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Should Pregnant Women Get Special Parking Passes?

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While a few shopping centers designate “stork parking” spots for pregnant women and signs on public transportation urge riders to give priority seating to moms-to-be, two New York City councilmen are standing up for your swollen feet, achy backs and shortness of breath by saying it’s not enough. Earlier this week, councilmen David Greenfield and Donovan... Read more

Long Island Couple Welcomes Identical Triplets: 1 In A Million Odds

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When Jason and Kelli Fenley decided they wanted to try to give two-year-old son Aiden a sibling, they weren’t expecting to give him three at once. Yet on July 1, Aiden welcomed three new brothers: Owen Michael, Noah Charles and Miles John were born at 29 weeks via c-section, weighing under three pounds... Read more

One Year Later, Mom Celebrates Newborn Saving Her Life

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Baby’s first birthday is an important milestone and celebration of life for any parents. But for North Carolina mom Shelly Cawley, it’s also a one-year celebration of her life. Last September, then-23-year-old nursing student Cawley experienced complications during labor that resulted in an emergency c-section and left her in a coma. And it’s because of... Read more

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 journal 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 born even one... 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