A Warwickshire couple think they might have the UK's biggest baby. Baby Harley, who is almost 16 weeks old, weighs over nine kilograms - that's around 20 pounds. His parents Rohan and Billy Beckett, who live in Rugby, spotted an article online about a baby weighing 17lb at 10 weeks. The article, posted by the MailOnline, asked 'Is this Britain's biggest baby?' which led Rohan and Billy to the conclusion that they may have a record breaker on their hands. When he was 10 weeks old, Harley was three ounces heavier at 17lb 3oz and 64cm long. "The baby in the article was two weeks late and Harley was one week early, so he hasn’t even had as much growing time,” Rohan told CoventryLive. “He was wearing 0-3-months from birth, he never fitted newborn clothes - and now 9-12 months are a bit too tight for him. "By 13 weeks he had outgrown his crib and he had to go into a full-sized cot!" Harley's conception was "a bit of a miracle" according to Rohan. "I was told I would never … [Read more...] about Adorable 15-week-old Harley could be the UK’s biggest baby
Turning a breech baby
Is there a worse insult than calling a woman a witch? It means ugly, evil, benighted. It says you're a cackling baby-eater, a creature of the devil. There is no male equivalent for the word, which is perhaps because it was men who decided 'witch' meant all the worst things, and have hammered that message home for thousands of years. It's why before the 2016 US elections images of Hillary Clinton as a witch were pushed onto social media by Russian troll factories. It's why people sang 'Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead' when Margaret Thatcher died. It's why three divorced women sitting together having a laugh might be called - or even refer to themselves - as "a coven". There are all women with power, and there's nothing that scares men more. But the truth about witches is more petrifying than you realise. Witches were the cleverest, most rational and determined group of people the human race has ever managed to produce. They were never an organised group, but still spoke as one to tell … [Read more...] about This is why every girl should be a witch this Hallowe’en
WHEN Laura Gallazzi felt her waters break at only 25 weeks into her pregnancy, the first-time mum was terrified her baby son was about to be born hugely premature. But what was to happen in hospital was far more horrific than she could have imagined — as the doctor battling to deliver her child accidentally decapitated him. The baby had been stuck in the breech position and as the medic tugged at his legs to try and get him out — instead of performing a C-section — his head broke off in Laura’s womb. Two other doctors did then carry out a C-section — but only to recover the baby’s head. Speaking exclusively for the first time about the horror that shocked the nation, Laura now lays the blame squarely at the door of Dr Vaishnavy Laxman — although she has since been cleared to continue practising. Traumatised Laura, 34, says: “She butchered my son. How could this happen in this day and age?” She also believes she was duped into … [Read more...] about Woman whose baby was decapitated in the womb by NHS doc says ‘they butchered my son’
It’s well-known and widely accepted that madness has, historically, been feminised. The term “hysterical” comes from the Latin word hystericus, or “of the womb”, and “lunacy” is derived from a regular monthly period of insanity tied to the moon’s phases. We’d all like to discuss these instances as ridiculous anachronisms with no credence – but new research shows that the medical profession probably still has reams of work to do when it comes to treating women as the rational, reasonable creatures we are. Yes, even when in the hormonal throes of pregnancy and childbirth. According to figures published by the charity Birthrights this week on the back of an FOI, women at 75 per cent of maternity units across the country are being denied the right to choose a Caesarean birth even though guidelines from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that women should be allowed to opt for one, even if it’s … [Read more...] about Why hospitals should never turn down elective Caesareans
A CAESAREAN section is an operation that allows babies to be delivered through a cut made in the belly and womb. The procedure is often carried out if a vaginal birth is deemed too risky. But what is a C-section and are there any risks?What is a Caesarean section? Around one in five babies born in Britain are delivered by a C-section. To carry out the operation, a cut is made across the tummy, allowing surgeons access to the womb. Caesareans can be life-threatening, so doctors will only recommend it if it’s the safest option for pregnant women and their babies. Why is it called a Caesarean? The name is thought to be linked with Julius Caesar, but he is believed to have been born naturally. His mother, Aurelia, is reported to have been alive for most of his life, which means it’s unlikely she underwent a caesarean. The word is most likely derived from the Latin word to cut, which is caesus, the past participle of caedere. And the word lent its name to a law, the Lex … [Read more...] about What is a C section, why’s it called a Caesarean and is there a scar after the procedure?