health

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

Study Warns Against Acetaminophen During Pregnancy: Here’s Why

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According to the latest study, researchers are now suggesting that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy could increase baby's risk of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in medicines like Excedrin and Tylenol, has generally been thought to be safe, and more than 50 percent of women in the US take acetaminophen... read more

Trying to Conceive? 3 Ways to Reduce Your Miscarriage Risk

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According to scientists from the University of Copenhagen, one in four miscarriages might be preventable if a woman pays closer attention to her lifestyle choices. The scientists, who published the study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that avoidable risks, like being under- or overweight before conception, working... read more

Mom Delivering Triplets Gets a Surprise She’d Never, Ever Dreamed Of

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Here's your daily dose of delivery drama: Mama-to-be Kimberly Fugate, who was in the midst of c-section delivery quickly -- and unexpectedly -- learned that she was having quadruplets, not triplets, like she was originally told. She told Good Morning America, "They had got the three out and they said, 'More feet,' more... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Cure a Cold With Home Remedies!

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This winter has been brutal! Like most of us, our Bumpies are looking for advice on kicking the common cold. Bumpies on our message boards share their personal advice for the perfect home remedy: "I made a home remedy of onion, turmeric, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and ginger that tastes horrible but works... read more

New Moms Are at Risk for a Scary Condition: Symptoms to Watch For

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New research found that moms are at a higher risk for blood clots up to 12 weeks after delivery. The study, presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, more than doubles the amount of time that mothers were thought to be in danger of the life-threatening postpartum condition. Typical medical opinion... read more

Study Finds New Moms Are Slacking on Their Postpartum Checkups

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Before you skip that doctor's appointment, mama, listen up: New research has found that less than half of new moms make their postartum appointments -- and that's not a stat to celebrate. The upside is that researchers at Johns Hopkins found that women with pregnancy complications were more likely to see their doctor... read more

‘Ghost White’ Baby Born Without Blood — Read Her Incredible Story

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Jennifer Juarez had a picture-perfect pregnancy: no morning sickness, no aches and pains, no cravings. Her baby girl-on-board was energetic, kicking her mama often, until one day, at 37 weeks, when she suddenly stopped. That same day, when the kicking stopped, her daughter, Hope, was delivered. She was three weeks early and ghost... read more

6 Sweet Alternatives for Your Toddler to Snack on This Valentine’s Day

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Not into serving up tons of chocolate-y, sugary treats to your toddler on Valentine's Day? We get it, mama. Even though it's temping to settle for chocolate-y kisses and candy bars, these six tasty alternatives are festive (and come without all that processed sugar). Try 'em out: What's your favorite treat to serve on Valentine's... read more

Male Lawmakers Want to Make Breastfeeding Mandatory for Baby’s First Two Years

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Lawmakers in Abu Dhabi have proposed that all new moms breastfeed their babies until the age of two, as part of a new law legislatures are desperately trying to pass in the United Arab Emirates. The breastfeeding clause, which was passed by Abu Dhabi's Federal National Council in January, will be part of... read more