Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault, editorial assistant @TheBump. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault

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

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

Step Aside, Barbie: Ken Gets A Makeover Too

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You knew it was coming. But did you know it would be so great? On the newly-diversified plastic heels of the redesigned Barbie doll comes a reimagined Ken. While these Ken variations are just mockups and completely unassociated with Mattel, people are celebrating (and laughing at) this push for gender equality. https://twitter.com/lyst/status/694886858887663616 With the... Read more

What's A Baby Hair Tourniquet, And How Can You Prevent It?

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Hair can end up in some pretty annoying places: your mouth, your food, the back of your shirt, on all of your socks. Luckily, you can do something about these pesky strands. Baby, however, is going to need a little help. And as one family learned, if it ends up in the wrong place, that... 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

Breastfeeding Personal Trainer Pioneers 'Breastercising'

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As mom of six, Sharny Kieser knows a thing or two about multitasking. And as personal trainer, she knows a thing or two about exercising. So while her latest Facebook photo went viral, it's really nothing out of the ordinary for this active mom. "I caught Sharny multitasking today. In public. ‪#‎breastercising‬," her husband,... Read more