Elena Donovan Mauer

From Kegels to breastfeeding to baby poop, there’s no topic off-limits (or too gross!) for Elena. She also writes about pretty and nifty things, like fashion, celebs and gear. Know the latest -- follow her on twitter @elenamauer.

HBO Film: First Comes Love — Get Free Tickets to the Screening in NYC!

First Comes Love
What if you captured every big moment from the day you started trying to conceive to your first year as a parent on video? It would be some pretty exciting footage, huh? But still maybe not as dramatic as Nina Davenport's story. The filmmaker created the new HBO documentary, First Comes Love, along her journey... Read more

Sneak Peek: Ali Landry Dishes About Pregnancy in The Bump Magazine’s New Issue

The Bump, Volume 9 Cover, Ali Landry
Hot off the presses! The newest issue of The Bump magazine is out in select parts of the country and coming soon to an OB's office near you. And how adorable is our cover girl, model and actress (and former Doritos girl), Ali Landry, who's expecting her third baby? In the issue, Ali dishes... Read more

Scan This: High Chair That Becomes a Toddler Chair — See It In Action! (WATCH)

Mamas and Papas Juice High Chair
Here's the trouble with choosing a high chair: You want something that's not an eyesore at family dinners. But after a couple of years it will be useless, right? Wrong, if you've got the Juice high chair! This cool, chic seat converts from a high chair to a low seat for a three- to six-year-old.... Read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Carrie Dorr, Founder and CEO of Pure Barre

Carrie Dorr Pure Barre
We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Carrie Dorr, Founder and CEO of Pure Barre. The Bump: Barre workouts are hot right now! Why do you think Pure Barre has become such a... Read more

Jessica Simpson Welcomes a Baby Boy — Check Out His Out-of-the-Box Name!

Photo: Janet Mayer / PR PhotosPhoto: Janet Mayer / PR Photos
Jessica Simpson is now a mom of two! It was just announced that Jessica gave birth to a baby boy Sunday. This is the second child for her and fiancé, Eric Johnson. The couple named their newborn Ace Knute Johnson -- he joins big sister Maxwell, who turned one in May. Jess famously let it... Read more

5 Biggest Summer Maternity Fashion Problems — Solved by Style Guru Liz Lange!

Liz Lange summer maternity fashion
Finding the right clothes to make you look and feel your best during pregnancy can be tricky to say the least! And dressing for a sweltering summer, well that adds a few new curves to your wardrobe decisions. That's why we brought our biggest, toughest maternity fashion questions to maternity style guru, Read more

Inspiring Mompreneurs: Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, Co-Founders of Project Nursery

Pam and Melisa Project Nursery
We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from a dynamic duo: Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, Co-Founders of Project Nursery. The Bump: Tell us all about Project Nursery and what inspired you to start... Read more

Scan This: Portable and Super-Versatile Blanket (WATCH!)

JJ Cole blanket
As the weather heats up, you're probably thinking about Fourth of July picnics and beach trips, which is what makes the JJ Cole Collections blanket so perfect to use right now. (Of course, even if you're not expecting your baby until after this summer, we still think you'll get plenty of use out of it... Read more

Inspiring Dadpreneur: Neil Grimmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Plum Organics

Neil Grimmer, Plum Organics
We've been hitting up moms who are entrepreneurs and businesswomen and finding out what it's like for them to start and run a company. Now that we're gearing up for Father's Day, we thought why not get the behind-the-scenes scoop from a dad who's similarly juggling career and family? And what better person to... Read more

What’s the Most Popular Month to Have a Baby?

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced its annual stats on births -- there were about 3,958,000 babies born in the US in 2012. That's about the same as 2011's 3,953,593 babies. The fact that the birth rate hasn't changed much from year to year is significant because the birth rate Read more