Back On Birth Control (Minutes) After Baby

The furthest thing from your mind in the delivery room? Delivering yet another baby. To help new moms take charge of their family planning, some insurance plans are covering birth control implants like IUDs immediately after birth. Because of expanding Medicaid coverage nationwide, the service has jumped from being available in zero states... Read more

Watch These Donor Siblings, AKA Diblings, Meet For The First Time

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Imagine taking your son to meet his long-lost siblings—and their parents—for the first time. Now multiply that times seven! That's how Kenyea Jones and her 20-month old son Presley spent a weekend last month at an extended family reunion in Niagara Falls. Jones, who always wanted to become a mom, conceived Presley through in vitro fertilization... Read more

Fake Ultrasound, Real Message: Don't Ask About Baby Plans

When Emily Bingham posted a photo of an ultrasound on Facebook, she knew it would attract attention. She wasn't pregnant. But she finally had the audience and the platform to post what she needed to say: "Hey everyone!!! Now that I got your attention with this RANDOM ULTRASOUND PHOTO I grabbed from a Google image... Read more

5 Reasons You Should Download The 'Shine' App (In GIFs)

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Shine Period and Fertility Tracker is a new app created by our team at The Bump. You may already have (or probably should have) The Bump Parenting and Pregnancy app, targeted to, you guessed it, moms and moms-to-be. What sets Shine apart is that you don't have to be a parent --... Read more

Jessica Biel Talks Getting Pregnant: 'I Really Didn't Know What's Going On Inside My Own Body'

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"I've been on the Pill for so long; how hard will it be for me to get pregnant?" Jessica Biel just summarized the thoughts of almost every millennial woman trying to have a baby. Biel, mom to 5-month-old Silas, revealed to Glamour that she and husband Justin Timberlake weren't sure how to... Read more

If You Could, Would You Select Baby's Sex?

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Should couples be able to choose the sex of their baby? Where the practice of nonmedical sex selection -- also referred to as family balancing -- is allowed, it comes with a hefty price tag -- as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per cycle. But it's the next step for expansion in the fertility industry. Rather... Read more

Do You Know About This Pregnancy Test Hack Called 'Tweaking'?

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Are you sure that pregnancy test was negative? Some women are going to great lengths to make sure even the faintest lines are discovered. The process, called tweaking, involves using photo editing programs to enhance any faint positive lines that may be invisible to the naked eye. Operating kind of like an Instagram filter, tweaking... Read more

Nope, This Is Not A Pad

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"I can't believe this hasn't been done." That's the feedback Bethany Edwards, CEO of Lia Diagnostics, routinely receives about her company's new pregnancy test design. And based on the discretion, disposability and sustainability it offers, we couldn't agree more. Made out of paper, the Lia test is foldable and flushable, ensuring privacy in a way the... Read more

Meet IVF's Secret Weapon: Sunshine

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A Belgian doctor tried to find a correlation between IVF treatment and weather. Nothing. So he looked at the weather a month before the actual date of treatment. And that changed everything. "The month before is what's important, because that's when the egg is already starting to grow and mature,"  says Dr. Frank Vandekerckhove, a reproduction... Read more

A Birth Control Pill For Guys Is Coming

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Attention world: A male version of the Pill is in the works. Correction: Multiple male versions of the Pill are in the works. Two hormone-free options are already up for clinical trials. Gendarussa, an herbal male contraceptive, works by preventing sperm's ability to fertilize an egg. Two rounds of human trials in Indonesia have... Read more