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7 Top Pregnancy Trends of 2014

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Wondering what will make it big in the pregnancy world this year? From unique shower ideas and nicknames as first names to textures and prints in baby's nursery, take a peek at the hottest pregnancy trends to know about in 2014. Get ready for a year of serious style! Raising the ‘Barre’ on Prenatal... 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

What a Home Birth Really Looks Like

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The beauty of birth (like, physically pushing a baby out of the womb and into the world) is something that most women wait to experience first hand. Now, thanks to modern technology, we don't have to wait until our time comes to see just how incredible the moments leading up to baby's first cries truly... read more

Mom-to-Be Delivers Baby Into the Leg of Her One-Piece Pajamas

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When labor happens... labor really happens, y'all. And your outfit is no excuse! A UK mum-to-be, Jessica Wynter, was wearing her full-body pajamas (read: adult onesie) when she went into labor with her baby. She thought that she'd have enough time to get to the hospital but surprise! baby came way earlier than mama thought... read more

Brave Survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings Welcome the Sweetest Surprise Ever

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From the sadness, a miracle was born. Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, Christain Williams, and his girlfriend, Caroline Reinsch, welcomed their daughter to the world, less than a year after the bombings. Both Christian and Caroline were badly wounded during the blasts that silenced the US on April 15, 2013. The couple,... read more

Incredible! Two Sets of New Year’s Twins Born a Whole Year Apart

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Talk about an icebreaker! Two sets of moms gave birth to two sets of twins in 2013 and 2014. (And you thought your New Year's celebration was good, right?) Yaleni Santos Tohalino gave birth to her baby girl, Lorraine Yaleni Begazo, at 11:58 pm, December 31, 2013. Just three minutes later, at 12:01... read more

Delivering Vaginally After a C-Section? It’s Possible, Says Study

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Hoping to have a VBAC with baby number two? The latest study says that two-thirds of moms-to-be who attempt a natural delivery after having a c-section for their first births are successful. (Take that, science!) The research, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was conducted by the Office for Research... read more

Incredible Video Captures the Beauty of Being a Twin (WATCH!)

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Here's something you'll actually like crying about: newborn twins can't stop holding each other -- even when they're in the bath. The video, posted by Sonia Rochel, a French maternity nurse, depicts the "Thalasso Baby Bath" technique at work. Devised at the Clinique de la Muette in Paris, Thalasso Baby Bath involves caressing and... read more

Couple Married on 9/10/11 Gives Birth to Baby on 11/12/13 — How’s That for Coincidence?!

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Good things come on great dates! At least, that's what one South Carolina couple would say about their nuptials and first-born's birth date. Chase and Sarah Oliver were wed on a little over two years ago, on 9/10/11. Pretty adorable, right? The couple planned to say their 'I do's' on the iconic date but had... read more

Why Preterm Birth Is Riskier for Boys

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The latest research carried out by more than 50 researchers at 25 different institutions found that baby boys are at higher risk for death and disability in preemie birth than baby girls. The studies, carried out in conjunction with World Prematurity Day (it's Sunday!), noted that the disabilities preterm delivery puts baby boys... read more