"Paralyzed Bride" Rachelle Friedman Chapman Welcomes Baby Girl Via Surrogate

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Rachelle Friedman Chapman is making headlines again-- but this time, it's a happy occasion. You might remember Chapman as the "paralyzed bride" who broke her neck after being playfully pushed in a pool during her bachelorette party. The freak accident left her paralyzed from the neck down, and put the life she'd expected with husband Chris Chapman... Read more

Introducing The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch

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Guess what? We have an even more convenient way to keep you informed during pregnancy. Meet The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch. Now cue the ahhhs, because our new Apple Watch app gives you all the vital info from our Pregnancy App: appointment notifications, calendar to-dos, weekly updates about baby's size and all your... Read more

New Study: No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

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After following over 95,000 kids who received their MMR vaccines, researchers came to a definitive conclusion: the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also found that MMR vaccines didn't increase autism... Read more

Woman Finishes Boston Marathon 34 Weeks Pregnant

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Amy Keil, a lifelong runner, finally snagged a Boston Marathon qualifying time. And pregnancy wasn't going to stop her from competing. Her qualifier for this year's Boston Marathon came back in October of 2013, long before Keil was expecting. But since then, the Minneapolis native got married and got pregnant. Her baby -- due June... Read more

Get the Royal Treatment: Your Chance at Free Diapers

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We're on high alert for royal baby no. 2, and other expectant parents now have good reason to be too. To help families on this side of the pond celebrate the birth of Will and Kate's second child, Huggies is giving away free diapers to babies born on the same day as the new prince or... Read more

Aw! Toddler Without Feet Gets Puppy Without Paw

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Born without feet, three-year-old Sapphyre just had her final doctors appointment for prosthetics. While most kids leave the hospital with stuffed animals and balloons, Sapphyre got to go home with a new puppy. And he's missing a paw. The story is almost too cute to believe. And it gets better: Breeder Karen Riddle named the White German Shepard... Read more

Angry Strangers Berate a Mom for Breastfeeding in Public (VIDEO)

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A new mother was called a "disgusting pig" for feeding her baby in a public park, a shocking YouTube video reveals. The footage shows the woman quietly breastfeeding her baby on a bench when she is approached by a couple, who begin berating her for showing her breasts in public -- to the... Read more

Elmo Gets a Lesson in Vaccinations

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Thanks to Sesame Street, the newest vaccination message is irrefutably adorable. Elmo teamed up with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for a lesson in immunizations. The video, produced by the Daily Dot and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, features Dr. Murthy educating Elmo on the importance of vaccines. Murthy describes how vaccines work, comparing their... Read more

You Can Now Post Breastfeeding Photos on Instagram (!!)

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Big news: Instagram has officially updated its terms of use to permit breastfeeding photos. Who do we have to thank for this innovation? By and large, celebrities. Women like Gisele Bundchen, Alanis Morissette, and of course, Alyssa Milano have been proudly posting their breastfeeding photos all year. And you know what? We'll give... Read more

Meet Sarah Stage's Healthy Baby Boy

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Sarah Stage -- the lingerie model who drew both criticism and praise for her incredibly toned physique at eight and nine months pregnant -- gave birth to a baby boy this week. And while she only gained 28 pounds during pregnancy, James was a whopping 8.7 pounds. How do we know? Instagram, of course. Stage... Read more