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

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