pregnancy

This Drone Pregnancy Announcement: The Next Big Thing?

Baby announcement from a droneDirk Dallas
This pregnancy announcement is a level above everyone else's. With the help of a drone, the Dallas family shot an aerial video, using letter balloons to spell out "BABY" from a blanket below. Creator and dad-to-be Dirk Dallas is no stranger to baby announcements. Already the parent of two daughters, he's created elaborate... Read more

Company Asks Female Employees To Schedule Their Pregnancies (No Joke)

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Unsurprisingly, since this is The Bump, after all, it seems like everyone in our office is pregnant. And luckily, that's totally fine. That's not the case for one Chinese firm, who instructed female employees to schedule their pregnancies. The credit union in Jiaozuo, Henan, reportedly announced the policy via email. "Only married female workers who... Read more

8 Ways We're Celebrating The Fourth Of July

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BBQs, bathing suits, beach trips -- some Fourth of July traditions are sacred. But what changes when you're pregnant, or when a baby's part of the picture? Red white and blue just gets a whole lot more adorable. Here's what we're up to this long weekend. We'll be getting decked out. https://instagram.com/p/4R_JrAlYMV/   Read more

New App Helps Locate Clean Public Bathrooms

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When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. Especially when you’re pregnant. And now, there’s an app for that: A new start-up aims to give busy city dwellers access to clean and sanitary restrooms for whenever the urge strikes. Looie, set to launch in New York City’s family-friendly Tribeca neighborhood later this month,... Read more

Pregnant Mom and 6-Year-Old Daughter Have Epic Dance Party

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That's one way to stay active while pregnant. Nikki Taylor, who is eight months pregnant, danced her heart out to Silento's "Watch Me" along with her scene-stealing daughter Jaylyn. The soon-to-be mom of two originally meant the video to be for her fiance, but once she uploaded the video to Facebook to share... Read more

Mouthwatering Summer Mocktail Recipes

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Suffering through a summer pregnancy? These festive drinks are refreshing to any time alcohol is off the table, like at your baby shower. Just substitute alcohol with coconut water and voilà — a pregnancy-friendly mocktail all your guests can enjoy. Packed with potassium (to help with pregnancy swelling) and far fewer calories than liquor, it’s... Read more

Why Dental Health During Pregnancy Matters

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You've heard you should stay on top of your dentist appointments while pregnant. But with all your other prenatal checkups, is it really necessary? Definitely. A new study form Delta Dental found that 42.5 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on their dentist appointments, missing opportunities to identify and correct oral problems that occur... Read more

Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy To Save Her Job

Talia Goldstein, CEO who hid pregnancy, and familyTalia Goldstein via Facebook
As the co-founder and CEO of a matchmaking startup called Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein had plenty of challenges in front of her. One of the biggest? Fundraising. And she was determined not to let pregnancy get in the way of that. Unfortunately, she found that hiding her bump -- and her pregnancy altogether --... Read more

Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily. While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care "essential health benefits" requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn't extend to dependents still on their parents' health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents' plans... Read more

Who Can Relate? Naya Rivera Goes There…About Pregnancy Sex

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A lot has changed for Naya Rivera since Glee ended in March. That's when the 28-year-old actress was in the dark days of her first trimester, shrouded in what she refers to as a " black cloud of extreme fatigue." Now, blogging for PEOPLE, she explains the perks of the second trimester, what she... Read more