Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies – report

FILE PHOTO: People cross a street in the shopping district of Orchard Road in Singapore amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.

The baby was born this month without COVID-19 but with the virus antibodies, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Sunday, citing the mother.

“My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy,” Celine Ng-Chan told the paper.

Ng-Chan had been mildly ill from the disease and was discharged from hospital after two-and-a-half weeks, the Straits Times said.

Ng-Chan and the National University Hospital (NUH), where she gave birth, did not

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Else Nutrition is #1 on Amazon’s Best-Selling Hot New Releases in Baby & Toddler Formula Category

“We are overwhelmed with excitement by the demand we are seeing for our Toddler Nutrition on the Amazon platform,” said Mrs. Hamutal Yitzhak, CEO and Co-Founder of Else. “The strong uptake confirms that U.S. parents are looking for novel healthy nutrition alternatives for their children.”. This response echoes the consumer feedback we have been receiving via our online store and brick and mortar retail channels,” she added.

Else Nutrition announced earlier this week that is has commenced shipment of its product with KeHE Distributors. Just in time for the holiday season, Else’s Plant-Based Complete Nutrition for Toddlers will be on the shelves of numerous U.S. retail stores, including a soon-to-be announced, national grocery chain.

For more information, visit: or @elsenutrition on Facebook and Instagram.

About Else Nutrition Holdings Inc.

Else Nutrition GH Ltd. is an Israel-based food and nutrition company focused on developing innovative, clean and plant-based

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Center for Family Health column: The secret to having a healthy baby is multi-faceted

By Dr. Monica Hill

JACKSON, MI – First, having a healthy baby starts with overall health prior to getting pregnant. If pregnancy is planned, healthy lifestyle choices should be made prior to getting pregnant.

Once you are pregnant, start your prenatal care with an obstetrician as soon possible – at least by 10 weeks along. At first you will have monthly appointments, increasing to biweekly and then weekly appointments as your pregnancy progresses.

Prenatal care is meant to help you have a happy healthy baby.

Why start prenatal care early? You need to begin taking prenatal vitamins. In fact, you can start taking them when you are trying to get pregnant. They are that important.

In addition, some medications you may be taking for a health condition may not be safe during pregnancy. An early ultrasound also can establish a more accurate due date. Your doctor can look at your

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Baby Your Baby: Acupressure points for babies every parent should know

(KUTV)- If you have a colicky baby, and nothing seems to work, you may want to consider acupressure. Acupressure can help calm your baby, relieve stomach pain or nausea, or even alleviate a migraine headache. As Karena Luttmer, a Pediatric Acupuncturist at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, explains, it’s safe, drug-free, no cost, and can be done just about anywhere.

Acupressure is a safe way to help calm or ease pain and help your child maintain a healthy immune and digestive system. It can be done while bathing, massaging, nursing or dressing the baby for bed. Acupressure also can be used anywhere to help with symptoms.

Acupressure points:

  • Rub Du 12 in the middle of the back, below the third thoracic vertebra, can calm most children and can be done when you’re out and about.
  • Stomach 36 on the shin and a kneecap’s length below the knee helps with digestion
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51-year-old mom who carried daughter’s baby as surrogate delivers healthy girl

A 51-year-old mother just gave her daughter a major gift by giving birth to her baby. Julie Loving acted as the gestational surrogate for her daughter, Breanna Lockwood. 

CBS News spoke to Loving and Lockwood last month, as the women prepared to welcome Lockwood’s daughter into the world.

After several rounds of IVF and suffering multiple miscarriages, Lockwood’s doctor asked if she would consider surrogacy as an option to have a baby. Her mother was enthusiastic about the option and even volunteered to be the surrogate.

“I just kept telling her no and kept turning her down pretty frequently, only because I didn’t think it was a possibility with my mom’s age, and my mom was actually menopausal,” Lockwood told CBS News. “So, as far as I knew about reproductive science, that didn’t add up, that wouldn’t work.”

After several tests and exams, doctors determined that Loving was fit to

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