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Should You Find Out Your Baby's Sex?

Learning your baby’s sex might predict more than just a pink or blue nursery. It might say something about what kind of parent you’ll be, at least that's what a study published in Personality and Individual Differences suggests.

Zoe Saldana Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—Sort Of

Unless you’ve sworn off Facebook the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen quite a few videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Celebs like Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, and Hayden Panettiere (who confirmed her pregnancy in her video!) have drenched themselves in freezing water to raise awareness of the disease.

Can Morning Sickness Make Your Baby Smarter?!

It may not be the prettiest part of pregnancy, but all that rushing to the closest trash can to throw up, thanks to the good ol' morning sickness, is actually good for your baby. Yes! Nausea and vomiting means fewer miscarriages and birth defects, along with smarter kids. 

The Wrong Way to Give Your Child Medicine

Parents who measure medication dosages in teaspoons or tablespoons are far more likely to make errors than those who use milliliters, says new research published in Pediatrics.

According to the study, about 40 percent of parents dole out incorrect dosages, and those who measure in teaspoons or tablespoons are twice as likely to make mistakes than those who measure in milliliters.

5 New Rules About Employment Discrimination During (and After) Pregnancy

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidelines on pregnancy discrimination for the first time since 1983 to help guide pregnancy-related policies in the workplace. Here’s a look at some of the new measures, and what they mean for you.

Need a C-Section? Ask Your Doc to Do This

Here’s something you probably didn’t think to put in your birth plan: If a C-section is performed, close with sutures (stitches), not staples. It could make a difference in your recovery, says a new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

How Third-Trimester Exercise Benefits Your Baby

Exercise duing pregnancy can keep weight gain in check, reduce your risk of gestational diabetes, decrease discomfort, and set you up for an easier labor and delivery. Now, new research shows that breaking a sweat, especially after 29 weeks, has a big benefit for your baby, too.

The Parenting Advice You Haven't Heard Yet

We all want to raise kind, compassionate kids, and it turns out that dancing with your baby (yes, dancing) can help you accomplish this goal, according to a new study published in Developmental Science.

Can a C-Section Lead to an Ectopic Pregnancy or Stillbirth?

A new study is warning about the adverse side effects of C-sections, and this one sounds super scary. That is, until you read the fine print.

What Your Placenta Has in Common with Your Mouth

While we once thought of the placenta as a sterile environment, it turns out the baby-nourishing organ contains a whole microenvironment of bacteria—one that resembles your mouth, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine. Cool, huh?

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