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Understanding Group B Strep in Pregnancy

 

During my 34th week of pregnancy I thought nothing of it as my obstetrician took a swab for Group B Strep. This was after all my 4th pregnancy and the test had always come back negative in the past. As a part of routine prenatal care, this test is performed on all pregnant women between […]

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Affordable Fertility Treatments are Finally Here

 

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. Or so the saying goes. But sometimes life just isn’t that simple. For the more than 6.1 million women who have trouble getting or staying pregnant, adding to their family is much more difficult than what the classic nursery rhyme promises. Many families […]

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The Truth about Labor and Delivery: Everyone Poops

 

Pooping on the delivery table is good for your baby, so bear down and push… actually squeeze! Literally the biggest fear of new moms everywhere seems to be the concern of pooping during delivery. Although this is a natural part of the process, and happens to just about everyone, young women everywhere spend an inordinate […]

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Teen Pregnancy – the Need for Free, Effective, Incentivized Birth Control

 

  Teenage pregnancy is a widespread problem that affects each and every one of us across the nation. While some may still believe this is a family matter, that is simply untrue. The negative effects of teenage pregnancy to society, the teenage mothers themselves, and their children, needs to be acknowledged and remedied in order […]

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How and when to choose the right maternity & nursing bra

 

Do hard bra wires leave marks around your breasts? Does the band feel constricting? Looks like you spilling out of the cup? All these signs show that you urgently need to go maternity and nursing bra shopping! It’s important to know what to look for! When to buy nursing bras? A common question for most 1st time […]

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7 ideas for self-development during pregnancy

 

Once the early symptoms of pregnancy are over and the second trimester has begun, many expectant mothers start wondering what options of self-development they have now. The second half of the pregnancy is often called a golden one because better overall health appears to replace morning nausea, mood changes, and other unpleasant symptoms of the […]

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How to Know When You’ve Ovulated

 

  After years of trying to not get pregnant, women who are starting down the path to trying to conceive (aka TTC) might be surprised to learn that making a baby isn’t simply as easy as going off birth control. According to WomensHealth.gov 10% of women have infertility while another 15-44% struggle to become and […]

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5 Reasons Why Every New Mother Needs Maternity Photos

 

  For some pregnancy is a magical time, for others not so much…but no matter which way you feel about your 9 months with child, documenting this momentous journey is something every woman should do. Whether 26 or 36 at the time of your pregnancy, this is a memorable time that will quickly pass you […]

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5 Pregnancy Safe Stretches

 

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now, bring on the back and hip pain. Want to do something about it? Try stretching. For the most part, stretching does not require any equipment or gym membership, so it is an easy way to maintain a fitness regimen during pregnancy. Aside from its accessibility, prenatal stretching offers many benefits. […]

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The Power of Prenatal Vitamins

 

You get a lot of information thrown at you when you start thinking about having a baby. Does every little decision really carry as much weight as the world would lead you to believe? Just spend an hour online and the mommy forums will have you all worked up! Here’s a little secret from one […]

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2 in 3 kids are born in countries where dads don't get paid leave

 

92 countries lack a national policy that grants fathers paid paternity leave, including the United States.

Female bonobos act as midwives for each other

 

Assisting others with birth is a trait that's only been seen in humans, but bonobos do it, too.

What is a safe sleeping environment for a baby?

 

Despite years of warning, a new report says many infants in the U.S. still sleep with soft bedding, whether in a crib or their parents' bed.

What are the benefits of placenta consumption?

 

Many, but not all, animals consume the placenta after their offspring is birthed and accounted for in an act called placentophagy. Thought to provide the postpa

Gender-neutral baby names surge in popularity

 

The gender-neutral naming trend is spurred in part by parents who want to avoid assigning gender roles to their children at birth.

Sweet dad cheers his son through infant's first round of shots

 

Antwon Lee tells his little man "it's OK to cry" and to "stay strong" during the ordeal.

Itty-bitty NICU babies dress up for Halloween

 

Hospitalized infants in Kansas City are photographed wearing sweet costumes for Halloween.

Man dubbed 'ICU Grandpa' cuddles Atlanta hospital's tiniest patients

 

David Deutchman, dubbed the ICU Grandpa spends hours a day, twice a week, rocking and cuddling babies at an Atlanta hospital.

This stroller has a built-in air filter to protect kids from air pollution

 

Brizi is a cushioned air filter and fan designed to clean the air around your baby's face and protect them from air pollution.

Trying to conceive? The do's and don'ts to boosting fertility

 

There are a number of things you can do that will not only boost your fertility but also help ensure that you're in tip-top condition.

The contents of your baby's diaper may give clues to how smart she'll be

 

Scientists found gut microbes in a baby's diaper that may be linked to higher levels of cognitive function.

7 breast milk pumping problems and how to solve them

 

From blocked ducts to pumping anxiety, here's how to make your transition to breast pumping easier.

Just because your baby is crying doesn't mean you should feed her, research says

 

Parents may be teaching babies to use food as a comfort, which leads to obesity later in life, studies show. But as a parent, I'm not buying it.

Breastfeeding may lower a new mom's risk for heart disease

 

Years after giving birth, moms who breastfed had a lower risk for hardening of the arteries, an early warning sign for heart attack and stroke.

12-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother; the pictures are priceless

 

The experience made Jacee Dellapena think of a future as an OBGYN.

Maternity leave catch-22: Women are either bad workers or bad moms

 

Working mothers can't win. New research finds society judges us negatively whether we take maternity leave or not.

What is a gentle C-section?

 

Some hospitals are changing Cesarean-section births to help moms and their new babies experience a more positive surgical delivery.

'Baby brain' is real, study proves

 

Pregnant women and new moms have long complained about memory loss and brain fog, but a new study shows having children reduces brain matter.

Is it better to be a young mom or an older mom?

 

A new study claims one is better than the other, but both have benefits.

There's a day spa for babies in Australia, and the pics are priceless

 

What could be more relaxing for babies than a nice warm bath and drifting off to sleep with a massage?

Petri dish experiment shows the amazing powers of breast milk

 

An image of breast milk in a petri dish has the internet going bonkers.

Pregnant couple shuns advice to give up dogs

 

Pregnant couple was advised to give up their dogs, but the pets helped them through a difficult pregnancy and did this amazing photo shoot.

Finland's amazing baby box program arrives in the U.S.

 

Government-supplied baby boxes are a rite of passage for moms in Finland, and now New Jersey is trying it.

NICU babies make precious holiday gifts

 

Photo sessions at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, Missouri capture the magic of each baby's first holiday season.

17 perfect pictures of babies celebrating their first Christmas

 

Try to control the urge to squeeze and snuggle these beautiful babies.

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