Man Takes Mid-Labor Selfie With Wife

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Gil Solano took a selfie with his wife, Sarah, as she was in the middle of delivering their baby. And he lived to tell the tale. In fact, Solano says it was his wife's idea. "My wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when our daughter... Read more

Watch Babies In The Womb Use Kicks To Paint Artwork

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Hoping to cultivate artistic skills in baby? Six mothers from from Belgium got a head start, helping their babies paint before they were even born. The women -- all between 32 and 39 weeks pregnant -- sat across from canvases, their bellies equipped with paint-dipped paint brushes secured in place by fabric and tape. And then they... Read more

Why Half Of Women Skip The Dentist During Pregnancy (And Shouldn't)

You monitor your health closer than ever during pregnancy. You adapt your workout, take your vitamins and skip out on your morning coffee. But what about your oral health? A national survey recently released by Cigna found that 43 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on out dental appointments. The survey also discovered only... Read more

Nearly Half Of US Women Gain Too Much Weight In Pregnancy, Study Finds

In addition to morning sickness and swollen feet, weight gain during pregnancy is to be expected. But in the US, pregnant women are packing on more pregnancy pounds than recommended. A new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 47 percent of US women gain too much weight during... Read more

Would You Rent Maternity Clothes?

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Netflix, Birchbox, Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix: We're a society that swears by subscription and rental services. But what if your needs are only for a set amount of time? Say, less than nine months? There's still a service for you. Moms-to-be, introducing Le Tote's maternity clothes subscription. The company has offered women... Read more

It's Time to Love Your C-Section Scar

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A recent story on fetal cells made me cry. There's a lot of cool science on fetal cells—how they can be found throughout a mother's body for the rest of her life, for example, or how they can help moms fight things like breast cancer. (There's also, to be fair, some creepy stuff, like how... Read more

Where Does Your City And State Rank On This Year’s Premature Birth Report Card?

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We already know that major social and economic factors like location, education, ethnicity, diet and health care can all play a role in a baby's life expectancy and general health outlook, but a new report out today highlights just how much these differences play a role in whether babies are born preterm as well. Every year... Read more

Surprise! Taste Test Turns Into Pregnancy Announcement

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As an outdoor living vlogger chronicling his life in Alaska, Corey Williams is no stranger to adventure. So when his wife, Kristen, suggested she administer an adventurous taste test for his YouTube channel, DudeLikeHELLA, he was completely on board. Once the camera started rolling, Kristen blindfolded Corey and began introducing foods one by... Read more

Passenger Demands UK Woman Show Proof Of Pregnancy Before Getting Train Seat

Commuting to work is no fun for Raayan Zafar. At 11 weeks pregnant, the 32-year-old UK mom suffers from severe morning sickness, but still needs to take public transportation during rush hour. “I feel dizzy and out of energy, which makes standing in the Tube quite difficult when there is not enough ventilation," she tells the Read more

Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy Won’t Increase Risk Of Birth Defects: Study

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Some reassuring news for expectant moms: If you happen to get sick during pregnancy, two common antibiotics have just been proven a-ok. Researchers from the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital wondered if it was a pregnant woman's infection or the antibiotics used to treat it that had the... Read more