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At 58 Years Old, This Mom Managed To Stay Calm During Labor And Give Birth To Her Twins

After finding out she was pregnant at 58, Matilde Guadalupe Pantoja Cardenas gave birth to twin babies — and they’re both home and healthy.

Although it may come as a surprise, women much older than Pantoja Cardenas have previously given birth. According to CBS News, in 2016, a woman in India believed to be 72 years old became one of the oldest women to give birth.

Despite the difficulties that come with giving birth at an older age, Pantoja Cardenas stayed strong and gave birth to her twins — a baby boy and a baby girl. As noted by Fox News, Pantoja Cardenas was under observation for an entire month until it was time to go into labor. According to Milenio, Pantoja Cardenas gave birth to the twins after 33 weeks of pregnancy. The average pregnancy takes about 40 weeks. The twins, who were born premature, had to remain in intensive care for three weeks. During that time, the babies grew stronger and healthier each day.

With immense gratitude and relief, Pantoja Cardenas said to Milenio, “When I heard the babies cry loudly, a strong sense of joy hit me. Immediately, the pediatrician took them to the operating room to attend to them.”


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Nick Cannon and Latina DJ Abby De La Rosa Announce That They Are Expecting Twin Boys

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Nick Cannon and Latina DJ Abby De La Rosa Announce That They Are Expecting Twin Boys

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Looks like Nick Cannon is going to be a father…again! This time around, he’s having babies with none other than DJ and Mexicana Abby De La Rosa. To make things more exciting, Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa are having twins!

On Sunday, Abby De La Rosa made the pregnancy announcement official when she posted a series of lavish photos of her and Cannon to her Instagram page.

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The maternity photoshoot featured Abby De La Rosa and Nick Cannon in a sunlit forest. Abby De La Rosa was wearing a shirt made of pearls while Nick Cannon stood next to her. Abby also posted other photos of herself in the dessert, clothed in flowing robes.

Ever the excited mother, Abby De La Rosa also included a heartfelt caption to the beautiful photos.

“Our dearest sons – my miracle babies, thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy. I know the Lord has destined me and prepared me for the gift of not one but two little angels. I pray that God give you both the strength to walk brave and boldly in your individual truth just like your Daddy.”

“That God bless you and your brother and guide you into living out your full purpose. Your Dad & I will always be here for you both; in complete unison and support. No matter what this world may throw your way, know that forgiveness is key and what is for you – is for YOU! You both are already so loved and we can’t wait to meet you both.”

This will be Abby De La Rosa’s first-born children and Nick Cannon’s fifth and sixth. In December, Cannon welcomed a daughter named Powerful Queen with ex, Brittany Bell.

Although Abby De La Rosa has been very public and very excited about her twin babies for a while (just check out her Twitter feed), she had yet to reveal who the father was. Sunday marked the first time that Abby officially acknowledged that Nick Cannon was the father of her children (although she had been hinting at it for months).

Abby De La Rosa first began posting about her pregnancy in December as well, leading many snoopy fans to speculate about the timeline of Nick Cannon’s relationships.

For those who don’t know Abby De La Rosa, she is a successful Latina DJ and radio personality.

According to Real 92.3’s website, Abby De La Rosa began her radio DJ career at a Latin radio station in Los Angeles. She soon transitioned to working at Urban stations. Of Mexican descent, she often takes to social media to proudly proclaim her roots and celebrate her heritage.

“The most consistent craving I have is a warm bowl of sopa de Fideo with lemon & some Cheyenne pepper for that kick,” she wrote in December. “My babies are half Mexican & already loving the food lol.”

Congratulations to both Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa! We hope Mariah Carey’s children will be happy to have two new siblings!

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New Study Finds Black Newborns Are Three Times More Likely To Die Under The Care Of White Doctors

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New Study Finds Black Newborns Are Three Times More Likely To Die Under The Care Of White Doctors

We all know that in the United States, Black lives are always under threat. Few know, however, that the threat against Black lives can start at a very young age.

A new study found that Black newborns born in the United States are three times more likely to survive their births when cared for by a Black doctor. On the other hand, Black newborns cared for by white physicians are three times more likely to die.

Horrifying, right?

Researchers found that Black infants are more likely to survive births led by Black doctors.

The death rate for Black infants is slashed nearly in half (39 and 58 percent) when a doctor who is Black leads the delivery.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study that found that the mortality rate for white babies is not dependent on the race of a doctor. “Strikingly, these effects appear to manifest more strongly in more complicated cases, and when hospitals deliver more Black newborns,” the authors of the study wrote. “The findings suggest that Black physicians outperform their White colleagues when caring for Black newborns.”

Researchers behind the study examined data from 1.8 million Florida birth records from 1992 to 2015.

The researchers paired the births with the race of the doctors involved.

The study lines up with a 2019 report from the Centers for Disease Control that revealed that Black newborns are two times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies.

Studies have found that the U.S. mortality rate for Black women giving birth is particularly high for a developed country. As of 2018, the mortality rate for Black pregnant women was 37.1 per 100,000 live births. That’s three times the rate of maternal deaths related to non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women.

Researches involved in the study, are now urging hospitals to analyze their racial biases and health practices.

“Taken with this work, it gives warrant for hospitals and other care organizations to invest in efforts to reduce such biases and explore their connection to institutional racism,” the researchers explained. “Reducing racial disparities in newborn mortality will also require raising awareness among physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators about the prevalence of racial and ethnic disparities.”

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