Breastfeeding Baby Could Make Him the Smartest Kid in the Class

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Need another reason to point you in the direction of breastfeeding baby? A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that skipping formula in favor of breast milk could make baby smarter later on in life. Led by Dr. Mandy Belfort at the Boston Children's Hospital, researchers gathered data from 1,312 moms and... Read more

Shocking New Study Finds That Most Moms Can’t Afford to Buy Diapers

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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that 4 out of 5 American adults struggle to afford a child's most basic necessity: diapers. The New Haven-based study, titled "Diaper Need and Its Impact On Child Health" completed by a group of Yale researchers, is the first of its kind to perform a... Read more

3 Fun Ways to Look and Feel Your Best During (and After!) Pregnancy

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With so many celebrities having babies, it’s easy to become caught up in the comparison game. You might see the cover of a magazine and wonder why your baby weight isn’t melting off like Kim Kardashian’s. (Spoiler alert! Don't stress it, mama. You look fab the way you are!) A recent study by... Read more

7 Celebrity Moms Who Said ‘No’ to Shedding the Baby Weight Fast

It seems like everyday there’s a new celebrity mama that comes out of the woodwork looking amazing just days after delivering baby. We know that’s not the norm (and not something mom’s should aspire to, anyway!), so we did some digging to see just which celebrity mamas were out there talking about losing the baby weight the healthy way — without rushing to drop the pounds.

Recently, new mama Kristen Bell made headlines when she opened up on Twitter about her desire not to lose the baby weight, if that’s what her postpartum body wanted. She said, “I’m proud to sit out of the baby weight rat race.” And even though she’s still 15 pounds away from her pre-pregnancy body, she’s not in overdrive trying to melt away the weight. She tweeted, “I’m going to continue working out and see where it goes. I like my Lincoln Leftovers because they’re proof I did something extraordinary. I gave life to my new BFF & she gave me a comical amount of midsection skin.” Aw, Kristen! We love your Lincoln Leftovers, too! You go, mama.

Here’s why these seven stars didn’t give in to the Hollywood pressure:

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Kristen Bell

Mama to: Lincoln Bell Shepard, March 28, 2013

Why she's not stressing losing the baby weight: "I’d like to get back down to where I was before the baby, but if this is where my body wants to be, so be it. I’m not going to make myself miserable for the rest of my life trying to get back to where I was before."

On how she deals with the pressure to be bounce back: “I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that’s just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.” Amen, sister!

Are you proud of these moms? Did you rush to lose the baby weight?

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How to Be a Good Friend to a New Mom

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Could Being Pregnant With Twins Actually Reduce Your C-section Delivery Risk?

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Women pregnant with twins should wait a few more hours before doctors opt for C-section deliveries, according to new research that found labor is naturally longer with multiples. Using the numbers from a national database of labor and delivery information from several clinical centers, lead researcher Dr. Heidi Leftwich and her colleagues found... Read more

Mama Who Gave Birth to 13-Pound Baby Girl Reminds Us All How Important Prenatal Tests Are for Baby’s Health

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On July 26th, baby girl Jasleen made history in Leipzig, Germany. She entered the world naturally weighing in at 13.47 pounds, and measuring 22.6 inches long. She is the biggest child to be delivered vaginally in Germany's history. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was born... Read more

Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell Welcome a Baby Boy!

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Congratulations are in order this morning for new mama Evan Rachel Wood and her husband, Jamie Bell. The actress and actor are first-time parents to a "beautiful" son, her rep confirmed to People. While details on baby's name and his actual birth date have not yet been revealed, Wood's rep did confirm to... Read more

How Cord Blood Banking Helped Save My Child

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This is a sponsored blog post and testimonial provided by New England Cord Blood Bank, a pioneer in cord blood banking with over 30 years of experience in the industry. When Cameron Perlish was born, her mom Leighsa knew that life would never be the same. But for her, it wasn’t the usual... Read more

Pro Golfer Hunter Mahan Walks Away from Golf Tournament (and $1 Million) to Be at Baby’s Birth

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Is it just me, or does anyone else want to give pro golfer Hunter Mahan a hug? The new daddy willingly walked away from $1 million on Saturday at the Canadian Open (where he was the leader) because his wife went into labor. Yep -- you read that right. The golf wizard had... Read more