pregnancy

Mom of Twins Gave Birth to Friend’s Twins After Many Failed IVF Cycles

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Choosing a surrogate is one of the hardest choices to make in life -- especially after undergoing IVF four times. Sandi and Philip Palmisano's failed results were discouraging, but met Andrea and Mark Rivas in 2010 at the Shady Grove Fertility Center in Washington, DC, where they were also trying IVF. Andrea gave birth... read more

Stressing Out During Your Pregnancy Could be Bad for Baby’s Health

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According to new research performed by Dr. Petra Arck, stressing out during your pregnancy might put baby at an increased risk for asthma and eczema. The study, performed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, examined data from 994children and their mothers who had participated in an Australian pregnancy study. Starting out,... read more

Researchers Find That Autism Actually Begins In Utero, but Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

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Fresh new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that though symptoms of autism may not be obvious until your child is a toddler, the disorder actually begins while baby's still developing -- in utero. According to the study, conducted by the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California,... read more

Snooki Is Pregnant With Baby Number 2!

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The Jersey Shore is going to have to prepare for a tiny new visitor soon! Snooki and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, announced today in a cute blog post that they're expecting their second child. "Jionni and I are so excited to confirm that we are expecting our second child! Now knowing that our test results are... read more

Controversial Bodybuilder Mom Speaks Out About Her Postbaby Health

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The last time we heard about weightlifting and bodybuilding mom Lea-Ann Ellison, she was sparking controversy by posting photos of herself on Facebook lifting enormous weights during Crossfit -- two weeks before her due date. Along with the photos, she wrote,  "After the birth of my second child, I knew I needed to step it... read more

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, read more

Bumpie Buzz: Kevin and Danielle Jonas Show Off Baby Alena’s Playroom

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Megan Hilty Is Pregnant With Her First Child (and Craving These Foods She Can’t Have!)

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Former Smash star Megan Hilty better get her pipes warmed up for some sure-to-be-amazing lullabies. The actress and singer and her musician husband, Brian Gallagher, announced that they're expecting their first child this fall! "2 years ago today I met the man of my dreams and now we're proud to announce we're starting a... read more

Doctors Release New Warnings About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

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Results from a new study on antidepressant medications and pregnant women found that taking antidepressants during pregnancy could increase the likelihood of preterm labor. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reinforces doctors warnings against taking antidepressants in pregnancy due to the risks on baby's health. Conducted by researchers from Brigham and... read more

US Autism Rates Increase Again

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that US autism rates have increased -- again, noting that now 1 in every 68 US kids have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder. The report highlights the American Academy of Pediatrics ongoing and urgent effort to get culturally sensitive screening and access to effective interventions... read more