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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

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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Texas Mom Gives Birth to 16 Pound Baby Boy

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

tdy_curry_baby3_110711_grid-5x2Janet Johnson and Michael Brown shocked the world last week when their 16 pound baby boy named JaMichael was born. According to TODAY Parenting, he came close to breaking the world record of the largest baby ever and he may very well have tipped the scale to be the largest baby on record in Texas. 

Janet suffered from gestational diabetes during her pregnancy, which may have contributed to JaMichael’s massive size —the hospital didn’t even have any diapers big enough to fit him! When he was born via Cesarean section last Friday, he weighed 16 pounds, 1 ounce, measuring a full 2 feet long with a head measurement of 15 inches and a chest measuring 17 inches.

“It’s a beautiful baby, but for health reasons, we’d rather not see a baby this large,” a hospital nurse who was in the delivery room for JaMichael’s birth, told reporters. “They can have a little harder time maintaining their blood sugar.” JaMichael is reportedly progressing well and expected to be released from the hospital soon.

In the wake of this story, we asked Parents.com medical expert Michele Hakakha, M.D., to shed some light on JaMichael’s situation, and to answer a few important questions related to gestational diabetes:

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Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

9 things you shouldn’t say to your child
Read on for some of the most common verbal missteps moms and dads make, and kinder, gentler alternatives…

How does a newborn get to 16 pounds?
Jamichael’s large birth weight is the result of a condition called gestational diabetes, which his mom has.

Facebook teams with Time Warner to fight bullies
Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults.

Florida couple on trial after pet python kills child
Trial proceedings began on Monday for a central Florida mother and her boyfriend who are accused of allowing their pet python to strangle a 2-year-old girl in her crib.

Restaurant Owner: Parents Force Kid Ban
A Pennsylvania restaurant owner who is banning loud children from his eatery tells Fox 29 the behavior of their indignant parents is a big problem, in addition to noisy children.

Parents charged after youth baseball brawl
A youth baseball tournament turned ugly in Metzler Park, Colorado in June. Three parents are facing criminal charges because of a fight over what some said was a bad call.

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