10 Percent Of Women Drink During Pregnancy: Report

For many women, a positive pregnancy test means no alcohol whatsoever. For other moms-to-be, it’s an occasional sip or drink on special occasions. Although numerous findings show that drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a new study has discovered that moms are taking the risk: The US Centers... Read more

The 3 Most Important Third Trimester Exercises

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Even though you may not feel like doing much at all as your belly grows week after week, it's important to keep moving throughout pregnancy, including in the awkward and uncomfortable last weeks. Third trimester exercises are some of the most important, helping to alleviate aches and pains while also prepping your body for labor. These... Read more

Twin Sisters Each Pregnant With Twins, Again

Twin sisters are each pregnant with twins for the second timeAP
Kelli Wall and Kerri Bunker have quite a bit in common. They teach at the same school. Their husbands are best friends. They're twins. And they're each expecting their second set of twins, due two weeks apart. "It's a unique story, because I always felt like my twin sister and I had a... Read more

The Best Gifts Come In Small (Apple) Packages

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We’ve never seen a bait-and-switch end as happily as this. When Wyoming mom Catie Reay found out she was pregnant, she decided to surprise her new husband Chad with a one-of-a-kind early birthday present—a positive pregnancy test, cleverly disguised in an Apple Watch box. As Catie hands Chad the box, she hints at the sentimental... Read more

Baby's Cells Stay With You—And Change You—For Life

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Motherhood has changed you. Your baby will always be in your heart. Turns out both of these clichéd sentiments have some biological truth. Pathologists from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands discovered fetal cells are capable of escaping from mom's uterus and spreading to other parts of her body. While the cells were few and... Read more

Mom With ALS Fights To Breastfeed Baby

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Breastfeeding a newborn is par for the course for most moms after delivery. But for Amanda Bernier, it was a miracle. The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS in the early stages of pregnancy. Bernier was hoping the muscle twitches she was experiencing were not symptomatic of ALS, which claimed the lives of... Read more

This Is Way More Than Just A Pregnancy Test

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Your pee can reveal a whole lot more than you thought. You've probably heard of the hormone responsible for that plus sign on a pregnancy test: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). It becomes present in your urine when an egg implants in the uterus. While its detection is enough to know that you're Read more

Pregnant Hawaiian Woman’s Birth Plan Includes Unusual Doula

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Water births have become more popular over the years, but this woman is about to take things to a whole new (sea) level. Spiritual healers Dorina Rosin and Maika Suneagle are expecting their first child later this month on Hawaii’s Big Island. The couple’s birth plan includes delivering baby in the ocean through... Read more

A Pregnancy Announcement, As Told By Sperm And Egg

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The city of Toronto became fertile ground for one expectant couple. Jen and Calvin, respectively dressed as an egg and sperm, ran around the city to film their pregnancy announcement. The title? "Jen & Calvin's Sex Tape." Jen -- sorry, the big pink egg -- struts around town, nonchalantly going about her day.... Read more

Coming Soon: A Pregnant Woman Emoji?

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If you've been frustrated with the inability to express your love of bacon via emoji or always find yourself searching for a nonexistent food to notify your partner about cravings, you may be in luck. And while you're at it, you might be able to make an iMessage pregnancy announcement. Read more