“One Day Young” celebrates women and their newborn babies the first 24 hours of their lives

By Dave Andrusko Jenny Lewis is a very accomplished British photographer who took on an usual–and ultimately very rewarding–project. “One Day Young” is her new book that includes 40 of the 150 portraits she took in the homes of new mothers the first 24 hours following their baby’s birth. As Lewis told David Rosenberg of …

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Teenage boy bashed newborn’s head, is given ten years in prison, eligible for release in five

By Dave Andrusko It’d be difficult to imagine a more reprehensible, revolting act. A teenage mother delivers a premature baby at Bunbury Regional Hospital in Australia. She steps away to heat some food and the baby’s father, himself 15 at the time, brutally bashes the baby’s head against a wall. Judge Denis Reynolds said that …

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Doctors said baby was ‘incompatible with life,’ but something miraculous happened

By Nancy Flanders Ellis Rodriguez was already a miracle baby, born after her father Joel had died from cancer at age 35. He had predicted to his wife Sarah right before his death that they would have a daughter to join their two-year-old son Milo – and he was right. But at just two weeks …

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Another newborn found dead in dumpster, this time in Roseville, Michigan

  By Dave Andrusko The local CBS affiliate in Detroit is reporting today that police found the body of a baby, between one and three days old, in a dumpster in the nearby suburb of Roseville. According to police, workers were separating the recyclables Wednesday night when a bundle came through the sort line. “When …

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Told to abort, mother seeks second opinion and baby—“a fighter” —is born healthy

  By Dave Andrusko Not to pick on the medical profession as a profession, but where have you heard this before? A baby, Angel Gomez, is alive—and doing well—but wouldn’t be here at all if the mother had listened to her doctor. Yesenia Torres was 21 weeks pregnant when (as she told KPIX 5) her …

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Buried for two hours, newborn baby miraculously survives

  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story, which ran in December, was the sixth most read post of 2014. Typically, when we report on ‘Miracle Babies” we are referring to either babies born months ahead of schedule who survive nonetheless or newborns who have been abandoned often in situations where their chance of survival …

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It’s almost as if the newborn is saying, “Don’t—whatever you do–separate me from Mom!”

  By Dave Andrusko Oh, my goodness, my thanks and gratitude go out to Rebekah O’Brien. She passed along to her readers a link to a video that will melt your heart: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMDfcCL-_Sw. What do we see in just under a minute and a half? A mom has just delivered her baby boy, which, of …

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Woman Charged With Attempted Murder after Baby Found in Toilet

By Dave Andrusko The headline is enough to almost make you physically ill: “Baby found in Bloomington [Illinois] shelter’s toilet; mom charged with attempted murder.” The consolation is that the newborn baby has miraculously survived the actions of her mother. Tonya McKee was charged with one count of attempted murder Tuesday, according to the Bloomington …

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