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11.11.11 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- Today's special numerical date—11/11/11—was extra special for one military vet: He and his wife had a baby at exactly 11:11 a.m. The unique date had many women scheduling Cesarean sections so their babies would be born on this day. Unfortunately, having an elective C-section can be risky, experts say.
- A new study finds that new signs in infants may help predict if those children grow up to be obese. Our experts previously faced-off on a similar issue: Does breastfeeding protect babies from obesity later in life?
- By now you've heard the news that Michelle Duggar is expecting her 20th baby. Personal feelings aside, experts are weighing in on the health risks that come with large families. One area concern for Duggar is preeclampsia, which she developed with her last baby.
- When thinking about your baby's nursery, one area that's usually doesn't get much attention is the lighting. Have you considered all the lighting possibilities for your little one's room?
- Skip Hop has launched a new bumper-free crib bedding set. Remember, bare is best when it comes to cribs and your baby's safety.
- Get ready for the holiday party scene with these red carpet maternity looks. Plus, get your holiday glow on with our beauty and skin-care tips.
- A new service offers video evaluations for moms who want to check how they're interacting with their babies. Our Ask the Labor Nurse blogger wants you to know that bonding with your baby is important but don't let it stress you out.
- One writer takes a look at how all of the conflicting studies on stress and infertility are stressing women out. As our resident expert says, always-on-the-go lives mean many women don't even realize it when they're off-kilter.
- Part of the fun of having babies means you get to dress them up. Like the man behind this website, who re-creates movie scenes with his baby.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.