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What’s an Embryo Adoption — and Why Is This Couple Doing It?

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After more than eight years of fertility treatments, failed adoptions, disappointing news from doctors and negative pregnancy tests, Charlie and Matt DeVore have finally become parents. How? Through an embryo adoption. Now, their sweet, smiling little 13-month-old daughter CJ is a reminder that the embryo adoption process was worth every minute of it. Here's how... read more

Chemicals In Your Guy’s Takeout Containers Could be Messing With His Fertility

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Before you let your partner order takeout, read this. A new study found that phthalates (which are hormone-mimicking chemicals found on food packaging, plastics, shampoos and colognes) may be hurting his chances of conception when it comes to babymaking. For the study, published in Fertility and Sterility and authored by researchers at the... read more

The Government Is Ordering Graco to Explain Why Infant Car Seats Weren’t Included In Their Recall

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After Graco issued a recall on 3.8 million of their car safety seats last month due to faulty seat buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now ordering the company to explain why the recall didn't include 1.8 million infant seats too, according to the NY Times. Graco is reportedly... read more

New Stroller Guidelines Will Make Your Gear Safer Than Ever: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Because the CPSC received so many safety-related reports of children under four years old being injured by their strollers, they've released a new safety standard that will take effect in September of 2015. After reports totaled more than 1,300 incidents (including four deaths, 14 hospitalizations and about 391 injuries) from January of 2008... read more

More Women Are Delivering Babies Outside of Hospitals and Here Are a Few Reasons Why

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Thinking about delivering baby outside of the hospital? You're not alone. The latest research released from the CDC shows that more and more moms-to-be are choosing to have their babies in "out-of-hospital" locations -- and the trend continues to grow. In 1900, almost all of US births took place outside a hospital and... read more

Study Says Testosterone May Help More Women Get Pregnant

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The secret to increased IVF success could be hiding in male hormones. A new study suggests that using male hormones (called "androgens") can help the development of follicles and can enhance fertility in women. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research details how several fertility clinics... read more

Eating Your Fruits and Veggies Could Keep You From a Preterm Delivery

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Remember all those times your own parents warned you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Turns out grandma- and grandpa-to-be might've been on to something. New research suggests that pregnant women that drink a lot of water and eat a diet rich in veggies, fruits and whole grains are actually lowering their risk... read more

‘The Bachelorette’s DeAnna Pappas Stagliano Is a Mom! Check Out Her Daughter’s Old-School Name

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If you're a fan of The Bachelorette, get excited! Former Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas Stagliano gave birth to her first child on Thursday. Her husband, Stephen Stagliano, tweeted about the arrival of their daughter, Addison Marie, on Saturday. He said, "Our little angel is here! Daddy now has two loves in his life! Thank... read more

New Map Shows You How Popular Baby’s Name Is — Before You Pick It!

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Wish you could find out just how many people love the same baby name you do? Now, you can! A new creation from Zato Navo makes it possible for parents-to-be to take a peek at just how popular their baby name pick is -- before they ever use it on baby! Spanning back... read more

Baby’s Dramatic Delivery Leaves Us With One Big Question: Are Maternity Wards Understaffed?

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Talk about hands-on daddy duty! A Boyton Beach couple shocked themselves -- and the Bethesda Hospital maternity ward doctors and nurses -- when they delivered their daughter in the hospital on their own, without a doctor in sight. Last Saturday, Indira Ali and her husband, Zaheer Ali, headed to the hospital shortly after... read more