Fitbit Knows You're Pregnant Before You Do

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Fitness trackers can keep tabs on some pretty important things: calories burned, sleep patterns, heart rate, breakups—and now, it seems, conception. When the wife of a Reddit user started experiencing some funky Fitbit activity, he turned to the community boards for some technical help. But the ultimate answer was a bit more biological. "My wife's... Read more

Happy Chinese New Year! Predictions For Year Of The Monkey Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey, arguably the most nursery-friendly Chinese zodiac. Wondering if that actually bodes well for baby? Feng shui master Chen Shuaifu says yes. "It's a good year for people to give birth and to look for love," Shuaifu, chairman of the China Fengshui Association, tells Read more

This Is How Guys Tell Each Other They're Going To Be Dads

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Pregnancy announcements can be a big deal. In fact, we're suckers for tear-jerking viral videos ourselves. But one dad-to-be took a different approach, nonchalantly making a joke over text message. https://twitter.com/keatingthomas/status/695357127422926853 As Keating Thomas tells Mashable, the follow-up text from his friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, was even more casual.... Read more

Why I Spent $2,000 To Breastfeed

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Meet Kaitlin Bell Barnett, a mom and journalist covering everything from psychology and medications to women’s health and child development. She's opening up about the cost of her breastfeeding experience so far, and explaining why those costs, while frustrating, can be worth it. Earlier this week, I published a column detailing how six months... Read more

Zika Update: How Pregnant Women In The U.S. Are Taking Precaution

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With the latest information that Zika can be sexually transmitted, people are on higher alert than ever. It completely widens the scope of severity; previously, if men were bitten by a Zika-infected mosquito, no biggie. But now, evidence shows that men can pass the virus to their partners. So, ladies, you can follow the CDC's travel... Read more

UPDATE: Sperm And Egg Freezing Added To Parental Leave Perks For Military Service Members

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We've said it before (and we'll say it again), military parents have one of the toughest jobs in the world. But recent news may make it easier. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has unveiled a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their sperm or eggs preserved. That way, if they—and their reproductive... Read more

The Justification You Need To Eat Chocolate Every Day During Pregnancy

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have some very important news: chocolate may have some big benefits during pregnancy. Research to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting this week shows daily—yes, daily—chocolate consumption improved both placental and fetal blood flow. Over the course of 12 weeks, 129 study... Read more

Yes, Even Babies Need Super Bowl Tickets

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With the 2016 Super Bowl just around the corner, scoring tickets is no easy task, even for NFL players. Each player is allotted 15 tickets at a cost of $1,800 each. Unfortunately for Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, newborn babies are no exception to this rule. Colquitt just welcomed a new addition to his family last week,... Read more

The Debate Around The CDC’s New Alcohol Recommendation

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For many women, pregnancy and abstaining from drinking alcohol go hand in hand. Numerous studies have connected drinking during pregnancy with an increased risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and there is no known safe level of alcohol that is safe to consume when you’re expecting. In an effort to reduce the number of... Read more

Breastfeeding Personal Trainer Pioneers 'Breastercising'

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As mom of six, Sharny Kieser knows a thing or two about multitasking. And as personal trainer, she knows a thing or two about exercising. So while her latest Facebook photo went viral, it's really nothing out of the ordinary for this active mom. "I caught Sharny multitasking today. In public. ‪#‎breastercising‬," her husband,... Read more