Anisa Arsenault

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

Toddlers Adorably Reenact 'How I Met Your Mother'

Toddlers reenact 'How I Met Your Mother' scenesRomedy Now via YouTube
How I Met Your Mother fans will attest: Brooding, introspective, heartbroken Ted Mosby can be so irritating. But when he's portrayed by a 2 year old, he's suddenly incredibly endearing. Romedy Now, an India-based English television channel, brought HIMYM to life again with a new cast of characters: little kids. And the parody promo for... Read more

Mom Completes Psychology Exam While In Labor

Woman takes an online college exam during laborFacebook
We've seen lots of different ways to get through labor. From dance moves to selfies, what happens in the delivery room isn't always what you'd expect. But one Georgia woman turned her hospital room into a classroom, completing an online college exam between contractions. Tommitrise Collins, 21, says she could only... Read more

Supermom Donates Liver To Baby, Comforts Him Post-Surgery (WATCH)

Traci Tigue comforting baby Brodie after liver transplantWKYC
Never doubt your maternal instincts. Last May, Brodie Tigue was born perfectly healthy. But within a few days, his parents, Brunswick, Ohio, residents Traci and Russ, noticed his skin looked "different" from his sisters, and that his eyes appeared yellow in the corners. Brodie's pediatrician assured his parents these symptoms would go away, but Traci... Read more

New Tool Helps Women Predict Chances Of Having A C-Section

c-section predictor tool mapAmnio
When it comes to labor and delivery, there's a lot that's out of your hands. But what if you had a better idea of what was going to happen? One company has created the first-ever c-section predictor tool, helping moms-to-be calculate their likelihood of having a cesarean. The tool, an eight-question quiz that... Read more

10 Tips For Moms Of Preemies, From Moms Of Preemies

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Each year, 15 million babies are born too early. These little guys certainly cover a broad spectrum; while a preemie is technically defined as a baby born earlier than 37 weeks of completed gestation, 24 weeks -- maybe even closer to 22 weeks -- is considered viable. We're also recognizing the... Read more

Viral Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Makes A Case For Vaccinations

video of baby with whooping coughFacebook
One mom is making quite the convincing case for vaccinations, sharing a video of 4-month-old Austin suffering from a bout of Pertussis, aka whooping cough. In Rebecca Harreman's video, her teary, red-faced son is badly coughing and wheezing, and has been for more than a month. But, as she explains in the video, this is a... Read more

Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

Amber Scorah and her son Karl in bedThe New York Times via Lee Towndrow
Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

First Uterine Transplant In US, New Hope For Women Facing Infertility

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About one in every 4,500 baby girls are born without a uterus. If they want to have children of their own someday, surrogacy or adoption have historically been the only available options. But one medical center plans to change that within the next few months. A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are in the... Read more

This Single Dad's Moving Facebook Post Made Us All Cry

dad and baby PersephoneFacebook
At 21, Richard Johnson is playing a role he never expected: a single dad. He and 10-month-old daughter Persephone have been on their own since the baby's mother left in February. While Johnson initially thought he couldn't be a parent, his viral Facebook post has us nominating him for Father of the Year. In a... Read more

Mom Illustrates All Those Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems You're Dealing With

Cartoon of pregnant woman with hairy bellyLine Severinsen via Instagram
From unwelcome body hair to nosy questions from strangers, pregnancy comes with its fair share of awkward and embarrassing moments. In case we haven't emphasized the fact that you're not alone enough, we've found some adorable cartoons to drive the point home. Norwegian illustrator and mom-of-two Line Severinsen has been drawing hilarious cartoons of pregnancy and... Read more