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Zika Update: 5 Tips For Pregnant Women

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The recent World Health Organization news that the mosquito-spread Zika virus is a “public health emergency of international concern" has everyone on high alert. While 80 percent of people infected with the virus never realize they have it, pregnant women who are bitten by a Zika-infected mosquito are at risk for delivering babies... Read more

Meet The 2016 Gerber Baby!

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The sixth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search—basically the baby version of Miss Universe, minus the drama—has come to an end! And we're pleased to introduce you to this year's winner, deemed the 2016 Gerber Spokesbaby. Meet 7-month-old Isla! Already nailing the head-propping look so essential for baby models, the Troy, Michigan, native won... Read more

A Bullfighting Baby? Matador Puts Baby In Risky Position

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Francisco Rivera Ordóñez has spent years in the ring, but he's now part of a much more public fight. The Spanish dad, a fourth generation bullfighter, is under fire after posting an Instagram of himself holding his baby girl next to a bull. In addition to social media outrage, the photo has sparked an investigation from a child welfare... Read more

Screening For Depression During And After Pregnancy: A New Recommendation For Moms

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Tackling maternal mental illness for the first time, a government-appointented health panel has recommended that women be screened for depression during pregnancy and after birth. And insurance will cover it. That panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, called for this recommendation after studies showed just how important early identification and treatment can be. Last... Read more

Why One Dad Plans To Run 22 Marathons To Honor Stillborn

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Christopher and Lynne Longo were experiencing a complication-free pregnancy with their third baby. So when Lynn's 22-week ultrasound on New Year's Eve last month showed the fetus no longer had a heartbeat, the Bethel, Connecticut, couple was especially shocked. “It was surreal to say the least,” Christopher tells Fox News. “My feeling behind it was utter... Read more

Pregnant Woman Dies After Shoveling Snow: The Safety Precautions You Need To Take

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This weekend's blizzard left tragedy in its wake across some of the storm's hardest hit areas. In Pottstown, Pennsylvania, an 8-month-pregnant woman passed away after spending the morning shoveling snow. Briahna Gerloff, 18, collapsed after shoveling snow outside her home around 9 a.m. on Saturday. Gerloff had actually completed the shoveling and headed inside, according to a family... Read more

Baby Diagnosed With Scurvy: What This Means For Formula-Feeding Parents

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A recent, rare diagnosis is emphasizing the importance of properly feeding your infant. An 11 month old in Spain was diagnosed with scurvy after months of an almond-milk only diet. Scurvy, typically associated with pirates and not much else, involves a severe vitamin C deficiency. This can result in symptoms like weakness, fragile bones, bruising,... Read more

Zika And Birth Defects: What Pregnant Women Need To Know

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You've been reading all about it, or at the very least, seeing headlines about it across your Facebook and Twitter feeds. But what exactly is Zika, and what does it mean for you? Probably nothing. But if you're pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, you may want to avoid traveling to certain Latin American and Caribbean... Read more

This Hospital Is Changing The Future Of C-Sections

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C-sections have come a long way over the last year. For both moms who schedule them and moms who unexpectedly need them, c-sections are starting to have similar processes to traditional vaginal births. And the credit is largely owed to doctors and nurses willing to go out of their comfort zones for the best interests of both... Read more

The Internet Stands Divided As Toddler Pretends To Breastfeed

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If you're the parent of multiple children, you'll understand that having an older child who wants to help out is a blessing. And one well-intentioned big brother thought he'd lend a hand in feeding the new baby. The thought was there. But the milk supply? Not so much. https://www.facebook.com/bfmamatalk/photos/a.471668436214912.96317.411182815596808/971087726272978/?type=3&theater You know that your kids... Read more