Labor Day Rally to Improve Birth Sweeps Country

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Thousands of people gathered across the country yesterday in an effort to improve the other labor day. You know, the one that still gets you out of work, but is nine months in the making. Called the "Rally to Improve Birth," this was the third annual demonstration by the people behind ImprovingBirth.org. What started as... read more

Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy!

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Carrie Underwood via Twitter
We're capping off your Labor Day weekend with some exciting news: Carrie Underwood is pregnant, y'all! The country singer took the announcement to Twitter today, posting a picture of her dogs in "big brother" and "big sister" shirts: "In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents... read more

So How Many Parents Get Their Babies Vaccinated?

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You've probably heard about parents choosing not to vaccinate. But exactly how many people are opting for shots? According to the recently-published 2013 National Immunization Survey by the Center for Disease Control, vaccine coverage was at 90 percent last year. Basically, everyone is getting baby vaccinated with the routinely-recommended childhood immunizations: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR),... read more

Shakira is Pregnant!

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Just when we thought celebrating the 13th anniversary of "Whenever, Wherever" was going to be the highlight of the week, we get hit with even bigger and better Shakira news: the Colombian singer is pregnant with baby number two! "Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!" she confirmed on... read more

How to Respond When Baby Babbles

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Since you're probably doing it anyway, it's a relief to know that having full conversations with your babbling baby is now scientifically encouraged. According to a new study by the University of Iowa and Indiana University, they way parents respond to baby influences how the child will communicate and vocalize. By listening and responding... read more

Drew Brees Welcomes First Baby Girl

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Drew Brees via Twitter
Who dat? It's the first baby girl for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany. The couple welcomed the 7 pound, 7 ounce baby -- who has yet to be named -- on Monday night. They're already parents to three boys: Baylen, 5, Bowen, 3, and Callen, 2. While the trio reportedly wanted a... read more

Study Shows Hormone Protects Brains of Premature Babies

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Boosting the health of premature baby brains might not be so different from boosting athletic performance. A new study published in JAMA, or the Journal of the American Medical Association, says that erythropoietin does the trick. Also known as EPO, this hormone stimulates the production of red blood cells and reduces the need for blood... read more

New​! Brush Baby’s Teeth With Fluoride, Doctors Say

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says to bring on the fluoride toothpaste as soon as baby's teeth start to come in. This comes in response to the fact that dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in US children, especially among poor and minority populations.... read more

2014 Emmy Awards: Big Baby News From the Red Carpet!

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There's nothing like fun baby news to spice up last night's lackluster Emmy Awards! I don't know about you, but the red carpet is pretty much all I need to watch (okay, and a little Jon Hamm screentime doesn't hurt either). Anyway, two baby bombshells were dropped last night: Amanda Peet is expecting her third child... read more

6 Moms That Sizzled on the MTV VMAS Red Carpet

Forget about the tweens and the teenage dreams: The 2014 MTV VMAs were all about celebrity moms having major red carpet moments.

From cleavage (hello, Kim Kardashian!) to the chicest baby bump the award show has ever seen, we’ve rounded up the six most stylish moms we saw (yes, Beyonce actually had to share in this category!).

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Kelly nailed it with her crown braid, elegant bump-covering gown and Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Has there ever been such a gorgeous materity moment at the VMAs?

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