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March 2, 2024 at 3:47 AM

Local Lowdown: Indiana mother delivers baby outside fire station

Reporter Annie Kate, with ABC South Bend, Ind. affiliate WBND, spoke with a couple about how they ended up forced to pull over in wintry conditions to deliver their newborn baby.
March 2, 2024 at 3:47 AM
Local Lowdown: Indiana mother delivers baby outside fire station
February 29, 2024 at 11:38 PM

Video shows dad fist-bumping sheriff's deputy after delivering baby on side of road

Riley Redenbaugh was driving his wife to the hospital when they had to pull over on the side of the road to deliver her baby.
February 29, 2024 at 11:38 PM
Video shows dad fist-bumping sheriff's deputy after delivering baby on side of road
February 29, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Dad springs into action to deliver baby along side of road

In Miami County in Kansas, a baby was born on the side of the road and their father was the one to deliver them
February 29, 2024 at 6:14 PM
Dad springs into action to deliver baby along side of road
February 28, 2024 at 2:38 AM

Japan had the fewest babies it has ever recorded last year. Marriages dropped steeply, too

The number of babies born in Japan in 2023 fell for an eighth straight year and is the lowest since Japan started compiling birth statistics in 1899
February 28, 2024 at 2:38 AM
Newborns in Japan are at a new low, while fewer couples marry
February 27, 2024 at 10:25 PM

Baby has hilarious reaction to his dad’s loud snoring

That’s a sound this little guy will never forget.
February 27, 2024 at 10:25 PM
Baby has hilarious reaction to his dad’s loud snoring
February 26, 2024 at 8:19 PM

More women giving birth at home despite increasing risk

Medical journalist Elizabeth Cohen reports on the growing concern of women giving birth at home and the additional risk to the mother and child.
February 26, 2024 at 8:19 PM
More women giving birth at home despite increasing risk
February 26, 2024 at 5:15 PM

Mom who struggles with infertility shares reminder that IVF success is 'not everyone's realities'

Gaby Dalkin said she has dealt with unhelpful comments while trying to have a second child.
February 26, 2024 at 5:15 PM
Mom shares how comments about having more kids can 'sting'
February 26, 2024 at 5:15 PM

Alabama Supreme Court ruling raises questions about IVF access

Medical and legal experts are speaking out after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos qualify as people under state law.
February 26, 2024 at 5:15 PM
Alabama Supreme Court ruling raises questions about IVF access
February 26, 2024 at 5:14 PM

Alabama's biggest hospital to suspend transfer of embryos after court ruling

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital will stop transferring embryos after the state's Supreme Court issued a decision that said frozen embryos are children.
February 26, 2024 at 5:14 PM
Alabama's biggest hospital to suspend transfer of embryos after court ruling
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM

Alabama women describe heartbreak over some IVF treatments stopping following court ruling on embryos

Women describe heartbreak after IVF treatments stop in Alabama after the state Supreme Court issued a decision that frozen embryos are "children."
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM
Alabama women describe heartbreak over some IVF treatments pausing
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says he won't prosecute IVF families, providers

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall does not intend to prosecute in vitro fertilization providers or families.
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM
Alabama AG says he won't prosecute IVF families, providers
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM

Trump says he 'strongly' supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Former President Donald Trump called on the Alabama legislature “to act quickly to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama.”
February 26, 2024 at 5:13 PM
Trump says he 'strongly' supports IVF after Alabama court ruling
February 26, 2024 at 5:12 PM

Sen. Duckworth skeptical Republicans will back IVF bill after court rules embryos are people

Sen. Tammy Duckworth said on Sunday that Republicans haven't reached out to her about her bill to protect IVF after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on embryos
February 26, 2024 at 5:12 PM
Duckworth doubts Republicans will back IVF bill after court says embryos are people
February 25, 2024 at 8:53 AM

Watch this coach's adorable toddler shadow him

Dad Reggie Bess, a basketball coach at Tarboro High School, has a mini-me in training!
February 25, 2024 at 8:53 AM
Watch this coach's adorable toddler shadow him
February 24, 2024 at 4:37 PM

The latest on Alabama ruling embryos as children

Alabama courts rule embryos as children but the White House says the decision could go beyond the state.
February 24, 2024 at 4:37 PM
The latest on Alabama ruling embryos as children
February 24, 2024 at 1:57 AM

Alabama lawmakers pledge to find solution for IVF families, providers

The state attorney general said he will not prosecute families or providers who seek IVF treatments following the controversial state Supreme Court ruling on embryos.
February 24, 2024 at 1:57 AM
Alabama lawmakers pledge to find solution for IVF families, providers
February 24, 2024 at 1:15 AM

Women speak out after Alabama court ruling

Women describe heartbreak after IVF treatments paused in Alabama after the state Supreme Court issued a decision that frozen embryos are "children."
February 24, 2024 at 1:15 AM
Women speak out after Alabama court ruling
February 24, 2024 at 12:36 AM

Mom shares why she won't throw birthday parties for her daughter

Marissa Light posted a controversial video on TikTok explaining the reasons why she doesn't plan to throw yearly birthday parties for her daughter as she gets older.
February 24, 2024 at 12:36 AM
Mom shares why she won't throw birthday parties for her daughter
February 23, 2024 at 9:20 PM

Siblings overcome with emotion after learning mom is pregnant

The brother and sister experienced all manner of excitement over the new addition to their family.
February 23, 2024 at 9:20 PM
Siblings overcome with emotion after learning mom is pregnant
February 23, 2024 at 9:11 PM

Mom shares 'hot take' on not throwing birthday parties for her kid

A Pennsylvania mom is sharing why she doesn't plan on hosting annual birthday parties for her child.
February 23, 2024 at 9:11 PM
Mom shares 'hot take' on not throwing birthday parties for her kid
February 23, 2024 at 8:53 PM

Fallout continues after Alabama frozen embryo ruling

Alabama's frozen embryo ruling is already having a devastating effect on patients and IVF treatments, with multiple medical providers freezing operations due to legal concerns.
February 23, 2024 at 8:53 PM
Fallout continues after Alabama frozen embryo ruling
February 23, 2024 at 7:16 PM

Siblings have emotional reaction to learning mom is pregnant

A brother and sister in Louisiana were overcome with emotion after learning they would soon be welcoming another sibling.
February 23, 2024 at 7:16 PM
Siblings have emotional reaction to learning mom is pregnant
February 23, 2024 at 6:04 PM

Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme turning 16 on Japan trip

Jennifer Lopez gave fans a look at her recent trip to Japan with twins Max and Emme for their milestone 16th birthday.
February 23, 2024 at 6:04 PM
Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme turning 16 on Japan trip
February 23, 2024 at 3:51 AM

More Alabama IVF clinics pause services

President Joe Biden criticized the Alabama State Supreme Court’s ruling on stored embryos, calling it “unacceptable.”
February 23, 2024 at 3:51 AM
More Alabama IVF clinics pause services
February 23, 2024 at 2:08 AM

Couple marries at hospital hours before welcoming newborn

Sara and Brandon Perry had planned to marry on Feb. 16, but that changed when Sara's water broke on Feb. 13. A twist of fate led them to elope at the hospital hours before baby Oliver was born.
February 23, 2024 at 2:08 AM
Couple marries at hospital hours before welcoming newborn
February 23, 2024 at 12:13 AM

Alabama Court rules frozen embryos are legally equivalent to children

Bioethicist Lauren Flicker joins our Big Story. Later on, Pres. Joe Biden considering executive action and Ivy League, Yale bringing back standardized tests.
February 23, 2024 at 12:13 AM
Alabama Court rules frozen embryos are legally equivalent to children
February 22, 2024 at 11:36 PM

Alabama’s state Supreme Court rules IVF frozen embryos are legally children

Advocates for reproductive rights are concerned as three facilities in Alabama have paused IVF treatments after the state's highest court ruled embryos should have the same rights as children.
February 22, 2024 at 11:36 PM
Alabama’s state Supreme Court rules IVF frozen embryos are legally children
February 22, 2024 at 11:18 PM

Couple marries at hospital hours before welcoming baby

A Missouri couple married at Saint Luke's East Hospital on Feb. 13 before welcoming a baby on Feb. 14.
February 22, 2024 at 11:18 PM
Couple marries at hospital hours before welcoming baby
February 22, 2024 at 9:20 PM

Young woman helps kids in foster care system

Lena Ford helps make a positive impact through work that includes creating "positivity pouches" and birthday boxes, to donating natural hair products to foster care youth.
February 22, 2024 at 9:20 PM
Young woman helps kids in foster care system
February 22, 2024 at 9:11 PM

Alabama clinics pause IVF treatment after ruling on embryos

Three providers of IVF treatment in Alabama announced that they will pause services after the state’s highest court ruled that frozen embryos are legally considered children.
February 22, 2024 at 9:11 PM
Alabama clinics pause IVF treatment after ruling on embryos
February 22, 2024 at 3:46 PM

Alabama hospital halts IVF treatments after state supreme court ruling

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System said in a statement, “[W]e must evaluate the potential that our patients and our physicians could be prosecuted criminally or face punitive damages."
February 22, 2024 at 3:46 PM
Alabama hospital halts IVF treatments after state supreme court ruling
February 22, 2024 at 3:11 AM

Major hospital suspends IVF treatments after state court ruling

The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced it is pausing its treatments at Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as it evaluates the Alabama Supreme Court's decision on IVF.
February 22, 2024 at 3:11 AM
Major hospital suspends IVF treatments after state court ruling
February 22, 2024 at 12:35 AM

Father-daughter bathroom mirror dances capture the hearts of millions

Pablo started dancing with his daughter Veronica in front of the mirror to see how strong of a dancer she was. They had no idea their bathroom mirror dances would become an internet sensation.
February 22, 2024 at 12:35 AM
Father-daughter bathroom mirror dances capture the hearts of millions
February 21, 2024 at 10:57 PM

Family that welcomed quintuplets now expecting another baby

Less than a year after having quintuplets through IUI, Haylee and Shawn Ladner are expecting a sixth baby, despite doctors telling them it would be nearly impossible for them to conceive naturally.
February 21, 2024 at 10:57 PM
Family that welcomed quintuplets now expecting another baby
February 21, 2024 at 9:39 PM

Family that welcomed quintuplets now expecting another baby

Haylee and Shawn Ladner, parents of quintuplets, are expecting a sixth baby in the summer of 2024.
February 21, 2024 at 9:39 PM
Family that welcomed quintuplets now expecting another baby
February 20, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Consequences to Alabama Supreme Court ruling on IVF access

The state's highest court ruled that unborn children are "children."
February 20, 2024 at 7:46 PM
Consequences to Alabama Supreme Court ruling on IVF access
February 20, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are ‘children’

Medical experts warn the ruling could have far reaching consequences for those seeking fertility treatments like IVF.
February 20, 2024 at 5:37 PM
Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are ‘children’
February 20, 2024 at 12:02 PM

Mom's love helps woman wake from coma after 5 years

Jennifer Flewellen was in a life-threatening car accident in 2017.
February 20, 2024 at 12:02 PM
Woman wakes up after nearly 5 years in a coma
February 19, 2024 at 10:18 PM

Mom was inspired to become a nurse after son's heart defect diagnosis

After witnessing the care that her son received for his congenial heart defects, Calley Burnett went through nursing school to become a nurse at the same hospital.
February 19, 2024 at 10:18 PM
Mom was inspired to become a nurse after son's heart defect diagnosis
February 19, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Why children are still playing tackle football, despite brain risks

Research shows it also can cause injuries that damage developing brains.
February 19, 2024 at 4:07 PM
February 17, 2024 at 6:20 PM

Moms showcase relatable versions of home life over aesthetic on social media

The “non-aesthetic moms” hashtag is the latest social media trend where moms showcase more relatable versions of their home life.
February 17, 2024 at 6:20 PM
Moms showcase relatable versions of home life over aesthetic on social media
February 16, 2024 at 5:25 PM

What to know about Jamie Foxx and his 2 kids

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is also a father of two.
February 16, 2024 at 5:25 PM
What to know about Jamie Foxx and his 2 kids
February 16, 2024 at 12:47 AM

Proud dad cannot contain his excitement overt daughter’s impressive SAT score

His reaction is absolutely everything.
February 16, 2024 at 12:47 AM
Proud dad cannot contain his excitement overt daughter’s impressive SAT score
February 15, 2024 at 9:10 PM

Dad shares sweet message while styling daughter's hair in viral video

A father's sweet message to his daughter while he helps her style her hair has gone viral.
February 15, 2024 at 9:10 PM
Dad shares sweet message while styling daughter's hair in viral video
February 15, 2024 at 8:49 PM

Dad gives daughter pep talk while styling her hair

Taliah Noir and her dad shared a special moment while he was doing her hair.
February 15, 2024 at 8:49 PM
Dad gives daughter pep talk while styling her hair
February 15, 2024 at 6:15 PM

Why this mom preps dinner for her family at 3 p.m.

Australian mom Aimee Connor said she starts prepping dinner for her family at 3 p.m. to avoid unhealthy snacking and more time for activities later in the day.
February 15, 2024 at 6:15 PM
Why this mom preps dinner for her family at 3 p.m.
February 15, 2024 at 12:10 AM
Adorable dad takes on role of sassy cashier while playing with daughter
February 13, 2024 at 8:39 PM

Pregnant people could develop long COVID, study shows

A study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2024 annual meeting showed that pregnant people had a lower average of long COVID compared to the average adult, Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
February 13, 2024 at 8:39 PM
Pregnant people could develop long COVID, study shows
February 13, 2024 at 5:12 PM

Parents and children staying involved in each other's lives for longer, report says

A new survey explored the growing trend of parents staying intimately involved both emotionally and financially in their adult children's lives.
February 13, 2024 at 5:12 PM
Parents and children staying involved in each other's lives for longer, report says
February 8, 2024 at 5:29 PM

What to know about Parent PLUS loan forgiveness

ABC News' Alexis Christoforous reports on options to pay Parent PLUS loans and electric vehicle tax breaks in today's "Ask Alexis."
February 8, 2024 at 5:29 PM
What to know about Parent PLUS loan forgiveness
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