pregnancy

Pregnant Meteorologist Reacts to Hate Mail From Viewers (VIDEO)

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In an unbelievable segment yesterday on Canadian outlet Global News, meteorologist Kristi Gordon spoke out about hateful letters she's received from viewers who apparently are not fans of her pregnancy. "Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you," read one letter. Other letters slammed Gordon's wardrobe: "Buy some decent... Read more

Gender Mixups: Why Do They Happen?

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Just when you purchase 40 pink balloons for your awesome gender reveal, you get this news. Ultrasounds aren't 100 percent accurate when it comes to determining gender. We watched the shock and surprise of one family earlier this month when their "little girl" turned out to be a boy. And as sonographer Catherine E.... Read more

Geneticists Offer Position Statement on NIPTs

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Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) are advanced screenings for genetic diseases. The key word being screenings. They can tell you that your baby might have a problem, but false alarms are still possible. The confusion about when to get one and whether the touted 99 percent accuracy is true might be what prevented experts from issuing... Read more

Is the New Supreme Court Ruling Really a Victory for Pregnant Workers?

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In response to yesterday's Young v. UPS Supreme Court ruling, headlines have touted the decision as a victory for pregnant women. Yes, the Court says pregnant workers are entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers. But beyond that, the ruling isn't as definitive as you might think. Essentially, the battle isn't over for Read more

Pregnant Women Not Getting Enough Omega-3

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You might want to up your omega-3 intake -- it could do wonders for baby's brain development. A new study found only 27 percent of pregnant women get enough omega-3 during pregnancy, a fatty acid found in fish, seafood and seaweed products. While you do want to steer clear of mercury-rich seafood... Read more

Fetuses of Smoking Moms Grimace in Ultrasound

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You know you shouldn't smoke during pregnancy. But now there's photographic evidence urging you not to. Using 4-D ultrasounds, researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities in the UK found that fetuses of smoking mothers touched themselves and moved their mouths significantly more than the rate typically expected at 24, 28, 32 and 36 weeks.... Read more

Number of Births Could Affect Your Heart Health

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There's always been a lingering concern that your kids are going to give you a heart attack, but UT Southwestern Medical Center is taking a closer look at the link between childbirth and cardiovascular health in women. The Dallas Heart Study found that women who give birth to four or more children are more... Read more

Bumpie-Approved Spring Baby Shower Ideas

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Happy spring (finally)! We all love a great party -- especially one to celebrate a baby! Planning (or anticipating) a baby shower this season? Our Bumpies on the Baby Showers board shared some fun spring themes. “Traditional spring colors are pastels, obviously, but you could choose to mix it up! For decor you... Read more

Why You Shouldn't Strive for Pregnancy Abs

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When Los Angeles model Sarah Stage posted pics of her surprisingly slim 8-month pregnant bikini bod on Instagram, she certainly received the attention she solicited. Some praised her impressive physique while others remarked she must have an eating disorder and unhealthy pregnancy. So began a heated dialogue about what pregnant... Read more

Pregnancy Summed Up in Five Spot-On Charts

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It's not easy to quantify or qualify the inexplicable emotions of pregnancy. But funny charts can help. Melissa Small, an author and designer at The Bold Italic, created "Charts That Explain Why I'm Crying and Sweating" to trace the ups and downs of pregnancy. And we mean ups and downs. ... Read more