pregnancy

Federal Committee Revisits Pregnancy Tuna Debate

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The great debate has been reopened. Once again, how much tuna pregnant women should eat is up in the air. In June, the FDA proposed pregnant women should eat between 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fish per week, which can include light canned tuna (but only up to 6 oz. of tuna). But by August,... Read more

Antibiotic-Free Pregnancy Could Keep Baby Asthma-Free

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Have asthma? Hoping that your baby won't? A new study recommends steering clear of antibiotics during pregnancy. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, looked at how prenatal antibiotic use affected at-risk children. Children considered "at risk" for asthma included those with a parent who had asthma, hay fever or... Read more

Iowa Mom Pregnant with Rare Set of Twins

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Everyday, expectant Iowa mom Amanda Kuhl gets to hear her twins' heartbeats. While most moms-to-be would jump at this chance for early bonding with baby, Kuhl's situation is high-risk and rare. Kuhl is being hospitalized for eight weeks to ensure her monoamniotic twins are healthy when they're delivered via c-section at 32 weeks. While most identical twins... Read more

Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy

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Congratulations to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher on the arrival of their baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher! While Isaiah was born on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood made the official announcement on Instagram today. "Tiny hands and feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" she captioned the photo of Isaiah's hand. "Isaiah Michael Fisher -- born... Read more

Exclusive: Bobbie Thomas Gets Real About Being 18 Weeks Pregnant

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Bobbie Thomas, professional girlfriend and author of The Power of Style, shares fashion and beauty advice as the Style Editor for NBC’s TODAY show, including her weekly “Bobbie’s Minute Buzz.” With a unique understanding that beauty comes from the strength within, she has worked tirelessly to promote positive campaigns, instill self-confidence and encourage people... Read more

Alaska Brings Birth Control to Bars

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An Anchorage, Alaska bar is posting some sobering content in its women's restroom. "Remember the last time you had sex? Take a pregnancy test before you drink tonight,” reads a message on a -- wait for it -- pregnancy test dispenser on the bathroom wall. Next to the dispenser? A condom dispenser. Both products are free.... Read more

Indiana Considers 'Baby Boxes' for Unwanted Newborns

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They don't look too inviting, but these metal boxes could mean the difference between life and death for some newborns. Pending legislation, these baby boxes might start showing up in Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and certain nonprofits. A bill -- already unanimously passed in the House -- just needs to clear the state Senate to make... Read more

Woah! Baby Boy Born in Amniotic Sac

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Meet Silas Philips, the baby who was born a bubble boy. Silas was born "en caul," or completely in his amniotic sac. According to neonatologist William Binder, Silas's doctor, this happens in less than one out of every 80,000 births. So naturally, Binder had to snap a picture.     "Even though it's a... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more

See Three Dads Take on Pregnancy — By Wearing Empathy Bellies for One Month

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Is this the ultimate show of empathy? Three UK dads are taking on a month-long challenge, wearing 33-pound "empathy bellies" to honor their wives, mothers and pregnant women everywhere. Yep, we know, one month isn't exactly nine. But we're still pretty impressed by the commitment of Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins. Meet the Three... Read more