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Could Preemie Babies Be Less Lucky in Love?

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Paging Cupid to the delivery room: Carrying to term may set baby up for a more favorable love life in adulthood. According to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, twenty-somethings born preterm (before 37 weeks) are less likely to move in with a romantic partner or have sexual intercourse than their peers... Read more

Did Beyoncé Hint She Is Pregnant with This Pic?

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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand speculations — at least when you're Beyoncé. The megastar, 33, got a new round of pregnancy rumors started by posting an Instagram Sunday in which she's buried up to her neck in sand while daughter Blue Ivy, 3, appears beside her. What's gotten fans talking about the... Read more

Hilaria Baldwin's New Year's Day Surprise: She's Pregnant!

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While the rest of the world was still sleeping off whatever went down on New Year's Eve, Hilaria Baldwin got a jumpstart on her New Year in a big way — by announcing she's expecting baby No. 2. The yoga instructor shared her pregnancy news on Jan. 1 with an Instagram photo. In it, Baldwin shows off the slightest... Read more

How the Epidural Will Become Safer and Painless​

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While there are plenty of moms who go without, most ladies are still big fans of the epidural. Epidural medication is injected into your lower back via a tiny catheter, and works by blocking the transmission of pain from nerves in your lower body to your brain. As good as that sounds, there... Read more

Stressing Out During Your Pregnancy Could be Bad for Baby’s Health

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According to new research performed by Dr. Petra Arck, stressing out during your pregnancy might put baby at an increased risk for asthma and eczema. The study, performed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, examined data from 994children and their mothers who had participated in an Australian pregnancy study. Starting out,... Read more

Researchers Find That Autism Actually Begins In Utero, but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

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Fresh new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that though symptoms of autism may not be obvious until your child is a toddler, the disorder actually begins while baby's still developing -- in utero. According to the study, conducted by the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California,... Read more

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, Read more

Scientists Are Working on Ways to Help IVF Couples Cope With Infertility

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A brand new study led by Helen Rockliff analyzed more than 23 previous studies in order to identify  what types of coping strategies, personality traits and social circumstances are available to help couples going through IVF treatments. Turns out, all you really need is a friend. By taking a look at 23 previous... Read more

Megan Hilty Is Pregnant With Her First Child (and Craving These Foods She Can’t Have!)

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Former Smash star Megan Hilty better get her pipes warmed up for some sure-to-be-amazing lullabies. The actress and singer and her musician husband, Brian Gallagher, announced that they're expecting their first child this fall! "2 years ago today I met the man of my dreams and now we're proud to announce we're starting a... Read more

Doctors Release New Warnings About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

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Results from a new study on antidepressant medications and pregnant women found that taking antidepressants during pregnancy could increase the likelihood of preterm labor. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reinforces doctors warnings against taking antidepressants in pregnancy due to the risks on baby's health. Conducted by researchers from Brigham and... Read more