Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault is the editorial assistant at The Bump, and was probably led there by her affinity for the video "Babies Eating Lemons for the First Time." (Having a bad day? Check it out.) Obsessed with all sorts of news and celebrities, she'll keep you updated on all that is current, relevant and funny in the world of parenthood and babies. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault.

Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

Tylenol’s Still Safe, But Maybe Not Effective

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Tylenol is considered safe for moms-to-be and fetuses, but a new study says that it might not be doing anything at all for back pain. The George Institute for Global Health looked at acetaminophen, which is sold under brand names like Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol. While the drug has been proven to reduce headaches, tooth aches and pain... read more

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

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The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. The state with the highest overall child well-being? Massachusetts. (This is great news. I'm from Massachusetts.) What factors comprise "overall well-being?" A combination of economics, education, health and family/community.... read more

Recall Alert: Oeuf Sparrow Crib

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Oeuf, a leader in modern, eco-friendly and high-end nursery furniture, is recalling about 14,000 of its Sparrow Cribs. This comes after four reports of the slats, spindles and top rail detaching from the crib, posing an entrapment hazard. Luckily, no injuries were reported. This recall affects all colors (white, birch, grey and walnut) and model... read more

Recall Alert: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pluots

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You're going to want to take a break from some of your favorite summertime fruits. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall on white and yellow nectarines, white and yellow peaches, plums and pluots. The recall comes in the wake of a Listeria contamination scare at Wawona's California warehouses. read more

Dog Begs Baby’s Forgiveness (WATCH!)

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Dog may be man's best friend, but Charlie the beagle has a lot of groveling to do to get back on baby Laura's good side. Laura started crying as soon as the dog nabbed her favorite toy. And the guilt tore him apart. Parents caught the whole saga on camera, and shared a minute and... read more

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde Babywearing

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Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Plenty of fashion trends are born on the streets of New York City. And in this case, the accessory of choice was born three months ago. It looks like Olivia Wilde is embracing babywearing with her son Otis, and she's taking it to a whole new level of chic. Out and about in her West Village neighborhood, Wilde... read more

British Cafe Makes Breastfeeding Easy

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Photo: RefreshMe/Facebook
It looks like they're joining in the Boob-olution across the pond too. A cafe in Cheltenham, England, hung up a chalkboard with this friendly message: "Breastfeeding Mums: Pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop... no need to eat, no need to ask -- please relax." People going... read more

​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names for Baby

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Photo: Getty Images
To keep your maiden name or not? It's a decision that's typically decided by the time you've reached the altar, or soon after. But modern mamas are changing with the times, and many are waiting until a baby comes along to make the switch. According to our not-so-official poll across our community pages, one in five... read more

Cute! Doctor Sings to Babies as He Delivers Them [WATCH]

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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja may have delivered over 8,000 babies, but each one is greeted with a song, every time. The Pittsburgh OB-GYN says that while this is his way of celebrating each and every new life, it's not a tradition he started. During his residency, singing to babies was the practice of an older OB-GYN, who instructed... read more