Watch This Mom Use An Exercise Ball To Induce Labor

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Whether it’s performing the “Thriller” dance or busting out the “Tootsie Roll,” moms-to-be have no problem dancing to the beat when they are anxious to meet their babies, performing some some tried-and-true dance moves in efforts to induce labor. But at 41.5 weeks pregnant, one UK woman opted for a method with... Read more

The Not-So-Scary Reason For The Graco Car Seat Recall

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Big news from Graco: The company is recalling about 47,000 convertible car seats. But the seats pose no safety hazards and you can continue to use them as you work on rectifying the problem. What's going on here? The car seats are mislabeled, lacking legally-required information identifying the location of the printed instruction manual. The... Read more

Listen To Radio DJ Broadcast His Baby's Birth

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We've seen a father tweet his way through labor and delivery. We've watched another document the experience with a selfie. But a St. Louis radio DJ is upping the game, streaming a live broadcast of his baby's birth. Brandon Luttman, executive producer at 106.5 The Arch, had to leave the studio early... Read more

Fitbit Knows You're Pregnant Before You Do

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Fitness trackers can keep tabs on some pretty important things: calories burned, sleep patterns, heart rate, breakups—and now, it seems, conception. When the wife of a Reddit user started experiencing some funky Fitbit activity, he turned to the community boards for some technical help. But the ultimate answer was a bit more biological. "My wife's... Read more

Happy Chinese New Year! Predictions For Year Of The Monkey Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey, arguably the most nursery-friendly Chinese zodiac. Wondering if that actually bodes well for baby? Feng shui master Chen Shuaifu says yes. "It's a good year for people to give birth and to look for love," Shuaifu, chairman of the China Fengshui Association, tells Read more

This Is How Guys Tell Each Other They're Going To Be Dads

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Pregnancy announcements can be a big deal. In fact, we're suckers for tear-jerking viral videos ourselves. But one dad-to-be took a different approach, nonchalantly making a joke over text message. https://twitter.com/keatingthomas/status/695357127422926853 As Keating Thomas tells Mashable, the follow-up text from his friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, was even more casual.... Read more

Why I Spent $2,000 To Breastfeed

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Meet Kaitlin Bell Barnett, a mom and journalist covering everything from psychology and medications to women’s health and child development. She's opening up about the cost of her breastfeeding experience so far, and explaining why those costs, while frustrating, can be worth it. Earlier this week, I published a column detailing how six months... Read more

Zika Update: How Pregnant Women In The U.S. Are Taking Precaution

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With the latest information that Zika can be sexually transmitted, people are on higher alert than ever. It completely widens the scope of severity; previously, if men were bitten by a Zika-infected mosquito, no biggie. But now, evidence shows that men can pass the virus to their partners. So, ladies, you can follow the CDC's travel... Read more

UPDATE: Sperm And Egg Freezing Added To Parental Leave Perks For Military Service Members

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We've said it before (and we'll say it again), military parents have one of the toughest jobs in the world. But recent news may make it easier. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has unveiled a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their sperm or eggs preserved. That way, if they—and their reproductive... Read more

The Justification You Need To Eat Chocolate Every Day During Pregnancy

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have some very important news: chocolate may have some big benefits during pregnancy. Research to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting this week shows daily—yes, daily—chocolate consumption improved both placental and fetal blood flow. Over the course of 12 weeks, 129 study... Read more