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Introducing The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch

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Guess what? We have an even more convenient way to keep you informed during pregnancy. Meet The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch. Now cue the ahhhs, because our new Apple Watch app gives you all the vital info from our Pregnancy App: appointment notifications, calendar to-dos, weekly updates about baby's size and all your... Read more

New Study: No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

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After following over 95,000 kids who received their MMR vaccines, researchers came to a definitive conclusion: the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also found that MMR vaccines didn't increase autism... Read more

Get the Royal Treatment: Your Chance at Free Diapers

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We're on high alert for royal baby no. 2, and other expectant parents now have good reason to be too. To help families on this side of the pond celebrate the birth of Will and Kate's second child, Huggies is giving away free diapers to babies born on the same day as the new prince or... Read more

Modern IVF: Taking Multiples Out of the Equation

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We love twins. We love em. But they're not the inevitability that IVF patients think they are. And that's probably a good thing. The RMANJ Infertility in America 2015 Report found that 94 percent of those trying to get pregnant think that transferring multiple embryos will boost their chances of having a child.... Read more

Aw! Toddler Without Feet Gets Puppy Without Paw

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Born without feet, three-year-old Sapphyre just had her final doctors appointment for prosthetics. While most kids leave the hospital with stuffed animals and balloons, Sapphyre got to go home with a new puppy. And he's missing a paw. The story is almost too cute to believe. And it gets better: Breeder Karen Riddle named the White German Shepard... Read more

Infertility Today: Ignorance Isn't Bliss

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Advance in your career, meet the perfect person, start a family. It's the ideal path for many millennials, but the family part isn't as inevitable as they'd like to think. That's the intended takeaway from the Reproductive Medical Associates of New Jersey's (RMANJ) Infertility in America 2015 report. While 91 percent of couples... Read more

Recall Alert! ALL Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

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After several smaller recalls, Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products. The culprit? Once again, listeria. By now, you get it: Listeriosis usually just means food poisoning, but with pregnant women, a brush with listeria can mean premature delivery, newborn infection, miscarriage or stillbirth. “We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right... Read more

Angry Strangers Berate a Mom for Breastfeeding in Public (VIDEO)

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A new mother was called a "disgusting pig" for feeding her baby in a public park, a shocking YouTube video reveals. The footage shows the woman quietly breastfeeding her baby on a bench when she is approached by a couple, who begin berating her for showing her breasts in public -- to the... Read more

Elmo Gets a Lesson in Vaccinations

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Thanks to Sesame Street, the newest vaccination message is irrefutably adorable. Elmo teamed up with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for a lesson in immunizations. The video, produced by the Daily Dot and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, features Dr. Murthy educating Elmo on the importance of vaccines. Murthy describes how vaccines work, comparing their... Read more

You Can Now Post Breastfeeding Photos on Instagram (!!)

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Big news: Instagram has officially updated its terms of use to permit breastfeeding photos. Who do we have to thank for this innovation? By and large, celebrities. Women like Gisele Bundchen, Alanis Morissette, and of course, Alyssa Milano have been proudly posting their breastfeeding photos all year. And you know what? We'll give... Read more