pregnancy

New Pregnancy Test Syncs With App On Your Phone

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Want to know whether or not you're pregnant? There's an app for that. First Response unveiled a new digital pregnancy test this week at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a the largest tech conference in the world). The Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test uses Bluetooth to sync with the First Response app on your phone. “With... Read more

All Signs Point To Pregnancy: Deaf Husband Gets Big Surprise

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Brittany Welch didn't waste any time figuring out how to surprise her husband with the big news once she found out she was pregnant. After getting a positive read that day, she wrapped the pregnancy test in tissue paper, making her husband, David, dig through a bag of goodies to get to it. Read more

Home Births Are Perfectly Safe For Low-Risk Moms

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Considering a home birth? Worried something could go wrong? While preparation is extremely important, new research shows that for women with low-risk pregnancies, a planned home birth may result in fewer interventions and better outcomes than hospital births. "Compared with women who planned to birth in hospital, women who planned to birth at home underwent... Read more

Babies And Bacteria: How 'Clean' Is Your Womb?

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A new study has the dirt on some unexpected pregnancy physiology; the womb isn't so sterile after all. Previously, doctors were taught that the amniotic sac was a bacteria-free environment, protecting baby and his undeveloped immune system. They believed baby first comes into contact with bacteria during vaginal birth. But recent papers published in the journal Birth Defects... Read more

The Year’s Most Buzzworthy Baby Name Trends

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Trends may come and go in the baby-naming world, but there’s one that seems here to stay: statement names. Just take one look back at 2015, a year that welcomed a Saint, a Sailor and a Saylor, a Rocket Zot, a Jagger Snow and a Spurgeon, and this idea is very clear. “It’s a way... Read more

Pregnancy Announcement Video Delivers Double Dose Of Christmas Cheer

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It's hard to find the perfect gift for your significant other. But Sonya Davison Sanchez found two. In a homemade stop-action video festively set to "Jingle Bell Rock," Sonya gifts husband Judd with a baby bump. But before he can fully celebrate, she ties a second ribbon around her belly; twins are on the way! Of course,... Read more

Not All C-Sections Are Created Equal, Study Finds

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While many moms do their best to avoid c-sections, birth doesn't always go as planned. And that's not necessarily a bad thing: A new study shows that not all c-sections are created equal. The study, published in Journal of American Medical Associates this month, looked at full-term, firstborn births in Scotland over a 15-year... Read more

Hit Replay: 15 Best Pregnancy & Baby Viral Videos Of 2015

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There were a whole lot of amazing moments—pregnancy announcements, baby milestones and dramatic births—caught on video this year. We're counting down the ones that made you smile, laugh, cringe and even ugly cry (just a little). 15. Best Delivery Dance Off Call it the labor locomotion: If there’s one trend that had our hearts skipping a... Read more

Wife Surprises Husband With Star Wars-Themed Pregnancy Announcement

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While finding out you're having a baby is incredibly exciting, it can also be incredibly scary, especially if Darth Vader and a pair of stormtroopers are the ones to tell you that you're going to be a dad. While celebrating their three year anniversary at Walt Disney World, one wife enlisted the help of a... Read more

Crowdsourcing A Baby Name From Preschoolers

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Deciding on a baby name is tough, prompting plenty of bickering, indecision and unwelcome feedback. Why not just let someone else decide? We've heard of couples leaving it up to Starbucks employees or Facebook friends, but a Wisconsin preschool teacher just took the cake, letting her students decide. Of course, Miss Julie won't actually be... Read more