Are Fruits and Veggies Messing with Your Man's Fertility?

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Eating fruits and veggies is never a bad thing, right? You'll just want to make sure you wash them first, since a new study links their pesticide residue to a decline in sperm quality. You already know pesticides are pesky when it come to baby making -- studies have linked pesticide exposure during... Read more

What's Going On with Reproductive Rights in Tennessee?

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It's happened four times in five years: Nashville prosecutors have used sterilization as a bargaining tool in the courtroom. And now, the district attorney has banned it. Wondering how it's even possible for the law to interfere with a woman's reproductive rights like this? Three of the four cases involve moms who gave birth to babies... Read more

Game Changer! Cincinnati Reds Build Nursery for Moms (Photos)

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We're still a week away from baseball season's Opening Day, but one major league team has already hit a home run for new moms. The Cincinnati Reds are ready to debut an in-stadium nursery within the Great American Ballpark. After requests from moms for a private place to feed babies at the park, the Reds partnered with... Read more

It's Not 50-50: Why Your Chances of Having a Boy Are Slightly Higher

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Seem like everyone you know is making the "It's a boy!" announcement? It's not just you -- it's statistics. Since the 17th century, scientists have noticed a slightly tilted sex ratio at birth: 51 percent of babies born are boys. The long-held belief is that gender is determined at conception, but a group of biologists... Read more

Study: Quality Trumps Quantity in Time Spent with Kids

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If you're a working mom who's constantly guilt-ridden about missing out on time with your kids, a new study suggests you can breathe a little easier. The study, published in the Journal of Family and Marriage, found that the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 to... Read more

Demystifying Fetal Surgery: Behind the Scenes of 'Twice Born'

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You've heard about birth defects. You've probably heard of the rare in-utero surgeries that can help correct them. But now, you'll actually be able to see them. Tuesday night marks the premiere of Twice Born, a three-part PBS documentary profiling the parents, doctors and babies involved in fetal surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.... Read more

Is Screen Time Ruining Family Time?

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21st century kids get a lot of flack for staring at their phones or tablets all day, but clinical psychologist and author Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to draw attention to another group of culprits: their parents. Steiner-Adair, who wrote the book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, explained to the Read more

Carrie Underwood Debuts Her Little Team Player

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He may not look ready and rearing to go, but in his first full photo appearance, it's clear Isaiah Michael Fisher is already following in dad's footsteps. "The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach," mom Carrie Underwood captioned an Instagram of her son, born in February, snoozing... Read more

Don’t Buy Baby These Easter Gifts

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Who doesn’t love bunnies and babies? Well-meaning and excited friends and family members (and maybe even you) might be thinking about giving baby these holiday treats. It’s hard to resist, but here’s why they totally shouldn’t.

 Chocolate Bunny The March of Dimes recommends keeping baby away from sweets because they can cause tooth... Read more

World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

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It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more