Zika Update: 5 Tips For Pregnant Women

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The recent World Health Organization news that the mosquito-spread Zika virus is a “public health emergency of international concern" has everyone on high alert. While 80 percent of people infected with the virus never realize they have it, pregnant women who are bitten by a Zika-infected mosquito are at risk for delivering babies... Read more

Meet The 2016 Gerber Baby!

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The sixth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search—basically the baby version of Miss Universe, minus the drama—has come to an end! And we're pleased to introduce you to this year's winner, deemed the 2016 Gerber Spokesbaby. Meet 7-month-old Isla! Already nailing the head-propping look so essential for baby models, the Troy, Michigan, native won... Read more

A Bullfighting Baby? Matador Puts Baby In Risky Position

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Francisco Rivera Ordóñez has spent years in the ring, but he's now part of a much more public fight. The Spanish dad, a fourth generation bullfighter, is under fire after posting an Instagram of himself holding his baby girl next to a bull. In addition to social media outrage, the photo has sparked an investigation from a child welfare... Read more

The Game-Changing Booster Seat You Need

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Portable, inexpensive, cool...not exactly words you'd use to describe a booster seat. But a 1.6-pound seat is finally changing that. Here's the deal: Mifold Grab-n-Go Car Booster Seat is a folding cushion with an aluminum base. It folds flat enough to stow in the glove compartment or in the side storage area of a passenger door.... Read more

Screening For Depression During And After Pregnancy: A New Recommendation For Moms

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Tackling maternal mental illness for the first time, a government-appointented health panel has recommended that women be screened for depression during pregnancy and after birth. And insurance will cover it. That panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, called for this recommendation after studies showed just how important early identification and treatment can be. Last... Read more

The Year Of The Mother: It's Time To Support Fellow Moms

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Why One Dad Plans To Run 22 Marathons To Honor Stillborn

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Christopher and Lynne Longo were experiencing a complication-free pregnancy with their third baby. So when Lynn's 22-week ultrasound on New Year's Eve last month showed the fetus no longer had a heartbeat, the Bethel, Connecticut, couple was especially shocked. “It was surreal to say the least,” Christopher tells Fox News. “My feeling behind it was utter... Read more

Blizzard Babies: Fact Or Fiction?

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Let's address the myth once and for all. Do birth rates really spike nine months after a blizzard? Researchers are putting some science behind it. The answer? Yes—after blizzards and hurricanes! "With low-level, low-severity storm advisories, we actually found an uptick in births nine months later. So, it was about a 2 percent increase with... Read more

Is It Too Soon For Mark Zuckerberg To Take Daughter Max For A Swim?

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While bathing suits and splashing around may be the furthest things from our minds here in the Northeast, Mark Zuckerberg made a splash in Palo Alto, California, this weekend, taking baby Max for her first swim. And according to his Facebook post, she loved it. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102614874143051&set=a.529237706231.2034669.4&type=3&theater At just 2 months old, Max is... Read more

Pregnant Woman Dies After Shoveling Snow: The Safety Precautions You Need To Take

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This weekend's blizzard left tragedy in its wake across some of the storm's hardest hit areas. In Pottstown, Pennsylvania, an 8-month-pregnant woman passed away after spending the morning shoveling snow. Briahna Gerloff, 18, collapsed after shoveling snow outside her home around 9 a.m. on Saturday. Gerloff had actually completed the shoveling and headed inside, according to a family... Read more