A simple blood test might tell you the sex of your unborn baby. This is the conclusion of research published in the issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Between 2003 and 2009 the researchers tested women who were between eight and 10 weeks pregnant. They studied DNA from blood samples to predict the sex of the babies in 186 pregnancies. They predicted 105 boys and 81 girls. They were right every time.
Archive for February, 2010
Emily and Eric Thompson of Midvale, Utah were expecting their third child on 20th December, but the baby had other plans. The baby boy arrived five days early on the same day that his sister Emery aged 8 and brother Easton aged 4 were born.
Emily realized she was in labour on 15th December and she also realised she did not have time to get to the hospital. The 9lb 3oz baby boy was delivered at home by dad Eric.
Most naming ceremonies in the UK are conducted by civil ceremonies. These can take place anywhere, for example at home, in the garden, a hotel or park and will always be delivered by a fully trained celebrant.
At christenings, traditionally the service focuses on welcoming the child into the church and religious faith, whereas naming ceremonies concentrate on the relationship between the child, parents and family. Promises are made to the child by the parents and by supporting adults. Families can also choose to include favourite readings, poems or music and have a naming day certificate as a special memento.