Several Brands of Baby Wipes Recalled

(CNN) — A Pennsylvania company is recalling several brands of baby wipes due to possible bacterial contamination. Nutek Disposables says it received complaints of rashes, irritation and fever. Tests showed some of the products contained bacteria. The company says it could be dangerous for people with weakened immune systems. The wipes were manufactured under several … Continue reading »

Eugene Baby Gets Bone Marrow Transplant

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Eugene baby is one step closer to coming home after receiving a bone marrow transplant in Portland. Monday night, 4-month-old Kai Knight, received a bone marrow transplant at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Tuesday morning, just hours later, he was all smiles. Kai has an immunodeficiency syndrome called SCID, so he needed … Continue reading »

Eugene Mom Gives Birth on Bathroom Floor

EUGENE, Ore. — New parents often spend countless hours designing their perfect birth plan. With the bags packed and instructions in place, mom and dad are ready. But sometimes, the baby decides they’re not on board with the plan. Little Skadi didn’t give her parents much warning before entering the world. Her mom woke up … Continue reading »

Great Cloth Diaper Change

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not everybody’s favorite task, but dozens of parents were excited about changing their baby’s diapers at Bambini on 5th Ave. on Saturday. It was all part of the Great Cloth Diaper Change in Eugene, with 30 parents and 25 babies participating. The group tried to set a new Guinness World Record by … Continue reading »

Doctors Weigh in on 3D Imaging Laws

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Doctors say a law about who can perform an ultrasound helps prevent patients from making the wrong medical decisions. A 3D imaging business in Grants Pass recently shut down because of the law. Keepsakes 3D Medical Imaging announced this week it’s closing its doors. The business used an ultrasound to create … Continue reading »

Family Welcomes Baby On New Year’s Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Lane County family of five is now a family of six tonight. They welcomed the new year and the newest member of their family on the same day. Emma Baer is the second baby born in Lane County today. According to RiverBend hospital staff, the first baby was born at McKenzie-Willamette … Continue reading »

March of Dimes Supporter Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — A long-time March of Dimes supporter, and this year’s chair, was awarded Monday for her work with the organization. Dorinda Dawes has been walking for March of Dimes for more than 40 years. She has been involved in Lane County High Heels for High Hopes, the Tulips for Babies, and Jeans for … Continue reading »

Eugene Parents Celebrate Royal Baby

EUGENE, Ore. — As those in Britain rejoiced the arrival of the royal baby boy, Eugene locals also celebrated the birth of the third in line to the throne. Employees at First Way, an organization that provides support and services to pregnant women in Eugene, said many of their patients were happy for the Duchess … Continue reading »

Yahoo! Extends Maternity Leave Benefits

(CNN) — Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is extending paid-leave benefits for new parents. New moms at Yahoo! can take as many as 16 weeks paid leave under the new policy. Dads are eligible for eight weeks of paid leave. New parents will also receive $500 to help with baby-related costs. Mayer was pregnant when she … Continue reading »

Midwife Conference Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — A local publication for midwives is kicking off its annual conference for experts in home births. At the Eugene Hilton, hundreds of people gathered for the annual Midwifery Today Conference. Organizers are hopeful that the event will encourage people to learn more about the process. “I’m just interested in listening. This is … Continue reading »

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