a 15-year-old girl died while giving birth at a church shrine last month. Hatirarami Momberume, 26, has been charged with raping Anna Machaya, whose death provoked outrage in...

UN condemns child marriage in Zimbabwe as girl dies after giving birth

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The United Nations has condemned the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at a church shrine, an incident that caused outrage among citizens and rights ...

A quarter of Australian women giving birth are aged 35 or over

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One-quarter of Australian women giving birth are aged 35 or over, with 29% of those being first-time mothers. The number of babies born to older mothers has been increasing over time, data published by the Australian ...

Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth

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Fertility rates are falling across the globe – even in places, such as sub-Saharan Africa, where they remain high. This is good for women, families, societies and the environment. So why do we keep hearing that the wo...

Britney Spears’ forced birth control has a long, dark history in the United States

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On Tuesday, Britney Spears described the nightmarish legal quagmire she’s been trapped in before a California court. Speaking publicly for the first time about the conservatorship that was long rumored by fans and med...

Meghan and Harry announce birth of baby daughter Lilibet

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The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, and both mother and child are healthy and well, Meghan’s press secretary said. The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sus...

US birth rate sees biggest fall for nearly 50 years

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The US birth rate has fallen 4% in the largest single-year drop in nearly 50 years, according to a government report. The rate dropped for mothers of every major race and ethnicity, and in nearly all age groups, falli...

Mali woman has given birth to nine babies, says health ministry

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A woman in Mali has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected inside her womb – according to the country’s health ministry, joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets. Halima Cisse, 25, had...

April the giraffe, who gave birth in a viral livestream, dies aged 20

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April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said. “She is a precious member of our f...

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