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The Sunscreen You Should Never Use on Your Kid, According to Experts

DIY is the new trend in parenting. But just because you can DIY nurseries, costumes and photo shoots doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to make your own sunscreen at home, experts warn in a new study. “The internet is a great place for families to go to for recipe inspiration and arts and crafts projects, but not necessarily for making their own safety-related things,” says Lara McKenzie, PhD, co-author of the study and principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s. […]

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Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson hits a back flip while pregnant: ‘Baby’s first flip’ – USA TODAY

Shawn Johnson announced in April that her and her husband were expecting their first child,  (Photo: Alonzo Adams, Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports) Looks like Shawn Johnson’s baby is already putting in work at the gym.  The former Olympic gymnast and gold medalist was at Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Oklahoma when she hit a back flip on the trampoline and gracefully stuck the landing. A 10/10 performance.  The mom-to-be shared the video of her stunt to social media. She was hopping on the trampoline when a voice […]

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30 Cutest Baby Swimsuits for Girls and Boys

Whether animal-inspired or embellished with adorable accents (the ruffles, the rosettes!), baby bathing suits are irresistible. It can be nearly impossible to narrow down all of the pool- and beach-ready infant swimwear, but that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up the cutest baby swimsuits for boys and girls, from baby bikinis and swim trunks to one-piece rashguards that’ll make your heart do somersaults. Of course, these infant bathing suits are more than just adorable—they’re also designed to protect babies’ delicate skin. With that in mind, many […]

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Nike maternity leave: Following backlash, Nike will change its pregnancy policy in future athlete contracts – CBS News

Nike is updating its athlete contracts to protect female athletes’ pay during pregnancy. The company faced backlash this week for cutting compensation during maternity leave for some of its athletes.  Nike says it updated its policy last year, but its contracts previously allowed the company to reduce pay if athletes fell short of performance goals, including during pregnancy or childbirth. Nike says that’s now changed.   “Last year, we standardized our approach across all sports to support our female athletes during pregnancy, but we recognize we can […]

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My Rollercoaster Journey of Breastfeeding My Baby With Food Allergies

When my first daughter, Piper, was born, she developed G.I protein allergies, which meant that I had to go an entire year without eating any dairy or soy while I breastfed her. When I was pregnant with my second baby, I joked about the chances of having to limit my diet again, thinking they were slim to none. I looked forward to being able to order carryout whenever I felt like it, pop a pizza in the oven and eat all those indulgent freezer meals I so […]

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What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant? – The New York Times

Now that several states have passed bills that effectively ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the new laws are raising a lot of questions about early pregnancy and miscarriage treatments. The fetal heartbeat can typically be seen on an ultrasound at around six weeks into pregnancy, but many women have no idea they’re pregnant at that time. So when do women typically realize that they are pregnant? And how often are pregnancies unplanned? We’ll explain all of this and more. How is the length […]

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The One Crucial Thing New Moms Forget About After Baby Is Born

Moms spend months taking care of themselves and their health before baby arrives (as they should!), but once that adorable little bundle is here, mothers quickly fall to the bottom of their own priority list. We know all about the three trimesters that make up a pregnancy, but what about the lesser known “fourth trimester.” The final quarter isn’t talked about nearly as much as it should be, and it shows. More than a quarter of women don’t have a plan for managing their own health after […]

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Here’s What Could Happen If You Get Measles While Pregnant – Live Science

The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women. That threat was clearly illustrated in a recent case report, which detailed the case of a 27-year-old woman in England — who had not been vaccinated — who got measles during her third trimester and ended up needing an emergency cesarean section to save her baby. When the woman was initially hospitalized, it wasn’t clear that she had measles, according to the case report, published […]

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Popular Breakfast Food Causes New Mom to Test Positive for Opiates While in Labor

There’s no greater love story than the one between a New Yorker and her bagel. Before going into labor, New York resident Elizabeth Dominguez treated herself to a bagel. Little did she know that breakfast would come back to haunt her. When Dominguez went into labor, she had to provide a urine sample, which is a standard hospital procedure. The real shock happened when the results came back positive for opiates, ABC 7 News reports. “I called my husband freaking out,” she tells ABC. “I was like, […]

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How This Sticker Is Helping Normalize Infertility

Wake up? Pee on a stick. Afternoon time? Pee on a stick. Bedtime? Pee on a stick. Everyday moments in between? PEE. ON. A. STICK. This is the obsessive life of women who are desperately trying to conceive. Why isn’t it discussed more amongst us? I’m honestly not sure. It’s weird that we don’t, because I’m almost 100% positive (no pun intended) that every struggling-to-conceive woman has taken more than one pregnancy test per day whilst trying to get pregnant. Maybe the first test was squinted at […]

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