Could This Help End Pregnancy Discrimination?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
For the first time in over 30 years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination. Previously, many employers weren't entirely sure what the rules were or how they applied to their specific business. The hope is that these new clarifications will be helpful to employers, as well... read more

Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk Are Expecting Baby Number 3!

Photo: The Bump / Shutterstock
Photo: The Bump / Shutterstock
Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk's brood is expanding! The Scandal star announced his wife's third pregnancy on Twitter yesterday with a fun photo of Marika holding what appears to be a ginormous frying pan. He wrote, "My pregnant wife thought I might want this for my birthday. I'm not the one with the bizarre cravings." In... read more

The Bad Sleep Habit That Can Harm Your Fertility​

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Night owls may want to consider getting some shuteye if they're thinking about having a baby. Or at least work on turning off the lights. A new study published in Fertility and Sterility says darkness is especially important for women's reproductive health, and for fetal development in pregnant women. The magic's in melatonin, a regulating hormone produced... read more

Strangers Use Photoshop to Help a Grieving Dad

Internet kindness hit a tear-jerking level this week. Nathen Steffel posted a photo of his newborn daughter Sophia on Reddit, asking someone to remove the tubes from the photo.

“My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?” he posted on the site.

The responses, nearly 3000 of them, contained an overwhelming amount of support, sympathy, and shared grief. Steffel received countless Photoshopped, painted or drawn images of baby Sophia, tube-free, to remember her by.

Sophia lost her battle with a hepatic hemangioma in her liver at just 6 weeks old in Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital.

“This is really amazing. Everyone, you have made my day. All I wanted was a nice picture. What I received was a lot of love and support from a bunch of strangers. A long with a lot of great photos, drawings and paintings. Thanks everyone!” Steffel responded on Reddit.

This community effort joins the ranks of other organizations that help parents cope with the loss of babies, like Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which also creates portraits.

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Christina Aguilera Had This on Top of Her Baby Shower Cake

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Photo: Celebuzz
Everyone knows that Christina Aguilera is one hot mama with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and personality, which is why we love the cake topper at her co-ed baby shower. Christina, who's already mom to Max Liron, had a shower at her stylist's home with her fiance, Matthew Rutler, to celebrate the approaching arrival of... read more

Mark Your Calendars: The Boobolution Starts August 1

You say you want a boob-olution? We're doing our best to make it happen. On August 1, moms everywhere will be breastfeeding in public to kick off Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And we're asking you to do the same. By being comfortable with breastfeeding out in the open, you'll show other moms that it's no... read more

A Glimpse of Rachel Bilson’s Bump

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Photo: Getty
In my projected fantasy world of a post-season four OC, I know that Summer Roberts and Seth Cohen are somewhere raising a family, purchasing nothing but the best baby products from that strip of shops along the Balboa Pier. And maybe Julie Cooper is their nanny. Rachel Bilson is doing her best to fulfill that fantasy... read more

How Baby’s Psyching Himself Up For Those First Words

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Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
Even if baby can't respond to you, that doesn't mean he's not listening to you and mentally practicing the words you say when you're talking to him. Most babies start talking around one year, but the brain areas that are associated with speech planning light up around seven months, according to a recent study published... read more

Boston Marathon Survivor Jeff Bauman and Erin Hurley Welcome Baby Girl!

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter
It's been quite the year for Jeff Bauman, the 28-year-old Bostonian who lost both his legs to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the subject of the iconic photograph from that day. He's published a memoir, announced an engagement, returned to work, and most recently, welcomed baby Nora Gail Bauman. Baby Nora was born on... read more

Breaking News: Savannah Guthrie’s Baby Shower

TODAY show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie’s recent baby shower was nothing if not newsworthy. The journalist, expecting her first child, celebrated her baby-to-be with a newspaper-themed shower hosted by her friends at NBC. And, though Savannah is known for keeping a straight face while reporting the news, the 42-year-old let her emotions show as she thanked her friends and family for their support. “I have never felt in my life so much joy for us,” she gushed to party-goers at the June 30th event. “I kinda just can’t get over it because when you say you’re happy for us or you give us a hug or rub the belly, I know you really mean it. That means so much to me and us.” The other half of the expecting couple is Guthrie’s husband, Mike Feldman (who she accidentally introduced as Matt at the party — classic pregnancy brain!). The pair married in March of 2014 and announced the pregnancy shortly after.

Here’s a closer look at Savannah’s adorable baby shower!

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A Sweet Surprise

Instead of serving dessert on trays or at a buffet table, Savannah's shower featured donuts on the wall! How fun!