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.

Bumpies Share Their Super Bowl Babies

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Gearing up for game day? Gisele Bündchen sure is. Before the AFC Championships two weeks ago (sorry, deflate-gate), she posted this picture of the supportive Brady brood on Instagram. "We are ready!!! Let's go Daddy! Let's go Pats!!!" she captioned the photo. Whether you're team Patriots or team Seahawks, you can celebrate... read more

Protect Your Nursery from Baby Monitor Hacks

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It's not the first incident we've heard of, and it probably won't be the last; another baby monitor was hacked on Tuesday, this time in a Houston home. The nanny, Ashley Stanley, was changing baby Samantha's diaper when she heard a man's voice telling her just how dirty it was. “I heard someone talking on the camera monitor... read more

Would You Pay Thousands for a Unique Baby Name?

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What's in a name? A unique identity worth $31,000? Probably not. But Marc Hauser is trying to convince you otherwise. Hauser is the CEO of Erfolgswelle, a Swiss firm that generates unique baby names. And this isn't an automated, randomized or arbitrary process; a team of 14 experts, 12 translators, four historians and two... read more

A Little TV Might Benefit Baby

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You can feel a little less guilty about setting up the bouncer in front of the TV while you're cooking dinner -- a new study says a little TV might actually be helpful to baby. Fair warning: standard cartoons might not cut it. The Emory University study, published in the journal Child Development, only... read more

A Cure for Peanut Allergies?

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Seats might be opening up at the peanut-free table; Australian researchers found a possible cure for people with potentially-fatal peanut allergies. The secret's in a daily dose of peanut protein powder and the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After eating this mixture in increasing amounts for 18 months, 80 percent of the participants in the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute... read more

Unplanned Pregnancies Are on the Decline

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Unintended pregnancy rates are falling across the US, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. While the rates aren't consistent across the board, 28 states did see a drop in unintended pregnancies of 5 percent or more since 2006. This decline coincides with the introduction of new, more effective birth control methods... read more

Do Measles Make Disneyland Off-Limits?

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If you’re reading this in the United States, you might be wondering why. Why should measles be on your radar? Virtually eradicated by the 1980s, the ultra-contagious virus is effectively prevented by vaccination. But this month’s Disneyland outbreak brought them back into conversation and people are wondering: is it really safe to visit crowded places... read more

4-Year-Old Calls 911, Saves Pregnant Mother

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We know a dad or two that could take a cue from this calm, cool and collected labor coach. Meet four-year-old Calise Manning, the Kalamazoo, MI native who saved the day when her pregnant mom had seizure. "She's shaking and she's having a baby," Calise told 911. "My mom is really pregnant and she's having a boy... read more

Should You Really Shovel Snow While Pregnant?

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With winter storm Juno barreling into the northeast, we've seen the same question pop up in our Community again and again: is it safe to shovel snow while pregnant? Bumpies seem to have come to a consensus: you can but probably shouldn't. And we couldn't agree more.

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A New Position for Childbirth?

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Don't get too confident in your Lamaze training; new research is challenging a routine childbirth practice. According to a study published in the February issue of the journal Anesthesiology, there may be a better way to position women during labor. Right now, most OBs and anesthesiologists place women on their sides,... read more