What are Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests Really Telling You?

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Intended to offer peace of mind, non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) allow pregnant women to screen their fetuses for common genetic diseases. And the results can have some pretty serious consequences, sometimes prompting moms to abort their babies. While some tests are touted as 99 percent accurate, what does that actually mean? And what are they... read more

One Genius Mom Brings 'Elf on the Shelf' to Life

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You may remember Willow Lee from her adorable Halloween photographs that went viral back in October. Thanks to some seriously clever costumes and professional photographer mom Gina Leethe 2-year-old gained a massive following as she posed as the Morton Salt Girl, Frida Kahlo and Elliott from E.T. Now that the holidays are here, Willow is... read more

Exclusive: Bobbie Thomas Opens Up About Her IVF Journey

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If you haven’t already heard, the Today show’s style editor Bobbie Thomas finally got her BFP. But it wasn’t an easy or quick road. Dealing with the emotional ups and downs of IVF gave Thomas newfound perspective on the process and inspired her to speak out about her journey on Today as well as her... read more

Kourtney Kardashian's Very Royal Baby Name

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All hail the newest Kardashian baby. By now, you probably already know Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcomed their third baby, a boy, on Dec. 14. And they just revealed his very regal name -- Reign Aston. Sound familiar? Lil' Kim named her baby Royal Reign. Since E! News is pretty much split these... read more

30-Minute Christmas Cookies

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Some desserts are best left to the pros (we’re looking at you, flan), but not these seriously-simple sugar cookies. Show off those hard-earned baking skills with these festive Christmas cookies that are so good, you’ll want to make ‘em year round What You’ll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (at room temp) 1.5 cups... read more

The Cutest Instagram Stars of the Holiday Season

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We asked, Bumpies delivered. Filter or no filter, these Instagram holiday photos are the gifts that keep on giving. Baby Blues So Excited! Bon Appétit

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Their Second Baby!

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Christmas came early for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who welcomed their second baby, Delta Bell Shepard, on Dec. 19 — and the action happened right on Twitter. "Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn't look like either @IMKristenBell or me, but we're gonna keep her anyway. #christmascameearly," tweeted Shepard. Hours earlier, Bell tipped off her followers that she... read more

Why the Holidays Ruin Babymaking

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You've been charting and temping and diligently doing the deed, and the holidays are about to ruin everything. While sleeping on a pullout couch and dodging nosy questions from aunts and uncles, TTC is downright impossible. That's why we've created a workaround guide. Problem No. 1: You’re in your old bedroom Let’s see, what’s the opposite of romantic?... read more

How You Parent Has a Lifelong Impact on Baby: Study

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Bad grades? Failed relationships? A new study suggests blaming your parents might not be misplaced. In a long-term study that followed 243 children from low-income Minnesota families until age 32, researchers keyed into how mothers interacted with their children ages three and under. As the years went by, researchers asked the kids' teachers about their academic performance and social skills.... read more

Exclusive: Holiday Maternity Fashion Tips from Molly Sims

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Molly Sims has been modeling and acting since she was 19, appearing in Sports Illustrated and playing Delinda Deline on Las Vegas. The actress, who is mom to son Brooks and expecting her second child, is taking on a new role: author. Her new book The Everyday Supermodel, which shares her beauty, fashion and health secrets, comes out... read more