Elena Donovan Mauer

Elena is deputy editor of TheBump.com and The Bump magazine and mom to baby Dylan and four-year-old Ryan. 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 baby gear. Know the latest -- follow her on twitter @elenamauer.

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 Bump
Photo: 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

Inspiring Mompreneur: Jennifer Fleiss, Co-Founder of Rent the Runway

Jennifer Fleiss Rent the Runway
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 Jennifer Fleiss, Co-Founder and Head of Business Development for Rent the Runway. You have a 17-month-old daughter. How do you balance motherhood and running a business?... read more

Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Welcome a Baby Girl!

Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Congratulations are in order for the Dewan-Tatum family. Channing and Jenna have confirmed that they're brand-new parents to a baby girl! The couple just announced they welcomed the baby Friday in London, where dad Channing is filming a movie called Jupiter Ascending. Previously, Jenna has said, “Who knows what kind of parents we’ll be? As... read more

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Baby’s Gender and Celebrates Her Baby Shower

Photo: ABCPhoto: ABC
It's official. Kim Kardashian and Kanye Wast are having a baby... girl! Sunday night, on the season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim went to an ultrasound appointment accompanied by mom Kris Jenner  and sisters Kourtney and Khloe, where they found out baby's gender. Kim's reaction? "Oh my gosh. I'm having a girl!"... read more