labor

Can 'Thriller' Induce Labor? One Pregnant Woman Finds Out

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Spicy foods, long walks, castor oil...the list of supposed natural labor induction methods goes on and on. But one mom-to-be decided a little Michael Jackson might move things along. In a matching sports bra and sweatpants getup, Bonnie Northsea, 32, posted her "Thriller" rendition on Facebook. "Someone told me 'Thriller' would induce labor. Here I am on... Read more

4-Year-Old Calls 911, Saves Pregnant Mother

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We know a dad or two that could take a cue from this calm, cool and collected labor coach. Meet four-year-old Calise Manning, the Kalamazoo, MI native who saved the day when her pregnant mom had seizure. "She's shaking and she's having a baby," Calise told 911. "My mom is really pregnant and she's having a boy... 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

Doctors Release New Warnings About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

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Results from a new study on antidepressant medications and pregnant women found that taking antidepressants during pregnancy could increase the likelihood of preterm labor. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reinforces doctors warnings against taking antidepressants in pregnancy due to the risks on baby's health. Conducted by researchers from Brigham and... Read more

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth Welcome Twin Boys!

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I feel like I should play the lotto or something because these days, I'm spot on with my celeb baby predictions. Today Chris Hemsworth and his dashing leading lady, Elsa Pataky, welcomed twin baby boys! A rep for the couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly, adding that Elsa delivered at Cedar Sinai Medical... Read more

Five Times as Nice! Texas Mom Delivers Preemie Quintuplets

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Here's your Friday-feel-good: Premature quintuplets delivered in North Texas are doing "remarkably well," according to their doctor. Born at 29 weeks on Tuesday, the four girls and one boy delivered by proud mama Michelle Seals were breathing on their own after birth. At their doctor's request, Dr. Vijay Nama, the director at the Baylor University... Read more