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Did Beyoncé’s Delivery Disrupt Other Patients? Hospital Makes Official Statement

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

BeyonceBy now, you probably already know that Beyoncé gave birth to a baby girl, Blue Ivy, with husband Jay-Z this weekend. There have been numerous reports about the celebrity couple’s experience at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and the hospital is being accused of providing the famous duo with special treatment at the expense of other patients. In an article in the New York Times, one father, Edgar Ramirez, says security guards for the star kept him from seeing his wife and newborn for three hours.

But Lenox Hill Hospital has released an official statement in response to the criticism:

“The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days. No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.”

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding Beyoncé’s pregnancy (from us, too), but we sincerely hope other parents didn’t suffer because of the singer’s celebrity. Baby Blue may have already gotten her own blog post, but we believe all babies — famous parents or not — deserve the same, wonderful treatment.

Image: Beyoncé Knowles via Helga Esteb /

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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Study: Healthy Eating May Help Children with ADHD
There’s limited evidence that any particular diet or supplement helps kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but at least some research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help while fatty “Western-style” diets do these children no favors.

Ga. District Investigates Math Homework on Slavery
Suburban Atlanta school officials are deciding whether to discipline teachers who gave third-grade students math homework with word problems about slavery.

Childhood: Exercise Yields Dividends in the Classroom
Physical exercise in children improves not only cardiovascular health but also academic performance, an analysis of several studies has found.

Seeing Social Media More as Portal Than as Pitfall
Though there are certainly real dangers, and though some adolescents appear to be particularly vulnerable, scientists are now turning to a more nuanced understanding of this new world. Many have started to approach social media as an integral, if risky, part of adolescence, perhaps not unlike driving.

After Beyoncé Gives Birth, Patients Protest Celebrity Security at Lenox Hill Hospital
Noncelebrity maternity patients said they experienced a series of indignities as Lenox Hill Hospital went all-out to protect the privacy of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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35% of Child Sex Abuse Caused by Minors
Recent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of America’s children is committed by other minors.

Experts Say Current Lead Poisoning Levels Are Set Too High
Lead poisoning continues to be a serious health problem for young children, especially those living in cities, so a government committee is recommending that the definition of lead poisoning be changed, to include even lower levels of exposure to the toxic chemical.

NY Schools Warned Free Breakfasts May Lead to Obesity
A top New York City Department of Health official has criticized a free breakfast program in city schools, saying it makes poor kids fat.

Post Analysis: Blacks Much More Likely to Get Suspended from D.C. Area Schools
Data suggest African American students are two to five times more likely to get suspended or expelled as their white peers and that the gap exists across the region’s urban, suburban and rural school districts.

Some Babies’ Sleep Problems May Last Through the Toddler Years
Some children who have sleep problems in infancy might still have trouble sleeping when they’re older, a study finds.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Security Prevented Man from Visiting His Twins at Hospital, He Claims
The arrival of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn daughter at a Manhattan hospital has inconvenienced a man who says the couple’s security team has prevented him from visiting his two prematurely-born twin girls.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Welcome a Baby Girl!

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

BeyonceCongratulations to Beyoncé and Jay-Z on the birth of their first child! The couple welcomed a baby girl last night at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, according to People.

Multiple celebs have taken to Twitter to confirm the news.

Rihanna tweeted:

“Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih”

Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted:

“Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.”

The only thing we’re still unsure of is the baby’s name. E! News originally reported last night that the little girl’s name is Ivy Blue, but they’re now reporting that her name is Blue Ivy.

Which name do you prefer?

Image: Beyoncé Knowles, via s_bukley /

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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Diabetes During Pregnancy May Raise ADHD Risks
Young children are far more likely to experience attention and hyperactivity problems if their mother develops diabetes during pregnancy and they are born into a poor or lower-middle-class household, a new study suggests.

Bishops Say Rules on Gay Parents Limit Freedom of Religion
Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have shuttered most of the Catholic Charities affiliates in the state rather than comply with a new requirement that says they must consider same-sex couples as potential foster-care and adoptive parents if they want to receive state money.

Fox Commentator Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Remark on Death of Santorum’s Son
Fox News contributor Alan Colmes apologized Monday night for making “hurtful” comments about the events following the 1996 death of Rick Santorum’s infant son.

Mom Reunites with Biological Child 77 Years Later
For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen.

Beyonce ‘Enormously Pregnant in Sky-High Heels,’ Says Source
Despite the loud buzz that Beyoncé gave birth over the holiday weekend, the countdown to the arrival of baby Bey is still on.

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Solange Knowles Joins the Fight Against Blood Cancer

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Solange Knowles — singer, actress, and younger sister of Beyonce — and DKMS released a new PSA today encouraging people to register as bone marrow donors to help blood cancer patients. “Blood cancer kills more children in the US than any other disease,” says Knowles in the video. Mother to 7-year-old Juelz and a soon-to-be aunt, Knowles wants to help find cures for children who are suffering.

Watch Knowles’ PSA below and visit to find out how to become a donor today.

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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Beyonce Stuns VMAs With Pregnancy Announcement
Singer Beyonce Knowles chose Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards to announce that she’s pregnant.

“Hot sauce mom” spared jail time
An Alaska woman convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth was spared immediate jail time on Monday.

Judge: Kids Can Live With Child-Killer, For Now
Trisha Conlon’s teenage son will continue to live with a woman who shot and killed her own daughters 20 years ago, ruled King County Superior Court Judge William Downing in Seattle today.

Hurricane Irene spawns baby boom in some hospitals
Hurricane Irene’s sweep up the East Coast spawned a swath of damage from powerful winds and rains, but also a legacy of a happier sort — a crew of new babies born in the heart of a howling storm.

Moms-to-be get free advice by text
Through frequent cellphone messages, expectant and new mothers get advice on pregnancy and infant care.

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