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Melanie Mahoney

Melanie is a staff writer for Essential Baby.

Dad surprises labouring partner with delivery room wedding

Melanie Mahoney A lot of things can go through a dad-to-be’s mind as his partner is in labour. But for James Anderson, there was just one thing he could think about: “We have to get married. NOW.”

Woman gives birth in intersection

Melanie Mahoney The busy streets of Manhattan may be home to many strange and wonderful sights, but you don't expect to see a woman giving birth in the middle of a busy intersection.

Woman shares home birth story on Twitter, Facebook

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Melanie Mahoney A woman has shared her labour and home birth via social media – tweeted TMI details, gritty Facebook photos and all.

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'A onesie saved my son's life'

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Melanie Mahoney A woman has found a different use for her onesie when she gave birth in it, catching the baby in her pants leg in a hospital car park.

Baby comes 'back from the dead' after 10 hours in morgue

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Melanie Mahoney A baby startled hospital workers when she seemed to come back to life after spending 10 hours in a morgue.

Video: Twins don't seem to realise they've been born

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Melanie Mahoney In the first precious minutes after a set of twins are born, an amazing video shows them still clinging to each other as they may have in the womb.

Most baby photos online an hour after birth

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Melanie Mahoney Two-thirds of newborns now appear online within 60 minutes of their birth, usually on Facebook, a new poll shows.

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Baby surprise for 60-year-old woman

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Melanie Mahoney One woman had a very good reason to not realise she was pregnant - she gave birth to her fourth child when she was 60 years old.

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Kimye's baby name: are the rumours true?

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Melanie Mahoney Kim Kardashian and her partner Kanye West have yet to reveal any details about their new daughter, but that hasn't stopped gossip sites from going into overdrive.

Czech mum to give birth to country's first quins

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Melanie Mahoney Alexandra Kinova, a Czech mum of one, is preparing to give birth to the country's first set of quintuplets - and they were conceived without IVF.

Twins' first touch captured in sweet pic

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Melanie Mahoney Danel and Maria Morales were just minutes old when they performed an act that has touched the hearts of people around the world.

The amazing story of twins born 87 days apart

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Melanie Mahoney Amy and Katie Elliot are twins, but they don’t share a birthday. But it’s not only that – these little fighters were actually born an amazing 87 days apart.

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The amazing story of twins born 87 days apart

Melanie Mahoney Amy and Katie Elliot are twins, but they don’t share a birthday. But it’s not only that – these little fighters were actually born an amazing 87 days apart.

Mum surprised by April Fools' baby

Kara Sonter and Melanie Mahoney Plans for an April Fools' Day prank didn't go quite as hoped for one Queensland mum, who went on to have her baby on the kitchen floor.

Mum surprised by April Fools' baby

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Kara Sonter and Melanie Mahoney Plans for an April Fools' Day prank didn't go quite as hoped for one Queensland mum, who went on to have her baby on the kitchen floor.

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Doctor threatens to call police and perform forced caesarean on patient

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Melanie Mahoney A pregnant woman was shocked when her doctor sent an email demanding that she either have a voluntary caesarean or he would call the police.

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Hospital live-tweets caesarean birth

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Melanie Mahoney Not many people can say their birth was seen by thousands of people around the world, but one baby boy, born in an American hospital yesterday, will be able to one day claim just that.

Surprise pregnancy: 'It's not a hernia'

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Melanie Mahoney A 44-year-old who thought she couldn't conceive was shocked to learn that her 'hernia' was actually a baby at full term.

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Phone delivery: triple-0 worker helps mum with birth

Kelly Stocks of Queanbeyan, N.S.W gave birth to Lila , home alone, on Saturday 10th November with the assistance of the 000 call centre. Alan Stocks looks on.

Ian Warden and Melanie Mahoney A triple-0 control centre officer in Wollongong played an important part in the delivery of baby Lila in Queanbeyan, 184 kilometres away.

Bride gives birth at wedding

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Melanie Mahoney They say the day you get married is one of the most memorable 24 hours of your life – as is the day your child is born.