Lesbian Couple Cleverly Instagrams Side-by-Side Maternity Photos

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Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy just upped the maternity photo game. The North Carolina moms recreated their first seaside pregnancy photo, but this time, with a twist. Melanie is pregnant instead of Vanessa Iris. And baby Jax gets to make an appearance too. https://instagram.com/p/zC1vHnmWPh/ While the Instagram photo is two months old, it's gone viral since... Read more

Maternity Shoot Trend: Floral Crowns

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Happy Earth Day from these beautiful moms-to-be! Donning leafy crowns complete with big blooms, these ladies bring a whole new meaning to Mother Nature. Floral crowns are a maternity shoot trend we love. We've had our eye on the headpieces ever since Alyssa Milano's floral-themed baby shower. Which arrangement do you like best? Let... Read more

'We Can't Stop' Baby Announcement Proves a Point

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They can't stop, and they won't stop. Everyone was excited about their twin girls and baby boy. But when Chad and Andrea Chapman announced they were having a fourth, nobody seemed to care. "I think we went past what everyone's idea for our family was," Andrea told TODAY.com. "For some reason, four is... Read more

Is it Safe to Induce at Full Term?

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Elective inductions might not be so taboo anymore. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University has dissociated full-term, non-medically required inductions from c-sections after performing controlled trials on 844 women. While full term is technically considered 40 weeks, researchers looked at women induced at both 39 and 40 weeks, finding... Read more

5 Ways to Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

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It's easy to get stressed out during pregnancy; you're growing a human being and preparing to raise it to adulthood, after all! But we're here to remind you that too much stress can be especially detrimental during pregnancy, contributing to eczema and asthma in baby. So what's a mom-to-be to do? We've rounded up... Read more

Happy Easter! 5 Spring Baby Announcement Ideas

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The coinciding of Easter and Passover means an abundance of family get-togethers this weekend. And if you're expecting, that's the perfect opportunity to share the big news. We've rounded up the top five most festive, springy, pastel pregnancy announcements. Want to steal one? We won't tell.     https://instagram.com/p/s7aCi_y8g3/?taken-by=ttomasihill        ... Read more

Working Moms By the Numbers

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The recent revival of the Young v. UPS case brought pregnant workers' rights front and center. Should they be entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers? Yes, the Supreme Court ruled, although Young will have to take her case back down to the Fourth Circuit. Why the fixation on a case... Read more

It's Not 50-50: Why Your Chances of Having a Boy Are Slightly Higher

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Seem like everyone you know is making the "It's a boy!" announcement? It's not just you -- it's statistics. Since the 17th century, scientists have noticed a slightly tilted sex ratio at birth: 51 percent of babies born are boys. The long-held belief is that gender is determined at conception, but a group of biologists... Read more

Demystifying Fetal Surgery: Behind the Scenes of 'Twice Born'

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You've heard about birth defects. You've probably heard of the rare in-utero surgeries that can help correct them. But now, you'll actually be able to see them. Tuesday night marks the premiere of Twice Born, a three-part PBS documentary profiling the parents, doctors and babies involved in fetal surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.... Read more

World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

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It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more