pregnancy

Nope, This Is Not A Pad

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"I can't believe this hasn't been done." That's the feedback Bethany Edwards, CEO of Lia Diagnostics, routinely receives about her company's new pregnancy test design. And based on the discretion, disposability and sustainability it offers, we couldn't agree more. Made out of paper, the Lia test is foldable and flushable, ensuring privacy in a way the... Read more

Why Dental Health During Pregnancy Matters

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You've heard you should stay on top of your dentist appointments while pregnant. But with all your other prenatal checkups, is it really necessary? Definitely. A new study form Delta Dental found that 42.5 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on their dentist appointments, missing opportunities to identify and correct oral problems that occur... Read more

Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy To Save Her Job

Talia Goldstein, CEO who hid pregnancy, and familyTalia Goldstein via Facebook
As the co-founder and CEO of a matchmaking startup called Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein had plenty of challenges in front of her. One of the biggest? Fundraising. And she was determined not to let pregnancy get in the way of that. Unfortunately, she found that hiding her bump -- and her pregnancy altogether --... Read more

Who Can Relate? Naya Rivera Goes There…About Pregnancy Sex

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A lot has changed for Naya Rivera since Glee ended in March. That's when the 28-year-old actress was in the dark days of her first trimester, shrouded in what she refers to as a " black cloud of extreme fatigue." Now, blogging for PEOPLE, she explains the perks of the second trimester, what she... Read more

Why Your Preconception Diet Matters

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Focused on maintaining a healthy pregnancy diet? Keep it up! But know that what you eat before you get pregnant matters too -- affecting baby's cancer risk and vulnerability to infection. That's the word from a new study published in Genome Biology. While a child's DNA is passed on from parents, environmental factors -- including diet... Read more

Adoption, Pregnancy And Breast Cancer: Stephanie Hosford's Story

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After being diagnosed with breast cancer, 37-year-old Stephanie Hosford decided to go ahead with her plans to finalize an adoption of a little girl from China. Three days after the cancer diagnosis, Hosford learned she was pregnant, and decided to go ahead with that too. "I'm really proud of myself," Hosford tells Cosmopolitan. "I feel... Read more

#TBT: 'Predictor,' The First Home Pregnancy Test Ever

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Nowadays women can buy a pregnancy test from any drug store and upload the results to the Internet within minutes, but it wasn't always that easy. In the ultimate #throwbackthursday move, we're looking back on the first home pregnancy test ever invented: the Predictor, a test kit which was recently highlighted by the Read more

Kim Kardashian Is Pregnant!

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After infertility struggles and rumors of surrogacy, Kim Kardashian revealed she's pregnant with her second child. The big announcement was teased at the end of Sunday’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians midseason finale, where Kim shared the results of her blood test with Khloé. Glamour magazine confirmed the pregnancy in their July issue. "We... Read more

Combatting Summer Pregnancy Swelling

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A summer pregnancy can be uncomfortable, to say the least. The only thing worse than trying to maneuver a third trimester bump around in the heat and humidity is trying to do so with swollen, achy feet and legs. Unfortunately, the higher temperatures increase the probability of swelling, which can be both unsightly and painful.... Read more

Watch This Man React to Wife's Pregnancy Reveal After 5-Year Infertility Struggle (Video)

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Ten years ago, the Prices went to Aruba for their honeymoon. And now, they're trying to return for a babymoon. But this is news to Doug. "My wife says that she can never surprise me...well she got me pretty good with this one," he writes on his YouTube page. "We were entering a contest... Read more