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Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

Pregnancy

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Clothing

How to Prepare for a Newborn: Month By Month

<i>Photo from Barefoot Blonde</i><p>Nothing can prepare you for the shock of bringing home a newborn. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, each child has a …

Best Looks: Kate Middleton's Maternity Style

See all her best maternity outfits.<p>Kate Middleton is having another baby! Yay! This means not only that more chubby cheeks and royal adorableness are coming to Kensington Palace in a few months, but also that we'll be treated to some excellent pregnancy style in the meantime. To celebrate, take a …

Prince George of Cambridge

The best celeb weddings of 2014

Click through to see which celebs stylishly tied the knot in 2014.<p>Call it the year of the blockbuster wedding: 2014 contained so many celebrity nuptial extravaganzas, we're not sure there's anyone left to tie the knot in 2015. From Brad and Angelina's long-awaited wedding to the marriage of …

Weddings

Labor is the only blind date where you know you will meet the love of your life

Mom's Exposure To Air Pollution In Pregnancy Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism, Study Says

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday.<p>The greater …

FDA Discourages Unnecessary 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

So-called "prenatal portraits" and ultrasound parties, in which parents-to-be visit commercial outfits for the chance to see and coo at their growing babies, may be trendy, but the Food and Drug Administration is speaking out against both practices.<p>This week, the group issued a revised consumer …

Pregnancy Safety While Traveling

HOUSTON – (Dec. 18, 2014) – If a woman is experiencing an uncomplicated pregnancy it is safe for her to travel over the holidays, but there are some …

Domestic abuse during pregnancy may harm babies - Futurity

Domestic violence survivors often don't believe abuse will affect their child until later in life, but research suggests harm occurs before a baby is …

FDA’s New Drug Labeling: How Will This Affect Your Pregnancy?

While the decision has been a long time coming, the <b>FDA</b> just announced changes that will make it easier for pregnant women to understand the risks and …

The 15 Best Pregnancy Announcements of 2014

Pregnancy has its ups and downs. On one hand it’s totally awesome to have an actual human being growing inside you. On the other hand, it’s <i>sometimes</i> not so awesome to have constantly swollen feet and the world’s weakest bladder. Besides that life changing moment when you actually get to meet your …

Normal Vaginal Childbirth

Childbirth

Your tough gynecology questions — answered!

<b>Q:</b> I'm in my mid-40s and over the past year my periods have decreased in flow and length. At my last GYN appointment, I was told no big deal, and to let my doctor know when I had gone a whole year without a period.<p><b>A:</b> This can be very normal. Perimenopause can occur two to three years before …

Sex During Pregnancy: Trimester by Trimester

No matter how you feel about having sex during each trimester of your pregnancy, always communicate openly and honestly with your partner.<p>Shutterstock<p>…

Pregnancy