Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Birth Briefs

In California, Woman Delivers Baby Boy in Toilet less than an hour after returning home from the hospital, where she was told she was not ready to deliver. "The couple said they are slightly irked at hospital staff, but grateful to have a healthy baby."

In Nebraska, Cow Gives Birth to Four Calves. "Sherrill Echternkamp, a physiologist at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, said quadruplet calf live births are extremely rare. 'It's so rare that I'm not sure you could even calculate a probability,' "

A giant panda at the San Diego zoo has given birth. This is the second panda birth in the US in less than a month.

C-sections are the most common US hospital procedure, costing $14.6 billion annually.

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