The Secret to a Healthy Birth Weight

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Photo: Veer
After last week's news that ethnicity plays a role in birth weight, a new study answers that the most influential factor for baby's size is a healthy mom. A global network of researchers and health care professionals called INTERGROWTH-21st looked at babies' growth in the womb and size at birth... read more

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Some Babies Deemed Overweight or Underweight at Birth Really Aren’t. Here’s Why

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Photo: iStock/The Bump
A recent study, conducted by Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, has concluded that birthweight can be influenced by both maternal and paternal ethnicity. It's no secret that a baby's birthweight is an important predictor of how he'll handle the first few weeks of life. But you may not know that the way birthweight... read more

Can the Pill Harm Your Long-term Fertility?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bumo
You've been reassured that it's fine, but a new study raises the issue once again: can the birth control pill mess with your long-term fertility? The answer is still probably not, but it might look like it. The study, presented by Dr. Katherine Birch Petersen from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, shows that... read more

The Common Pre-IVF Procedure That Won’t Help

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In vitro fertilization (IVF), one of the most common treatments for infertility, only works about one-third of the time -- that is to say, only one in three IVF cycles results in a pregnancy. With a statistic like that, it's understandable that doctors are trying to make IVF a more viable option for more women.... read more

​Can Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer?​ Here’s the Good News

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Taking fertility drugs? Here's one less thing to be concerned about: A new study from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology reveals that there's "little evidence" of fertility hormones increasing the long-term risk of breast or gynecological cancers. Researchers conducted a 30-year follow-up study, after 12,193 women were treated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 in the... read more

Obesity Can Trigger Extremely Preterm Birth, Study Says

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Extreme preterm births, or those before 28 weeks of pregnancy, could be caused by obesity, according to a new study compiled by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. In general, a preterm birth is defined as any birth before 37 weeks. Most occur sometime between 28 and 37 weeks, but giving birth before... read more

4 Financial Steps Every New Parent Needs to Take

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Having a baby creates a whole new set of financial responsibilities and it can be confusing to know where to start. If you want to give your family the financial security it deserves, here are four steps that will put you on the right track. 1. Talk money with your honey If you have a spouse... read more

What’s the best age to have kids?

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Photo: Getty
I had my kids in my early thirties, which I considered a perfect age at the time. I had traveled the world, sewn my wild oats and established myself in my career before "settling down" and making a family. Little did I know that life was about to spin out of control for a few... read more

This Baby Meeting His Teddy Bear Will Make Your Monday (WATCH!)

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If you're into adorable babies/stop-motion videos, you need to watch this clip to make your Monday infinitely cuter. Minneapolis couple Chris and Aimee Knutson, who met while working in theater, ordered a teddy bear before their first child was born and didn't plan for it to just sit on a shelf -- it was going... read more