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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

Fertility Treatment Babies Are Getting Healthier

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Fertility technology improves by leaps and bounds every year. In 2014 alone, we saw the introduction of three-parent IVF and the first successful birth from a womb transplant. The bottom line? More people are able to become parents. And a new study found that over the last two decades, more and more of them are able... read more

The Holderness Family Stars in New Super Bowl Video

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When the Holderness Family released their first video Christmas card in December 2013, they had no idea it would become a social media sensation with more than 15 million views. Following a year of producing several witty homemade videos, the family decided to try something new: They've partnered with media company SheKnows to create a series of branded videos. The... read more

Meet Grace, the New Gerber Baby

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Thanks to seven-month-old Grace, Gerber is getting a face lift. The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania baby was selected from a pool of more than 180,000 applicants to become the 2015 Spokesbaby. We doubt that Grace will be doing much speaking on behalf of the brand, but her face will appear in a national ad and across Gerber's website and social media... read more

What is MRKH? A Pageant Queen Opens Up

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Infertility isn't exactly an uncommon problem; one in six couples will struggle with it while trying to conceive. But Jaclyn Schultz -- you may know her as Miss Michigan (2013) -- has a much rarer condition, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. It affects one in 5,000 women worldwide. And this beauty queen is proudly lending her name to the syndrome... read more

Dad Crashes Car, Delivers Baby

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When mom's in labor, the pressure is on for dad. And one Colorado father almost blew it. Almost. Colorado couple Sergey and Angela Sushko braved icy roads en route to North Suburban Medical Center when Angela went into labor 10 days early. While turning into the hospital parking lot, Sergey hit a curb and popped a... read more

Kate Middleton: 'I Can Feel Baby Kicking Now'

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Slowly but surely, we're learning more about royal baby #2. Don't get your hopes up; still no word on gender. But according to the UK newspaper The TelegraphKate Middleton is opening up about her baby's movements. "It's moving all the time. I can feel it kicking now," she told 17-year-old Martina McDonagh this weekend. McDonagh,... read more

It's a Girl for Ali Larter!

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It's a girl for Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur! The couple welcomed Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on Thursday. "She came bearing gifts for her brother:  Batman sheets and lots of Gummy Bears!!!  7.5 lbs of love," Larter captioned a picture of an adorably-swaddled Vivienne on her website. The new baby joins four-year-old big brother Theodore... read more

Pregnant with the Flu? What to Do

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During flu season, pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is especially cautious. It starts with the obvious -- getting vaccinated -- and extends to the opening-doors-with-paper-towels kind of cautious. But when a sick five-month-old coughed in her face, even Dr. Altmann couldn't dodge this year's especially contagious influenza strain. The kicker? She was 38 weeks... read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... read more