Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, ...

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Baby with two heads born in Bangladesh

Doctors at a Bangladesh hospital were treating a baby girl born with two heads on Thursday, medical officials and the newborn's father said.

Oncology & Cancer

Huge tumor removed from pregnant Bolivian woman

Bolivian doctors said Thursday they have successfully removed a 15-kilogram (33-pound) tumor from a woman in her 35th week of pregnancy who has since given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First-ever set of sextuplets born in Poland

A woman has given birth to Poland's first sextuplets with each newborn weighing about one kilogram (2.2 pounds), physicians at the University Hospital in the city of Krakow announced on Monday.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How forceps permanently changed the way humans are born

Obstetric forceps look like ninja weapons. They come as a pair: 16 inches of solid steel for each hand with curved "blades" that taper into a set of molded grips. Designed for emergencies that require a quick delivery, they ...

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