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Delivery Rooms Brace For Polar Vortex Baby Boom

It’s been nine months since our bitter cold winter ended. Now, delivery rooms are bracing themselves for a Polar Vortex baby boom. All 39 maternity rooms and the NICU are full this weekend at a Des Moines hospital.

09/06/2014

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1 Year Later, Both Parents In Same-Sex Couples Have Legal Rights

It’s been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.

08/09/2014

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Expectant Mothers Protest Hudson Hospital For Stopping VBACs

Having a baby is a life-changing experience. There is a lot of decision making that goes into planning for the child, and one of those is how the woman wants to deliver. There are a lot of options.

08/04/2014

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Twins’ Arcia Stays Behinds After Birth Of Child

The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave.

07/29/2014

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With All-Star Appearance & New Baby, Neshek Has Great 2014

So many of the players on the All-Star team are familiar to Minnesota fans. One of them is not only a former Twin, but he grew up here too. Pat Neshek cut his teeth as a middle reliever for the Minnesota Twins, with his strange and effective delivery.

07/15/2014

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WCCO Reporter Heather Brown Welcomes Baby Girl

How adorable is Heather Brown’s new baby girl? Good Question — and as of Thursday morning, it’s one we can finally answer.

05/22/2014

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Good Question: Is There A Natural Way To Induce Labor?

Over the past several months of answering viewer’s ‘Good Questions’, you’ve watched my belly grow. So, now that I’m closing in on end of this journey, I thought it appropriate to ask: Are there any natural tricks to inducing labor? According to father-of-three, Chris Shaffer, “It just takes a little sauerkraut and that baby will come right out.”

05/12/2014

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Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/02/2014

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Minn. Health Network To Discontinue Water Births

A decision by Allina Health to stop water births led to a protest outside a Shakopee Hospital Monday morning. Earlier this month, Allina began telling doulas and expecting moms that underwater births would no longer be an option.

04/21/2014

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Mauer Back After Birth Of Twin Girls

Joe Mauer is back in the lineup for the Minnesota Twins after missing six games to welcome his twin girls into the world. Slugger Josh Willingham may not be all the far behind him. Mauer was hitting third and playing catcher in the series opener against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

07/30/2013

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Fertility Touchy Subject As Women Wait Longer To Have Kids

Having a baby isn’t always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.

07/19/2013

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Infant Sloth Born At Minnesota Zoo — Slowly Makes Debut

The Minnesota Zoo announced that its infant two-toed sloth — born on Feb. 3 — is slowly making its public debut on the Tropics Trail.

03/07/2013

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Baby Born In Family Bathroom As Girls Call Paramedics

A Friday night at home with her daughters Jaida and Ana was what Kristine Ramos-Walker was really looking forward to. She wasn’t due for another 12 days, but just after 7 p.m. she started having contractions.

02/19/2013

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‘Lily The Black Bear’ Gives Birth To 2 Cubs To Web Audience

Lily the black bear gave birth to two cubs Saturday morning in front of a worldwide internet audience.

01/12/2013

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6,700 Miles Away, Skype Brings Dad To Delivery Room

James Robbins got the message every expecting father waits nine long months to receive. But getting to the hospital in time wasn’t an option.

11/03/2012

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