• Top of the Morning: New Mom in a Coma Wakes Up After Hearing Her Baby Cry

    Here's proof that skin-to-skin contact after birth is also beneficial to new moms.
  • 1. New mom wakes up from a coma after hearing her baby cry

    Mom wakes up from coma after hearing baby cry

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    Pregnant mom-to-be Shelly Cawly had to have an emergency C-section to deliver her baby girl. Healthy baby girl Rylan arrived safely into this world, however a blot cot erupted during the surgery that Shelly went into a coma. Doctors thought they wouldn’t be able to keep her alive if she didn’t show any signs of recovery. Then, one of Shelly’s nurses, Ashely Manus, had an idea, “We knew skin to skin contact is very beneficial to an infant, so we thought, why not try it for a mom,” she told WCNC-TV news. When baby Rylan cried while placed in her mother’s breast, they saw a spike in her vitals. Shelly's condition stabilized and she eventually woke up after just a few days. “Hearing her subconsciously gave my body and my subconscious a reason to fight. That I still needed to be there for my baby,” Shelly told news channel FOX46. (buzzfeed.com)

     

    2. Lily Cole welcomes first child
    The 27-year-old British model and actress had given birth to her first child, a daughter, with boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. She announced the good news on her website last Friday, September 11, and also revealed the baby girl’s name: Wylde Cole Ferreira. Along with her announcement, she also posted a poem entitled “Born On The Hottest Day,” where she referred to her daughter as “extraordinary.” Baby girl Wylde has been “bringing joy, humor, sounds, love (and various liquids)” to the couple. Lily announced her pregnancy in February this year. Congratulations! (eonline.com)

     

    3. Women soldiers breastfeed at the same time for photo

    Former U.S. Air Force servicemember-turned-photographer Tara Ruby took on a project after The Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso, Texas opened a lactation room. She photographed ten servicewomen breastfeeding their young ones; the photo will be displayed in the new nursing room. Tara says this project is in remembrance of the days when she had to sneak into bathrooms and empty offices to feed her newborn son. The photo has since been shared 4,000 times in 24 hours. “Today I believe we made history. To my knowledge a group photo to show support of active duty military mommies nursing their little's has never been done. It is so nice to see support for this here at Fort Bliss,” Tara said in her Facebook post. (time.com)

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    4. Babies born “slightly early” may be at risk for ADHD
    It seems that giving birth during the 39th to 40th week, or “full term” of gestation is crucial. Studies have already reported that very premature babies are known to have increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new study suggests that this may also be true for babies born only slightly early. Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland found that babies born at 38 weeks still had about a 12-percent risk to develop ADHD than those born in full term. However, the risk is considerably lower than for those babies who were born premature at 25 weeks; theses babies were five times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. (gmanetwork.com)

     

     5. “The Vampire Diaries” star weds her longtime boyfriend
    Kayla Ewell, who played Vicky in the TV hit series, wed her longtime boyfriend Tanner Novlan in an elegant ceremony with 200 of their closest family and friends as witnesses. The pair met five years ago at the set of an Austraian band’s music video. Tanner popped the question five months ago while they were on a sailboat cruise in Santa Monica, California. The wedding was held at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, where they spent a lot of time with their families. Kayla walked down the aisle wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown. Best wishes! (people.com)

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