pregnancy

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

Some Babies Deemed Overweight or Underweight at Birth Really Aren’t. Here’s Why

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A recent study, conducted by Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, has concluded that birthweight can be influenced by both maternal and paternal ethnicity. It's no secret that a baby's birthweight is an important predictor of how he'll handle the first few weeks of life. But you may not know that the way birthweight... read more

Can the Pill Harm Your Long-term Fertility?

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You've been reassured that it's fine, but a new study raises the issue once again: can the birth control pill mess with your long-term fertility? The answer is still probably not, but it might look like it. The study, presented by Dr. Katherine Birch Petersen from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, shows that... read more

The Common Pre-IVF Procedure That Won’t Help

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In vitro fertilization (IVF), one of the most common treatments for infertility, only works about one-third of the time -- that is to say, only one in three IVF cycles results in a pregnancy. With a statistic like that, it's understandable that doctors are trying to make IVF a more viable option for more women.... read more

​Can Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer?​ Here’s the Good News

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Taking fertility drugs? Here's one less thing to be concerned about: A new study from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology reveals that there's "little evidence" of fertility hormones increasing the long-term risk of breast or gynecological cancers. Researchers conducted a 30-year follow-up study, after 12,193 women were treated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 in the... read more

Obesity Can Trigger Extremely Preterm Birth, Study Says

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Extreme preterm births, or those before 28 weeks of pregnancy, could be caused by obesity, according to a new study compiled by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. In general, a preterm birth is defined as any birth before 37 weeks. Most occur sometime between 28 and 37 weeks, but giving birth before... read more