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Crib notes: Pregnant smackdown! Cage fighter wins, discovers she's a mom-to-be

Mama said knock you out! While many women in their first trimester walk on eggshells so as not to upset the tiny life inside them, one female cage fighter took to the ring and beat her opponent while two months pregnant. Cindy Dandois, who had taken multiple pregnancy tests, all of which came back negative, didn't realize she was pregnant at the time. She says she plans on fighting again shortly

Mama said knock you out! While many women in their first trimester walk on eggshells so as not to upset the tiny life inside them, one female cage fighter took to the ring and beat her opponent while two months pregnant. Cindy Dandois, who had taken multiple pregnancy tests, all of which came back negative, didn't realize she was pregnant at the time. She says she plans on fighting again shortly after the birth of her child. Something tells us this will be one kid that snaps to when mom calls.

Surrogate refuses to give up baby AND demands child support?! Talk about adding insult to injury. A couple in Britain has been ordered to pay the U.S. equivalent of $785 per month to the surrogate they hired to carry a child for them. The courts determined the woman is entitled to the money because the child is the biological product of both the husband and the surrogate (the wife's eggs were not used).

Could generous maternity leave policies actually be bad for women? Women in the U.S. tend to lament the relatively short (and unpaid) maternity leave accorded to mothers compared to what is granted to women in Europe, particularly Scandinavia. However, some say that behind the numbers are some less desirable details, such as the fact that many Scandinavian women work in the public sector where the opportunities for advancement are fewer and wages are lower. Do many American women actually feel they are making the beaucoup bucks and scaling the career ladder in exchange for sacrificing that extra time off with their babies?

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has started mailing condoms to children as young as 11as part of an effort to prevent STDs and unplanned pregnancies. Remember when you only had to worry about Anthrax arriving in your mailbox? It should be noted that the condoms are only sent to kids who request them by filling out an online form.

Dana Macario is a TODAY Moms contributor, Seattle mom and blogger at 18years2life.