Can playing classical music make your baby smarter?

You'd probably do anything possible to make sure that your baby grows up to be at the head of his or her class, so you might've done a bit of research into how to make your baby smarter. Somewhere among the omega-3 fatty acid-rich diets and Baby Einstein DVDs, you may have come across the suggestion of playing classical music for your baby - perhaps even while he or she is still in the womb. But is there any truth to this? Can hearing classical music actually make your little one smarter? …

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How to lose post-baby weight like Kim Kardashian

If you remember six or seven months ago, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was getting a lot of flak for the amount of weight she put on during her pregnancy. All things considered, no one was expecting her to reveal a sleek post-baby body any time soon, but she proved the critics wrong recently by posting pictures of herself in a bikini.According to Parade magazine, back in October Kim posted sexy swimsuit selfies as a taste of what the world could expect in the next few months. Now, she's …

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Drew Barrymore’s daughter Olive will have a new sister

Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child. Their first born, Olive, was born in September 2012. While Barrymore has been tight-lipped about the gender of the new baby up until now, even sporting a playful blue and pink manicure in a picture she posted on Instagram, she finally revealed that they're expecting another daughter.In an acceptance speech at the 2013 Beauty Inc. Awards in New York, Barrymore let it slip that she's expecting a …

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How does HIV affect pregnancy?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, otherwise known as AIDS. About 540,000 new HIV infections occur each year, and 25 percent of those infections are in women. Because HIV can be transmitted from a mother to her baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding, which is known as perinatal transmission, it's important to be tested for the virus …

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Tips for taking the most flattering baby bump photos

You don't necessarily have to be basking in a radiant pregnancy glow to take great pictures of your baby bump. While clear skin, thick hair and a pregnancy flush can definitely help boost your sexiness in Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat photos that you share with family and friends, it's still possible to look amazing while showing off your bump even if you're not feeling so glowy. Regardless of the state of your skin and hair, here are some tips for taking flattering pregnancy …

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Preparing for a “breech baby”

Topsy Turvy Can you budge a breech baby?You’ve been feeling ninja-like kicks to your cervix for a few days now, and at your next prenatal, the ob/gyn confirms your suspicions.  Not that you’re carrying the next Jackie Chan, but that baby’s “breech.”Although it’s normal for a fetus to change positions through week 35, 3 to 4 percent of babies go breech for good, meaning their head bumps mom’s ribs—exactly the opposite of an ideal exit.  Breech presentation is more …

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Newborn care survival guide: Everything you need to know for the first 3 months

Getting ready to welcome your first child into the world? Congratulations! While you're no doubt excited to have your first pregnancy over with, you might have a few hesitations about how to care for a newborn. Taking care of your own baby is very different from babysitting someone else's - you're responsible for everything that happens from the time he or she wakes up to the time he or she goes to sleep (and that schedule definitely isn't set in stone). Whether you and …

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A healthy lifestyle could mean a healthier pregnancy

Chances are, you'd do anything to ensure that you have a healthy, happy pregnancy that ends with the delivery of a healthy child. While you can't change certain aspects of your life or human nature that might impact your ability to achieve this goal, there might be one thing you can do for yourself and your unborn child to increase your chances of having zero complications. A new study has found that living a healthier lifestyle before pregnancy can improve your odds of a …

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Kelly Clarkson’s first pregnancy brings ‘miserable’ morning sickness

Singer Kelly Clarkson and her new husband, Brandon Blackstock, are expecting their first child, but morning sickness seems to be a big problem during the 31-year-old's pregnancy. In fact, it's because of morning sickness that we already know about the pregnancy, as Clarkson revealed on an appearance on the "Today" show that she was trying to wait to make the announcement until after her first trimester. Instead of letting people think she was canceling gigs and appearances …

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Does having heartburn during pregnancy mean your baby has a lot of hair?

While searching for natural pregnancy tips to relieve heartburn, you may have come across claims surrounding the link between heartburn during pregnancy and the amount of hair that your baby has. Some people think that if your baby has a lot of hair, this could be what's causing heartburn. But is this true, or just another pregnancy myth? Here's what you need to know.Science weighs in It might sound like another ridiculous old wives' tale, and that's exactly what doctors …

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