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In Vitro Fertilization Should Have One-Embryo Limit, Experts Say

Babies conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) – informally known as test-tube babies – are significantly more likely than other newborns to suffer complications. It's not because of genetic defects, but rather because IVF procedures frequently produce twins, triplets or higher degrees of mu Full story

Cerebral palsy among preemies may be declining

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The rate of cerebral palsy among very preterm infants may be much lower now compared with 20 years ago, a study at one large medical center suggests. Full story

Providing TLC to babies in ICU

   Volunteers in Los Angeles step in to provide some tender loving care to babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jennifer Bjorklund reports.

Duggars would ‘welcome’ 20th child

   Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say when they look at the “precious gift” of their 19th baby Josie, who spent a difficult eight months in a neonatal intensive care unit, that they would still welcome another child.

Investigators probe beauty salon in baby ICU

Two county hospital workers were placed on paid leave after anonymous complaints that they set up a makeshift beauty salon for fellow employees in an intensive care ward for newborns, authorities said. Full story

Part 2: Preemies' fight to live continues

In the conclusion of a two-part narrative about the struggles of his prematurely born twin sons, AP's Jaime Aron tells of new challenges and hopes and a steadfast goal: to bring them home. Full story

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Doctor Karen Maples, Chief of Service, Obstetrics and Gynecology, speaks during a news conference about the conditions of the octuplets in Bellflower
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Doctor Karen Maples , Chief of Service, Obstetrics and Gynecology, speaks during a news conference about the conditions of the octuplets in Bellflower, California January 27, 2009. A California woman shocked doctors by giving birth on Monday to octuplets, believed to be only the second set of eight