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9 Classic Movie Quotes Reimagined By A Very, Very Pregnant Lady

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM

When you're pregnant and your due date sails by with no baby in sight, everyone, it seems, has something to say about it. Take a walk, they tell you. Try evening primrose oil. Sleep (as if you could), relax (ha!) and enjoy these final quiet days (you know, with the...

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Research Suggests Kids Over 2 Shouldn't Nap -- But There's More To It

(13) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 2:43 PM

A new scientific review has attracted media attention this week for its finding that daytime naps are linked with later bedtimes and disrupted sleep in toddlers over the age of 2.

But experts caution that some news coverage of the review, which was published online Tuesday in the

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Cinco motivos por los que tu vagina es la que manda

(5) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 4:14 AM

Gwyneth Paltrow aboga por una limpieza vaginal con vapor de artemisa y los fans del vajacial (combinación de vagina y depilación facial) recomiendan untarse mascarillas y enzimas. No obstante, las vaginas son verdaderas maravillas que no necesitan demasiado más allá de los cuidados básicos para mantenerse...

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15 Real-Life Valentine's Day Disasters

(6) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 12:17 PM


For every devoted Valentine's Day fan, there are probably 247 people who detest it -- the hoopla, the pressure, the ick factor of a holiday all about the commodification of monogamy. Hating on Valentine's Day has become a near universal pastime.

But for some women, that...

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No Link Between Pitocin To Help Labor And Later ADHD, Study Says

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 7:46 AM

Some researchers have raised the possibility of a link between Pitocin -- a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin that is widely used to start or assist the progress of childbirth -- and later attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

But a sweeping new study that used the birth records...

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5 unglaubliche Dinge, die Ihre Vagina kann

(35) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:27 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow empfiehlt Kräuterdampfbäder, Fans des „Vajacial“ schwören auf reinigende Masken und Enzym-Peelings. Doch im Grunde ist die Vagina ein wahres Wunderding, das außer etwas grundlegender Pflege nicht viel braucht, um gesund und fit zu bleiben. Einem weisen Russell Saunders im „The Daily Beast“...

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An Austrian Family's 'Unforgettable' Surrogacy Journey In 11 Emotional Photos

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Husband and wife Berni, 49 and Tina, 40, always knew they wanted a big family, but struggled for six years to get pregnant. In 2010, the couple had their first daughter, Luzia, via in vitro fertilization. In 2012, they had Maria, born via surrogacy. After a short period, they embarked...

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5 Reasons Why Your Vagina Is A Total Boss

(22) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:42 AM

Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to steam yours with mugwort; fans of the "vajacial" endorse slathering on masks and enzymes, but vaginas are true marvels that need little to stay fit and healthy aside from some very basic TLC. As a sage Russell Saunders writes...

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Babies' Genes May Hold Clues To Preterm Birth

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 5:52 PM

Much of the existing research on babies who are born preterm, or before 37 weeks of pregnancy, has focused on their mothers, investigating what causes some women to deliver early.

But that conversation could soon begin to shift, based on a preliminary new piece of research suggesting that a fetus'...

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How These Parents Are Starting To Heal After Enterovirus Took Their 4-Year-Old

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 12:40 PM

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As an outbreak of enterovirus D68 spread across the United States last fall, many parents were swept up by the news, nervously watching to see whether the respiratory illness posed a threat to their children.

EV-D68 is one of more than 100...

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How It Really Feels To Be An 'Unintentional Virgin' In Your 20s And 30s

(50) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Katherine, 25, grew up in a conservative Pennsylvania town and went to schools where the only sex education was abstinence-based. Her parents didn’t raise her with any strict views on sex before marriage, or with the sense that it was a bad thing. Instead, sex simply wasn’t discussed in...

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These Parents Are Teaching Others How To Prevent What Tragically Killed Their Baby

(50) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 4:03 PM

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In the weeks after the birth of their son Charlie, Maura and Sam Hanke were the picture of exhausted, blissed-out new parents. Maura's pregnancy had been smooth and full of excitement. Her labor and delivery were straightforward, "nothing out of the ordinary," she said....

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In Male-Dominated Davos, A Call For More Paternity Leave

(27) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 10:21 AM

At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, amid discussions of everything from climate change to peace in the Middle East, one voice is putting a spotlight on a seemingly minor issue that could actually have huge implications for the way we live and work: paternity leave.

According to Wharton...

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8 Women On Why Roe v. Wade Has Mattered So Much To Them

(20) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:44 AM

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Thursday marks the 42nd anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that affirmed women's right to obtain a legal abortion.

At that time, the majority of states outlawed terminating a pregnancy, except in instances...

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Episiotomies Are Becoming Less And Less Common, New Numbers Show

(19) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 6:21 PM

There was a time when episiotomy -- a surgical incision made in a woman's perineum -- was a routine part of childbirth in the United States, believed to help prevent the vaginal tears that can occur as babies emerge.

But with the procedure leading to complications, including infection...

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The App That Could Be A 99 Percent Effective Form Of Birth Control

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 3:50 PM

In many ways, family planning based on keeping track of one's fertility is about as old-school as it gets. By paying attention to fluctuations in body temperature or cervical fluid, women can track when they're ovulating and time intercourse so as to increase or decrease their odds of...

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5 Unexpected Ways To Break A Bad Habit

(7) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 8:17 AM

The new year is still fairly fresh, but that doesn't mean that many of us haven't already been tested in our ability to break the patterns we swore to leave behind in 2014.

But breaking bad habits -- or what James Claiborn, a psychologist and co-author of The Habit Change...

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Nearly 1 In 5 Women Who Have A Hysterectomy May Not Need It

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women in the United States, after the cesarean section. An estimated 1 in 3 women in this country will have had their uterus removed by age 60.

Though the number of hysterectomies has declined in...

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Time May Not Heal A Broken Heart After All, Study Says

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 1:44 PM

It's been said that time heals a broken heart, but a small new study suggests that may not be true -- at least for those with broken heart syndrome.

The syndrome, also known as tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is an acute heart condition typically brought on by an episode...

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