Couple Slows Things Down In Viral Pregnancy Announcement

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One of the best parts about getting pregnant? Breaking the news. And like many of the couples in our favorite pregnancy announcements, Danny and Ciera Woods wanted to catch their friends and family completely off-guard. To achieve the element of surprise, the Columbus, Ohio couple told their loved ones that they were being interviewed for one... Read more

Virgin Airlines Cancellation Forces 8-Month Pregnant Woman To Spend Night On Floor

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Traveling during your third trimester can be uncomfortable enough. And a 36-week pregnant Australian woman endured a particularly difficult overnight stay in a Brisbane Virgin Australia terminal, placing the airline under scrutiny. Meghan Cochrane's flight was cancelled Sunday night, and she was re-booked on a plane departing at 5 a.m. on Monday. According to a Facebook post from... Read more

Childbirth Is More Like A Sport Than You Think

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Having a baby is grueling. It takes effort, focus, and of course, perseverance. And the University of Michigan is giving it a well-deserved label: a sport. Kind of. Based on the fact that childbirth can be so traumatic -- and the fact that 15 percent of women experience pelvic injuries that don't heal --... Read more

What's The Riskiest Day Of The Week To Give Birth?

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The "weekend effect:" urban legend or a bonafide trend? This idea that patients admitted to the hospital on weekends have worse outcomes than those admitted on weekdays now has research -- geared specifically to mom and baby -- to back it. Still, that doesn't mean you should panic if you go into labor on a Saturday or... Read more

Extreme Exercise During Pregnancy: How Much Is Too Much?

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Recommendations for exercise during pregnancy are vague, and generally quite conservative so as to prevent any undue stress on the pregnancy or the expectant mom. Official medical position on the subject has been revised in recent years, however, to encourage more activity during pregnancy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends... Read more

Watch Grandpa's Hilarious Reaction To 'Whisper Game' Pregnancy Announcement

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While parenthood may not be all fun and games, that concept clearly doesn’t apply to pregnancy announcements. Texas mom-to-be Alexa Goolsby decided to take a page out of comedy genius (and dad) Jimmy Fallon’s playbook by telling her parents she was expecting while they played their own rendition of Fallon’s famous "Read more

Mom Completes Psychology Exam While In Labor

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We've seen lots of different ways to get through labor. From dance moves to selfies, what happens in the delivery room isn't always what you'd expect. But one Georgia woman turned her hospital room into a classroom, completing an online college exam between contractions. Tommitrise Collins, 21, says she could only... Read more

Study Says You Can Put Those Stretch Mark Creams Away

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Are all of those creams and ointments claiming to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks actually just a waste of money? Dermatologists from the University of Michigan think so, explaining that they still need to get to the bottom of what causes stretch marks in the first place. A new study from the University of... Read more

New Tool Helps Women Predict Chances Of Having A C-Section

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When it comes to labor and delivery, there's a lot that's out of your hands. But what if you had a better idea of what was going to happen? One company has created the first-ever c-section predictor tool, helping moms-to-be calculate their likelihood of having a cesarean. The tool, an eight-question quiz that... Read more

Why America's Lack Of Paid Parental Leave Is Everyone's Problem

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Jessica Shortall is a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump, and now she’s here to give you advice for dealing with the challenges of being a working and pumping... Read more