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Refreshing & guilt-free summertime treats for pregnant mamas

Refreshing & guilt-free summertime treats for pregnant mamas

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A man’s exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

A man's exposure to chemicals has a significant effect on how long it takes a couple to conceive

There are multiple reasons everyone should steer clear of common chemicals like phthalates, lead, and benzophenones, but for men who are part of a couple trying to conceive, a new study just added a

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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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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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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

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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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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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