It's a Girl for Ali Larter!

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It's a girl for Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur! The couple welcomed Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on Thursday. "She came bearing gifts for her brother:  Batman sheets and lots of Gummy Bears!!!  7.5 lbs of love," Larter captioned a picture of an adorably-swaddled Vivienne on her website. The new baby joins four-year-old big brother Theodore... read more

Pregnant with the Flu? What to Do

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During flu season, pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is especially cautious. It starts with the obvious -- getting vaccinated -- and extends to the opening-doors-with-paper-towels kind of cautious. But when a sick five-month-old coughed in her face, even Dr. Altmann couldn't dodge this year's especially contagious influenza strain. The kicker? She was 38 weeks... read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... read more

Re-live Kristen Bell's C-Section with Dax Shepard

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Ellen DeGeneres has been getting plenty of celeb parents to open up on her show lately -- from Chris Pratt gushing about his polite son to Amanda Peet defending her cabbage boobs. But no one holds a TMI candle to Dax Shepard. The Parenthood star spilled some pretty graphic... read more

‘Paddington’ and 6 Other Kids’ Books-Turned-Movies We Love

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It’s always exciting when a book you loved as a child is adapted for the big screen. This weekend, “Paddington,” the story of the famous bear who travels to London via Peru, opened in theaters to rave reviews. The film tells the tale of how, after getting lost, Paddington gets taken in by the Brown... read more

Surprise! Six Sets of Twins Arrive in One Maternity Ward

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The newest Twin City isn't in Minnesota. A maternity ward in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is currently home to six sets of twins. And although this is a record for Saint Luke’s East Hospital, the staff says they're enjoying the change of pace. “Moms carrying twins from all over the community heard about this and now want to come... read more

Happy Friday: Dad Puts on Pants While Holding a Baby (WATCH)

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"A" for effort, right? For your viewing pleasure, watch one dad attempt to put on pants -- sans hands -- without putting down his baby. Laugh through every moment of struggle, every torturous leg shake, every strenuous lunge -- all set to Europe's "The Final Countdown." Finally, dad holds up baby in a Lion King-esque moment of victory. Granted,... read more

Gay Dads: 'You Can't Judge People on Their Normal' (WATCH)

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With a six-year-old, seven-year-old and eight-year-old at home, dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis definitely have their hands full. But these proud dads are taking on new roles in a new advertising campaign for Nikon. "We just want people to know that hey, we're normal," the video begins. "And you can't judge people on their normal.... read more

Obama Calls for Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave

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If you're a working parent or one planning on continuing to work after the arrival of baby, here's a good piece of news: today President Obama is expected to announce several initiatives intended to improve United States workers access to paid sick leave, including parental leave. He plans to sign a Presidential Memorandum that will give... read more

How Napping Boosts Baby's Brain

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It's no surprise that naps are good for growing babies. And we're willing to bet they ended up being a pretty important part of your college experience too. But wondering if anyone has been able to pinpoint exactly what's so great about those midday ZZZ's? Well, a new study published in the Proceedings of the... read more