pregnancy

Pregnant Model Responds to Critics with New Instagram

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Remember Sarah Stage, the eight-month-pregnant model? She's rolling into her ninth month, and has an Instagram surprise for her critics. Here, we don't see a scantily-clad Stage. It's not a belly photo, and she's not poolside. Nope -- the 30-year-old LA model poses at an In-N-Out, ready to chow down on a burger. The... Read more

Are Pregnant Women Gaining Too Much Weight?

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Pregnancy weight gain is certainly healthy and inevitable, but nearly half of all pregnant women in the U.S. are gaining more weight than they should be. A new study, published in the April edition of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that misconceptions are the source of blame. "Most women feel that pregnancy is the time... Read more

Fight Prenatal Depression with Prenatal Yoga

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Understandably, pregnant women are often reluctant to start taking any new medications. But when faced with depression, are there any alternatives? A small pilot study out of Brown University suggests yoga could help. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of Read more

Bobbie Thomas Reveals Baby's Gender!

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Big news from Bobbie Thomas: Your favorite "professional girlfriend" is having a boy! The Today show style editor shared her announcement with Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning. Bobbie received the news at the 20-week mark during her second trimester ultrasound, which typically happens between 18 and 22 weeks. Last time we caught up with Bobbie, she... Read more

A Kinder, Gentler C-Section?

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A c-section probably isn't the empowering, magical birthing experience you had in mind; there's a lot more sterility and a lot less bonding. But family-centered cesareans are gaining popularity, and making the whole procedure a little bit gentler. Also referred to as a natural cesarean, the technique has a two-fold aim: to help mom feel... Read more

8-Month Pregnant Model Draws Criticism

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If Sarah Stage hadn't been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram all along, you might not even believe the model is pregnant. The 30-year-old LA mom-to-be is eight-and-a-half months along, and is drawing criticism for her barely there bump.   Assuming her caption is accurate, there's a five-pound baby in there! How does that stack up to a standard... Read more

Federal Committee Revisits Pregnancy Tuna Debate

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The great debate has been reopened. Once again, how much tuna pregnant women should eat is up in the air. In June, the FDA proposed pregnant women should eat between 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fish per week, which can include light canned tuna (but only up to 6 oz. of tuna). But by August,... Read more

Antibiotic-Free Pregnancy Could Keep Baby Asthma-Free

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Have asthma? Hoping that your baby won't? A new study recommends steering clear of antibiotics during pregnancy. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, looked at how prenatal antibiotic use affected at-risk children. Children considered "at risk" for asthma included those with a parent who had asthma, hay fever or... Read more

Iowa Mom Pregnant with Rare Set of Twins

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Everyday, expectant Iowa mom Amanda Kuhl gets to hear her twins' heartbeats. While most moms-to-be would jump at this chance for early bonding with baby, Kuhl's situation is high-risk and rare. Kuhl is being hospitalized for eight weeks to ensure her monoamniotic twins are healthy when they're delivered via c-section at 32 weeks. While most identical twins... Read more

Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy

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Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher on the arrival of their baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher! While Isaiah was born on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood made the official announcement on Instagram today. "Tiny hands and feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" she captioned the photo of Isaiah's hand. "Isaiah Michael Fisher -- born... Read more