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22 Vintage Baby Girl Names Inspired by Shakespeare

Post by Emily Cardoza. We have Shakespeare to thank for all sorts of popular names we hear today. From Jessica to Juliet, the Elizabethan author’s influence extends far and wide. But some of the poet's most beautiful names fell intoShow More Summary

Mom Shares Home Birth With Her Daughters In 30 Stunning Photos

Post by Jeanne Sager. When Morag Hastings shows up at a birth, the doula and photographer is always excited if she sees the parents have opted to keep their older children around for the event. “I love attending births with kids,” the owner of Apple Blossom Families in Vancouver, British Columbia, tells CafeMom. Show More Summary

Comedian Claps Back at Every Annoying Thing People Say to Pregnant Women

Post by Liz Alterman. When you’re pregnant, it feels like you're on display each and every time you leave the house. Strangers are constantly asking you questions, making comments about your body, and some even have the nerve to go in...Show More Summary

When Words Fail: 11 Images Capture the Loss and Longing of Infertility

Post by Liz Alterman. Wanting to have a child and not being able to conceive or carry a baby to term is devastating for any woman. For Victoria Hamilton, who has longed to be a mom since age 12, struggling with infertility and explaining the heartbreak she feels is something that goes beyond words. Show More Summary

'Belly Pumping' Creator Defends Videos That Make Baby Bumps 'Disappear'

Post by Julie Ryan Evans. Now you see the pregnant belly, now you don't. That’s what happens right before your very eyes in the "belly pumping" videos that are popping up all over social media and causing quite the ruckus. It's easy to see why people are taken aback by the videos. Show More Summary

15 Moms Who've Had Miscarriages Share How They Got Through It

Post by Tanvier Peart. When you're pregnant, there's often an unspoken joy that overwhelms you as you start to think about the life you're housing inside your body. There's excitement, a bit of nervousness, and warmth that fills your soul. Show More Summary

After 9 Miscarriages, This Woman's Sister Gave Her the Ultimate Gift

Post by Ashley Austrew. A miscarriage is a heartbreaking loss for anyone who's longed to be a parent. But, after coping with nine devastating losses, Melissa Kayser was struggling to hold on to the hope that she'd someday become a mom -- that is, until her older sister, Lisa Auten, bravely stepped in and offered to be her surrogate. Show More Summary

New Mom Shares the Heartbreaking Time She Miscarried on Live TV

Post by Ashley Austrew. Being a mom is a wonderful gift, but the road to motherhood isn't always easy. So many of us face losses and hardships we never saw coming. And, because miscarriage and infertility are still such taboo subjects, we bear the weight of those losses alone. Show More Summary

The Outrageous Reason More and More Women Are Dying After Childbirth

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Pregnancy is a thrilling and scary time in a woman's life. There's so much to celebrate, but we also face the risk of unexpected complications and serious health issues. Of course we worry about our babies,...Show More Summary

The 20 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in America

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Whether you've got a little girl on the way and need some baby-naming inspiration or you're curious about how popular your choice is with other parents, look no further: The Social Security office has just...Show More Summary

Mom's Brutally Honest C-Section Selfie Proves It's Not the 'Easy Way Out'

Post by Liz Alterman. There's often a common misconception out there that moms who give birth via cesarean are getting the better end of the deal. But one mama just shared a post-C-section selfie that proves this delivery method is definitely...Show More Summary

The Pregnancy Complication That Caused This Woman’s Horrific Rash

Post by Jeanne Sager. When Summer Bostock's pregnant belly began to itch, she figured it was just another side effect of having her skin stretch out to accomodate the baby growing inside of her. And then the itching got worse. And began spreading. Show More Summary

The 20 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in America

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Whether you've got a little boy on the way and you're in need of some baby-naming inspiration or you're curious about how popular your choice is with other parents, look no further: The Social Security office...Show More Summary

15 Rad Baby Names That Prove You Were Born in the '80s

Post by Tanvier Peart. We don't need a time machine to relive the glorious days of the '80s -- and all the hair spray, neon hair accessories, ripped jeans, and shoulder pads the decade had to offer. It was a time of big hair and memorable shows and entertainers that inspired tons of trends... Show More Summary

15 Breathtaking Photos of Babies Being Born In Water

Post by Jeanne Sager. There are plenty of reasons to choose a water birth -- they can be done in a birthing center or at home, many women find the water soothing and helpful in terms of pain management. And then there are the photos!...Show More Summary

15 Magical Photos of Moms-to-Be as Disney Princesses

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Vic and Marie Photography Proving there's no trend that can't be made better by the addition of Disney Princesses: A maternity photo shoot featuring moms-to-be dressed up as Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, Snow White...Show More Summary

21 Forgotten but Handsome Baby Boy Names From the Roaring '20s

Post by Tanvier Peart. Isn't it funny how things we once considered "vintage" can suddenly be on trend? Life truly has a way of coming full circle, and that includes formerly "hot" baby names from a particular age of innovation, prohibition, and style that feels tailor-made for today's modern gents-in-training. Show More Summary

15 Unique Off-the-Registry Baby Shower Gifts

Post by Liz Alterman. If you've been invited to a baby shower but are hoping to give a gift that's as original and special as the mom-to-be, you might not want to shop off the gift registry. Instead, why not dazzle your pal (and fellow...Show More Summary

21 Beautiful but Forgotten Baby Girl Names from the Roaring ’20s

Post by Tanvier Peart. No matter how fast we try to make a mad dash for the future, there will always be a part of our past we simply cannot leave behind. After all, certain things -- like classic baby names from a particular decade -- are timeless and boast true staying power. Show More Summary

Having a Baby Makes Your Brain Shrink -- but for a Good Reason

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Many an overtired and forgetful new mom has joked that she feels like she's losing her mind, but according to a new study, this might not actually be an exaggeration. Research recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience found that pregnant women's brains really do get smaller. Show More Summary

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