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West Fargo baby delivered in driveway

August 7, 2012 in DL-Online

Girl born seconds after ambulance arrives
WEST FARGO With his wife, Sarah, moments away from giving birth and help nowhere in sight, Brady Kummer wasn’t sure if he was ready to follow the ambulance dispatcher’s instructions. Continue Reading

It’s a …boy, is he big! California woman gives birth to son weighing nearly 14 pounds

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

His mother, Cynthia Sigler of Vista, said that her immediate reaction was: “How’d he fit?” Dr. Jerald White, who delivered the baby at Tri-City Medical Center, said Jayden was the biggest of the 20,000 newborns he has helped usher into the world since he started in 1961. Continue Reading

Parents turning to ‘pox parties’ to avoid chicken pox vaccinations

December 5, 2011 in DL-Online

DULUTH, Minn. Leah Schroeder’s youngest child, Fynn, had the best breakfast of his 14 months one morning just before Thanksgiving. Continue Reading

For nation’s working moms, paid-leave benefits level off, if not lag

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

According to a new analysis, the share of women given time off for pregnancy, birth and child care has leveled off. And lower-educated mothers are nearly four times more likely than college graduates to be denied paid maternity benefits.
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The great mom debate: Local moms sound off on the struggle to work or stay home with their kids

October 31, 2011 in DL-Online

FARGO – After working as a nanny, Kimbra Amerman knew she wanted to stay home in Kindred, N.D, with her daughters who are now 8 and 5 years old. “I was in most of the homes for 10 hours per day,” she says of her job as a nanny. “My husband and I knew that daycare wasn’t an option for us. I wanted to be the one raising our children.” Continue Reading

Behavior changes might come from exposure before birth to BPA

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls’ behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles and food can linings.
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Marathon mom: Pregnant woman’s 26.5 miles followed by 7-lbs., 13-ounce newborn

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Amber Miller was nearly 39 weeks pregnant when she started the 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning. The DuPage County woman in a telephone interview from her hospital bed that her doctor allowed her to run half the race and walk half the race.
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Study: Child care in Minnesota among most expensive

October 10, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new national study ranks Minnesota among the least affordable for child care, with a $9,900 annual average cost for a center-based day care. Continue Reading

Local universities are learning a lot from babies

October 8, 2011 in DL-Online

FARGO – Local babies are helping further scientific research in Fargo and Moorhead. Both North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead have labs that are actively recruiting babies to participate in their studies. Continue Reading

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Local universities are learning a lot from babies

October 7, 2011 in INFORUM

FARGO – Local babies are helping further scientific research in Fargo and Moorhead. Both North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead have labs that are actively recruiting babies to participate in their studies. Continue Reading