New research sheds light on why babies born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments have shown a higher risk for developmental delays. In the past, low birth weight, issues with brain development and premature birth have all been correlated with fertility treatments. Researchers are now noticing that while it's possible the treatments themselves are contributing... read more
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With their third grandchild on the way, it's no surprise that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have babies on the brain! The proud parents of 19 revealed their plans to expand their brood even more, and the duo are considering adoption! "We are open to the idea of adoption. We are praying about... read more
14141http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/26/duggars-considering-adoption-baby-20/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2F4bqd705s.jpg%3Fw%3D650http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngMama Duggar Admits They May Adopt Baby Number 20!thebump
Bad news for men who like it hot -- a new study reveals that spending time in the sauna could lower your guy's sperm count. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Padova in Italy and published online in February in the journal Human Reproduction, followed healthy Finnish men in their 30s. The... read more
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We all know the rule: Nothing is official until it’s on Facebook! So, how are you going to announce to the world that you are expecting an addition to the family? Our Bumpies on the 2nd Trimester board shared their some of their fun ways of announcing the news on the social network! Happy... read more
14025http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/23/bumpie-tip-of-the-week-how-did-you-annouce-your-pregnancyon-facebook/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F10%2Fpositive-pregnancy-test.jpg%3Fw%3D650http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngBumpie Tip of the Week: How Did You Annouce Your Pregnancy…on Facebook!?thebump
Sofia Vergara let slip that she's freezing her eggs! The actress, at a lunch for an interview with Vogue, apparently said, "I have to be careful what I eat because they're freezing my eggs!" Not sure if this was a slip up or totally intentional -- but regardless, the cats out of the bag,... read more
13880http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/19/sofia-vergara-freezing-eggs/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2F1vam7l5i.jpg%3Fw%3D328http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngSofia Vergara Says She’s Freezing Her Eggs — Should You?thebump
Over the weekend, Gwyneth Paltrow dropped some surprising (and heartbreaking) news. The mama of Apple, 8, and Moses, 6, revealed to Mail on Sunday's You magazine that her third pregnancy -- sadly -- resulted in a miscarriage that nearly killed her. Despite the fact that she came forward and shared her story, Goop isn't admitting... read more
13850http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/18/gwyneth-paltrow-miscarriage-details/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2F679qe9wp.jpg%3Fw%3D328http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngGwyneth Paltrow Reveals the Heartbreaking Details of Her Scary Miscarriagethebump
Let’s face it: babymaking isn’t a breeze. Maybe it takes you a day, a week — a year — or several to see the line on a pregnancy test shift from blue to pink. But when the old fashioned way isn’t working for you and you’re considering your options, there’s one place you can look to for support: Hollywood! I know, okay? I know Hollywood isn’t the place many of us search for inspiration in these times but just hear me out on this one…
Now more than ever, celebrity couples are candidly sharing their stories with other men and women who are struggling to conceive. These Hollywood A, B and C-listers have all made their dreams of a family possible by using a surrogate or gestational carrier.
From Giuliana Ranic and Matt Bomer to Elizabeth Banks and Sarah Jessica Parker, these stars are sharing their families with us.
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Parents to wins Tabitha and Marion Loretta. The red hot couple, already parents to son James Wilkie, struggled to conceive again. Parker says of the fertility struggle, "[We] tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to get pregnant, but it just was not to be, the conventional way — I would give birth as often as I could, if I could. I cherished all the milestones, the good and the bad," She even went on to speak candidly about the first time she met her two adorable daughters (now 3), Tabitha and Loretta: “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s — suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary. I am very poor at describing it. But it’s amazing."
13720http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/14/11-celebrities-who-used-surrogates/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2F71pmir8o1.jpg%3Fw%3D650http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngInspiring! 11 Celebrities That Used a Surrogatethebump
After months of trying to conceive, time spent with your partner can be lacking romance and losing its spark. Spontaneity is likely to be on the decline and replaced by calculated times of “intimacy.” Not being able to complete the task of becoming pregnant can be frustrating and draining for the both of you. That’s... read more
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Ready? Set? Sperm! A recent study by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that sperm is affected by the seasons! According to the research, "Seasonal sperm pattern seems to be a circannual-rhythmic phenomenon. The winter and spring semen patterns are compatible with increased fecundability and may be a plausible explanation of... read more
13702http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/13/sperm-affected-by-the-seasons/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F03%2Fthinkstock_95631719.jpg%3Fw%3D650http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngWhen Is the Best Season to Conceive? New Research Says…thebump
13694http://blog.thebump.com/2013/03/13/shannon-miller-expecting-baby-girl/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F01%2Fc9ojryo9.jpg%3Fw%3D328http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngBumpie Buzz: Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller Expecting a Baby Girl!thebump