Finding the Balance: Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Baby weight is a touchy subject to discuss. Always careful not to pressure women into trying to stay thin or create complexes over their fuller frames during pregnancy, I try to encourage expectant moms to focus on health and wellness rather than the numbers on the scale. However, many moms-to-be are worried about gaining too... read more

Why Losing the Baby Weight Isn't Top Priority for Daphne Oz

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At her first postpartum checkup after giving birth to baby Philomena Bijou in February, The Chew's Daphne Oz was shocked to see she'd only lost ten pounds — but that gave way to acceptance. "It's a priority, but it's one of many," the first-time-mom, 28, tells Fitness magazine about losing the baby weight. "I'm read more

Tracking Baby's Brain Development In Utero

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Science is getting better at understanding baby's development in utero. The latest advancement? Viennese researchers can pinpoint when your baby develops the ability to see. Using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT), which is a technique that measures brain activity, researchers from the Computational Imaging Research Lab at the Medical University of Vienna were able to identify active short-range neuronal... read more

Project Nursery Throws a Surprise Baby Shower

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Eight years and two babies ago, Pam Ginocchio threw her friend Melisa Fluhr a baby shower in her living room. And last Monday, and the Project Nursery founders were at it again. But this time, the venue was a little different and we were invited! Alongside host and fellow mom Rosie Pope, we joined Pam in... read more

Your Go-to Guide for Maternity Coats

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As the weather gets colder and that bump gets bigger, it's time to start thinking about investing in a maternity coat. Whether your style (and climate) demands puffy and plush or lightweight and leather, we've rounded up the most stylish jackets for fall and winter. See more of our favorite styles here! read more

How Does Hitting the Gym Boost Baby's Brain?

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We know there are so many benefits to exercising during pregnancy — it helps with aches and pains, you'll probably sleep better and it can even make childbirth easier. Well, here's one more reason you'll want to stick with it: it can give a boost your newborn's brain development. A study out of the University of Montreal found that moderate... read more

Too-cute Halloween Pregnancy Announcements

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We know having a baby can sometimes feel terrifying, but there's nothing scary about these Halloween-themed pregnancy announcements. TODAY.com rounded up the best pumpkin displays from proud parents-to-be. And we've decided we'll take a jack-o'-lantern with a pacifier over a ghoulish grin any day. We highly encourage a holiday pregnancy reveal -- it lends... read more

Gardner Quadruplet Surgery a Success

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The Gardner Quad Squad is on the upswing after two sudden surgeries Wednesday. Ashley and Tyson Gardner, the parents-to-be of two sets of identical twin girls, found out Monday that one pair was suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). What that means: there is an unbalanced blood flow between fetuses who share the... read more

Kate Middleton Rocks the Perfect LBD at London Gala

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See ya later hyperemesis gravidarum! Kate Middleton has been crushing her return to royal duties, appearing Thursday at the Action on Addiction’s Autumn Gala. This time, she wore a little black dress -- the Emblem Flare Dress from Temperley London's Pre-Fall collection. When we last checked, the gorgeous $795 dress, "inspired by... read more

5 Things We Learned About Derick & Jill Duggar Dillard from Their Baby Registry

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We know a few things about Jill Duggar's pregnancy already: She and Derick Dillard are expecting a baby boy, Jill's been having sour cravings and they aren't giving Baby Dillard a letter-themed name like the Duggar family does. And now thanks to the newlyweds's baby registries at Walmart and Amazon, we've gained some insight... read more