pregnancy

Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

Tylenol’s Still Safe, But Maybe Not Effective

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Tylenol is considered safe for moms-to-be and fetuses, but a new study says that it might not be doing anything at all for back pain. The George Institute for Global Health looked at acetaminophen, which is sold under brand names like Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol. While the drug has been proven to reduce headaches, tooth aches and pain... read more

Zoe Saldana Is Having Twins!

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Brace yourselves: There are about to be two babies in the world who are just as lovely, talented and cool as Zoe Saldana and her artist husband, Marco Perego, because Zoe is having twins! According to E!, the Guardians of the Galaxy star is "thrilled" to be expecting two babies with her husband, who... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more

Get the Look: Vanessa Lachey’s Maternity Jumpsuit

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Vanessa Lachey only announced her second pregnancy eight days ago and she's already stylin' with her maternity fashion -- but are you surprised? The hot mama to two-year-old Camden and wife of Nick Lachey posted an adorable Instagram photo recently, showing off her baby bump for the first time. In the pic, Vanessa... read more

​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names for Baby

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Photo: Getty Images
To keep your maiden name or not? It's a decision that's typically decided by the time you've reached the altar, or soon after. But modern mamas are changing with the times, and many are waiting until a baby comes along to make the switch. According to our not-so-official poll across our community pages, one in five... read more

Big ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Baby News!

There's going to be some (tiny) new faces on the next season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County! Veteran cast member Vicki Gunvalson is a grandma for the second time, since her daughter, Briana Culberson, gave birth to a baby boy on July 9. Briana, who also stars on the show, and her... read more

Cute! Doctor Sings to Babies as He Delivers Them [WATCH]

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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja may have delivered over 8,000 babies, but each one is greeted with a song, every time. The Pittsburgh OB-GYN says that while this is his way of celebrating each and every new life, it's not a tradition he started. During his residency, singing to babies was the practice of an older OB-GYN, who instructed... read more

Pregnant Chelsea Clinton ​Spotted at Jury Duty

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Photo: Steven Hirsch/New York Post
A very pregnant Chelsea Clinton reported to Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday for jury duty, and she was totally cool about it. Why does this matter? Basically, although we love the original diva, Madonna turned jury duty into a huge production last week. We're talking a late arrival, an army of body guards, and a sequestered 90 minutes... read more

What Are Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Naming Baby #2?

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We're all kinds of excited that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their second baby, who will be Lincoln Bell's little brother or sister -- but what will Baby Shepard's name be? Apparently, Kristen has much of an idea as we do. The Frozen actress told People that she's "completely stumped" on... read more