Mardi Gras Baby Showers to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

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It's Fat Tuesday, y'all! To celebrate, we've rounded up the very best Mardi Gras-themed baby showers. Forget the pink and blue; these showers are all about purple, green and gold. Plus, king cakes lend themselves to baby showers pretty well. This kind of puts your standard ABC cake to shame.   That looks like enough... Read more

Top 10 Presidential Baby Names

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Are you and your partner history buffs? Why not give your baby a distinguished -- and decidedly presidential -- baby name? Check out our favorite presidential baby names, then place your vote! Just be sure you can set your baby's nursery mobile to "Hail to the Chief" instead of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read more

Romance-Inspired Baby Names We Love

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Whether you're getting ready to welcome baby in the world, preparing for a hot, steamy night of baby making, or planning for a night full of fondue with your partner and your baby bump, this list of beautiful, love-inspired names pulled straight from Cupid's closet will help you commemorate this holiday. We've got a name for... Read more

A Friday the 13th Birthday? Bumpies Discuss

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How far would you go to avoid giving birth on Friday the 13th? Bumpies don't seem particularly superstitious, but the possibility of being induced on Friday the 13th was enough to spark conversation. And part of that conversation involved the Freaky Friday remake. "Friday the 13th would not bother me, I was born on the... Read more

How to Improve Your Pregnancy Posture

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It's not uncommon for pregnancy and parenthood to seriously affect your posture, causing aches, pains and other physical changes. As breasts grow during pregnancy, the increased weight tends to round shoulders and position the head forward, causing a hunchback-like posture that's already worsened by hours in front of a computer screen and behind the wheel of a... Read more

A 'Blank Space' Baby Announcement (WATCH)

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Great news! We found another baby-themed "Blank Space" parody. The topic this time? Baby-naming stress. While this doesn't quite have the cinematographic drama and hilarity of the first "Blank Space" mom parody, we're applauding the clever lyrics. "Cause we’re having another baby, so let’s pick a name!" mom-to-be Kimmy Baker sings in the chorus.... Read more

Had a Preterm Birth? Here's Why You Might Want to Wait on Baby No. 2

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Thinking about having another baby after you've gone through a preterm birth? A new study suggests you might want to wait — for the health of your next baby. The new study, to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual conference Thursday, says that the length of time between the delivery of one baby and... Read more

Should Pregnant Women Get Cash Incentives to Quit Smoking?

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Smoking isn’t good for anyone, especially moms-to-be. But one country is finding success in getting pregnant women to quit — with cash incentives. Researchers in Scotland found that providing financial incentives might be the key to getting pregnant women to quit -- for good. They provided a group of pregnant women with £50 shopping vouchers each, and... Read more

Could Preemie Babies Be Less Lucky in Love?

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Paging Cupid to the delivery room: Carrying to term may set baby up for a more favorable love life in adulthood. According to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, twenty-somethings born preterm (before 37 weeks) are less likely to move in with a romantic partner or have sexual intercourse than their peers... Read more

A New Position for Childbirth?

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Don't get too confident in your Lamaze training; new research is challenging a routine childbirth practice. According to a study published in the February issue of the journal Anesthesiology, there may be a better way to position women during labor. Right now, most OBs and anesthesiologists place women on their sides,... Read more