pregnancy

Happy Easter! 5 Spring Baby Announcement Ideas

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The coinciding of Easter and Passover means an abundance of family get-togethers this weekend. And if you're expecting, that's the perfect opportunity to share the big news. We've rounded up the top five most festive, springy, pastel pregnancy announcements. Want to steal one? We won't tell.     https://instagram.com/p/s7aCi_y8g3/?taken-by=ttomasihill        ... Read more

Sacramento Couple Documents Pregnancy With Cute Time Lapse Video

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We never get tired of tracking baby bumps, but it's even more fun when parents do it for us. Cole Cuchna, a Sacramento barista who runs a parenting blog called HypeDad, recently uploaded a video to the blog called "Chalkboard Baby – A Pregnancy Time Lapse." The time lapse video stars his wife,... Read more

The Surprising Link Between Miscarriages and Your Biological Clock

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When it comes to getting pregnant, timing is everything. But we don't have a whole lot of control surrounding that timing. A new study released today from the University of Warwick found the synchronization of a mother's body clock and her womb's clock is essential to carrying a pregnancy to full term. Failed synchronization... Read more

Working Moms By the Numbers

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The recent revival of the Young v. UPS case brought pregnant workers' rights front and center. Should they be entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers? Yes, the Supreme Court ruled, although Young will have to take her case back down to the Fourth Circuit. Why the fixation on a case... Read more

What's Going On with Reproductive Rights in Tennessee?

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It's happened four times in five years: Nashville prosecutors have used sterilization as a bargaining tool in the courtroom. And now, the district attorney has banned it. Wondering how it's even possible for the law to interfere with a woman's reproductive rights like this? Three of the four cases involve moms who gave birth to babies... Read more

It's Not 50-50: Why Your Chances of Having a Boy Are Slightly Higher

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Seem like everyone you know is making the "It's a boy!" announcement? It's not just you -- it's statistics. Since the 17th century, scientists have noticed a slightly tilted sex ratio at birth: 51 percent of babies born are boys. The long-held belief is that gender is determined at conception, but a group of biologists... Read more

Demystifying Fetal Surgery: Behind the Scenes of 'Twice Born'

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You've heard about birth defects. You've probably heard of the rare in-utero surgeries that can help correct them. But now, you'll actually be able to see them. Tuesday night marks the premiere of Twice Born, a three-part PBS documentary profiling the parents, doctors and babies involved in fetal surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.... Read more

World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

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It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more

Pregnant Meteorologist Reacts to Hate Mail From Viewers (VIDEO)

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In an unbelievable segment yesterday on Canadian outlet Global News, meteorologist Kristi Gordon spoke out about hateful letters she's received from viewers who apparently are not fans of her pregnancy. "Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you," read one letter. Other letters slammed Gordon's wardrobe: "Buy some decent... Read more

Gender Mixups: Why Do They Happen?

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Just when you purchase 40 pink balloons for your awesome gender reveal, you get this news. Ultrasounds aren't 100 percent accurate when it comes to determining gender. We watched the shock and surprise of one family earlier this month when their "little girl" turned out to be a boy. And as sonographer Catherine E.... Read more