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The Milk Lounge breastfeeding cafe opens in England, owner receives death threats

The Milk Lounge breastfeeding cafe opens in England, owner receives death threats

Another day, another round of folks appalled by mothers breastfeeding their babies. When will the madness end? For mom and new business owner, 22 year-old Charlotte Purdie, it’s just beginning.

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Fairygodboss website dubbed the ‘Yelp of maternity leave’ policies, rates the best companies for women

Fairygodboss website dubbed the 'Yelp of maternity leave' policies, rates the best companies for women

Amidst all the excitement and nervousness that comes with being pregnant, many moms-to-be are already looking anxiously at their post-birth time with baby and wondering about how long they will have for

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New York’s new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York's new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York has become the fourth state in the country to implement a paid family leave program, requiring employers to offer up to 12 weeks of paid time off for most workers starting in 2018. NY’s law

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Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

A breakthrough in medical research has uncovered a cause for multiple miscarriages, and could lead to new prevention methods. Researchers at Britain’s University of Warwick discovered that a lack of

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Daddy Caddy email service delivers daily tips to show dads how to help moms during the first month with a newborn

Daddy Caddy email service delivers daily tips to show dads how to help moms during the first month with a newborn

Most new parents are totally clueless, regardless of how many parenting books we read, but one of you just spent nine months gestating and then delivering a baby, so it’s nice when Dad jumps in to

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CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still

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New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at

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This region is “the most dangerous place in the world to give birth”

This region is "the most dangerous place in the world to give birth"

One free hospital serving more than a million people that covers an area the size of Connecticut: that’s the reality of life in Mandera, a remote northeastern region of Kenya near the borders of

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WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

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Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,

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Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom's house for a week

I want a kraamverzorgster, and so should you. This amazing nurse is a common part of Dutch post-natal health services. This trained health worker, who sounds like a hybrid of your best friend and your

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Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

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Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

A new study makes a strong case for doula-assisted birth, as having the support of a doula during labor and delivery is shown to result in fewer preterm births, fewer Cesarean births, and more satisfied

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When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

When doctors predict baby is "large," moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

Many moms-to-be feel like a beached whale during the third trimester — so when your doctor tells you that she suspects you are going to have a “large” baby, it’s normal to start

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Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Having a baby is called labor for a reason. Any woman who has given birth knows that labor and delivery are similar to endurance sports. There’s a 9 month training period, heavy breathing, and

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How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

Imagine getting ready to give birth: the contractions begin, your water breaks, and then you face this choice: spend an hour or more walking on rugged terrain to the nearest health center, or deliver

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Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

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Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

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