Madeline Schmitz

Madeline ​spends her days as The Bump​ editorial intern researching the ​latest​ baby trends and compiling an ongoing list of the best baby names (for eventual use). ​Nope, she's not a mom, ​but ​she loves babies​ (and is available for babysitting -- call!)​.

7 Celebrities Who Breastfed In Public

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It's not every day that a celebrity posts personal pictures on the internet (or is it?) -- let alone their intimate breastfeeding pictures. These fabulous celeb mamas were brave enough to bare it all in public to nourish their kid, and then post the pics on social media. How sweet are these pictures? 1. Gwen... read more

10 Celebrities Who Love Breastfeeding

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What do you have in common with Miranda Kerr and Beyonce? Quite a bit, actually, if you have breastfed or currently are breastfeeding. These fine ladies are only two of many celebs who have spoken out about how important it is. In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've rounded up their greatest insights -- and... read more

The Hospital Where You Give Birth Matters

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No matter how well you prepare yourself for giving birth, there's (unfortunately) always the chance that something could go wrong. For the 13 percent of women in the United States who face obstetrical complications, this is is the case. What's the main reason for these complications? According to a study conducted at the University of... read more

Should Fertility Clinics Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

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With costs reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars and success rates often quite low, IVF treatments may seem like a dicey move if you're going to use a non-traditional method for making a baby. A clinic in Manchester, England agreed -- and decided to do something about it. It's a program that is... read more

Can You Be “Too Fit” to Get Pregnant?

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If you're trying to conceive, your doctor has probably given you the classic spiel: take folic acid; cut back on drinking; exercise. The first two suggestions are generally keepers, but what about exercising? Could it be that regular, intense workouts are actually be harming your chances at getting pregnant? Yes, and no. 6 percent of infertility cases are... read more

The Most Ridiculous Fights You’ll Have in IKEA

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Ever traveled to IKEA with your kid? If you are one of the valiant soldiers who has braved the battle field of Hemnes six-drawer chests and the ubiquitous, lingering scent of Swedish meatballs with an infant in tow, we applaud you. It's a feat that deserves to be recognized and appreciated for its level of... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

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Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more

Recall Alert! Dream on Me Dinah High Chairs

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Though no incidents or injuries have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled over 2,800 high chairs due to a strangulation and fall hazard. Dream on Me Dinah High Chairs, which were sold online by Walmart.com and Amazon.com exclusively from November 2012 to November 2013, are being recalled because a child's body could... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Adorable First Pics of Daughter Jane

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After a two-week hiatus following the birth of his daughter, Jimmy Kimmel resumed taping his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Like any proud new dad, he included some tidbits about his new bundle of joy in his opening monologue on Monday night and shared some pretty stinking adorable pictures, too. Kimmel casually dropped his... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more