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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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The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

The Spermbot: a micromotor that latches on to a slow swimming sperm to drive it into the egg

Artificial insemination and IVF are among the most popular fertility treatments, despite the fact that IVF can be prohibitively expensive and the success rates for artificial insemination hover below 30%.

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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 often

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First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

First Response unveils world’s first pregnancy test with Bluetooth technology

Taking a pregnancy test seems simple enough: unwrap the stick, pee, then wait. But it’s an emotionally charged experience no matter what result you’re hoping for, and during those 180 seconds

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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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Company gives pregnant employees $2,000 to shop for maternity clothes

Company gives pregnant employees $2,000 to shop for maternity clothes

Buying maternity clothes can often be a frustrating and expensive venture. The bodies of moms-to-be change quickly and most maternity clothes end up in boxes after just a few uses since the styles

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Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

One of the best parts about being pregnant is listening to your baby’s heartbeat. For most expectant moms, that’s not something that happens very often, since we typically have to rely on a

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The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a community based in Venice, California, initiated by three doulas: Paula Mallis, Vanessa Halby and Kate Danson. It offers monthly meetings for birth story circles, as well as

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Eating a light meal during labor is now encouraged for healthy women

Eating a light meal during labor is now encouraged for healthy women

If you’ve given birth to date, then in addition to labor and delivery pains you likely experienced hunger and thirst pangs as well. While few women crave a giant meal during labor, only being

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AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

Despite the blasé attitude of several European countries regarding consumption of the occasional alcoholic drink during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics is taking a definitive stance

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Earth Mama Angel Baby’s new Healing Hearts website offers support and resources for women whose pregnancies or births end in infant loss

Earth Mama Angel Baby’s new Healing Hearts website offers support and resources for women whose pregnancies or births end in infant loss

Earth Mama Angel Baby is focused on creating nurturing, healthy, organic products for babies and moms throughout and after pregnancy, but the company recognizes that not all pregnancies result in a happy

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Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

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These are the best and worst states in America to have a baby…

These are the best and worst states in America to have a baby…

Parenting in America is difficult. Adding a new baby to your family is an expensive endeavor from the beginning, and there are so many other things to worry about, like access to quality pediatric health

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Phthalates linked to miscarriage – pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates linked to miscarriage – pregnant women advised to avoid three specific toxins

Phthalates, we have established, are bad news and have been linked to childhood obesity, lower IQ, and type 2 diabetes. Evidence also continues to mount in their role in miscarriages. A new study of

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Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

It’s pretty much common knowledge that levels of so-called ‘healthy bacteria’ in one’s body can have a huge impact on a person’s overall health. Researchers at Stanford University have published

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The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

Seeding sounds like something you do in your garden in the springtime, but it’s also the term being used for a new practice, meant to expose babies born via Cesarean section to the antibodies they would

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