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Originally posted 08/24/2013 10:15AM
A giant panda gave birth at Washington's National Zoo on Friday, causing buzz among fans as they flocked to a panda cam's live feed to hear the cub squeal and watch the mother immediately start caring for it.
The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours after her water broke. Zoo officials said the panda team heard the cub vocalize and that the mother picked it up immediately and began cradling and caring for it.
"WE HAVE A CUB!! Born at 5:32 p.m. this evening," the zoo Tweeted.
"I'm glued to the new panda cams and thrilled to hear the squeals, which appear healthy, of our newborn cub," said Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Originally posted 07/24/2013 02:00PM
After nine months of anticipation and months of speculation – will the future heir to the British throne be a little prince or princess? – the moment has arrived: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a son on July 22.
Delivered in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where both William and his brother, Prince Harry, were born, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge made his arrival with the help of royal obstetrician Marcus Setchell and Dr. Sunit Godambe.
Originally posted 07/20/2013 11:35AM
With their baby due any day now, Prince William and Kate are home in London at Kensington Palace on Saturday morning as they wait out the final hours of Kate's pregnancy.
The couple are thought to have come from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, about 55 miles west of London, so they can be closer to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital, where Kate expects to give birth.
Originally posted 07/20/2013 10:05AM
The woman who helped Prince William and Kate prepare for the impending birth of their first child is a 65-year-old mother of three who has dispensed no-nonsense advice to at least 6,000 couples.
Christine Hill, the go-to woman for London's pregnant posh set, has met with Kate for two private sessions during her pregnancy, PEOPLE confirms. And one day, even William came along.
"She's a delightful girl. What you see is what you get," she tells The Telegraph of Kate, who's due any day now.
Originally posted 02/13/2012 05:15PM
Losing his battle with colon cancer, Mark Aulger of Texas had a dying wish for his eight-months-pregnant wife Diane.
"Mark said, 'I'd like to see the baby,' " Diane, 31, tells the Associated Press.
So Diane had her labor induced two weeks early and on Jan. 18 gave birth to their third child together, daughter Savannah.
In his hospital bed, Mark cradled the baby for 45 minutes and "cried, and he just looked very sad," Diane says.
Originally posted 10/22/2007 06:50PM
Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon and husband Michael Nilon welcomed twin boys, her rep tells PEOPLE.
Jax Joseph Nilon was born at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz., and Jaid Thomas Nilon was born at 8:31 p.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz.
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