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TODAY’s Hoda Kota is a New First Time Mom

TODAY show co-host Hoda Kotb is a brand new mom to baby girl! The first time mom called in to the morning show to announce the news on Tuesday, February 21. Haley joy A post shared by Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:31am PST “She’s a Valentine’s baby. She is the love... Read More »

Best Hands-Free Breast Pumping Bras: Review and Guide

Technology has touched every corner of our lives, and mostly in a good way. I have reviewed the best hands-free breast pump bras before, but that was a while back. There are new and better models that have come up since then and that have replaced many previous models at the top spots. Show More Summary

Tips For Planning Baby’s First Birthday!

If you’re like most parents, you’ve been thinking about your baby’s first birthday since you found out you were pregnant. Added to that excitement is the pressure of knowing they only get one. How do you keep a level head and enjoy that...Show More Summary

Parents Who Smuggled Kids Into US may Face Criminal Prosecution

12 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Soon, parents living in America without authorization who paid a smuggler to sneak their child into the country may be subject to criminal prosecution.  Their children also may be quickly deported upon arrival at the US borders, housed in detention centers and not given the same protections and opportunity to stay in America as under the... Read More »

Keri Young

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Amal and George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney magicinfoto/Shutterstock

How Television Shows Hide Pregnancies that Are NOT in the Storyline

21 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

While watching the B-season of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead, my husband pointed to a scene with Alanna Masterson where lots of chairs and other objects were strategically placed in front of her belly. It made us chuckle. We knew she was pregnant with her first child during filming and you could see a little... Read More »

rice and pregnancy

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eating meat in pregnancy

eating meat in pregnancy Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock

eating eggs in pregnancy

eating eggs in pregnancy Melnikov Sergey/Shutterstock

fried food in pregnancy

fried food in pregnancy dolphfyn/Shutterstock

Pregnancy Food Aversions

Pregnancy Food Aversions

Breast Milk Sharing

Breast Milk Sharing Karunyapas/Shutterstock

Postpartum Mom Exercising

Postpartum Mom Exercising YanLev/Shutterstock

Study: Overly Clean Babies More Likely to Develop Asthma

23 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Well, here’s some good news for people who find cleanliness freaks absurd. Scientists have recently discovered that over-obsession with hygiene could be putting beneficial bacteria in your gut onto the ‘endangered species’ list. One of the facts scientists have pointed out is that although providing clean drinking water to everyone on the planet has been a... Read More »

Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish

Researchers have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another study, mercury exposure is linked to reduced fetal and placental growth in pregnant women.

Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term

In early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing fetus -- and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells, report scientists.

Listeria may be serious miscarriage threat early in pregnancy

Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.

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