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Preventing Preterm Labor With Light Therapy

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Researcher James Olcese, PhD has officially gotten the green light on his solution for preventing preterm labor: light goggles. Olcese, an associate professor at Florida State University College of Medicine, realized that many women go into preterm labor at night, when the brain hormone melatonin is at its peak. So after winning a $35,000... Read more

4 Minute Delivery, 5 Baby Girls

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Ready for a heavy helping of girl power? A Texas couple welcomed five baby girls last week, and those babies claimed the title of first-ever all-girl quintuplets in the United States. Born via c-section at 28 weeks, the quints were rapidly delivered in four minutes. Mom and dad Danielle and Adam Busby are already parents to three-year-old... Read more

Should Pregnant Women Get Cash Incentives to Quit Smoking?

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Smoking isn’t good for anyone, especially moms-to-be. But one country is finding success in getting pregnant women to quit — with cash incentives. Researchers in Scotland found that providing financial incentives might be the key to getting pregnant women to quit -- for good. They provided a group of pregnant women with £50 shopping vouchers each, and... Read more

Dad Crashes Car, Delivers Baby

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When mom's in labor, the pressure is on for dad. And one Colorado father almost blew it. Almost. Colorado couple Sergey and Angela Sushko braved icy roads en route to North Suburban Medical Center when Angela went into labor 10 days early. While turning into the hospital parking lot, Sergey hit a curb and popped a... Read more

Six-Day-Old Newborn Becomes UK's Youngest Organ Donor

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The first successful organ donation from a newborn in the United Kingdom occurred last week in Hammersmith Hospital, London, according to the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The groundbreaking organ donation consisted of both kidneys, which were transplanted to a patient with renal failure, and liver cells (hepatocytes), which were transfused... Read more

Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

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Essential oils have been taking the world by storm lately, and for good reason. Essential oils* are a fantastic way to enhance and sustain your health. I also found them to be absolutely vital during the birth of our son. They played a big role in relieving pain and encouraging energy and focus when I was... Read more

Why You Should Say Yes to an Epidural

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This is the fourth of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... Read more

Meet April 2014 Bumpie Babies

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We're celebrating our Bumpies that gave birth this past month with a shout out! Congratulations to everyone! Meet moms-to-be and moms with the same birth month as you by joining our Birth Month Club boards in The Bump Community!   blahswife Danielle Madeline L. 4/1/14       EmmaD312 Augustus Lee... Read more

Meet March 2014 Bumpie Babies

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Congratulations to our Bumpies that gave birth this past month! If you'd like to submit your newborn's photo for next month, join your Birth Month Club in The Bump Community! amandapthompson Tanner Lee T 3/10/14       SuheyF1983 Jessie Elizabeth F 3/8/2014       Baby1Dany Anabeth Rose V... Read more

Mets Second Baseman In Hot Water for Taking a Three-Day Paternity Leave — and You Won’t Believe Why

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Ready for some news that will piss the pants off your Friday afternoon? Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets second baseman and brand new daddy, decided to miss out on the first two games of the 2014 baseball season to be by his wife's bedside at the birth of their first child. A new daddy... Read more