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

Would You Use Laughing Gas During Labor?

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Skeptical about an epidural? Cringing at the thought of natural labor? The latest birthing trend is your happy medium: laughing gas. We know, we know, it sounds more like the dentist's office than the delivery room. But it's making its way back to the US (the practice of using nitrous oxide during labor has been... Read more

It's a Girl for Ali Larter!

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It's a girl for Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur! The couple welcomed Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on Thursday. "She came bearing gifts for her brother:  Batman sheets and lots of Gummy Bears!!!  7.5 lbs of love," Larter captioned a picture of an adorably-swaddled Vivienne on her website. The new baby joins four-year-old big brother Theodore... Read more

Pregnant with the Flu? What to Do

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During flu season, pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is especially cautious. It starts with the obvious -- getting vaccinated -- and extends to the opening-doors-with-paper-towels kind of cautious. But when a sick five-month-old coughed in her face, even Dr. Altmann couldn't dodge this year's especially contagious influenza strain. The kicker? She was 38 weeks... Read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... Read more

Re-live Kristen Bell's C-Section with Dax Shepard

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Ellen DeGeneres has been getting plenty of celeb parents to open up on her show lately -- from Chris Pratt gushing about his polite son to Amanda Peet defending her cabbage boobs. But no one holds a TMI candle to Dax Shepard. The Parenthood star spilled some pretty graphic... Read more

Tour Blogger Chriselle Lim's Cozy, Sophisticated Nursery (Photos)

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Blogger Chriselle Lim has been sharing her pregnancy journey on her blog, The Chriselle Factor, these last few months. Now that she's just weeks away from giving birth to a daughter whom she's already named Chloe, she and her interior designer Lucinda Pace of Laurel & Wolf gave The Bump... Read more

Surprise! Six Sets of Twins Arrive in One Maternity Ward

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The newest Twin City isn't in Minnesota. A maternity ward in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is currently home to six sets of twins. And although this is a record for Saint Luke’s East Hospital, the staff says they're enjoying the change of pace. “Moms carrying twins from all over the community heard about this and now want to come... Read more

Pregnant? New Mom? Workout Like a Pro with Christine Bullock

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Backing off on your workout now that you're pregnant? Feeling like your post-baby bod will never be able to handle crunches again? Here, trainer and health and fitness expert Christine Bullock shares her insight on pre- and postnatal fitness, walking you through how to safely adjust your workout routine to still reap the maximum... Read more

Obama Calls for Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave

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If you're a working parent or one planning on continuing to work after the arrival of baby, here's a good piece of news: today President Obama is expected to announce several initiatives intended to improve United States workers access to paid sick leave, including parental leave. He plans to sign a Presidential Memorandum that will give... Read more