Woman Wakes Up From Coma to Learn She's a Mom

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Imagine missing out on your baby's birth entirely. (Sound preferable? Don't be scared, we can calm your labor and delivery fears.) That was the reality for 20-year-old Sharista Giles, whose son was delivered while she was in a coma. After a December car crash, the 5-month-pregnant mom-to-be slipped into a coma. In January,... Read more

Mom of Six Boys Has Priceless Reaction To Finding Out Sex of Baby No. 7

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For Cher Lair, the seventh time's the charm. The North Carolina mom of six boys was overjoyed to find out that her seventh child is going to be a girl -- if you couldn't tell by the way she shrieks and falls into her family's arms in a YouTube video uploaded on Sunday. Taking a page out... Read more

U.S. Birth Rate Shrinks Again

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What's your idea of the perfect family? One boy, one girl? Three kids? New data from the 2014 U.S. Census shows kids are becoming part of the equation less and less. The updated information is based on the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Fertility Supplement, which includes current data for women ages 15-50, but also tracks... Read more

'Underwater Babies' Is Our New Favorite Book

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Photographer Seth Casteel has already done adorable portraits of dogs and puppies underwater, so his natural next step was documenting tiny humans in their very first plunges underwater. Casteel's book Underwater Babies contains over 70 photos of babies in the midst of supervised swimming lessons. The photographer told the Huffington Post that the babies,... Read more

What Sex After Baby Says About Your Relationship

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Let's face it: The thought of sex after baby is pretty scary. And some moms are more eager to get back in the sack after pregnancy than others. A new study is taking a look at those women and asking an important question: Does their motivation stem from a higher sex drive or a desire to... Read more

Is a Cure for SIDS on the Way?

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the most heartbreaking things a parent can experience, especially because so little is known about it. Daniel Rubens, MD, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and the founder of the SIDS Research Guild, has spent 11 years researching why infants can suffocate in their sleep within minutes,... Read more

Yikes! The Risks of Purchasing Breast Milk Online

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For moms who struggle with pumping their own milk, several milk sharing sites are available online. If you don't want to supplement with formula, you can buy 100 percent human milk from other moms. Supposedly. A new study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, found that one out of 10 milk samples purchased online... Read more

NYC-area Airports to Become Breastfeeding-Friendly

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Traveling for Mother's Day? New York City-area airports will be offering new moms the perfect gift: lactation pods for a better breastfeeding experience. The pods will debut in Terminal B at Liberty Newark International Airport and in LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal Building by May 10. The freestanding booths, designed by Mamava, are large enough... Read more

Which Baby Names Really Stand the Test of Time?

AAP: Measure Children's Medicine in Milliliters

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Better brush up on your understanding of the metric system; pediatricians are calling for children’s liquid medicines to only be measured in metric units. The push comes as an initiative to reduce overdoses associated with mixups of teaspoons and tablespoons. Overdoses send tens of thousands of kids to the emergency room each year. "Even though we... Read more