First-time parents

February 12, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent depression from setting in. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued the recommendation Tuesday. Up to 1 in 7 women...
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Framed by a Christmas tree, Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 13, 2019 - 8:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered new parents a bit of advice Sunday, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight, but just not in front of the children. Francis warned of the "anguish" of children who see their parents fight during a ceremony to baptize 27 newborns, an annual tradition that...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 30, 2018 - 6:54 pm
Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child. It's common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own software engineers and other full-time staff, but paid leave advocates say it's still rare to require...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018 photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, too. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
August 08, 2018 - 5:04 pm
Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, waits to walk onto the court before the match against Johanna Konta, from Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif. Williams says she's been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are "totally normal." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:03 am
Serena Williams says she's been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are "totally normal." The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew...
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In this image made from a video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her partner Clarke Gayford speaks to journalists in front of home in Auckland, New Zealand Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Ardern announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. (TVNZ via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 1:18 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37, took office in October. Speculation swirled around whether she would start a family soon when she took over the leadership of her then-opposition Labour...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump is seen at the State Department in Washington. Ivanka Trump is defending a White House proposal to mandate paid leave for new parents in a letter to the editor published Wednesday, June 5, 2017, in The Wall Street Journal.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 05, 2017 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First daughter Ivanka Trump is defending a White House proposal to mandate paid leave for new parents in a letter to the editor published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal. The paper had previously criticized the Trump administration plan "as bad policy and worse politics" that...
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In this March 30, 2016 photo, Mildred Musni, right, breast feeds her son Eliseo and is joined by other mothers in protest at the main entrance of the city Human Services Agency in San Francisco. Months before the protest, Musni was forced to cover up by a security guard when she attempted to feed Eliseo inside the facility. With Musni are her older daughter Sentia, left, and step-daughter Vanessa Trujillo, right. Every employer in San Francisco will have to provide a safe and clean room with a surface, chair and electrical outlet where new moms can pump milk under a proposal pending before city supervisors Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
June 13, 2017 - 7:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors approved legislation that requires employers to provide new mothers a clean and private space to pump their milk, adding to the board's long history of trying to make the city more equitable for workers even if that means more regulations for employers...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:16 am
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital just two weeks after another pair of infants premiered as Romeo and Juliet on the same day at a hospital in South Carolina. The Orlando Sentinel ( http://...
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April 04, 2017 - 7:56 am
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn that their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital. The Orlando Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/2nEOzi1 ) reports Juliette Crouch was born Friday morning at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Hours later,...
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