Don't Ask This Couple When They're Going To Have A Baby

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Maybe your in-laws wouldn't stop asking when they could expect grandchildren. Or maybe all your friends settled down before you. Either way, the pressure to have kids can be incredibly frustrating. Enter Matt and Abby. With the help of photographer friend Elisha Minnette, the couple staged a newborn shoot. The twist? They don't have... Read more

Your Worth As A Mother Is Not Measured In Breast Milk Ounces

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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. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Fewer Moms Take Maternity Leave Than You'd Think

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A full year of paid leave? Offices accommodating newborns? Not the reality for most working moms. Despite the slew of parental perks we've seen from larger companies recently, data from the Department of Labor shows that one in four new moms return to work just two weeks after having a baby.... Read more

The New Pregnancy Nausea Treatment Guidelines You Need To Read

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That upset stomach or morning date with the toilet bowl is par for the course during pregnancy. About 25 percent of all pregnant women experience some kind of nausea, and 75 percent experience both nausea and vomiting. But when it comes to curbing the discomfort, it's hard to know what's safe for baby. Cue Read more

What Happened When This Woman Took Care Of A Robot Baby For 72 Hours

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We're torn between wanting to call one of these robot babies into our office and staying far, far away after reading about this woman's experience. Brave BuzzFeed staff writer Crystal Ro decided that she's a "grown-ass woman [who] should be fully capable of taking care of a baby — right?" (Her words, not ours.) So she... Read more

Labor Pain? Dance It Out

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When your labor coach doubles as your dance coach, there's a good chance you're about to be an internet sensation. “I know I shouldn’t be laughing as a husband… but she said she wanted to be famous, so I guess this is how you do it. Doing the 'Tootsie Roll’ in labor,' Connell Cloyd says... Read more

Watch How Kelly Clarkson Shared Her Second Pregnancy News

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Kelly Clarkson’s musically-inclined daughter River Rose is getting a duet partner. The singer, 33, announced that she is ‘totally pregnant’ during a Los Angeles concert at the Staples Center on Wednesday night. Clarkson teared up while performing her hit “Piece by Piece,” a song she wrote about her relationship with her father. In... Read more

Shorter Women Have Shorter Pregnancies, Study Finds

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Turns out size does matter—at least when it comes to your due date. A new study from the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative found that a mother's height helps shape the fetal environment, influencing the length of pregnancy and whether or not a baby is premature. A baby's birth length and... Read more

Ayesha Curry Opens Up About Adjusting To Life With Second Child

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Ayesha Curry documents her favorite recipes and the stories that season her life as a mom to two girls, Riley and Ryan, and wife of NBA player Stephen Curry. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @AyeshaCurry, and on her blog, Read more

Reporter Inadvertently Makes Preschooler Cry: How To Help Your Child Avoid The Back-To-School Tears

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The first day of school is right around the corner for most parts of the U.S. And for the Los Angeles Unified School District (the second largest school district in the country, after New York City), the time is already here. Los Angeles local news station KTLA 5 interviewed students en route to the classroom yesterday. Some are... Read more