So How Many Parents Get Their Babies Vaccinated?

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You've probably heard about parents choosing not to vaccinate. But exactly how many people are opting for shots? According to the recently-published 2013 National Immunization Survey by the Center for Disease Control, vaccine coverage was at 90 percent last year. Basically, everyone is getting baby vaccinated with the routinely-recommended childhood immunizations: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR),... read more

The Perfect Labor Day Recipe Your Family Will Go Crazy Over

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The heat is definitely on when it’s Labor Day and you’re throwing the party. But you can handle those hungry guests -- or your own hungry family --  with this juicy and classic cheeseburger recipe from The Nest, done in five quick steps. Pass the spatula -- you’ve got this. What you’ll need... read more

Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

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Essential oils have been taking the world by storm lately, and for good reason. Essential oils* are a fantastic way to enhance and sustain your health. I also found them to be absolutely vital during the birth of our son. They played a big role in relieving pain and encouraging energy and focus when I was... read more

Shakira is Pregnant!

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Just when we thought celebrating the 13th anniversary of "Whenever, Wherever" was going to be the highlight of the week, we get hit with even bigger and better Shakira news: the Colombian singer is pregnant with baby number two! "Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!" she confirmed on... read more

How to Respond When Baby Babbles

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Since you're probably doing it anyway, it's a relief to know that having full conversations with your babbling baby is now scientifically encouraged. According to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University, they way parents respond to baby influences how the child will communicate and vocalize. By listening and responding... read more

Make a Full-Body Workout a Walk in the Park

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With summer giving way to fall, many moms are still rejoicing in the sunshine and flocking to the park. If you have young children at home, or if you work outside the home during the day, it can be difficult to fit in a workout. You can start by getting outside. Just walking is good exercise,... read more

Drew Brees Welcomes First Baby Girl

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Who dat? It's the first baby girl for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany. The couple welcomed the 7 pound, 7 ounce baby -- who has yet to be named -- on Monday night. They're already parents to three boys: Baylen, 5, Bowen, 3, and Callen, 2. While the trio reportedly wanted a... read more

Study Shows Hormone Protects Brains of Premature Babies

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Boosting the health of premature baby brains might not be so different from boosting athletic performance. A new study published in JAMA, or the Journal of the American Medical Association, says that erythropoietin does the trick. Also known as EPO, this hormone stimulates the production of red blood cells and reduces the need for blood... read more

Due to Popular Demand: Tata Thursday on 8/28!

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In the spirit of the Boob-olution and National Breastfeeding Month, we are adding another live chat to the Tata Tuesday lineup! What's different, you ask? It's this Thursday, August 28. So, mamas, you have one more opportunity to ask a lactation consultant all of your questions on our Breastfeeding Message Board. You'll be able to... read more

New​! Brush Baby’s Teeth With Fluoride, Doctors Say

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says to bring on the fluoride toothpaste as soon as baby's teeth start to come in. This comes in response to the fact that dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in US children, especially among poor and minority populations.... read more