Entries in Pregnant (13)


Anthony Weiner’s Wife, Huma Abedin, Is Pregnant

Dimitrios Kambouris/VF11/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and his wife, Huma Abedin, are expecting a child, ABC News has learned.

News of the pregnancy, which was first reported by The New York Times, comes as the couple has vowed to stay together despite Weiner’s admission of risqué online chats and photo swaps with at least six other women.

Weiner and Abedin were married in a New York ceremony officiated by former President Bill Clinton 11 months ago.

Abedin, 35, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is currently traveling with her boss on an overseas trip, stopping first in Abu Dhabi and continuing to various stops in Africa.

Weiner, 46, remains in New York where he has been reaching out to Democrats to apologize for his behavior and try to save his professional career as a growing number of politicians call for his resignation.

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Smithsonian Says Giant Panda Mei Xiang May Be Pregnant

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Smithsonian's National Zoological Park announced Wednesday that the female giant panda Mei Xiang is exhibiting signs that she may be pregnant again.

In a press release, the Smithsonian announced the giant panda's urine showed higher levels of progesterone, an indication that she may be carrying a cub.  Mei Xiang was inseminated with sperm from her mate Tian Tian in January.

"We have now entered a window of 40 to 50 days which will dictate whether a cub will be born.  We have the nursery ready," said Brandie Smith, senior curator at the National Zoo.

The zoo has a webcam following Mei Xiang so everyone can observe the potentially pregnant panda.

Mei Xiang gave birth to her only cub, Tai Shan, in 2005.  Before Tia Shan was born, the National Zoo had tried for three decades with another pair of giant pandas to raise cubs in captivity.  They had five cubs but none lived for more than a few days.

Smith explains that it's very difficult for giant pandas to get pregnant.  Females only ovulate once a year and are fertile for a small window of two days a year.  Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are also a little bit romantically challenged.

"Sometimes they can't coordinate the appropriate parts," explains Smith.  That's why they have a team that oversees the artificial insemination.  Smith said this time all went extremely well.

With the exciting news of the higher hormone levels, Smith and her colleagues have started training Mei Xiang, reminding her what it's like to have a baby in captivity.

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Pharmacy Mistakenly Gives Morning-After Pill to Pregnant Woman

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT UPTON, Colo.) -- A pregnant woman might lose her unborn child because of a pharmacy mistake.  A Safeway pharmacy mistakenly gave Maureen Silva the chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, that is also used to terminate early-stage pregnancies.  The drug was meant for a 59-year-old woman with the same last name as Silva and a similar first name.

Silva, who is six weeks pregnant with her first child, could miscarry, carry the child to full term with severe birth defects or she could have a happy, healthy baby.

After an apology from Safeway, Silva said that "sorry" is not going to cut it.

"My baby could have deformities. There's a lot that goes with it," Silva told ABC News.  "I'm going to have to deal with this for a long time."

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