Don’t Buy Baby These Easter Gifts

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Who doesn’t love bunnies and babies? Well-meaning and excited friends and family members (and maybe even you) might be thinking about giving baby these holiday treats. It’s hard to resist, but here’s why they totally shouldn’t.

 Chocolate Bunny The March of Dimes recommends keeping baby away from sweets because they can cause tooth... Read more

World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

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It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more

Drew Barrymore's Selfie Secret: Loving Your Postbaby Body

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Actress and mom-of-two Drew Barrymore doesn't try to be perfect -- she's refreshingly, hilariously real. She opened up about her personal beauty truths in the April issue of Glamour, casually chatting about her postbaby body, her go-to products and the secret to loving every selfie. “After making two babies, holy cow, does your body... Read more

Photo Series Captures Moms With Their Day-Old Newborns

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It's hard to describe the range of emotions that a mother feels on the very first day with her baby. So instead of putting it into words, London-based photographer Jenny Lewis spent five years capturing it on film. Lewis started the project by posting leaflets around the London borough of Hackney, offering a free print to... Read more

How Early Can You Sleep Train?

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It's a hot topic, it's a pressing question, and it doesn't have a clear-cut answer: When should you start sleep training? Some experts say sleep training can begin as early as birth. But it depends on the method. Experts like Richard Ferber of the Ferberization (cry-it-out) method recommend waiting until six months. The latest... Read more

Pregnant Meteorologist Reacts to Hate Mail From Viewers (VIDEO)

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In an unbelievable segment yesterday on Canadian outlet Global News, meteorologist Kristi Gordon spoke out about hateful letters she's received from viewers who apparently are not fans of her pregnancy. "Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you," read one letter. Other letters slammed Gordon's wardrobe: "Buy some decent... Read more

One Mom's Mission to Make Superheroes More Sensitive

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A baby-wearing Batman? A super-sad Superman? These are some of the cartoons Linnéa Johansson created for her superhero-themed coloring book, which showcases a more sensitive side of these traditionally tough guys. While Johansson, who lives in Norway, has been drawing since she was 17, this idea came to fruition when her three-year-old son Caspian left preschool choking back... Read more

Gender Mixups: Why Do They Happen?

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Just when you purchase 40 pink balloons for your awesome gender reveal, you get this news. Ultrasounds aren't 100 percent accurate when it comes to determining gender. We watched the shock and surprise of one family earlier this month when their "little girl" turned out to be a boy. And as sonographer Catherine E.... Read more

Molly Sims Welcomes a Baby Girl

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Molly Sims and husband Scott Stuber are new parents a second time around. The couple shared the happy news Thursday on Instagram, sharing a very sweet snapshot of their newborn daughter, Scarlett May Stuber, with the caption: "We welcome Scarlett May Stuber into our family. Our hearts are bigger with you here." Baby Scarlett joins 2-year-old son Brooks, making the... Read more

Geneticists Offer Position Statement on NIPTs

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Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) are advanced screenings for genetic diseases. The key word being screenings. They can tell you that your baby might have a problem, but false alarms are still possible. The confusion about when to get one and whether the touted 99 percent accuracy is true might be what prevented experts from issuing... Read more