pregnancy

Alaska Brings Birth Control to Bars

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An Anchorage, Alaska bar is posting some sobering content in its women's restroom. "Remember the last time you had sex? Take a pregnancy test before you drink tonight,” reads a message on a -- wait for it -- pregnancy test dispenser on the bathroom wall. Next to the dispenser? A condom dispenser. Both products are free.... Read more

Indiana Considers 'Baby Boxes' for Unwanted Newborns

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They don't look too inviting, but these metal boxes could mean the difference between life and death for some newborns. Pending legislation, these baby boxes might start showing up in Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and certain nonprofits. A bill -- already unanimously passed in the House -- just needs to clear the state Senate to make... Read more

Woah! Baby Boy Born in Amniotic Sac

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Meet Silas Philips, the baby who was born a bubble boy. Silas was born "en caul," or completely in his amniotic sac. According to neonatologist William Binder, Silas's doctor, this happens in less than one out of every 80,000 births. So naturally, Binder had to snap a picture.     "Even though it's a... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more

See Three Dads Take on Pregnancy — By Wearing Empathy Bellies for One Month

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Is this the ultimate show of empathy? Three UK dads are taking on a month-long challenge, wearing 33-pound "empathy bellies" to honor their wives, mothers and pregnant women everywhere. Yep, we know, one month isn't exactly nine. But we're still pretty impressed by the commitment of Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins. Meet the Three... Read more

Baby No. 2 on the Way for Jaime King

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Is there something in the water on the Hart of Dixie set? First, Rachel Bilson had Briar Rose. Last week, Scott Porter announced he and his wife are expecting. And today, we learned Jaime King is pregnant with baby no. 2! The actress tweeted the good news today, snapping a photo of her one-year-old son James Knight... Read more

Predictions for Year of the Sheep Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! As we enter the Year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram; they're used interchangeably, and the Chinese character denotes a goat or a sheep), you might have high hopes for baby's sleep schedule. After all, counting sheep is the ticket to a good night's sleep, right? Regardless of how nursery-friendly... Read more

Can 'Thriller' Induce Labor? One Pregnant Woman Finds Out

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Spicy foods, long walks, castor oil...the list of supposed natural labor induction methods goes on and on. But one mom-to-be decided a little Michael Jackson might move things along. In a matching sports bra and sweatpants getup, Bonnie Northsea, 32, posted her "Thriller" rendition on Facebook. "Someone told me 'Thriller' would induce labor. Here I am on... Read more

Mardi Gras Baby Showers to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

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It's Fat Tuesday, y'all! To celebrate, we've rounded up the very best Mardi Gras-themed baby showers. Forget the pink and blue; these showers are all about purple, green and gold. Plus, king cakes lend themselves to baby showers pretty well. This kind of puts your standard ABC cake to shame.   That looks like enough... Read more

Top 10 Presidential Baby Names

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Are you and your partner history buffs? Why not give your baby a distinguished -- and decidedly presidential -- baby name? Check out our favorite presidential baby names, then place your vote! Just be sure you can set your baby's nursery mobile to "Hail to the Chief" instead of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read more