Pregnant? Here's Why You Need the Flu Shot

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Now that you're pregnant, you're hyperaware of everything that's going into your body. From tuna to Tylenol, you're second-guessing everything. But a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you shouldn't think twice about a flu shot. The March of Dimes backs the report,... Read more

Alyssa Milano Is Pregnant With Baby Number 2!

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Charmed -- err, charming news for Alyssa Milano! The actress and her husband, David Bugliari, have announced that they're expecting their second child. “We are so happy to share with you that Milo is going to be a big brother!” Alyssa wrote on her blog on Friday. The couple's first child, Milo, is 2-years-old. This news is... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: I’m Pregnant. Do I Get to Celebrate Mother’s Day?

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Happy (almost) Mother's Day! So, who REALLY gets to celebrate Mother's Day and all of its wonderfulness? Is there a rule? (I have a cat, does that count?) Our Bumpies on the November 2013 Birth Month Board share their thoughts on whether or not expecting mommies should take part in the Mom's Day festivities!... Read more

The Flu Has Spread to 80 Percent of the US: How to Keep You and Baby Healthy

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This year's flu season is a big one -- and that's scary if you're pregnant or a new mama. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the twenty-nine states are now reporting high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI) and another nine states are reporting moderate levels of ILI. Worried about your or baby getting sick?... Read more

Nesting: Is It a Dad’s Worst Nightmare?

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While some may pleasantly call it "nesting", nesting seems anything but pleasant at times. In fact, it can feel more like chaos. Warning, dads: Be prepared for some major changes. What type of changes, you ask? Well, you know that sink faucet that has been dripping since you purchased your home? That dripping may soon become... Read more