How likely are you to have twins?

If you're preparing for pregnancy, you might be wondering about your likelihood of having a set of twins. Whether the idea of giving birth to two babies at once excites or terrifies you, here's what you need to know about the odds of it happening to you. As you probably figured, the introduction of fertility drugs has increased the number of twins born annually in the United States. Some drugs can increase your chance of having multiples by as much as 40 percent, so it's no wonder …

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Victoria’s Secret model flaunts baby bump on the beach

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrósio has been showing off her baby bump for a while now, but she just confirmed to People Magazine that she's having a boy and took an announcement photo at the beach! As if it's any surprise, Ambrósio's pregnancy clothes in the picture were the definition of chic. She hardly looked eight months pregnant in a pair of cut-off denims and a form-fitting white t-shirt. She topped off the look with a cute straw hat and a pair of …

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Molly Sims spotted out and about showing off bump

Molly Sims and her husband, Scott Stuber, announced back in January that they were expecting their first child in June. Ever since then, she's been flaunting her baby bump all over the place - even on the red carpet! Recently, the leggy lady showed up to the Valentino flagship opening in Beverly Hills wearing a black lace gown that showed off her surprisingly big belly. A pair of turquoise dangling earrings accentuated her glowing complexion. She definitely looked like one happy …

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App review: The BabyBump

If you're preparing for pregnancy, you're probably looking for all the help you can get. Whether it's from friends, family, the internet or a smartphone, there's tons of information out there to sort through. However, one app in particular might turn out to be especially useful: BabyBump. This comprehensive pregnancy app lets you keep track of pretty much everything that happens to you and your unborn baby. You can keep tabs on your weight gain, the crazy foods you've been …

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Do you really have to breastfeed?

If you're getting ready for pregnancy, you're probably mentally preparing yourself for the task of breastfeeding. While most doctors and health organizations strongly recommend breastfeeding infants for at least six months, not all mothers are capable of or comfortable with it. So, do you really have to do it? When it comes down to it, most pediatricians and experts maintain that one's "breast is best." Your milk will undoubtedly provide your baby with everything he or she …

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Why your pregnancy will suffer without iron

Maintaining a healthy diet during a pregnancy is a challenge that many moms have to face. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of expecting is ensuring that you're getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals to support yourself and your growing baby. Iron is one of these minerals. Because your body doesn't make iron on its own, you have to get it from outside sources, like food or supplements. Iron is a crucial building block of hemoglobin, which is the substance in your …

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Manis and pedis while expecting: what you need to know

Nail art and flashy manicures and pedicures are totally trending, which means you're probably itching to try out the latest colors and designs on your digits. But can the chemicals in nail polishes and removers have negative effects on your unborn child? Here's what you need to know about saying yes to manis and pedis during a pregnancy. Fortunately, most experts agree that heading to the nail salon while expecting is perfectly safe. While some polishes and removers do use ingredients …

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How celebrities change their fashions to accommodate growing bellies

For many women, dealing with body changes that occur during a pregnancy can be difficult. After all, it can be a challenge to figure out whether your growing baby bump would look better covered up under loose clothing or shown off with tight-fitting fashions. If you're unsure what kind of pregnancy clothes are appropriate, there are many celebrity moms to look to for inspiration. Many famous mamas, like Jessica Simpson and Uma Thurman, began their pregnancies wearing loose-fitting outfits …

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Which Mad Men star pops placenta pills?

Celebrities are often known for trying out-there diets and strange beauty treatments. But perhaps the most noteworthy recent news is that January Jones, who plays Betty Draper on Mad Men, admitted that she's taking placenta pills to keep her energy levels up post-pregnancy during the filming of the show's new season. "I have a great doula who makes sure I’m eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation," she said during a Mad Men press junket. Of …

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Is cord blood banking worth it?

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the usefulness of seemingly worthless pregnancy remnants, including the placenta and umbilical cord. One of the most popular uses for the umbilical cord involves storing the blood inside of it. Keeping the cord blood in a bank gives families access to the many stem cells in it, which can help treat medical issues your little one and the rest of your family may encounter down the road. But is banking cord blood really worth it? Cord blood stem cells …

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