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FDA strongly advises against getting ‘keepsake’ baby ultrasounds

FDA strongly advises against getting ‘keepsake’ baby ultrasounds

Baby ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to look inside the womb, and sometimes they’re perfectly necessary to check up on the size of a growing baby or make sure a fetus is breathing and

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at the 248th National

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HOW TO: Make a Natural Sleep Aid Lotion with Magnesium & Lavender Oil for Newborns, Kids & Adults

HOW TO: Make a Natural Sleep Aid Lotion with Magnesium & Lavender Oil for Newborns, Kids & Adults

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Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Mistresses star Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari recently announced that they’re expecting a daughter in early fall. With this pregnancy, as with her first pregnancy (Milano has an almost

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Eco-friendly Family Companies Whose Products are Made in the USA

Eco-friendly Family Companies Whose Products are Made in the USA

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New Technology Allows Parents-to-Be to See What Their Baby Might Look Like Before Conception

New Technology Allows Parents-to-Be to See What Their Baby Might Look Like Before Conception

A new service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA will soon be giving parents-to-be a sneak peek at their unborn baby, before he/she is even conceived. Offered by

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BOOK REVIEW: The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone

BOOK REVIEW: The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone

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Research Shows that Public Smoking Bans Significantly Benefit Baby Health

Research Shows that Public Smoking Bans Significantly Benefit Baby Health

Some people are down on smoking bans in public spaces because they feel, “People have the right to smoke if they want to.” However, babies all over the planet would cheer for smoking bans if

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HOW TO: Prepare for Natural Childbirth

HOW TO: Prepare for Natural Childbirth

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Birthing Warrior Aims to Strengthen Your Pre- and Post-Natal Body Via Suspension Training

Birthing Warrior Aims to Strengthen Your Pre- and Post-Natal Body Via Suspension Training

Labor and delivery are intense experiences, and we firmly believe in preparing yourself mentally and physically for the task… as well as helping your body recover and regain strength after giving

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Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May be Linked to ADHD in Children

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May be Linked to ADHD in Children

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists on a large new study have discovered that when a woman takes acetaminophen during pregnancy, her future child may be at an increased risk of attention deficit

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New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

Photo by Shutterstock New research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has found positive associations between fracking pollution and a higher prevalence of birth defects. Birth

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New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

Photo by Shutterstock Although home birth frequency has increased within the last 20 years, very few women choose home sweet home as their baby’s birth place. In fact, a comprehensive study on home

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A Pregnancy Diet That’s High in Fat May Alter Baby’s Developing Brain

A Pregnancy Diet That’s High in Fat May Alter Baby’s Developing Brain

Photo by Shutterstock New research suggests that consuming a high fat diet during pregnancy may have the potential to alter the quickly developing brain of a baby and may increase the child’s risk

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Pregnant? You Can Now 3D Print Your Fetus

Pregnant? You Can Now 3D Print Your Fetus

Not content to wait nine months to hold your baby-to-be? 3D Babies lets parents purchase an exact replica of their fetus in three different sizes. Each comes in your choice of skin color, and arrives at

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Nitrous Oxide is Regaining Popularity in the U.S. as a Pain Relief Option During Labor

Nitrous Oxide is Regaining Popularity in the U.S. as a Pain Relief Option During Labor

Photo by Shutterstock Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, is regaining popularity as a pain relief option for mamas in labor. First introduced in 1881 as a labor relief option, inhaled

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Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock Another day, another health malady linked to BPA exposure. Studies in rodents have shown that early-life exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can wreak havoc on the prostate, enhancing the

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Taking Prenatal Vitamin D May Give Your Child Stronger Muscles

Taking Prenatal Vitamin D May Give Your Child Stronger Muscles

Photo by Shutterstock Taking vitamin D during pregnancy is advised for proper baby bone development and healthy muscle function, but researchers admit that little is known about the specific role vitamin

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