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.

Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy!

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Carrie Underwood via Twitter
We're capping off your Labor Day weekend with some exciting news: Carrie Underwood is pregnant, y'all! The country singer took the announcement to Twitter today, posting a picture of her dogs in "big brother" and "big sister" shirts: "In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents... read more

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

Shakira is Pregnant!

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Photo: Getty
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

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

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

Boob Care Tricks and Tips from an Expert

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Breastfeeding awareness month is coming to a close, so we want to cap things off with some boob care tips for all of you new mamas. You can start to battle sagging, soreness and stretch marks before baby even arrives. (Woo hoo!) Sian Sutherland, co-founder of Mama Mio skincare products, offers advice for a different kind... read more

Stacy Keibler Welcomes a Baby Girl

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
It looks like this is the end of what was possibly the world's most fit pregnancy. Stacy Keibler announced on her website that she and husband Jared Pobre welcomed a baby girl last Wednesday. "Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives," Keibler writes. "Ava Grace Pobre was... read more

​Parents’ Strength Captured in Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video ​

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This isn't the first pregnancy time-lapse video we've seen, but it's one of the most inspirational. (It's kind of long, but worth the watch!) Excited to document their pregnancy while exploring their new city of Cincinnati, Rob and Erin Marshall took one-second video clips from each day leading up to baby Alexander's birth. Most of... read more