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In Battle Of The Exes, Appeals Court Sides With Woman Who Wants Frozen Embryos

Four years ago, Elgin paramedic Jacob Szafranski and his then-girlfriend, Dr. Karla Dunston, agreed to create frozen embryos in case they decided to have a child in the future. Shortly after, the couple broke up.


Chicago Woman Who Suffers From Epilepsy Celebrating First Mother’s Day After ‘Miracle’ Birth

A Chicago woman is celebrating her first Mother’s Day after what she calls a miracle birth of twins this past week, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Study: U.S. Ranked Last In Developed World In Deaths From Childbirth

A startling new report shows it’s safer to have a baby in dozens of other countries, including places not necessarily known for cutting edge medicine, like Slovenia, Belarus, and Estonia.


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Woman Speaks Up About Infertility In African American Women

CBS 2 Suzanne Le Mignot explains, one woman is raising her voice about this issue and sharing her struggle, hoping others hear her message.


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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.


Miki Bloch and her baby, Tristan, after his quick arrival. (Photo provided)

Baby Delivered In Schaumburg Stairwell

A woman gave birth Friday morning in a stairwell in Schaumburg, when her baby couldn’t wait for an ambulance to get her to the hospital.


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Issue Of Discrimination While Pregnant Takes Center Stage

The issue of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace takes center stage next month before the U.S. Supreme Court.



Millenium Musings: I Don’t Want Kids

By Heather Sadusky CHICAGO (CBS) — I’m a Millennial who does not want kids. Every time the topic comes up, people are shocked by my lack of interest. Family and peers are astonished that I don’t want […]


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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.


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Woman Training For Half-Marathon Gives Birth, Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant

Trish Stain thought the severe back pain she was experiencing stemmed from intense training for a half-marathon.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

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Bill Would Help Women Avoid Custody Battles With Alleged Rapists

Women who have babies that are the result of rape would have an easier time keeping the alleged rapist out of the child’s life under a measure making its way through the Illinois General Assembly.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

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Delaying Marriage Resulting In More Single Mothers In Their 20s

In an unexpected consequence of delaying marriage more single women are getting pregnant in their 20s.


Aidan was born in his parents' van in Cicero, while his parents were driving to the hospital, but his mother couldn't wait to deliver him. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Dad Helps Deliver Baby In Van In Cicero

Hector Morales was rushing to get his pregnant wife Kathryn Engle to the hospital had to pull over at a gas station in Cicero and help is wife deliver the baby in their van.


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Chicago Teen Birth Rate Declines In Past Decade

The past decade saw a decline in the teen birth rate in Chicago, although the number of teen pregnancies is still much higher than the national average, according to new statistics released by the city on Tuesday.


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Ind. GOP Senate Candidate Stands By Rape Comment

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God intended.” He says some people have twisted the meaning of his comment.


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Indiana Senate Candidate: God At Work When Rape Leads To Pregnancy

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, “it’s something God intended.”


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Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.


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Report: Rep. Walsh Criticizes GOP Leaders For Not Standing Up For Akin

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has criticized the leaders of his party for failing to stand up for embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) during his race for the U.S. Senate.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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Emanuel: Todd Akin’s View Of Women, Science ‘Wrong’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t weighing on whether Rep. Todd Akin should quit his bid for the U.S. Senate, but he says it’s clear why many in the Republican Party want the Missouri congressman to step aside.


Marzena Castillo says she was fired from her waitress job because she had a baby and is suing the restaurant. (CBS)

Woman Claims Bucktown Restaurant Fired Her For Having Baby

A new mother says she lost her job because she had a baby and now she’s taking the matter to court. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.