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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.

03/11/2014

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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.

03/24/2013

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.

01/23/2013

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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.

12/18/2012

U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock (R-IN) (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.

10/24/2012

U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock (R-IN) (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.”

10/23/2012

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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.

10/10/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

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.

08/21/2012

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.

06/15/2012

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Bartender Claims She Was Fired By Restaurant Over Pregnancy

A woman filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming she was fired from her bartending job in Tinley Park when it became apparent she was pregnant.

05/10/2012

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Craigslist Post: Woman Got Pregnant From Encounter In Aragon Restroom

A Craigslist message sought to find the man who fathered a woman’s unborn baby in a bathroom at the Aragon Ballroom.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Study Finds Autism Could Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

A new study out today raises some serious concerns about unborn babies and the potential for autism.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Older mom Sarajean Grainson is 56. (CBS)

Some Older Women Find The Time Is Right To Have Babies

Imagine giving birth for the first time, at the age of 45. It’s happening more and more. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez asks: Why are women doing this and is it safe?

11/07/2011

Amber Miller, 27, ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and then gave birth to her daughter, June, about seven hours later. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Gives Birth After Running Marathon

Amber Miller was expecting her child at any moment — but that didn’t stop her from finishing Sunday’s Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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Doctors Say Planned Early Births Can Be Risky

Advances in the delivery room have made it possible for pregnant women to choose to deliver earlier than 39 weeks for non-medical reasons, but a growing body of evidence suggests the decision can be risky to the newborn.

CBS 2–04/01/2011

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Occasional Drink During Pregnancy OK, Study Says

Drinking alcohol has long been considered taboo for pregnant women. But, as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, new research says it may be OK to drink occasionally.

CBS 2–11/16/2010

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Best Maternity Wear Clothing Shops In Chicago

One of the benefits to living in a city as large as Chicago is that there’s always fantastic shopping regardless of what you’re looking for.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010