Medicine: An Advantage of Pregnancy?

When Mrs. Marvin Glidden, 36, gave birth to a son in Los Angeles' U.C.L.A. Medical Center earlier this month, the delivery was perfectly normal in all but one detail: on its way to the birth canal, the baby's head had to push aside a transplanted kidney located on the right side of the mother's pelvic area. Neither mother nor baby was bothered a bit, but that minor deviation from standard procedure marked a major problem that had worried doctors all through Bonnie Glidden's pregnancy.

Bonnie's potential troubles stemmed from the fact that her one working kidney had been donated by her brother....

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