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Jewish 'Jennifer Lopez,' told pregnancy could kill her, gives birth

After a stroke, Jennifer Lopez was told by doctors that a pregnancy would be fatal. One doctor accompanied her all the way to the birth.

'Jennifer Lopez,' told pregnancy could kill her, gives birth

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who later develop autism

A routine prenatal ultrasound can identify early signs of autism, Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center researchers find.

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who develop autism

Over 100 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

Number of new cases expected to reach over 20,000 this week, researchers say.

Over 100 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

1 in a million pregnancy: 'The doctor almost fainted'

Healthy twins born to woman with 2 uteruses who had a baby in each womb.

1 in a million pregnancy: 'The doctor almost fainted'

New mother collapses and dies after giving birth to a stillborn

Young woman, 21, declared dead after attempts to revive her are unsuccessful.

New mother passes away after giving birth to a stillborn

Philadelphia woman gives birth inside Tesla on autopilot

Woman becomes first known case of a mother having a baby in a Tesla while driving on autopilot, with nav set to reach the hospital.

Philadelphia woman gives birth inside Tesla on autopilot

Israeli research reveals link between COVID and stillbirth

Coronavirus infection appears to cause significant damage to placenta, resulting in double the likelihood of intrauterine death.

Israeli research reveals link between COVID and stillbirth

Teacher hospitalized after being punched by third-grade student

Pregnant teacher attempts to separate fighting students - and ends up in the hospital.

Teacher hospitalized after being punched by third-grade student

Exposure to high and low temperatures during pregnancy may result in reduced fetal growth

Nation-wide study suggests excessive heat, cold, during specific time windows during pregnancy are linked to lower birth weight.

Weather during pregnancy may affect fetal growth

Hospital staff fighting to save 38-year-old postpartum coronavirus patient

Unvaccinated pregnant woman in critical condition after contracting coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Postpartum woman, 38, fighting for her life

No more pregnant women in COVID wards

Beilinson Hospital reports no recent cases of pregnant women with COVID as spread of British mutation wanes.

No more pregnant women in COVID wards

Mother and baby dead due to internal hemorrhage

Noa Lifshitz-Shaked, mother of three, dies due to hemorrhage, together with 36-week fetus. 'A talented, bright, woman with a love of life.'

Mother and baby dead due to internal hemorrhage

Study: COVID vaccine protects pregnant mother and fetus

Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hebrew University study finds women, unborn children develop the same antibodies when the mother is vaccinated.

Study: COVID vaccine protects pregnant mother and fetus

26-year-old new mother dies of coronavirus

First-time mother, 26, dies of coronavirus after delivering baby via C-section.

26-year-old new mother dies of coronavirus

Beilinson Hospital: Three new mothers out of danger, breathing independently

Beilinson Hospital announces three formerly-pregnant coronavirus patients are now breathing independently, 2 of the newborns are in NICU.

Beilinson: Three new mothers finally out of danger

Fetus, 36 weeks gestation, dies of coronavirus in utero

Hospital delivers coronavirus-positive woman after examination shows fetus to have died in utero.

Fetus, 36 weeks, dies of coronavirus in utero

Uncle of deceased woman: 'I despise all those who say not to get vaccinated'

Uncle of pregnant mother who died of coronavirus demands answers from anti-vaxxers. 'Look these children in the eyes and answer them.'

'I despise all those who say not to get vaccinated'

Fetus dies after contracting coronavirus in utero

Young mother, 29, delivers stillborn after contracting coronavirus.

Fetus dies after contracting coronavirus in utero

Health expert: Vaccine not dangerous for pregnant women, babies

Child development specialist Prof. Asher Ornoy says COVID more dangerous to pregnant women, vaccine does not pose health risk.

Health expert: Vaccine not dangerous for pregnant women, babies

Batsheva's miracle: "An exciting day, patience paid off'

After weeks of prolonged hospitalization in COVID wards, Batsheva Baruch was released to her home at week 34 of her pregnancy.

Batsheva's miracle: "An exciting day, patience paid off'

Health Ministry: No vaccine restrictions for pregnant women

Ministry states there is no evidence COVID vaccine can cause harm to pregnant women, continues to recommend pregnant women get vaccinated.

Health Ministry: No vaccine restrictions for pregnant women

WHO: Pregnant women can receive COVID-19 vaccine

WHO updates guidelines, removing recommendation against giving coronavirus vaccine to pregnant women.

WHO: Pregnant women can receive coronavirus vaccine

Paramedic tells of miracle: The circumcision that almost wasn't

EMT who rescues pregnant woman is asked by the family to perform the circumcision of the infant whose life he helped save.

The circumcision that almost wasn't

Is the British variant of COVID-19 more dangerous for pregnant women?

Health Ministry sequencing finding most pregnant women hospitalized with coronavirus to have been infected with British mutation.

Is the British variant more dangerous for pregnant women?

Expert warns: For pregnant women, coronavirus raises risk of premature birth

Prof. Moshe Ben Ami, head of OB dep't at northern hospital, says COVID-19 carries risk of premature birth, but no reason to stop nursing.

For pregnant women, coronavirus raises risk of premature birth

Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds.

Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Successful CPR on woman 39 weeks pregnant saves mom and baby

Father: 'You saved my wife’s life and my son’s, and, in truth, mine as well, as I’m not sure I would have survived this had they both died.'

Successful CPR on woman 39 weeks pregnant saves mom and baby

Haredi rabbi: Don't do ultrasounds during pregnancy

Rabbi Shalom Cohen, President of the 'Council of Torah Sages,' says waiting for the doctor means there's going to be a blow afterwards.

Haredi rabbi: Don't do ultrasounds during pregnancy

New study proves intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women

Bar-Ilan researchers discover that bacteria 'sense' pregnancy and the need to assist babies in breaking down the sugar in mother's milk.

New study proves intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women

Fewer Israeli women having abortions

Israeli statistics bureau says rate of abortions continues to fall, less than half abortion rate 30 years ago.

Fewer Israeli women having abortions

Irish woman discovered she was pregnant at 37 weeks

An Irish student discovered she was pregnant three weeks before her due date. Now, she can't imagine a world without her son.

Irish woman discovered she was pregnant at 37 weeks

Netherlands: Eleven babies die in failed trial

Dutch hospital quits clinical trial after babies whose mothers took generic Viagra died.

Netherlands: Eleven babies die in failed trial

Tragedy at Sheba Hospital

Mother and fetus die at hospital in central Israel of acute infection. The woman, in her 40s, was in 23rd week of pregnancy.

Tragedy at Sheba Hospital

Woman refuses fetal monitor - and the baby dies

Woman refuses fetal monitoring on Shabbat, discovers when Shabbat ends that her fetus died.

Woman refuses fetal monitor - and the baby dies

Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

Woman rushed to hospital with preeclampsia. Baby delivered 1 and a half months early.

Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

Court rules employers can fire pregnant women

A Be'er Sheva Labor Court ruled that women whose contacts are for specific projects for less than one year can be fired by employers.

Court rules employers can fire pregnant women

Israeli reporter shames London Underground users

Channel 10 reporter shows how London Underground commuters refuse to give up their seat to a 9-month pregnant woman.

Watch: Pregnant Israeli reporter shames London Underground usersplayer

Much More Than a Womb for Rent

One woman's odyssey through gestational surrogacy in Israel.

Much More Than a Womb for Rent

Bill: Pregnant Women to Park in Handicap Spots

Parliamentary adviser to Labor MK inspires bill to ease the lives of women in their last trimester of pregnancy.

Bill: Third-Trimester Pregnant Women to Park in Handicap Spots

Hospital Saves Lives of Two Pregnant Gazan Women

Israel continues to overlook politics to save the lives of Palestinian Arabs.

Israeli Hospital Saves Lives of Two Pregnant Women from Gaza