pregnancy

Midwifery Around the World

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It's International Midwives Day! Considering using a midwife? Not a bad idea; after all, Kate Middleton had two on hand to assist with Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's birth. A nurse-midwife has a combination of training in modern obstetrics and gynecology, the traditional birthing process and nursing. Essentially, she'll provide physical and emotional... Read more

Quick Fixes for Pregnancy Cravings

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Pregnancy cravings are ruthless: they come at you fast and you've gotta have it now. A classic craving? Cookie dough. Because you Bumpies deserve the best, we selflessly took it upon ourselves to try two safe-to-eat brands, but we're leaving it up to you to judge which one's better. Edoughble Read more

Diabetic Woman Makes History, Gives Birth Naturally with Artificial Pancreas

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Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins, a 41-year-old new mother with Type 1 diabetes, has a lot to be excited about. Not only did she just give birth to her second child, Euan, on Tuesday, but she did so naturally after using an artificial pancreas that monitored her glucose levels and produced insulin throughout her pregnancy. The proud mom participated in a... Read more

Postbaby Body Love: Stop Comparing

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After being overstretched and overstressed, your postpartum body needs some love. It's tough not to frown when faced with sagging skin and a fuller frame in the mirror, but remember what your body has accomplished! Remember, it took nine months to stretch everything out, so you shouldn't expect it to "bounce back" a week or... Read more

Introducing The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch

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Guess what? We have an even more convenient way to keep you informed during pregnancy. Meet The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch. Now cue the ahhhs, because our new Apple Watch app gives you all the vital info from our Pregnancy App: appointment notifications, calendar to-dos, weekly updates about baby's size and all your... Read more

Lesbian Couple Cleverly Instagrams Side-by-Side Maternity Photos

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Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy just upped the maternity photo game. The North Carolina moms recreated their first seaside pregnancy photo, but this time, with a twist. Melanie is pregnant instead of Vanessa Iris. And baby Jax gets to make an appearance too. https://instagram.com/p/zC1vHnmWPh/ While the Instagram photo is two months old, it's gone viral since... Read more

Maternity Shoot Trend: Floral Crowns

Happy Earth Day from these beautiful moms-to-be! Donning leafy crowns complete with big blooms, these ladies bring a whole new meaning to Mother Nature. Floral crowns are a maternity shoot trend we love. We've had our eye on the headpieces ever since Alyssa Milano's floral-themed baby shower. Which arrangement do you like best? Let... Read more

'We Can't Stop' Baby Announcement Proves a Point

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They can't stop, and they won't stop. Everyone was excited about their twin girls and baby boy. But when Chad and Andrea Chapman announced they were having a fourth, nobody seemed to care. "I think we went past what everyone's idea for our family was," Andrea told TODAY.com. "For some reason, four is... Read more

Meet Sarah Stage's Healthy Baby Boy

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Sarah Stage -- the lingerie model who drew both criticism and praise for her incredibly toned physique at eight and nine months pregnant -- gave birth to a baby boy this week. And while she only gained 28 pounds during pregnancy, James was a whopping 8.7 pounds. How do we know? Instagram, of course. Stage... Read more

Is it Safe to Induce at Full Term?

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Elective inductions might not be so taboo anymore. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University has dissociated full-term, non-medically required inductions from c-sections after performing controlled trials on 844 women. While full term is technically considered 40 weeks, researchers looked at women induced at both 39 and 40 weeks, finding... Read more