Ai-chan expecting first child in autumn

Jun 29, 2017

Ai-chan expecting first child in autumn

Women’s table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara said Thursday she is pregnant and expecting this fall.“We’re really pleased that a small life has come to us,” the 28-year-old four-time Olympian, who married Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh last September, wrote on her blog. “I ...

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

May 19, 2017

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

A female giant panda at Tokyo’s Ueno zoo has shown signs of being pregnant, including reduced appetite and longer sleeping times, the zoo’s operator said.If 11-year-old Shin Shin does give birth, the cub will be the first giant panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...

Apr 21, 2017

Argentina woman who gave birth in coma meets son, months later

In late 2016, a 34-year-old policewoman in Argentina — in a coma after a car accident — gave birth. Four months later, Amelia Bannan has regained consciousness and finally met her son.During the first part of 2017, “she moved sometimes, made signs of waking ...

Apr 12, 2017

Two pregnant women die from parrot-borne disease

Two pregnant women have died after they contracted a disease spread through a parrot’s infected feces, health ministry officials said, in what is likely to be the first such cases in Japan.According to a research team at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and ...

/ Apr 4, 2017

Obesity in pregnancy seen raising epilepsy risk

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said Monday.The study was based on data from 1.4 million children in Sweden, and was published in the Journal of ...

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

/ Mar 3, 2017

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flash-point town of Avdiivka.The 40-year-old calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl, whom she ...