• Top of the Morning: Woman Gives Birth on Sidewalk Amidst APEC's Heavy Traffic

    Plus, Chrissy Teigen loves her pregnant body, New Jersey school district first to allow medical marijuana, and more!
  • 1. Woman gives birth on the sidewalk because of APEC's heavy  traffic

    woman gives birth apec trafficPhoto by Angel Ramos-Canoy via abs-cbnnews.com

    Yesterday, amid the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) rerouting traffic and road closures, a woman gave birth in front  of the Deaprtment of Foreign Affairs along Macapagal Avenue. According to PO1 Allan Lingcong, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Bayan Patroller Angel Ramos-Canoy wrote on her Facebook post, "All we can do is give [her] shade through our umbrellas. 2mins.. 3mins.. The baby is still not crying. The mommy is sleeping. Or tired. Or exhausted, she passed out. All we can do now is pray. Hoping they will be fine." A woman in red assisted the mother and child and asked the police officers to call an ambulance, but it was useless because of the heavy traffic. They flagged down another motorist to help bring the woman, her husband and the baby to San Juan de Dios Hospital emergency room. According to the hospital, the mother and the baby were fine. They were attended to accordingly and will be discharged soon. (abs-cbnnews.com)


    2. Chrissy Teigen embracing her pregnant body

    The Lip Sync Battle co-host and model recently posted a photo on Instagram revealing to the whole world how she loves and fully embraces her pregnant body. In the photo, she's wearing a high-cut cream-colored body suit and posing on two adjacent chairs. "Hello new thighs! You appeared out of nowhere but I am not mad at it!" she wrote as caption. The response on her post has been extremely positive, unlike her previous post showing her baby bump and her craving for cereal, which were subjects that haters feasted on. (huffingtonpost.com)


    3. School is first to allow medical marijuana for students

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill requiring school boards to adopt a policy that allows parents, guardians, and primary caregivers to bring edible cannabis on a school bus or to school property to administer to any child both diagnosed with a developmental disability and registered with the state medical marijuana program. Sixteen-year-old Genny Barbour, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, paved the way for her school district's new law. She is "severely autistic" and suffers from a seizure disorder which requires her to receive four daily doses of homemade cannabis oil, which her doctor prescribed. The homemade cannabis oil,which has healing but not psychoactive properties and is taken orally and not smoked, help her prevent the seizures, as well as made her more verbal, gentle, and attentive. Before the new law, her parents would take her out of school and bring her home just to get her dose. (yahoo.com)

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    4. Delaying kindergarten boosts kids’ self-control

    New research from Stanford University found that delaying kindergarten for a year reduces the kids' inattention and hyperactivity by a whopping 73 percent for an average child at age 11. The study, which was published last month in the National Bureau of Economic Research, looked at Danish children who started kindergarten late and had better self-control as they grew up. Previous studies have found that red shirting, or delaying kids' entry to kindergarten, leads to better test scores. This is the first study that linked redshirting to fewer chances of developing inattention and hyperactivity, both part of an AHDH diagnoses. Researchers suggest that it's because kids can have more time to play.  (yahoo.com)


    5. A transgender man gave birth!
    U.K.'s Kayden Coleman, a transgender man, discovered that he has 21-week old bun in the oven when he has been living as a man for 10 long years now without any intention of having children at all. That was two years ago. Now he's a dad to his daughter Azaelia, and has opened up to The Mirror about his ordeal. "One day my back was killing me. It felt like there was a pillow under my stomach but there was no pillow," he shared. He joked about taking a pregnancy test, which came out inconclusive. But when the results were confirmed by a doctor, he was shocked. He didn't think it was possible because of the male hormones he was taking. It turns out he got pregnant while he was off the testosterone hormones in preparation for a double mastectomy. (mirror.co.uk)

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