Births

A general view of the premature infant ward where are the nine babies at the maternity ward of the private clinic of Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Nonuplets: Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies

The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday

 

A doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago on Aug. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford

Study co-author says planned C-sections may be less risky for some moms and babies

C-sections carry their own risks, including infection, blood clots, pain and a long recovery period

 

Blake Cann, Melissa Jones and Blake Jr. (bottom right) welcomed their newest family member, Paisley Sandra-Lynn Cann in the back of an ambulance on the side of Highway 19A after a harrowing drive down-Island from Port McNeill in the early hours of 2021. Photo courtesy Cann family

Expectant B.C. mom dodges branches, elk and an empty gas tank to deliver New Year’s baby

Harrowing ordeal for couple ends in joy on the side of highway north of Campbell River

 

Chris and Taylor Doughty welcomed their son into the world at 1:54 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Chris and Taylor Doughty welcomed their son into the world at 1:54 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (Courtesy of Island Health)
A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)

Okanagan mom rushed to Lower Mainland hospital with unborn baby

Just two days after Christmas, Tia’s water broke, but she’s not due until March 20

A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)
Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)

Mom delivers north Island’s first home birth baby in 30 years, in the middle of a pandemic

Midwives have made home birth possible again, and COVID-19 is making them more appealing than ever

Jennifer Johnson with her daughter, Teen. (Zoë Ducklow)
Frédérique Gagnon holds baby Loki shortly after giving birth to him on her in-law’s driveway in Port Coquitlam. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

Frédérique Gagnon holds baby Loki shortly after giving birth to him on her in-law’s driveway in Port Coquitlam. (Contributed photo)
Michelle Hunter tested positive for COVID-19 three days before her due date. (Submitted)

Pregnant B.C. woman catches COVID-19 days before giving birth

Michelle Hunter said the ordeal was like a horror movie

Michelle Hunter tested positive for COVID-19 three days before her due date. (Submitted)
Everly Jordyn Mallais was born April 23 on the front driveway of her grandparents’ home in the Highlands. (Courtesy of Jessica Mallais)

Highlands woman gives birth on driveway

Grandma catches baby girl as she enters the world

Everly Jordyn Mallais was born April 23 on the front driveway of her grandparents’ home in the Highlands. (Courtesy of Jessica Mallais)
COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers
The current novel coronavirus situation is having an effect on demand for midwives and doulas. Stock photo

Virus affects demand for Vancouver Island doulas, midwives

New policy around who can be in the delivery room is a key factor

The current novel coronavirus situation is having an effect on demand for midwives and doulas. Stock photo
Craig Smith, right, a leap year baby featured in the March 1, 1972 edition of Juan de Fuca News Review, has been living in Brisbane, Australia since he was 18. He recalls the Olympic Mountains as one of the things he misses most about living in Victoria. (Courtesy of Craig Smith)

Where are they now? Leap year baby from 1974 living in Australia since 18

Gap year turns into new life path for 56-year-old

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Craig Smith, right, a leap year baby featured in the March 1, 1972 edition of Juan de Fuca News Review, has been living in Brisbane, Australia since he was 18. He recalls the Olympic Mountains as one of the things he misses most about living in Victoria. (Courtesy of Craig Smith)
A fertility clinic in Victoria is sending would-be parents to Vancouver for treatment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Fertility Clinic sends patients to Vancouver for in-vitro treatment

Certain procedures will now not happen locally, adding further expenses to fertility treatment

A fertility clinic in Victoria is sending would-be parents to Vancouver for treatment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.

VIDEO: B.C. leap-year siblings ‘leapies’ celebrate 14th, 15th, birthdays together

Marilyn and Jeannette Johnston have never missed sharing Feb. 29 together for 56 years

Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.
September is the most common month for birthdays in Canada and the United States. (Pixabay photo)

Canada, U.S. birth rates see a spike in September

Sept. 9 most common birthday for Americans

September is the most common month for birthdays in Canada and the United States. (Pixabay photo)