Indian husband ‘pours acid on sleeping wife because she gave birth to daughters and he wanted a boy’

THESE shocking photos show burns suffered by an Indian woman after her husband allegedly poured acid on her - because she gave birth to girls and he wanted a boy. Farah, 25, suffered severe burns after Siraj Biwi, attacked her as she slept, it's claimed. She is now being treated in hospital after the alleged assault - said to be motivated by her "failure" to produce a boy and fulfil a dowry in the town of Moradabad, near New Delhi. The couple were married for eight years and have two children together, both girls. Police are searching for the alleged attacker, 32, and hope to arrest him for voluntarily causing grievous harm. Farah said: "After the birth of the first girl only, my in-laws started to target me as if I deliberately delivered a baby girl. "The harassment kept intensifying as time passed by. For the past year, things had become much worse. "Under pressure from his family, my husband would ask me to get more money from my parents and give it to them." Farah added: "I was trying to live with the daily dose of torture, and thinking about the wellbeing of my daughters. "If I part ways from the man, who would provide for my two daughters and myself? "But I could never imagine that he would go to the extent of pouring acid on me. "I won't forgive him for this ever." most read in newsDEATH CHAMBER HELL Death row witness reveals the true horror of gruesome prison executions WISHING FOR DEATH Horror injuries suffered by death row killer in botched lethal injection SMOTHERED TO DEATH Brit boy, 8, 'suffocated with pillow by mum' in Australia LIFT PERV Horror moment sicko masturbates inches away from terrified woman, 53, in a LIFT HORROR movie Deadpool star sues after fall through glass on set left her with facial scar DISABLED BY DARE Rugby player, 19, left paralysed after swallowing garden SLUG for a dare Farah's older sister, Nusrat Jahan, said: "Farah was married to Siraj, a labour contractor, eight years ago. "However, for the past one year, differences Continue Reading

Mother who made national headlines when she gave birth to 7 children dies

Patricia Frustaci, who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children but struggled with the financial and publicity fallout and with the heartache of seeing four babies perish, has died. She was 63. Frustaci, who had pulmonary fibrosis, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, her eldest son, Joseph Frustaci, said Wednesday. Frustaci was an English teacher in Riverside and the mother of one — her son Joseph — when she gave birth after undergoing fertility treatments. At the time, it was the largest multiple birth in the United States. However, the babies were delivered 12 weeks prematurely by caesarean section and had a number of serious health problems. One girl was stillborn, and two boys and a girl died within weeks. Medical expenses soon topped $1 million. The family sued the fertility clinic and a doctor, alleging wrongful death of the four children and negligence that led to health problems for the surviving children. “There is not a day that goes by that we don’t talk about them,” Frustaci, speaking of the dead children, said in a deposition. “There is not a day that goes by that I don’t look at their pictures.” The clinic later settled the lawsuit without acknowledging wrongdoing. It agreed to pay $450,000 and to provide monthly payments to the surviving three children for life. The financial problems, the publicity and the stress of looking after children who needed around-the-clock care took a toll on Frustaci, who also had from what is now known as bipolar disorder, her son said. “It was difficult,” he said. "She’s a normal woman thrust into notoriety. ... The overall frenzy took its toll.” However Frustaci, a devout Mormon, never had second thoughts about her decision to have the fertility treatments, her son said. “She never regretted it,” he said. “It gave her her children, and her children are her life.” In 1990, after using the same Continue Reading

Woman gives birth to healthy baby boy after using ovary frozen pre-puberty

The Christmas season is the perfect time for miracle births. Moaza al Matrooshi, now 24, had her ovarian tissue frozen at age nine. This week in London, she gave birth to a healthy baby using that same tissue. Matrooshi, from Dubai, was born with beta thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder that required chemotherapy to treat. Matrooshi’s mother and doctors feared the chemo would destroy the 9-year-old’s ovaries, so her right ovary was removed and frozen. The ovarian tissue was mixed with cryo-protective agents and stored under liquid nitrogen in Denmark. Mom and the doctors were right: The chemo ravaged Matrooshi’s left ovary, causing her to begin menopause in her 20s. Last year, doctors transplanted 5 ovary fragments back into Matrooshi’s body. Her hormonal balance returned, she began ovulation, and was able to begin IVF treatment, resulting in pregnancy. There have been other cases of women giving birth after using frozen ovaries, but Matrooshi is the first to use pre-pubescent freezing. “This is a huge step forward,” Sara Matthews, Matrooshi’s doctor and an expert in gynecology and fertility, told the BBC. “We know that ovarian tissue transplantation works for older women, but we've never known if we could take tissue from a child, freeze it and make it work again.” Matrooshi has more ovarian tissue left and plans to have another baby in the future. Continue Reading

Former Indiana college student whose baby boy died after she gave birth to him at her dorm charged with murder

An Indiana woman whose baby died after she gave birth to him in her college dorm’s bathtub was arrested on murder charges Monday, police said. Former Manchester University student Mikayla Munn, 21, called 911 on March 8, and officers who rushed to her dorm room found Munn and her newborn son, who was not breathing, in the tub, according to the Indiana State Police. Staff at a nearby hospital pronounced the baby boy dead after the 11:28 p.m. call and treated Munn for the after effects of giving birth. FUNERALS FOR 8 VICTIMS OF OHIO SHOOTING MASSACRE CONTINUE Detectives found enough probable cause to get a warrant for Munn’s arrest after starting an investigation into the infant’s death “due to inconsistent information,” the state police said in a statement Monday. Police didn’t release any other information about the investigation. Officers from the state police and the North Manchester Police Department arrested Munn on charges of murder and neglect of a child causing death. She was incarcerated in Elkhart County jail. A spokeswoman for the 1,500-student private Christian university, which has its main residential campus about 35 miles west of Fort Wayne in North Manchester, said Munn left the school not long after the boy’s death. Manchester University President Dave McFadden declined to discuss details about the case. He asked people not to jump to conclusions about Munn’s charges until courts decide her fate. “I encourage you to keep all involved in your thoughts and prayers,” McFadden said in a statement. “It is important that we reach out and support each other in this difficult time.” Efforts to reach Munn or a lawyer who could respond to the allegations were not successful Monday night. Her apparent social media pages showed her as a onetime member of the university’s volleyball team studying physical education and health. A LinkedIn page said she Continue Reading

Molly Sims gives birth to a baby boy: Model and husband Scott Stuber welcome first child

And baby makes three! Molly Sims, 39, gave birth to her son on Tuesday, her rep confirmed to Us Weekly. No name for the little one has been revealed yet. This is the first child for the model-actress and her producer husband Scott Stuber, 43, who tied the knot in late September. In January, Sims took to her website to announce her pregnancy and said she was “over the moon” to reveal the news. “Our little bundle of joy is a honeymoon baby,” she said. “A first pregnancy is a nerve-wracking experience of course, but mostly we are just thrilled and excited!” She confirmed the gender of her baby during an appearance on "The Talk" in April. “I am a little nervous about the delivery and breastfeeding,” she told People at the time. “I hope I can do it, I hope we come through. I am so excited to meet him and just hold his hand.” Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

After embryo goof, Ohio woman to see baby boy she gave up

An Ohio woman who gave birth to another woman's child when she was implanted with the wrong embryo says she hopes to soon see the baby boy she gave up.Carolyn Savage told NBC's "Today" show that she has been waiting for her family to finish a run of colds before going to visit the baby. "Every once in a while the loss kind of sneaks up on us," she said Wednesday. "But we know he's doing very, very well...and that helps us." Savage and her husband went to a fertility clinic to have a frozen embryo implanted in February. But there was a mixup, and Savage discovered she was carrying the son of Paul and Shannon Morell of Michigan. She chose to carry their baby to term, knowing she would give him up. The Morells were waiting down the hall when Savage gave birth to a 5-pound-3-ounce boy Sept. 24. "During that very short walk, it was exceptionally emotional. I was crying," Savage's husband, Sean, told NBC. "But at the same time, there was a sense of pride of what we were doing and that what we were doing was right." Savage, who had a complicated delivery and likely will not be able to give birth again, says she will use a surrogate to have another child. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Christina Aguilera gives birth to boy

Pop star Christina Aguilera can now add "mom" to her credits.The Staten Island-born singer gave birth to a baby boy Friday in Los Angeles. The Grammy Award winner, 27, and husband Jordan Bratman, 30, had their little bundle of joy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 4 p.m. — just down the hall from where reality star Nicole Richie delivered a daughter an hour earlier.Aguilera's friends and family received news of the birth with a text message saying: "Baby has arrived. Mom and dad are doing well!"The baby's name is Max Liron Bratman, according to a brief announcement posted on Aguilera's Web site Sunday. Celebrity magazines had reported the couple were considering names including Jordan, Max or Jackson Jake.Aguilera tried to keep her pregnancy under wraps in the beginning but pal Paris Hilton made it public in September at an MTV Video Music Awards party in a Las Vegas nightclub."Congratulations to the most beautiful pregnant woman in the world. You're gorgeous," Hilton said from the stage.The singer publicly acknowledged the pregnancy in November and opened up about motherhood in January's Marie Claire, in which she posed nude.Aguilera and Bratman, a music-marketing exec, tied the knot in California's Napa Valley in November 2005 after dating for three years. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Tenn. woman wakes up from coma, finds out she gave birth to son

A Tennessee woman who was pregnant when a horrific car crash left her in a coma woke up Wednesday to find out she had already given birth to a baby boy. Sharista Giles’ family is celebrating two miracles after the 20-year-old mom opened her eyes to a photograph of her newborn child, they said. “Sharista has her eyes open n blinking n squeezing our fingers when we ask her to,” the family wrote on a Facebook page they launched to document her recovery. “Praise the Lord! She was following her daddy’s voice.” The blonde beauty was four months pregnant when a car accident in December left her clinging to life, her family said. “The doctors were telling us there was nothing else they could do,” her aunt Beverly Giles, 49, told ABC News. “They already gave up hope. We never gave up. She’s fought this hard.” Her loved ones used a Facebook page to chronicle Sharista’s medical process, including the premature birth of her son on Jan. 24. The infant, who is being called “Baby L” until his mom is able to give him a proper name, weighed only 1 pound when he was welcomed into the world a month after the accident. But now he’s healthy, weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces, and proving he’s as strong as his mother — who hasn’t spoken yet but has managed to stay awake. Sharista’s father held up a picture of “Baby L” when she woke up, and she never took her eyes off the image, her aunt told ABC News. “When he turned around to put it back on the bulletin board, she turned her neck, her whole head trying to follow and find the picture again,” Beverly Giles said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Sarah Stage, pregnant model with six-pack abs, gives birth to healthy baby boy

Turns out, there was an 8 pound baby in there! Sarah Stage, the Los Angeles-based model whose pimple of a baby bump led to criticism of her being too thin, gave birth Tuesday to a healthy baby boy, she told E! James Hunter made his grand debut at a whopping 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 22-inches long. "He's a big healthy boy and he got an APGAR score of 8-9," she told the site while referencing a test that assesses a baby's physical health — 10 being the highest. "Thank you for supporting me throughout my pregnancy!" The 30-year-old new mom, who rocks impressive six-pack abs, was propelled into the national spotlight after posting pregnancy photos on Instagram that left some viewers searching for where she was hiding the baby. “U should go to the doctor,” one viewer commented. “This is f---ing weird!!!! Where the hell is the baby?” posted another. For the most part, viewers appeared to react positive, however. "I'm not even preggers and she looks better than me," one woman commented. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Nepal earthquake survivor delivers healthy baby boy 2 weeks after digging herself out of rubble

A Nepalese woman who survived last month’s devastating quake now has one more miracle: a healthy baby boy. The survivor — who was heavily pregnant when she was forced to dig herself out of the rubble after the April 25 earthquake — gave birth Wednesday, according to the British Red Cross. Both mom, identified only as Dolma, and baby are doing well. “This baby being born healthy is a sign of hope and second life for our whole family,” Dolma said in a statement posted to the organization’s Facebook. The massive 7.8-magnitude quake, deemed the most divesting in 81 years, killed more than 8,000 people, injured thousands more and left many in the Asia nation homeless. Dolma’s home collapsed in the quake, leaving her trapped and injured in the ruins, aid workers said. "I was so worried about the baby that I did not care about my own health, even though I had wounds everywhere and had trouble breathing,” she said. Miraculously, she was able to dig herself out, the Red Cross said. She moved into a temporary shelter and went into labor Wednesday. Aid workers drove her to a clinic, where she gave birth to her baby boy. "Even though we lost almost all of our belongings and live in a temporary shelter, I could not be happier and more thankful for this little miracle,” she said. Representatives from the British Red Cross could not immediately be reached for comment. Two weeks after the April 25 quake, a second earthquake hit Nepal. That Tuesday tremor killed at least 42 people and injured another 1,100, officials said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading