Emotional Birth Photos Show The Power Of Surrogacy After Tragedy

After years of fertility struggles, loss and pain, a Canadian family found renewed hope through surrogacy. On Jan. 22, Kate Austin-Rivas and Didier Rivas welcomed their daughter Scarlett Ryan via surrogate. Birth photographer Ashley Marston was present to capture this powerful moment of joy -- which came after many years of darkness. For Kate and Didier, the journey to parenthood has been filled with tragedy. After suffering multiple miscarriages, the couple welcomed their daughter Elle in 2010. Two years later, Kate delivered a stillborn baby girl, whom they named Katelyn. After another miscarriage, the Rivas family welcomed a new daughter, Ireland, but the birth involved complications that left both the mom and baby fighting for their lives. "It was basically a situation where anything that could go wrong, went wrong,” Kate told Global News. “She was born with severe oxygen deprivation, which resulted in cerebral palsy, the worst they’d ever seen. My uterus ruptured during the delivery." While the mom ultimately survived the complications, Ireland passed away at just four weeks old.  The aftermath of Ireland's death and Kate's medical trauma was a painful time. Eventually the couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health, four doctors and a nurse. The case is ongoing. Throughout everything, the parents have never abandoned their hope to expand their family. "We were ...
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Diagnostic accuracy of troponin T measured ≥6h after symptom onset for ruling out myocardial infarction. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2019 Dec 09;:1-9 Authors: Khoshnood A, Erlandsson M, Isma N, Yndigegn T, Mokhtari A Abstract Objectives: Guidelines recommend a single high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) ≤14 ng/L measured ≥6 h after chest pain onset combined with a GRACE score
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of the study confirm the success rates of ankle fusions in the majority of cases. Well defined limitations and residual symptoms can be named on the basis of the available data. PMID: 31820431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research
Authors: Togha M, Bahrpeyma F, Jafari M, Nasiri A Abstract BACKGROUND: Cervicogenic headache (CeH) is among the common types of headache which has an undesirable influence on the quality of life. The myofascial trigger point (MTrP) within the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle is one of the most important causes of CeH. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of dry needling (DN) and ischemic compression (IC) on the headache symptoms as well as MTrP-related features in subjects with CeH originating from MTrPs of the SCM muscle using a sonographic method. METHODS: A total of 29 female su...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
[Pregnancy &glaucoma: SFO-SFG recommendations]. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2019 Dec 05;: Authors: Blumen-Ohana E, Sellem E PMID: 31813552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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