Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

The Most Ridiculous Fights You’ll Have in IKEA

Photo: The Nest
Photo: The Nest
Ever traveled to IKEA with your kid? If you are one of the valiant soldiers who has braved the battle field of Hemnes six-drawer chests and the ubiquitous, lingering scent of Swedish meatballs with an infant in tow, we applaud you. It's a feat that deserves to be recognized and appreciated for its level of... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

Photo: Getty/The Bump
Photo: Getty/The Bump
Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

Photo: The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Photo: The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. The state with the highest overall child well-being? Massachusetts. (This is great news. I'm from Massachusetts.) What factors comprise "overall well-being?" A combination of economics, education, health and family/community.... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Adorable First Pics of Daughter Jane

Photo: YouTube
Photo: YouTube
After a two-week hiatus following the birth of his daughter, Jimmy Kimmel resumed taping his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Like any proud new dad, he included some tidbits about his new bundle of joy in his opening monologue on Monday night and shared some pretty stinking adorable pictures, too. Kimmel casually dropped his... read more

Dog Begs Baby’s Forgiveness (WATCH!)

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Dog may be man's best friend, but Charlie the beagle has a lot of groveling to do to get back on baby Laura's good side. Laura started crying as soon as the dog nabbed her favorite toy. And the guilt tore him apart. Parents caught the whole saga on camera, and shared a minute and... read more

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde Babywearing

Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Plenty of fashion trends are born on the streets of New York City. And in this case, the accessory of choice was born three months ago. It looks like Olivia Wilde is embracing babywearing with her son Otis, and she's taking it to a whole new level of chic. Out and about in her West Village neighborhood, Wilde... read more

British Cafe Makes Breastfeeding Easy

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Photo: RefreshMe/Facebook
It looks like they're joining in the Boob-olution across the pond too. A cafe in Cheltenham, England, hung up a chalkboard with this friendly message: "Breastfeeding Mums: Pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop... no need to eat, no need to ask -- please relax." People going... read more

​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names for Baby

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Photo: Getty Images
To keep your maiden name or not? It's a decision that's typically decided by the time you've reached the altar, or soon after. But modern mamas are changing with the times, and many are waiting until a baby comes along to make the switch. According to our not-so-official poll across our community pages, one in five... read more

Cute! Doctor Sings to Babies as He Delivers Them [WATCH]

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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja may have delivered over 8,000 babies, but each one is greeted with a song, every time. The Pittsburgh OB-GYN says that while this is his way of celebrating each and every new life, it's not a tradition he started. During his residency, singing to babies was the practice of an older OB-GYN, who instructed... read more