Cute! Doctor Sings to Babies as He Delivers Them [WATCH]

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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja may have delivered over 8,000 babies, but each one is greeted with a song, every time. The Pittsburgh OB-GYN says that while this is his way of celebrating each and every new life, it's not a tradition he started. During his residency, singing to babies was the practice of an older OB-GYN, who instructed... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Photo: Facebook
Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

When photographer Kate T. Parker‘s sister and brother-in-law adopted baby Sam, now five months, in February 2014, she knew immediately that she wanted to commemorate the event in a special way. Kate documented the entire adoption process on camera, ending with a stunning series entitled Blended, which chronicles the family welcoming a new baby into their home. With Sam’s full, soft cheeks and saucer-sized eyes, how could you not fall in love with him instantly? “He’s the happiest, cutest baby on the planet,” she told the Huffington Post. “I feel so lucky to have that little man in my life.”

Here are some of the beautiful photos that Kate took to document the family welcoming Sam into their lives. They’re so sweet, and she’s right: Sam may be the cutest baby on the planet.

 

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Pregnant Chelsea Clinton ​Spotted at Jury Duty

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Photo: Steven Hirsch/New York Post
A very pregnant Chelsea Clinton reported to Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday for jury duty, and she was totally cool about it. Why does this matter? Basically, although we love the original diva, Madonna turned jury duty into a huge production last week. We're talking a late arrival, an army of body guards, and a sequestered 90 minutes... read more

What Are Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Naming Baby #2?

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Photo: The Bump / Shutterstock
We're all kinds of excited that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their second baby, who will be Lincoln Bell's little brother or sister -- but what will Baby Shepard's name be? Apparently, Kristen has much of an idea as we do. The Frozen actress told People that she's "completely stumped" on... read more

Could This Help End Pregnancy Discrimination?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
For the first time in over 30 years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination. Previously, many employers weren't entirely sure what the rules were or how they applied to their specific business. The hope is that these new clarifications will be helpful to employers, as well... read more

Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk Are Expecting Baby Number 3!

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Photo: The Bump / Shutterstock
Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk's brood is expanding! The Scandal star announced his wife's third pregnancy on Twitter yesterday with a fun photo of Marika holding what appears to be a ginormous frying pan. He wrote, "My pregnant wife thought I might want this for my birthday. I'm not the one with the bizarre cravings." In... read more

The Bad Sleep Habit That Can Harm Your Fertility​

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Night owls may want to consider getting some shuteye if they're thinking about having a baby. Or at least work on turning off the lights. A new study published in Fertility and Sterility says darkness is especially important for women's reproductive health, and for fetal development in pregnant women. The magic's in melatonin, a regulating hormone produced... read more

Strangers Use Photoshop to Help a Grieving Dad

Internet kindness hit a tear-jerking level this week. Nathen Steffel posted a photo of his newborn daughter Sophia on Reddit, asking someone to remove the tubes from the photo.

“My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?” he posted on the site.

The responses, nearly 3000 of them, contained an overwhelming amount of support, sympathy, and shared grief. Steffel received countless Photoshopped, painted or drawn images of baby Sophia, tube-free, to remember her by.

Sophia lost her battle with a hepatic hemangioma in her liver at just 6 weeks old in Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital.

“This is really amazing. Everyone, you have made my day. All I wanted was a nice picture. What I received was a lot of love and support from a bunch of strangers. A long with a lot of great photos, drawings and paintings. Thanks everyone!” Steffel responded on Reddit.

This community effort joins the ranks of other organizations that help parents cope with the loss of babies, like Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which also creates portraits.

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Christina Aguilera Had This on Top of Her Baby Shower Cake

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Photo: Celebuzz
Everyone knows that Christina Aguilera is one hot mama with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and personality, which is why we love the cake topper at her co-ed baby shower. Christina, who's already mom to Max Liron, had a shower at her stylist's home with her fiance, Matthew Rutler, to celebrate the approaching arrival of... read more