The body of a newborn baby was found on the balcony of a flat on Stationstraat in Schiedam on Saturday afternoon. The Rotterdam police are urgently looking for the parents of the child. "We are particularly concerned about the mother, who may need medical or psychological care", the lead investigator said in a statement on the police website.
A Malaysian tapir gave birth to a healthy calf on Tuesday morning at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. The two-minute birth went smoothly and the newborn animal can already walk with its mother, Artis reported.
The number of diseases and medical conditions newborns are tested for should increase from 17 to 30, says the Netherlands health council, NOS reports. The council, known as the Gezondheidsraad, finds that broadening the "hielprik", a Guthrie test that screens a blood sample taken from a baby's heel, is relevant since new treatments have emerged in the past few years for a number of rare diseases.
Delight at Oostvaardesplassen as a litter of foxes was born Friday morning. The foxes can be followed via webcam, but it is still unclear how many foxes there actually are. From the images, people are guessing four pups were born.
The child who was abandoned in Roermond in June has a sister, who was also abandoned, announced the Roermond Public Prosecution.
The introduction of the 20-week ultrasound resulted in a significant decrease of abortions in a later phase. Since 2007 the 20-week ultrasound is standard procedure, making it possible to decide a course of action in case the child has a severe birth defect.
Half of the newborn baby girls are expected to turn one hundred or older. This is evident from calculations of the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI. Of the newborn boys one out of three may turn one hundred.