Big News for Women on Wall Street

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New moms on Wall Street: You're getting an extra four weeks of fully-paid maternity leave! That may be a sweeping statement. But the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone Group, is extending its maternity leave benefits from 12 weeks at full pay to 16 weeks in an attempt to appeal to more women. “The financial services... Read more

Mom with Cancer Inspires with Breastfeeding Photo

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Still no word on who she is, but this woman is inspiring moms everywhere. A mid-pregnancy breast cancer diagnosis necessitated a left-breast mastectomy, which made this new mom's first breastfeeding experience even more special. Florida photographer Kate Murray captured the intimate moment and shared it on her Facebook page, although the page has since been... Read more

The Licktator's Breast Milk flavored Ice Cream is Back

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You probably already knew you could freeze breast milk, but we're doubting you envisioned it as part of a frozen treat. Yep, Royal Baby Gaga ice cream, a product of The Licktators, hit select shelves in London this Saturday, and will be available online throughout the summer. It's actually a relaunch of... Read more

"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