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‘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

8 Easy, Feel-Good Yoga Moves for Expecting and New Moms

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Yoga is a great form of exercise during and after pregnancy. It can help you to stretch, strengthen, become more aware of your body and connect with your breathing. Try this simple yoga flow to strengthen and tone all the major muscle groups, including the core! The complete flow will take you about... Read more

Mom and Dad Won’t Let Grandparents Meet New Baby Until They’re Vaccinated

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Here's what happened on Reddit two days ago: User Guy_at_the_counter revealed that he and his wife, who's due in less than four weeks with their first child, have asked their parents to get vaccinated before coming over to meet their new granddaughter. They thought it was a simple, reasonable request. But when the... Read more

Could a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy Make Baby Smarter?

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Should you skip the booze? Apparently not. A new study found that expectant moms who drink moderately during their pregnancies give birth to babies with better mental health when compared to moms who refrain from drinking. But, interestingly enough, even the author of the latest study believes that just because the findings show... Read more

Whoa! 1 in 5 Pregnant Women Smokes — How It Affects Baby

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Today the March of Dimes is celebrating 50 years of progress in the fight against smoking during pregnancy. In a new report released by the Surgeon General, the organization confirms that babies born to smokers will have a cleft lip and a cleft palate. The report, titled, "The Health Consequences of Smoking --... Read more

5 Easy-to-Do Exercises You’ll Actually Want to Try

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Need a quick energy boost?This short circuit of five exercises is a great way to rev up your metabolism and get a full body workout in a few minutes (because, let's face it, all you really have most days is just that: five minutes). The low-impact version of each exercise is appropriate for beginners and... Read more

Why Postpartum Depression Never Really Ends for Some Moms

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New research published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry found that though symptoms of postpartum depression decrease over time, depression still remains a long-term problem for 30 to 50 percent of affected women. Led by Dr. Nicole Vliegen at the University of Leuven, Belgium, researchers performed a critical review of the research on... Read more

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding the Cause of Preterm Labor

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In new research published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that the reason a woman's water breaks too soon (resulting in preterm labor) may be due to bacteriaLed by the Duke University School of Medicine, the study authors suggest that a certain bacteria found in moms-to-be may lead to a thinning of... Read more