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May 11, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The North Philadelphia woman lost her life because she refused to tell her boyfriend how her four-month pregnancy ended on May 5. All Laura Allen, 29, would say was that she had lost the baby after being hospitalized. Padro Lopez, 41, a maintenance man at a Center City high-rise apartment building, says he accidentally shot and killed Allen while urging her to tell him what happened to their child. He said the shooting occurred during a lover's quarrel in his car, which was parked near her home on 9th Street near Oxford.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My husband just took the bar exam a few weeks ago. He is working now as a clerk and waiting for results. He put himself through part-time law school, and he is really dedicated to his career, which is great. I've supported him since the beginning. I knew that when he was studying for the bar, I would be taking up most of the house and child care, and that was fine. What I didn't expect was to be such an emotional support for him. I didn't say anything when he was studying because I wanted him to succeed and there was an end date in sight.
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
TO CELEBRATE Mother's Day, Women's Way is feting an advocate for moms everywhere, and you'll definitely recognize her face. Former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns did everything right with her first pregnancy. She received prenatal care, ate right, exercised. But during her labor, it all went wrong. Burns did not go into the fourth stage of labor. "There was a lot of blood and it was incredibly painful," Burns told me. Burns had access to the best care, and she and her daughter, Grace , with actor/director husband Edward Burns , were fine.
NEWS
August 24, 2015
CAN'T A PREGNANT woman catch a break? Apparently not as CBS3/CW Philly meteorologist Katie Fehlinger has discovered since becoming pregnant with twin girls. Some morons don't like seeing her baby bump and have been body shaming her. They need to get over it. You'd think certain people had never seen a pregnant woman before. Ever since getting around the two-month mark, certain viewers have been sending insulting comments and emails to Fehlinger, including calling her a "sausage in casing.
NEWS
January 26, 1996 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
Despite claims that Cindy Garcia of Texas is 14, Philadelphia doctors and social workers didn't question earlier news stories that put her age at 10. Some physicians here have treat-ed pregnant girls that young. Physically, it's possible for a girl to mature and become pregnant even at 9, said Dr. Deborah Driscoll. Driscoll, an obstetrician-gynecologist with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, recently treated a pregnant 10-year-old. City social workers weren't surprised by the Texas story, either.
NEWS
January 13, 2007 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Talk about embarrassing. Mothers Work Inc., the Philadelphia-based retailer of maternity clothing, agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The federal complaint? A Mothers Work store in Florida, Motherhood Maternity, refused to hire qualified applicants because they were pregnant, and then fired an assistant manager who complained about it. "This is horrifying to me," said company president Rebecca Matthias, who founded Mothers Work in 1982 when she was pregnant.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: What's the best way to involve my husband in my pregnancy so he doesn't feel left out? He's a very hands-on type who loses interest in anything he can't sink his teeth into, and I'm afraid he won't believe we're really having a baby until the child is actually born. Answer: Is there anything wrong with that? You say "left out," but I'm not sure how one can both lose interest and feel left out. It sounds more as though he's just not that interested right now - meaning you feel a little lonely.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | By Lee Winfrey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Susan Saint James of Kate & Allie and Phylicia Rashad of The Cosby Show this season are continuing one of television's newest traditions: series actresses working well into their pregnancies. In past decades, a pregnant star was virtually unseen on TV, with Lucille Ball back in the '50s the most memorable exception. But within the last three seasons, seven actresses have changed this pattern by continuing to work until the last month or two of their widely publicized pregnancies.
LIVING
November 16, 1986 | By Linda Herskowitz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harriet and David held their baby daughter, Amy, for 15 minutes one extraordinary afternoon in May. They counted her fingers and toes and examined all her features to see whether she was normal. She was a little longer than her mother's hand and hardly heavier than a Barbie doll. The baby's face, Harriet thought, was all David; the baby's body was long and slim, like Harriet's. How well formed she was, Harriet thought. The baby was perfect, except Harriet had lost her in the 16th week of pregnancy.
NEWS
April 19, 1987 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
He's just 2 1/2 inches long, with little fingers and a heartbeat that flickers on the ultrasound screen. He flip-flops around in his mother's womb, such a tiny being that she can't feel his movement. Yet, Virginia Connolly, 35, eagerly tracks her son's every turn. With the black and white pictures of the ultrasound screen, she quips, he'll have a photo album started even before birth. Through a procedure available in Chester County only at the Chester County Hospital, and performed by a team from the Pennsylvania Hospital, Connolly was reassured early in her pregnancy that her son would be born without genetic abnormalities.
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