Hiding Your Pregnancy From the Internet Is Shockingly Difficult

It's not just future grandparents who're very keen to know the minute you've got a bun in the oven. Corporations want a heads-up so they can bombard you with ads; for marketers, all babies are royal babies. No surprise there! What is startling is just how hard it is to fly under their radar these days. » 4/28/14 2:50pm 4/28/14 2:50pm

Your Daily Dose Of Cuteness: "Baby Eating Watermelon"

I'm not sure if this baby really likes watermelon, or if he's just trying to escape from his Anne Geddes-esque prison. [Buzzfeed] » 7/18/10 11:30am 7/18/10 11:30am

Ophelia Balls And Other Unusual Baby Names

According to the book Frou-Frou, Frisby, And Brick, a compilation of unusual baby names picked from official records, there are children out there named "Anna Sassin" and "Lettice Pray," which would both make pretty decent derby names, no? » 7/03/10 12:15pm 7/03/10 12:15pm

Novelist Hilary Mantel: Girls Are Ready To Be Mothers At 14

Can you remember what life was like at 14? You might have been a bit emo, or hormonal, or worried about what high school might bring. And according to novelist Hilary Mantel, you were also ready to be a mother. » 2/28/10 1:30pm 2/28/10 1:30pm

Should Women Without Children Also Get Maternity Leave?

According to Henry Wallop of The Telegraph, 74% of women in Britain feel they should have the right to take the same six-month break that new mothers are given, and "more than two-thirds of those in favour were mothers themselves." » 10/17/09 6:00pm 10/17/09 6:00pm

Balancing The Risks And Benefits Of In-Vitro Fertilization

In this week's New York Times, Stephanie Saul takes a fascinating look at the world of in-vitro fertilization, exploring the safety of IVF treatments and the willingness of families to undergo the risks in order to conceive a child. » 10/11/09 1:15pm 10/11/09 1:15pm

Guttmacher Institute: Recession Cures Baby Fever

A recent survey by the Guttmacher Institute found that nearly half of the American women who responded wish to delay childbearing until the economy improves. Unfortunately, many are also skipping birth control and routine gynecological care to save money. » 9/23/09 3:40pm 9/23/09 3:40pm

Has The Recession Ended This Decade's "Baby Boomlet?"

According to the Associated Press, the "baby boomlet" of the last decade may be over, thanks to the difficult economic times brought about by the recession, with 68,000 fewer babies being born in 2008 than in 2007. [NYTimes] » 8/09/09 12:00pm 8/09/09 12:00pm

"Dead" Baby Comes To Life At Funeral Home

After trying to revive a premature baby for over an hour, doctors declared him dead and his parents began to make funeral arrangements. The baby, however, was still alive, and made it known by crying—at the funeral home. » 8/08/09 6:25pm 8/08/09 6:25pm

You Are Never Going To Make Everyone Happy With Your Womb, Ever

There's a pretty dramatic scene in the very first Mighty Ducks movie wherein Coach Riley attempts to cut down his former star player, Gordon Bombay, by sneering, "You're not even a has-been, Gordon. You're a never-was." » 6/14/09 2:30pm 6/14/09 2:30pm