pregnancy

​Yikes! Being Pregnant Could Get You Denied for a Mortgage

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Thinking about making the move to a bigger home now that you've got a baby on the way? Be ready to put up a fight with your bank. Although it's absolutely illegal under the Fair Housing Act, some banks are delaying or denying loan applications when the borrower is pregnant or on maternity leave. Their reasoning? There... read more

Introducing the New Bump App!

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It's official: today marks the launch of the new and improved iPhone app for The Bump. And we're really excited about it. What's different? Thanks to the gorgeous, clean design, you'll find that navigating through the app is a whole lot easier. Based on your due date, you'll see a week-by-week stream of Q&A's,... read more

Eva Mendes Is Pregnant With Ryan Gosling’s Baby!

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Photo Courtesy of Us Weekly/Getty
There shall be mourning in all the land this evening as reports have surfaced that everyone's favorite celeb crush, Ryan Gosling, is expecting a child with girlfriend Eva Mendes. Yes, you've read that correctly, and we apologize for breaking such emotionally disturbing news. We'll give you a moment to dry your tears and collect yourselves before... read more

A New Blood Test Finds Mom-to-Be’s Preeclampsia Risk Early

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It only affects 5 to 7 percent of pregnancies in the United States each year, but preeclampsia is a major issue. This cardiovascular disorder is typically detected later in pregnancies (after week 20), and occurs when you have a combination of high blood pressure and protein in your urine. It can have some... read more

Is Zoe Saldana Pregnant?

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Starring in the TV mini-series Rosemary's Baby may have given Zoe Saldana a few ideas -- minus the whole Satanic cult thing. E! and the Daily Mail are reporting that Zoe may be trying to cover a burgeoning baby bump with overalls and loose dresses and tops she's been photographed in recently. If she is pregnant, the happy... read more

Chanel Couture’s Grand Finale? A Pregnant Model

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It's Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, where the highest of the high end designers are showcasing their latest sartorial confections. From Dior to Versace, beautiful gowns have taken over the streets of the City of Light -- including those from Chanel. In case you weren't at the Chanel show (it's okay, our invite got lost... read more

Birth Control You Can Turn On and Off?

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You're ready to have a baby, but your birth control may be telling your body otherwise, especially if you have an IUD that needs removing. Soon, switching it off could be as simple as the click of a button. The Massachusetts biotech company MicroCHIPS, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is developing an... read more

Pregnancy Weight Gain: A Big Issue

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It's not just about looking cute in maternity clothes and getting back into those favorite jeans. Several recent studies emphasize the importance for moms-to-be to keep weight gain in check during pregnancy and to try to shed the baby weight soon after giving birth. A large Irish study... read more

The Secret to a Healthy Birth Weight

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After last week's news that ethnicity plays a role in birth weight, a new study answers that the most influential factor for baby's size is a healthy mom. A global network of researchers and health care professionals called INTERGROWTH-21st looked at babies' growth in the womb and size at birth... read more

Baby Gear Trend: Lime Green

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Check out these stylish finds in the citrusy hue.  Plus, more from The Bump:  Top 10 Strollers How to Buy: A Car Seat How to Buy a Baby Carrier read more