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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

Uber Driver Refuses Woman In Labor, Still Charges $13

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When you experience those signs of labor that indicate it’s time to go to the hospital, you don’t really care how you get there–as long as you arrive safely and quickly, which for many parents-to-be in urban cities, means relying on car services and public transportation. But it took two attempts through Uber before David Lee,... Read more

Virtual Reality Glasses Help Doctor Save Newborn's Life

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A toy-like contraption that's made entirely of cardboard and sells for less than $20 online just helped saved a newborn's life. Welcome to the digital age. Imagine holding a small, rectangular cardboard box up to your face, slipping your smartphone into the back and entering a virtual reality world and you have yourself Google Cardboard. Can't... Read more

Heroic Flight Attendant Calms Crying Baby On Plane

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In the parenting world, things are already different in 2016. Why? Because we're kicking things off with a baby-on-an-airplane story that has a happy ending. New Yorker Heather Gooch and her husband were traveling on a Southwest flight from Florida last week with their 9-month-old son, Aiden. Since it was only Aiden's second flight ever,... Read more

Christmas Lights Guide New Parents To Deliver Baby In Car

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Rudolph may guide Santa’s sleigh, but it was a house’s Christmas spirit that helped guide one family’s new baby into the world. Michigan couple Carla and Bill Hux sped through the darkness and pouring rain early on the morning of Dec. 14 after Carla, already six days past her due date with her fourth child,... Read more

UPDATE: 'Amazon Mom' Becomes 'Amazon Family'

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This viral graphic has finally come to fruition. Amazon quietly renamed its parental subscription service 'Amazon Family' last week, making the long-demanded switch from 'Amazon Mom.' This change accompanies other progressive, family-oriented moves from Amazon this year, like introducing branded baby food and dropping 'boys' and 'girls' as toy categories. While... Read more