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Leave the Pregnant Lady Alone, Please

pregnant woman
It's Monday morning. I'm 37 weeks pregnant. I am standing in a long line at Dunkin' Donuts, waiting for my early-morning caffeine fix. I make my way to the front. I give the cashier my order: a small coffee with milk, no sugar. He glances at my enormous belly. "Regular or decaf?" he says.


IVF May Soon Be More Reliable

Couples who turn to in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant may soon be able to drastically improve their odds that the expensive and stressful procedure will actually work. A new IVF test that doubles the chances that a woman will get pregnant is currently undergoing testing. It may be on the market within the next three years.


'What to Expect When You're Expecting': The Movie

What to Expect when Expecting
That's right: The book about all the things you should worry about when you're pregnant will soon be made into a feature film.


Peanuts: The Newest Pregnancy No-No?


A new study suggests that pregnant women might need to back off from eating peanuts if food allergies run in their families. But some previous studies have pointed to just the opposite: that early exposure to allergens reduces the rate of allergies in kids. What's a mom-to-be to do?


And the Germiest Spots in School Are ....

school cafeteria
The biggest hot spot for germs in a school building? Brace yourself, because it's not what you think ....


You Can Write Off Denture Cream, but Not a Breast Pump?!

breast pump

You can get a tax break for buying denture cream, acne medicine or even AstroTurf (if your kid has hay fever), but you can't get a tax break for buying a breast pump? WTH?!


Pumpkin-Carving Tips

girls carving pumpkin
Kids and knives don't usually go well together, but when it comes to carving up Halloween jack-o'-lanterns, the situation is hard to avoid. Here are some tips for helping them create a menacing gourd without a trip to the emergency room.


The Danger Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet

medicine cabinet
Recently, I came home with a new bottle of vitamins for my 3-year-old. He was so excited to see the new package that he grabbed the bottle -- and skillfully opened the childproof top. I was stunned. The child's only 3! If he can get into his vitamins without a hitch, what else can he get into?!