New International Growth Standards: How Does Baby Measure Up?

You've probably heard of growth chart percentiles at each of baby's checkups, but until now, there haven't actually been any international standards for fetuses or newborns. A team of scientists from Oxford University conducting the INTERGROWTH-21st Project just released the first set of international standards for both fetal growth (measured by... read more

Could Your Neighborhood Affect Baby’s Health?​

If the grass is really greener on the other side, then that's the side moms-to-be should want to be on. According to a new study from Oregon State University, mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of green vegetation (like trees and grass) are more likely to deliver at full term than mothers in... read more

Scarlett Johansson Had a Baby Girl!

Scarlett Johansson Baby RosePhoto: Shutterstock / The Bump
There's a new Her in Scarlett Johansson's life! The actress and her French fiance Romain Dauriac welcomed their first child recently, a baby girl named Rose, according to a report from the Associated Press. People also reports that Rose's middle name is Dorothy, to honor Scarlett's grandmother. Rose Dorothy Dauriac -- could... read more

Would You Incorporate Rachel Bilson’s Baby Shower Tradition Into Your Own?

Rachel Bilson Baby ShowerPhoto: Shutterstock / The Bump
It's not like we weren't already obsessed with Rachel Bilson's maternity style, but now she one-upped her style factor with a very special new necklace. The Hart of Dixie star had her baby shower on August 31 at a private home in Los Angeles, where she was surrounded by her closest friends, including Natalie... read more

Alyssa Milano Welcomes Baby Girl (With a Unique Name!)

Photo: People Moms & Babies
Photo: People Moms & Babies
You already knew Alyssa Milano was having a girl, but we bet you didn't see this name coming. The Mistresses star welcomed Elizabella Dylan Bugliari today, according to E! News. Elizabella, weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, is the second child for Milano, 41, and husband David Bugliari. Fingers crossed we get to see pictures of the... read more

Jill Duggar’s Pregnancy Cravings and Baby’s Nickname Are Very Similar

Is mama-to-be Jill Duggar sweet or sour? While she might have a sugary disposition, the newlywed's pregnancy cravings are all sour. Derick Dillard's wife recently spoke to ABC News and gave an interview on her bouts of morning sickness (she has it -- big time) and what goes in her "pregnancy bag," known as... read more

Christina Ricci Had a Baby Boy!

Christina Ricci BabyPhoto: Shutterstock / The Bump
Christina Ricci is now a proud mom of one! The actress and her husband, dolly grip James Heerdegen, recently welcomed a baby boy, People reports. Although we don't know Baby Boy Ricci-Heerdegen's name, birth date or weight, we can guess that the private couple is very happy with the new addition to their... read more

Labor Day Rally to Improve Birth Sweeps Country

Thousands of people gathered across the country yesterday in an effort to improve the other labor day. You know, the one that still gets you out of work, but is nine months in the making. Called the "Rally to Improve Birth," this was the third annual demonstration by the people behind What started as... read more

Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy!

Carrie Underwood via Twitter
Carrie Underwood via Twitter
We're capping off your Labor Day weekend with some exciting news: Carrie Underwood is pregnant, y'all! The country singer took the announcement to Twitter today, posting a picture of her dogs in "big brother" and "big sister" shirts: "In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents... read more

Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

Essential oils have been taking the world by storm lately, and for good reason. Essential oils* are a fantastic way to enhance and sustain your health. I also found them to be absolutely vital during the birth of our son. They played a big role in relieving pain and encouraging energy and focus when I was... read more