First local Zika-related birth defect reinforces travel advisory

Tom Christensen Special to Valley News Pregnant women, women who could become pregnant and couples considering pregnancy are advised to avoid traveling to areas with known Zika transmission, after a baby with the severe birth defect microcephaly was born in San Diego County. The county of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency reports the mother […]

Rancho Community Church throws a baby shower

Stephanie Lai valleystaff@reedermedia.com Rancho Community Church hosted their Fourth Annual Birth Choice Baby Shower Aug. 6. With the expected 100 guests attending, the event was packed with those supporting the cause. Opening their doors around 9:30 a.m., the event picked up great traffic as mothers to be and their guests arrived. The church hosted the […]

The benefits of summertime pregnancies

Researchers at Cambridge University have concluded that the best time to have a baby is summer time, the Association of Mature American Citizens reported this week. The researchers’ massive study of some half a million English men and women shows that they grow up healthier, are heavier at birth and taller as adults. The investigators […]