VBACs are Safer Than You Thought

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For most moms, one c-section means more c-sections to follow. While a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC) does still come with a risk of complications, a new study found that those complications are rarer than you'd think. The study, published in the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report, found that just 20 percent of women who... Read more

Lather Up With Safe Sunscreens

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Planning to spend the long weekend outside? Sunscreen is definitely a must. But you'll want to use some discretion before you lather it on; the additives in some brands may do more harm than good. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual sunscreen guide, vetting products with oxybenzone (which may disrupt hormone function) and... Read more

Recall Alert! OXO Booster Seats

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OXO is recalling about 25,000 of its Nest Booster Seats, the CPSC announced yesterday. While no injuries have been reported, OXO has received five reports of the stitching coming undone, releasing the straps and posing a falling hazard. Not sure if you own one of these booster seats? They're sold in green (model 6367200), pink... Read more

Breastfeeding Graces the Cover of ELLE Australia

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Step aside, Olivia Wilde. Model Nicole Trunfio breastfed at a magazine shoot too. But her nursing shot ended up gracing the cover of ELLE Australia, an unprecedented look for a major magazine. The best part? This was not at all part of the plan. “This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed,... Read more

How a Trip to Nepal Convinced Me I Need to Write a Breastfeeding Book

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Meet Jessica Shortall, 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. Look out for her upcoming book by Abrams in Fall 2015, "Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to... Read more

Celebrities Team Up for Red Nose Day Festivities

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Red Nose Day has a serious mission -- raising money and awareness for kids living in poverty. But the approach is far from serious, and so far, it's doing a good job of making us laugh. First, Nick Cannon committed to a 24-hour dance marathon. https://twitter.com/rednoseday/status/601275623324131328 Then, Coldplay wrote a Game of Thrones musical. Now, Ed... Read more

Super Mario Brought to Life for Toddler (Video)

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Collecting coins, blasting turtle shells, crashing cars -- it's all happening for this toddler -- thanks to some special effects, of course. In an effort to illustrate what might be going on in this kid's imagination, one parent used some editing skills to bring Super Mario to life. "Ever wondered what children imagine when they... Read more

Paying for Fertility Treatments: The Biggest Concern

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You can't put a price on the joy of starting a family. But at $12,400, you can put a price on infertility treatments. That figure -- the average cost of one cycle of IVF -- is the leading cause of stress among women undergoing IVF. And a new study conducted by Read more

Jessa Duggar Debuts Her Baby Bump

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As she clears the 16-week mark, Jessa Duggar is sharing her first bump photo! The 19 Kids and Counting star Instagrammed the milestone. "16 weeks 1 day #BabyBump #BabySeewald," she captioned the photo. https://instagram.com/p/21QOhrjfhT/?taken-by=jessaseewald This certainly isn't the first pregnancy update we've seen from Jessa. With the spiritual vigor Duggars are known to infuse into... Read more

Who Can Relate? Princess Charlotte Doesn't Sleep, Says Prince William

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Even royalty's not immune to the effects of a sleepless baby. England women's soccer team, the Lionesses, reported meeting with a bleary-eyed Prince William on Wednesday. "All the girls were asking how Princess Charlotte is and Prince George and whether they keep him up all night," team captain Steph Houghton tells PEOPLE. "He was... Read more