Yikes! What the Paleo Diet Could Mean for Baby

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Some scary health concerns are putting the publication of a new cookbook for new moms, babies and toddlers on hold. Specifically, health officials are worried paleo recipes might actually kill babies. Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way is the latest cookbook from Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans. It's a collaboration with mom blogger Charlotte Carr and naturopath Helen Padarin. Recipes... Read more

Are Pregnant Women Gaining Too Much Weight?

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Pregnancy weight gain is certainly healthy and inevitable, but nearly half of all pregnant women in the U.S. are gaining more weight than they should be. A new study, published in the April edition of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that misconceptions are the source of blame. "Most women feel that pregnancy is the time... Read more

Trend Watch: Gift Registries for Kids' Birthday Parties

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Gift registries have been a part of baby showers and wedding showers for years -- newlyweds and first-time parents would probably shudder at the thought of not having one -- but the concept has recently taken off in a whole new field: kids' birthday parties. It's already being fiercely debated among parents, with some slamming it as greedy and... Read more

Surprise! 4-Year-Old Gets Baby Sister for Her Birthday

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Four-year-old Madison is SO EXCITED to be getting a new sibling. "I'm gonna be a sister!" she squeals after opening a framed photo of her soon-to-be-adopted sibling. The new addition to the family doubles as Madison's birthday surprise. Mom Katherine Peck says Madison, also adopted, has been praying for a sister for two years. "I knew I... Read more

This MSNBC Interview is an Ode to Working Moms

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Last-minute live interviews and commentary from experts are the stuff of TV news. And Rebecca Traister's March 3 interview on MSNBC was nothing out of the ordinary -- except for the fact her sleeping baby was on camera for five-minute interview too. Traister, senior editor at The New Republic, was officially on maternity leave. But she didn't want... Read more

Louisiana Baby Born with Half of Heart

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The upside is that they caught the problem early. Aiden Rodgers, now 10 months old, was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) as a 20-week-old fetus. Affecting about one in 6,000 live births, HLHS is a defect that causes the left side of the heart to stop developing. An underdeveloped left ventricle, mitral valve... Read more

Fight Prenatal Depression with Prenatal Yoga

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Understandably, pregnant women are often reluctant to start taking any new medications. But when faced with depression, are there any alternatives? A small pilot study out of Brown University suggests yoga could help. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of Read more

Total Pregnancy Brain? Kate Middleton's Hilarious Quote

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Remember when severe morning sickness was keeping pregnant Kate Middleton on the sidelines? Well, she doesn't. "I sometimes forget I'm pregnant," she told Margate resident Jenny Cranstone when she visited the artsy seaside town on Wednesday. Cranstone had told the Duchess -- who was wearing a Dalmatian-esque spot coat by High Street label Hobbs -- that she... Read more

You Asked, The Pump and Dump Ladies Answered

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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

Patriotic Baby or Flag Violation?

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Photographer and veteran Vanessa Hicks is used to putting others in the spotlight. But she's found herself in the center of a media controversy. Hicks, owner of Vanessa Hicks Photography, posted a photo of her fellow navy veteran holding his newborn in an American flag. Feedback was mostly positive, until the Facebook page... Read more