Bumpie Tip of the Week: Buying Clothes and Diapers for Baby

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Yikes... you've got the gear, but what about the clothes and ALL those diapers? Where do you even START figuring out sizes?! Take some advice from new moms, they're facing the challenge head on and you can benefit from their experience. Bumpies on the Babies 0-3 Months board share their thoughts here: "My son... Read more

Mom-to-Be Gets Criticized for Her Workout: What Do You Think of This?

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When this photo was posted of mom-to-be Lea-Ann Ellison -- just two weeks away from giving birth -- no one (especially the mom-to-be) expected would come next. The photo, posted on the CrossFit Facebook page, sparked both outrage and support for Ellison and for pregnant women in general. In the photo, the 35-year old... Read more

New Moms Are Taking Placenta Pills — but Are They Really Safe?

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In Georgia, a company called MiMedx has caught some serious flack after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) penned a letter to the company for selling unapproved injections containing human placenta. MiMedx, a public, for-profit company that takes donated human placentas and turns them into health products, uses the crushed and dehydrated placentas to... Read more

A Judge Ruled Not to Change This Baby’s Name: Do You Agree?

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A few weeks ago, we brought you news that a Tennessee judge ordered that parents change their 7-month-old baby boy’s name from "Messiah" to "Martin" because the name "Messiah" is a title that has "only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ." After the story was picked up... Read more

Shop Our Favorite Maternity Styles This Weekend on Zulily!

Mark your calendars, moms-to-be! Next week is Maternity Fashion Week on the style site, zulily, and we’re giving each and every one of you a sneak peek (and a head start!) on your maternity shopping right now! Now through Sunday, we’ll be showing off our favorite Bump-approved fall maternity styles.

Whip out that credit card, pour yourself a cup of decaf and get to shopping! We handpicked all our fall fashion favorites from Isabella Oliver, Michael Stars, Paige Maternity Denim, Soon Maternity and Ingrid & Isabel. That’s right, mama, we’ve got the designer looks you love for the prices you can afford!

Check out some of our top-rated looks:

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Isabella Oliver Khaki Una Maternity Shirt Dress

It Will Take You Longer Than You Think to Adjust to Being a Mom (and That’s Okay)

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A study led by the baby brand Munchkin found that it takes new moms four months and 23 days to adjust to motherhood, a new baby and a new lifestyle. Claire Rayner, spokeswoman for the Munchkin brand, said, "Becoming a mom for the first time leads to a flurry of mixed... Read more

Thought You Noticed More Stay-at-Home Dads? You’re Right! Here’s Why

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A new study published in the Journal of Family Issues noted that more than half-million dads are staying home with the kids as stay-at-home fathers. The research, conducted by sociologist Karen Z. Kramer of the University of Illinois, noted that when compared to moms staying home with the kids, stay-at-home dads... Read more

Baby Will be a Righty (or a Lefty) Before He’s Even Born

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New research published in the journal PLOS Genetics found that handedness in babies is decided long before they're ever born! Scientists at the Universities of Oxford, St. Andrews, Bristol and the Max Plank Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands revealed that a network of genes are likely associated with establishing left- or right-handed preferences... Read more

Yikes! Study Finds Stillbirth Rate is 10 Times Higher for Home Births

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New research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that planning a home birth for baby may be riskier than moms-to-be ever thought. The study, completed by New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, included data from a sampling of 13 million full-term US births between 2004 and... Read more

Bumpie Buzz: Rachel Zoe Says Skyler Isn’t Ready for Baby Number 2

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Rachel Zoe Reveals Skyler Isn't Ready to Give Up His Time with Mommy -- Us Weekly 7 Shocking Celebrity Pregnancy Confessions -- CelebrityBabyScoop 15 Adorable Photo Props for Baby's First Photo Shoot -- POPSUGAR Moms Boy Asks Santa to Stop Sister's Bullies -- MSN Living Read more