• Top of the Morning: Princess Charlene of Monaco Gives Birth to Twins

    It's the first royal twins for Monaco, plus find out how a mother's high blood pressure is linked to unborn child's autism
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    Monaco welcomed its first twin royal babies Wednesday, when Princess Charlene gave birth to Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainer on December 10. Their father, Prince Albert II, is the son of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace (former actress Grace Kelly), while Princess Charlene is a former Olympic swimmer. Congratulations! (hellomagazine.com)


    2. Pre-eclampsia linked to autism
    Women who suffered high blood pressure during pregnancy, or pre-eclampsia, are twice as likely to give birth to children with autism or other developmental delays than those who didn't, according to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics by the American Medical Association. The study also found that the more severe the pre-eclampsia, the higher the chances of the child to having autism. (gmanetwork.com)

    Related: Pregnancy Pounds: How Much is Too Much?


    3. New "Inside Out" trailer
    We already saw snippets of how Riley’s brain works, now it's Mom and Dad's turn. This time around, we see how Mom and Dad’s brain works with the newly-released second full trailer of the movie -- and the difference is hilarious! Watch and you'll surely be able to relate. (time.com)



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    4. Woman gives birth on airplane
    A pregnant passenger went into labor and gave birth shortly after Phoenix-bound Southwest Airlines Flight 623 took off from San Francisco. The flight crew, a doctor, and a nurse, who were on board, assisted with the birth, and the captain announced as soon as the baby boy was born. The flight had to be rerouted to Los Angeles International Airport to give proper medical attention to the mother and child, who are both doing fine. (newsdaily.com)


    5. Phthalates exposure leads to kids' lower IQs
    A new study at Columbia University showed that children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates late in pregnancy tend to get lower IQ scores than other kids at age seven. Phthalates are found in some soap, nail polish, and hairspray products. The study suggests that pregnant women avoid microwaving food in plastic containers labeled #3, #6, and #7 at the bottom. (yahoo.com)

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