It's Not Menopause; It's A Baby!

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There was no registry, no baby shower and no pregnancy worry for Judy Brown. And that's because this new mom didn't know she was pregnant until an hour before labor. The 47-year-old Massachusetts women headed to Beverly Hospital with severe abdominal pain, believing it could be a blockage or a gall stone. But the hospital's... Read more

Nearly Half Of US Women Gain Too Much Weight In Pregnancy, Study Finds

In addition to morning sickness and swollen feet, weight gain during pregnancy is to be expected. But in the US, pregnant women are packing on more pregnancy pounds than recommended. A new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 47 percent of US women gain too much weight during... Read more

Would You Rent Maternity Clothes?

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Netflix, Birchbox, Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix: We're a society that swears by subscription and rental services. But what if your needs are only for a set amount of time? Say, less than nine months? There's still a service for you. Moms-to-be, introducing Le Tote's maternity clothes subscription. The company has offered women... Read more

It's Time to Love Your C-Section Scar

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A recent story on fetal cells made me cry. There's a lot of cool science on fetal cells—how they can be found throughout a mother's body for the rest of her life, for example, or how they can help moms fight things like breast cancer. (There's also, to be fair, some creepy stuff, like how... Read more

Surprise! Taste Test Turns Into Pregnancy Announcement

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As an outdoor living vlogger chronicling his life in Alaska, Corey Williams is no stranger to adventure. So when his wife, Kristen, suggested she administer an adventurous taste test for his YouTube channel, DudeLikeHELLA, he was completely on board. Once the camera started rolling, Kristen blindfolded Corey and began introducing foods one by... Read more

Passenger Demands UK Woman Show Proof Of Pregnancy Before Getting Train Seat

Commuting to work is no fun for Raayan Zafar. At 11 weeks pregnant, the 32-year-old UK mom suffers from severe morning sickness, but still needs to take public transportation during rush hour. “I feel dizzy and out of energy, which makes standing in the Tube quite difficult when there is not enough ventilation," she tells the Read more

Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy Won’t Increase Risk Of Birth Defects: Study

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Some reassuring news for expectant moms: If you happen to get sick during pregnancy, two common antibiotics have just been proven a-ok. Researchers from the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital wondered if it was a pregnant woman's infection or the antibiotics used to treat it that had the... Read more

Husband Announces Wife’s Pregnancy By Turning Her Curves Into Nature Scenes

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Sometime in your third trimester, you’ll likely start to feel like that cute little baby bump has grown to be the size of a beach ball. Or a small private island. Or a large mountain. And you're not alone: One couple decided to document these sentiments in a photo series, incorporating the mom-to-be’s belly into... Read more

One Routine Screening Test Can Zero In On More Accurate Due Date: Study

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Some moms are robbed of a baby shower thanks to their preemies. Others go to town on spicy food at 41 weeks in the hopes of finally inducing labor. While they sit at opposite ends of the spectrum, the takeaway is the same: Due dates are not set in stone. This is not news, of... Read more

Activities To Help Induce Labor

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The last weeks of pregnancy are often uncomfortable, and most of us get to the point of wishing to speed up the time and get the baby out ASAP.  With swollen feet, an achy back, acid reflux, and sleepless nights, who can blame you? So the question often arises: What can I do to get... Read more