Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby with Two Moms

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For two Detroit-area moms eagerly awaiting their six-day-old baby's first appointment with a pediatrician, what should have been an exciting milestone turned into a major setback. Instead of the pediatrician they had carefully selected, a different doctor came out to greet them. Their first choice changed her mind because the married couple was gay. Jami and... Read more

Predictions for Year of the Sheep Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! As we enter the Year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram; they're used interchangeably, and the Chinese character denotes a goat or a sheep), you might have high hopes for baby's sleep schedule. After all, counting sheep is the ticket to a good night's sleep, right? Regardless of how nursery-friendly... Read more

Bye-bye, Barbie! Realistic Dolls Are The New Toy Trend

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A quick glance at tiny-waisted, long-legged Barbies and plump-lipped, smoky-eyed Bratz tells us that most dolls set the bar for beauty pretty high (a.k.a impossible). For millions of little girls and boys around the world, these dolls serve as confidantes, best friends, even idols -- so airbrushing them to perfection is a slippery slope. That's why manufacturers and concerned moms... Read more

Can 'Thriller' Induce Labor? One Pregnant Woman Finds Out

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Spicy foods, long walks, castor oil...the list of supposed natural labor induction methods goes on and on. But one mom-to-be decided a little Michael Jackson might move things along. In a matching sports bra and sweatpants getup, Bonnie Northsea, 32, posted her "Thriller" rendition on Facebook. "Someone told me 'Thriller' would induce labor. Here I am on... Read more

9 Valentine's Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives

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If the media and all the Whitman's Samplers in your local drugstore haven't made the message loud and clear that Valentine's Day is HAPPENING (whether you're on that box of chocolates train or not), we're here to tell you we know how you feel. The "holiday" takes on a different meaning once you're in the pregnancy or parenting zone.  The flowers,... Read more

Switched at Birth: A True Story

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Over 20 years ago, two baby girls were inadvertently switched at birth, and spent their first 10 years of life completely unaware of the mishap. Nope -- this isn't about the ABC Family original series -- it's the true story of two French families, who are now taking home a combined $2.1 million in damages. Sophie... Read more

Is Your Baby Socially Savvy?

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We're giving credit where credit's due -- it turns out babies can understand complex social interactions, like how people are expected to behave, and what people know and don't know. So babies can figure out dramatic irony? Not quite -- it's more like they understand consequences. A new University of Missouri study turned up the drama... Read more

Baby Born with Set of Twins Inside (Really)

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Being born pregnant -- it sounds like a sci-fi story line, but it's actually a (super) rare medical condition. And a Chinese baby girl became part of the .0002 percent of babies affected with fetus-in-fetu each year. The baby was actually born back in 2010 in Hong Kong, but researchers are revisiting and reporting on the case in the latest volume... Read more

Toddler Welcomes Baby Sister With Epic Tantrum (WATCH)

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A new baby is always a blessing, but try telling that to two-year-old Piper, who threw the biggest tantrum of her little lifetime after learning she is now a big sister. Don't be fooled by her dainty purple and pink dress -- this is one rough reaction! Piper's father filmed her hilarious freakout after telling... Read more

UK Baby Takes Private Jet Home from Hospital