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Your 9-to-5 Is Hurting Your Baby’s Health, New Study Says

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A hop, skip and jump across the pond, where the paella is better than you'd even imagine, Spanish researchers have delivered some seriously sucky news: Moms who choose not work have healthier babies. Which means that working moms are less likely to have healthy babies. Insert sad face here. Behind study author Libertad González, the... read more

Some Moms Want Separate Offices for Non-Vaccinated Babies at the Doctor — Do You?

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In the midst of a New York City-wide measles outbreak (so far there have been 19 confirmed patients with the highly contagious virus), parents and doctors are coming forward, suggesting dozens of different ways to handle the situation. In an article that appeared on Slate, Sydney Spiesel, a practicing pediatric doctor, wondered aloud... read more

Breastfeeding Your Toddler? Here’s Why Dental Care Is Essential

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Led by Benjamin Chaffee, research fresh out of the University of California, San Francisco found that breastfeeding a child older than two years can lead to a greater risk of severe early tooth decay, which makes great dental care all the more important. The study, which took place at the University of California... read more

What Do You Think of Kristin Cavallari’s Controversial Stance on Vaccinations?

Kristin Cavallari now has something in common with Jenny McCarthy: Vaccinations.

Kristin, who is pregnant with her second child and already a mother to son Camden, 18-months-old, publicly spoke out against vaccinating her children, due to concerns about autism. On Fox's show The Independents, Kristin said that she and husband Jay Cutler are choosing...

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How Gestational Diabetes Can Harm Mom’s Future Health

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A new study, performed at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of early heart disease later on. The study, which took place over a 20-year time period, involved analysis of data from 898 women between the ages of 18... read more

Do You Find This Fit Mom’s Message Inspiring or Insulting?

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Remember the "Hot Facebook Mom" that made headlines a few months ago? How could you forget her, right? She was the mom with three under three who incited an Internet frenzy when she posted a picture baring it all (and her flat abs) underneath a statement that asked, "What's your excuse?". Now that... read more

6 Easy Moves You Can Do to Help Shed the Baby Weight Fast

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As a physical therapist and perinatal fitness instructor, I am often asked by new moms how to best shed the post-baby pounds and regain a waistline. One of the most effective exercises I have found is the plank, which is why it's a common feature in my classes on BabyWeight.TV. Here is a... read more

Does Breastfeeding Make Moms Smarter?

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The latest study performed by sociologists at Brigham Young University found a major clue that tells the story about why breastfed babies are so smart: Their moms! (Duh.) Led by Ben Gibbs, researchers are Brigham Young found that there are two major parenting skills that help give babies the notable cognitive boost: The... read more

Study Says Testosterone May Help More Women Get Pregnant

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The secret to increased IVF success could be hiding in male hormones. A new study suggests that using male hormones (called "androgens") can help the development of follicles and can enhance fertility in women. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research details how several fertility clinics... read more

Eating Your Fruits and Veggies Could Keep You From a Preterm Delivery

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Remember all those times your own parents warned you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Turns out grandma- and grandpa-to-be might've been on to something. New research suggests that pregnant women that drink a lot of water and eat a diet rich in veggies, fruits and whole grains are actually lowering their risk... read more