Pregnant Woman

  • J&K: Woman rescued from marooned house, delivers baby in army hospital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on a distress message, the Army evacuated a pregnant woman from her house in the submerged Sher-e-Shafi locality in Srinagar to the military hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. "We received a message in the afternoon that one Ms Arshida, a resident of Pampore area...
  • Jammu: Hospital gives abortion pill to 8-month pregnant woman 'by mistake' July 27, 2014

    Jammu: In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence in Jammu, a doctor and two para-medics have been arrested after a eight-month pregnant woman was given abortion pill by mistake. The woman was admitted to a private hospital for glucose fluid intake but was given an abortion pill. The hospital...
  • Watch: Heart-stopping moment a pregnant woman is caught on film jumping from a burning building into a waiting crowd July 14, 2014

    That was a narrow escape. Whew. A pregnant woman was filmed jumping from the first storey of a burning building in Turkey into a crowd waiting below with sheets and pieces of cardboard. The woman is in a hospital but in good condition. The fire in South St. Louis saw a...
  • Pregnant mother drives her minivan packed with three children into the ocean, sister says she was 'talking of demons' March 7, 2014

    A pregnant mother is accused of driving herself and her children into the ocean, saved only in the nick of time by eyewitnesses and life guards in a chilling murder-suicide attempt. The woman's sister told the police that she was talking of demons just before driving off with the minivan,...
  • Woman gives birth in class 12 board exam hall February 21, 2014

    A woman in Bihar gave birth in the examination hall where she was appearing for her class 12 exams, an official said on Friday. The incident took place at a college in the state's Saran district where Manisha Devi, in her early 20s and married, was taking an exam on Thursday...
  • At the LoC, Army helps save pregnant women January 30, 2014

    Srinagar: As J&K battles a harsh winter, the Indian army is emerging as a saviour for people near the line of control. With incredible effort from both the Air Force and the Army, more than 200 people have been evacuated from Kisthwar alone. In the cut off areas of Machhil on...
  • Dehradun: 27-year-old pregnant woman killed after rape, beheaded body recovered near Raj Bhawan November 15, 2013

    Dehradun: A beheaded body of a woman was recovered from army area near Raj Bhawan in the city, police said on Thursday. The headless body of a 27-year-old woman kept in a sack was found by rag pickers in the army area about 200 metres from Raj Bhawan on Wednesday evening,...
  • Sambhal: Pregnant woman set ablaze by husband, in-laws over dowry August 30, 2013

    A pregnant married woman was allegedly killed by her in-laws over dowry in Hayat Nagar area in Sambhal, police said on Friday. Roopwati's (25) in-laws allegedly sprinkled kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze on Thursday as her family members could not meet their dowry demands, they said. She was rushed to a hospital...
  • Pregnant woman burnt to death by husband, in-laws over dowry August 15, 2013

    An eight-month pregnant woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Babugarh area, police said in Hapur on Thursday. Naresh Devi was allegedly set on fire by her husband Puran and in-laws on late on Tuesday night in Upeda village. She was rushed to...
  • Kerala man walks 40 km through forest with pregnant wife on shoulder June 10, 2013

    Kottayam: In an effort to save his pregnant wife and their child, a man walked through forest for about 40 kms in heavy rains carrying the ailing woman on his shoulders to get her to a hospital, but failed to save the baby. The tribal youth, Ayyappan, carrying his seven-month pregnant...
  • Delhi: Jobless man murders pregnant wife for dowry May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old pregnant woman was strangled allegedly by her jobless husband who surrendered before investigators on Sunday with police suspecting it to be a case of dowry death. The incident was reported from Najafgarh on Saturday night and the deceased has been identified as Pinky. Vicky (30) surrendered...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman worker suspended for demanding bribe April 17, 2013

    Salem: A woman sanitary worker at the government hospital has been suspended for allegedly demanding money from a pregnant woman to get herself treated. The 24-year-old pregnant woman labourer from Andhra Pradesh was unable to pay Rs 1000 bribe was reportedly assaulted by her and later delivered the baby at...
  • Doctors booked for endangering life of pregnant woman November 17, 2012

    Gurgaon: A doctor and the chairman of a private hospital in Gurgaon have been booked for endangering the life of a pregnant woman, police said on Saturday. Doctor Subhash Khanna, chairman and director of Kalyani Hospital, and gynecologist Anjali Bagga have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Delhi: Man tries to rape pregnant woman, arrested July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: An employee of a private clinic was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly attempting to rape a pregnant woman at New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital. The man worked for a private diagnostic firm that often delivered medical reports to the hospital. The incident took place on Friday when the accused posed...
  • Gurgaon: 2 killed as BMW rams into another car May 6, 2012

    Gurgaon: Two persons died including a pregnant woman and 4 injured when a speeding BMW rammed into a Tata Indica while trying to overtake it at Sector 29 in Gurgaon on Saturday. Sanjay Sethi and Shama were killed when the luxury vehicle hit their car from the side, behind IFFCO Metro...
  • UP: woman forced to give birth on the pavement July 4, 2011

    In a shocking case of apathy in Kannauj, a woman is forced to give birth on the road after a hospital refused to admit her, allegedly because she didn't have enough money. The poor pregnant woman was allegedly denied admission in a district hospital in Kannauj, uttar Pradesh. She was forced...
  • Contaminated IV fluid kills 12 pregnant women February 24, 2011

    Jodhpur: In a shocking case twelve pregnant women have died at Umaid Hospital in Rajasthan's Jodhpur after being administered contaminated IV fluid. The deaths have taken place over the last 10 days. The first casualty was reported on February 13. Four pregnant women are on ventilators in a serious condition...
  • Blood sugar meters may give inaccurate readings January 16, 2011

    New York: In a new study, portable meters used to gauge blood sugar levels in pregnant women with diabetes gave readings that differed from lab tests by up to 16 percent. That kind of inaccuracy is concerning, researchers say, because small differences in blood sugar during pregnancy can have potentially...
  • Gaps in gestational diabetes screening December 23, 2010

    New York: Just over two-thirds of pregnant women undergo screening tests for gestational diabetes, according to a new analysis of nearly one million patient records. Among the five percent of women who tested positive for pregnancy-related diabetes, just one in five were screened again within six months of giving birth, Dr....
  • Taliban flogs, executes pregnant Afghan woman August 10, 2010

    Kabul: The Taliban executed a pregnant woman on charges of adultery in western Afghanistan, an official said on Monday. A Taliban court in Qadis, a remote district in Badghis province, found Bibi Sanawbar, a 40-year-old widow, "guilty because she got pregnant by having illicit affairs", said Jabar Saleh, the deputy provincial...
  • MP women get ambulance at their beck and call May 13, 2010

    Bhopal: Here's good news for pregnant women in Madhya Pradesh's rural areas. A free service to take them to a hospital for delivery is set to be extended to all 50 districts of the state that has a high maternal mortality ratio. The 24 x 7 call centres under the Janani...
  • Docs 'negligence' kills pregnant woman May 12, 2010

    CJ Suraj's wife, who was carrying a dead foetus in her womb, died of docs negligence in Delhi. ...
  • Baby almost born on Oprah Winfrey show February 6, 2010

    Toronto: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey just missed welcoming a new kind of guest on her show on Thursday. A pregnant Toronto woman was in the audience of The Oprah Winfrey Show' in Chicago when she went into labour and almost gave birth to her child on the sets, according to...
  • Woman gives birth to son in train, names him Lalu March 28, 2010

    Patna: A woman who gave birth in a running train in Bihar is so inspired by the former chief minister and railway minister Lalu Prasad that she named her newborn son after the politician. Gayatri Devi, in her mid 20s, gave birth to a boy on Tuesday in Lohit Express at...
  • Pregnant woman thrown out of train in UP, dies June 20, 2009

    Lucknow: A pregnant woman was killed and her three-year-old daughter injured when they were allegedly thrown out of a running train by two constables of the Government Railway Police in Lakhimpur Kheri district. GRP constables Ram Singh and Sudhir Singh have been arrested for the incident that took place on Friday...
  • Pregnant women face hostility when applying for jobs May 7, 2008

    Washington: When it comes to getting jobs, pregnant women still face judgment and obstacles, show two recent studies by George Mason University and Rice University professors. The studies, co-written by Eden King of Mason, Michelle Hebl of Rice and their collaborators, explored different interpersonal reactions that pregnant women face in their...
  • Turned away by hospital, woman delivers in parking lot December 10, 2007

    Gurgaon: In Gurgaon, there is news of a tragic case of medical indifference. A woman lost her baby due to lack of medical attention at the right time. Doctors at Gurgaon Civil Hospital refused to deliver the baby as they felt the case was complicated. She delivered the baby in...
  • For US moms-to-be, birthing coaches are a comfort August 7, 2007

    In India, midwives have been around for ages. A similar trend seems to be catching on in the US. With labor and delivery rooms being crowded these days, some pregnant mothers in the US are hiring doulas or Greek for ‘woman’s servant’, to help them through delivery. Julie Trotter endured six...
  • Girl alleges rape, hospital denies June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: A 16-year-old girl undergoing treatment for cancer in Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai has alleged that she was raped in the hospital premises but the hospital has denied the charges. She has been lying prostrate on her bed ever since her treatment for Synovial Sarcoma, a muscular cancer, began...
  • Walking helps shed post-pregnancy pounds June 20, 2007

    New York; New mothers who take walks instead of watching TV may lose those post-pregnancy pounds more easily, according to researchers. In a study that followed 900 women for a year after childbirth, researchers found that those who regularly walked were less likely to retain their extra pregnancy weight. The same...