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Dad/food writer explores the “facts, fiction, and flavor” of the placenta in documentary film “American Afterbirth”

Dad/food writer explores the "facts, fiction, and flavor" of the placenta in documentary film "American Afterbirth"

Extreme food writer and dad of two Eddie Lin has appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern twice and has even written a book titled Extreme Cuisine, but he counts eating his wife’s placenta

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Ten things you DON’T need to buy for your new baby

Ten things you DON'T need to buy for your new baby

“How can one tiny baby possibly need all of this stuff?” It’s a question new parents usually ask themselves as they stock up with countless purchases to accommodate the arrival of their

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What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

If you haven’t been stressing about your little one’s highly specific eating habits and figure that she’ll just grow out of her picky, white-food-only eating phase, the 1,000 Days

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Mom wins $16 million lawsuit after suing hospital for traumatic birth

Mom wins $16 million lawsuit after suing hospital for traumatic birth

Caroline Malatesta gave birth to three children in traditional hospital settings, but during her fourth pregnancy, she switched to Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, which promised

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Refreshing & guilt-free summertime treats for pregnant mamas

Refreshing & guilt-free summertime treats for pregnant mamas

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Baby-friendly hospitals are closing their nurseries so mothers can focus on breastfeeding & bonding with their newborns

Baby-friendly hospitals are closing their nurseries so mothers can focus on breastfeeding & bonding with their newborns

After I gave birth, I wanted to keep my son as close to me as possible, and he stayed by my side until we left the hospital a few days later. With him nearby, we could focus on breastfeeding, learn his

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Climb Out of the Darkness event raises awareness and support for maternal mental illness

Climb Out of the Darkness event raises awareness and support for maternal mental illness

Talking about postpartum depression (and diminishing the stigma around it) is becoming more commonplace as fewer women feel like they should suffer in silence. Struggling with postpartum anxiety, PTSD or

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Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Eating a lot of fruit during pregnancy may result in having a smarter baby

Most of us tell our kids to eat lots of fresh fruit to get strong, healthy, and smart. According to a new study, we should be taking that advice ourselves while pregnant. A study published in

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A new high-tech breast pump promises a gentler, more peaceful pumping experience for nursing mothers

A new high-tech breast pump promises a gentler, more peaceful pumping experience for nursing mothers

A new breast pump on the market is raising the bar to provide a more comfortable and data-driven pumping experience for new mothers. The Naya Health Smart Pump is a water-based hydraulic system that

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NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes it takes the whole world to save a mother. After years of research and development, one woman is leading the charge to distribute a life-saving

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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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