By Abigail Green, For The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Another day, another baby product recall - Baby Einstein activity jumpers , the Nap Nanny , Bumbo seats , cribs, strollers, etc. How is a new parent supposed to keep up with them all? One of the best places to find out about recalls is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federally regulated agency responsible for everything from appliances and furniture to cribs and toys. (Everything but car seats, that is, which are regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .)
By Andrea K. Walker and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs. The decision to close Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates, which plans to stop delivering babies in February, leaves women with fewer birthing choices outside of the traditional doctor. But Mercy said high-profile medical malpractice cases in recent months have driven up the cost of insurance, and the hospital was looking for ways to alleviate the financial pressure.
Susan Reimer | September 25, 2013
Beverly Jones was my life coach before she was anybody else's life coach. Back at Ohio University, she was a young administrator and I was a reporter on the student newspaper, The Post. We were the rare woman in our jobs, and she talked me in off the ledge many times. Bev went on to Georgetown Law School and eventually worked as a lobbyist on Capital Hill. A golden parachute allowed her to re-invent herself as an executive coach, helping professionals figure out where they, like her, will be next.
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
A 1-year-old girl was cut by shattered glass Monday night after someone fired shots into an Odenton home. Anne Arundel County police said a suspect shot into the front window of a home in the 600 block of Cadbury Drive at about 9:45 p.m., with the 25-year-old homeowner, his wife, and their three young children inside. The baby had minor injuries from the glass shards, and no one else was injured, police said. The other children inside the home were 4 and seven-months old. A suspect is believed to have fled in a dark red Ford Crown Victoria.
By Andrea K. Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
With each cute baby Crystal Neilson delivered, she found her body more unattractive. Her breasts sagged a little more. The skin on her stomach stretched out like a deflated balloon. “There was stuff falling out all over the place,” said the 34-year-old real estate broker. After four kids, Neilson had enough of camouflaging her flab and flaws with circulation-binding Spanx. In March, Neilson decided to say goodbye to her post-baby body. She had her breasts lifted and increased two cup sizes, her stomach smoothed and flattened with a tummy tuck and her love handles shaped and slimmed with liposuction.
By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
Joe Flacco's phone started buzzing a little bit before noon Sunday. As teammates pulled on their pads and bobbed their head to whatever music was bumping in their headphones, the Ravens quarterback interrupted his pregame routine to answer the call he had been waiting for. It was his wife, Dana, who was at a hospital in New Jersey. She had just given birth to their son, Daniel, and wanted to let Flacco know that both she and their second child were safe and sound. The cellular reception in the locker room, deep in the bowels of M&T Bank Stadium, was spotty, but Flacco heard exactly what he needed before jogging out on the field for pregame warmups.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
A three-month-old boy was declared dead in the hospital Tuesday morning after police found him unresponsive with his father, Baltimore Police said. The father said he put the infant in bed with him at a home in the 4000 block of the Alameda around 8 a.m., police said. He woke up two hours later to find the baby cold and unresponsive, according to police. The baby was taken to the hospital but declared dead shortly before 11 a.m. Police identified neither the son nor the father.
Sports Digest | August 24, 2013
Horse racing Baby Situation wins on opening day at Timonium First-time starter Baby Situation ($7.60), saddled by Gary Capuano , won the third race at Timonium on Friday, the first of 10 days of action at the Maryland State Fair. J.D. Acosta was aboard the 2-year-old daughter of Medallist, the first of two victories Friday for the journeyman rider. Dane Kobiskie got off to a quick start to lead the trainer standings, winning twice. He saddled Lemon Cookie ($4)
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say. Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges. Both grandchildren were under the age of 2. Police say the investigation began July 5, when officers responded about 4:15 a.m to the 1900 block of N. Forest Park Ave. in Franklintown, where paramedics were trying to resuscitate Reaves' grandson.
August 2, 2013
I wanted to thank you for the article, "Approaching birth, preparing for death" (July 28). I am the mother of two; one plus an angel, Lilly, who was born at 21 weeks gestation. The emotions that parents and their families have to deal with when faced with these types of situations are enormous, and that is putting it lightly. Thank you for building awareness that these circumstances exist and exist far more frequently then they are talked about. Lives are forever changed when an angel is born.
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