Fever During Labor? It’s Not Because of the Epidural

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Did you know you might get a fever during labor? In the past, it's been suggested that epidural analgesia (the pain meds) is what causes laboring moms to burn up, but a new study in the August issue of Anesthesiology provides some surprising insight into the cause of maternal intrapartum fever (MIF). University of... read more

Would You Hire a Bed Rest Concierge?

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Expectant moms can become impatient during the nine month wait to meet their newborn, but imagine if you spent twenty-six weeks (that's 182 days!) of your pregnancy on bed rest. That's what happened to Stephanie Johnson in late 2010 when her doctor ordered immediate and prolonged bed rest after complications with her first pregnancy.... read more

Nursery Spotlight: Small Nursery Decor Ideas

Working with a small space? These decor ideas can help you make the most of a smaller nursery.

How did you decorate your small nursery? Tell us in the comments!

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Utilize wall space

This nursery (spotted on Apartment Therapy) saves closet space by hanging baby's clothes under wall shelves.

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10 Minimalistic Nurseries

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Space-Saving Options for a Crib

Recall Alert! Peg Perego and Kolcraft Strollers

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced two stroller recalls: about 223,000 Peg Perego strollers and about 5,000 Kolcraft strollers. The Peg Perego recall includes older models of the Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers manufactured between January 2004 and September 2007. They pose entrapment and strangulation risks. Infants younger than 12 months of... read more

The Latest Scoop: Baby With Down Syndrome Is a Fashion Model!

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Check out what’s buzzing around the Internet this week: Baby with Down syndrome lands a swimsuit campaign -- msnbc.com Almost 40 percent of babies are unintended -- ABC News Is baby too small? Charts make it hard to tell -- The Wall Street Journal Rupert Sanders Apologizes to His Family for... read more

10 Pop Culture Baby Names on Our Radar Right Now

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Movies, TV shows, boy bands -- you never know what's going to inspire the hottest new baby names. We predict these unusual monikers will move up the baby name charts because of their pop culture ties. Arya We think this Persian name will experience a huge jump in popularity thanks to Game of Thrones. On... read more

Mark Your Calendars: August 15 is Public Display of Breastfeeding Day!

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Join the boob-olution! On August 15th, moms everywhere will breastfeed in public to celebrate Public Display of Breastfeeding (PDB) Day. Why make a big deal out of breastfeeding in public? To empower moms and show the world that if a mom chooses to breastfeed, it's her right to feed her baby whenever and wherever she... read more

CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get the Whooping Cough Vaccine

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Did you know there's a whooping cough epidemic going on? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement today saying the state of Washington has had 2,520 cases of whooping cough (aka pertussis) this year. That's a 1,300% increase over the same time period last year. Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that,... read more

Nursery Spotlight: Tangerine Tango

We’ve been seeing Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s Color of 2012 everywhere lately. The key to using the bright, energetic hue in nursery decor is to balance it with a cooler color (like teal, turquoise or brown) or with neutral elements. Here are some ideas for incorporating the on-trend color into your little one’s nursery.

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Teal and tangerine

How pretty is this beach-themed nursery from Project Nursery? To channel this look, mix tangerine with light teal and include beachy elements, like seashells and sea glass.

Tell us what you think! Do you like the color tangerine for a nursery?

Plus, more from The Bump:

Nursery Decorating Tips and Tricks

15 Modern Nurseries We Love

Gender-Neutral Nursery Ideas

What Is Today’s Mom Really Like? You Tell Us!

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Every day here at The Bump, we talk about issues that affect moms and moms-to-be: money, maternity leave, relationships, friendships, housework, parenting and more. And like to think we've got our fingers on the pulse of what moms really do, want, think and need. But every once in a while we need a statistical reality... read more