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Hello and welcome to the Well Rounded NY LLC! We will use a few defined terms throughout these Terms of Service:

  • "Terms": These Terms of Service, which are a legally binding agreement that governs your access to our Services.
  • "Well Rounded", "we", "us" or "our": Well Rounded NY LLC.
  • "Site": www.wellroundedny.com and its subdomains
  • "App": any downloadable applications we make available to you
  • "Services": any software or services we make available to you, including the Site and/or App.

BEFORE VIEWING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES, PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND WELL ROUNDED NY LLC. ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT AND LIMITS CLASS ACTION CLAIMS, UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION (SEE SECTION 20 "AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE"). BY VIEWING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT VIEW, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICES.

PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS BEFORE USING THE SERVICES, AS THEY MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR SITE OR APP. BY USING OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR SITE OR APP, YOU REPRESENT TO US THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD AND HEREBY INDICATE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS.

NOTE TO KIDS under 13 years of age: The Services are not FOR persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use our Services. Talk to your parents about what websites are appropriate for you.

  1. ModificationWe reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time.
  2. License to Use; Privacy Policy.
    1. Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we grant you a limited, personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to install and use the App on a compatible mobile device for your personal, non-commercial purposes and use our Services, in each case, solely in the manner enabled by us. Your license to use our Services is automatically revoked if you violate these Terms. From time to time, we may upgrade our Services or make improvements to our Services. You agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades or improvements. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of our Services or a sale of a copy of our Services, and we and our partners and suppliers retain all right, title and interest in our Services. Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in these Terms, is void. We reserve all rights not expressly granted under these Terms.
    2. Our Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy"), found at https://wellroundedny.com/well-roundeds-privacy-policy/ is hereby incorporated into these Terms. Please read this notice carefully for details relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
  3. Services. Well Rounded provides an online space for community support and inspiration pertaining to pregnancy and motherhood. Our Services may include blog posts, guest articles, community message boards, featured products, ask-the-expert questions or other content or features related to motherhood. Our Services may also include content delivery that is customized to you based on the information you have provided us and any information we collect through our Services pursuant to these Terms or our Privacy Policy. We may deliver information to you via our Site, social media or through other means. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide prompt answers to each question, but we do not guarantee that your question will be answered or that an answer will be provided within any specific amount of time. Any questions you submit to Well Rounded are User Content. We may offer different tiers of membership from time to time (each, a "Plan").
  4. Additional Rules.When using our Services, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services, offers and features which may be posted from time to time (the "Guidelines"). All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. Please note that additional and/or different conditions and terms of use may apply to media, contests, competitions or services provided through one or more of our partners or business associates, and you should refer to those before using such services.
  5. Login Credentials; Social Services.In order to use some functionality of our Services, you will be required to register by providing certain information. We may ask you to complete a registration form and create a user name and password ("Login Credentials"). During any such registration, you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with these Terms. You are responsible for protecting your Login Credentials from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account (including without limitation financial obligations). You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your Login Credentials have been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your Login Credentials. All information that you provide through Well Rounded is subject to our Privacy Policy, as may be in effect from time to time. You are responsible for keeping your registration information up to date through your account page, to the extent such feature is made available on Well Rounded.Well Rounded may enable you to connect to our Services with your Facebook account, LinkedIn account or other third party social networking site account information ("Social Services"). By connecting to our Services through Social Services, you authorize us and the Social Services to share certain information about you with each other. We may receive and store information about you including, but not limited to, your user ID associated with such Social Services, and other information that you have permitted the Social Services to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with those Social Services. Your use of any Social Service is subject to its terms of service and privacy policy. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on social network service providers and other third party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Services.
  6. User Content.Well Rounded does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials (collectively, "User Content") that you upload to, submit to or embed in our Services. You represent and warrant that you own the User Content posted by you or that you otherwise have sufficient right, title and interest in and to such User Content to grant us the licenses and rights set forth below without violating, infringing or misappropriating the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay all royalties, fees and any other monies owed any person by reason of any User Content posted by you.After posting, uploading or embedding User Content to our Services, you continue to retain such responsibility for and rights in such User Content as you held prior to posting such User Content on our Services, except that you waive all moral rights in such User Content. By displaying or publishing any User Content on or through our Services, you hereby grant to Well Rounded a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, adapt, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange and distribute your User Content for any purpose through any manner, mode of delivery or media now known or developed in the future (e.g., including to anonymize or re-purpose such content). In addition, we have no obligation to use, or to continue to use, any of your User Content. You retain sole authorship responsibility for any User Content you post, upload or embed to our Services regardless of whether Well Rounded modifies your User Content (including if we anonymize such content).
  7. Well Rounded Content.
    1. The content, visual interfaces, information, graphics, design, compilation, links, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of our Services that are provided by Well Rounded ("Well Rounded Content") are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Well Rounded Content contained on our Services is the copyrighted property of Well Rounded or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Well Rounded or its affiliates and/or third party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Well Rounded, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Well Rounded Content.
    2. Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we hereby grant you a limited, personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Well Rounded Content, solely for your personal and non-commercial use, and subject to any restrictions on certain types of Well Rounded Content set forth in these Terms.
    3. You understand that the Well Rounded Content that is posted on our Services is used by you at your own risk.
    4. We reserve the right to make changes to User Content or Well Rounded Content, descriptions or specifications of our Services or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.
    5. Nothing contained on our Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use our Services or any Well Rounded Content, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of the third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on Well Rounded.
  8. Use of Our Services.
    1. You agree that any information you provide to Well Rounded in connection with our Services will be true, accurate, current and complete.
    2. As a condition of your use of our Services, you shall not use our Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. Access to the Well Rounded Content and our Services from territories where their contents are illegal is strictly prohibited. You are responsible for complying with all local rules, laws, and regulations including, without limitation, rules about intellectual property rights, the internet, technology, data, email or privacy.
    3. Any use of any of the Well Rounded Content other than for private, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited.
    4. You may not use our Services in any manner that in our sole discretion could damage, disable, overburden or impair it or interfere with any other party's use of our Services. You may not intentionally interfere with or damage the operation of our Services or any User's enjoyment of it, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms or other malicious code. You may not remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of our Services, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content accessible through our Services or features that enforce limitations on the use of our Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our Services, or any part of them, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to our Services, or any part of them, through hacking, password mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Services or any activities conducted through our Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through our Services. You agree neither to modify our Services in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of our Services, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our Services.
    5. Our Services may contain robot exclusion headers. You agree that you shall not use any robot, spider, scraper, crawler or other automated means to access our Services for any purpose without our express written permission or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our Services.
    6. You may not use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other Well Rounded Content without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Well Rounded's name or trademarks without our express written consent.
    7. You may not deep-link to our Services and we may promptly remove any links that Well Rounded finds objectionable in its sole discretion. You may not use any Well Rounded logos, graphics or trademarks as part of the link without our express written consent.
    8. You may not send junk mail to other users, including, but not limited to unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests and petitions for signatures.
    9. In addition, you agree that you shall not, and shall not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our Services to:
      1. Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Well Rounded.
      2. Use a name or language that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive.
      3. Post defamatory statements.
      4. Post hateful or offensive User Content or User Content that disparages any ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, religious or other group.
      5. Post User Content that depicts or advocates the use of illegal drugs.
      6. Post User Content that characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable.
      7. Post User Content which infringes another's copyright, trademark or trade secret.
      8. Post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or services.
      9. Harass, threaten, stalk or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.
      10. Promote, solicit or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes.
      11. Exploit children under 18 years of age.
      12. Engage in disruptive activity, such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize a forum. Invade the privacy of any person, including without limitation posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent's consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).
      13. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.
      14. Create a false identity or impersonate another person or entity.
      15. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.
    10. We reserve the right to consider other conduct to be prohibited; the restrictions above are intended to be illustrative.
  9. Copyright Infringement; DMCA Policy.If you believe that any materials on our Services infringe your copyright, you may request that such materials be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information: (1) identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work; (2) identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material, its location on our Services or other pertinent information that will help us to locate the material; (3) your name, address, telephone number and email address; (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (5) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and (6) a statement that "under penalty of perjury," you declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf. Our agent for copyright issues relating to our Services is accessible at 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA or by email at info@wellroundedny.com (subject line must include "Copyright Infringement Notice"). In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we reserve the right to suspend your account, delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and/or terminate the account of a repeat infringer.
  10. Links to Third Party Sites.Our Services may contain links to third party sites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and we are do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such sites. Use of any third party site is subject to its terms of service and privacy policy.
  11. Providers of Third Party Platforms.You hereby acknowledge and agree that all of our licensors, suppliers or other third parties: (i) may not be parties to these Terms; (ii) have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services with respect to Well Rounded; (iii) are not responsible for addressing claims by you or any third party relating to our Services, including without limitation any product liability claims, claims under consumer protection laws or claims under any other law, rule or regulation; and (iv) have no responsibility to investigate, defend, settle or discharge any claim that our Services or use thereof infringes any third party intellectual property rights.
  12. Feedback.We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions (collectively, "Suggestions"). It is important to be aware of the following restrictions with regards to your Suggestions. If you send us any Suggestions, you agree that: (1) your Suggestion(s) become our property and you are not owed any compensation in exchange; (2) none of the Suggestion(s) contain confidential or proprietary information of any third party; (3) we may use or redistribute Suggestion(s) for any purpose and in any way; (4) there is no obligation for us to review your Suggestion(s); and (5) we have no obligation to keep any Suggestions confidential. Please visit our contact information below for further assistance.
  13. Availability of Service.Well Rounded may make changes to or discontinue any of the media, contests, products or services available within our Services at any time, and without notice. The media, products or services on our Services may be out of date, and Well Rounded makes no commitment to update these materials on our Services.
  14. Notice.Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on Well Rounded's national registered agent or to the email address you provide to Well Rounded during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration or purchase process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
  15. Violations; Termination.You agree that Well Rounded, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have at our Services or your use of our Services, at any time. Well Rounded may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to our Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to our Services or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that Well Rounded shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination. Well Rounded does not permit copyright infringing activities on our Services, and reserves the right to terminate access to our Services, and remove all content submitted, by any persons who are found to be repeat infringers. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of our Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Well Rounded may have at law or in equity.You may terminate this agreement at any time by ceasing to access our Services; however, if you maintain a Plan with us, then you may not terminate this agreement until you cancel your subscription in accordance with its terms or your subscription expires. We have no obligation to refund any prepaid Membership Fees to you if you terminate before the end of your subscription term.
  16. Disclaimers; No Warranties.THE Services AND ANY CONTENT, MEDIA, SOFTWARE, SERVICES OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE Services ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT, FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITY CONTAINED IN THE Services WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE Services OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE Services OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE Services IN TERMS OF ITs CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT WELL ROUNDED NOR ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MEDIA, MATERIAL OR OTHER DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE Services AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
  17. Indemnification; Hold Harmless.You agree to indemnify and hold Well Rounded, and its affiliates, suppliers and partners, harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use or misuse of our Services, violation of these Terms, violation of the rights of any other person or entity, or any breach of the representations, warranties and covenants in these Terms. Well Rounded reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
  18. Limitation of Liability and Damages.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WELL ROUNDED OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WELL ROUNDED MATERIALS ON THE Services, THE Services themselves, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH WELL ROUNDED, EVEN IF Well Rounded OR A WELL ROUNDED AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, WELL ROUNDED'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.IN NO EVENT SHALL Well Rounded'S OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE Services (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED FIVE U.S. DOLLARS ($5).THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED TO YOU BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN WELL ROUNDED AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE Services OR RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THE Services.
  19. No Medical Advice.The Services may contain articles, blogs, questions and answers, frequently asked questions or other postings (each an "Article") regarding health care, medicine, nutrition and similar topics. All such information is general in nature and should not substitute for, or be used instead of, a clinical or therapeutic relationship with a health care professional who is fully familiar with the specifics of your case. Such Articles may assist you in your personal, general research but none of it constitutes the practice of medicine or any other health care profession. Nothing in any Article is intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any specific tests, products, procedures, healthcare provider, opinions or other information that may be mentioned in our Services. Email correspondence with any author of an Article (even if the author is a physician), will not, in and of itself, create a physician/patient relationship or cause such author to create or retain any medical records about you, monitor your care or communicate with your health care provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care. If you suspect that you may have a medical condition, or are seeking medical advice or treatment, we recommend that you consult a qualified health professional as soon as possible. You should be aware of the general risks of transmitting information over the Internet, which may not use encryption. You should therefore not share any personal medical information that you would wish to be held confidential in a physician/patient or similar clinical relationship. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither the Well Rounded nor any authors of any Articles found on our Services shall have any liability to you for any loss, damage or injury of any kind which you may claim to have incurred as a result of your reliance on any Article content.
  20. Agreement to Arbitrate; Waiver of Class Action.Except if you opt-out or for disputes relating to your or our intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), you agree that all disputes between you and us (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) arising out of or relating to these Terms, our Services, and/or our Privacy Policy shall be finally resolved by arbitration before a single arbitrator conducted in the English language in Santa Clara County, California under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and you and we hereby expressly waive trial by jury. You and we shall appoint as sole arbitrator a person mutually agreed by you and us or, if you and we cannot agree within thirty (30) days of either party's request for arbitration, such single arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA upon the request of either party. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms.Any claims brought by you or us must be brought in that party's individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Neither you nor us shall participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by these Terms. You hereby waive any and all rights to bring any claims related to these Terms and/or our Privacy Policy as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. You may bring claims only on your own behalf.You may opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within thirty (30) days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. The opt-out notice must state that you do not agree to the Agreement To Arbitrate and must include your name, address, phone number, your Well Rounded account to which the opt-out applies and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. You must sign the opt-out notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the Agreement To Arbitrate. You must use this address to opt out:Well Rounded NY LLC. 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222 USA. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any change to the Arbitration Procedures (other than a change to any notice address or Site link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of the change. Moreover, if we seek to terminate the Arbitration Procedures from these Terms, such termination shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after the version of these Terms not containing the Arbitration Procedures is posted to our Site, and shall not be effective as to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of removal.In accordance with Section 21, this Arbitration Section will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
  21. Survival.In the event of any termination or expiration of these Terms, accrued obligations and the following Sections survive: 1, 2.2, 5, 6, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 shall survive.
  22. Miscellaneous.
    1. Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
    2. Jurisdiction. Subject to Section 20, you agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services shall be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Santa Clara County, California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
    3. Waiver. A provision of these Terms may be waived only by a written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. The failure of any party at any time to require performance of any provision of these Terms shall in no manner affect such party's right at a later time to enforce the same. A waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions of these Terms.
    4. Severability. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
    5. Assignment. These Terms and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Well Rounded without restriction.
    6. Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
    7. Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between you and Well Rounded relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties or by a change to these Terms or Guidelines made by Well Rounded as set forth above.
  23. Claims.YOU AND Well Rounded AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE Services MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
  24. Disclosures.The Services are operated by Well Rounded NY LLC., located at 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA, email: info@wellroundedny.com, telephone: 908-625-8750. Well Rounded provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Information on our advertising and affiliate guidelines can be found here.
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It may take trying on several brands to find the perfect match, but finding a nursing bra that you love is 100% worth the effort. Your breasts will be changing and working in ways that are hard to imagine. An excellent supportive bra will make this so much more comfortable.

It is crucial to choose a wireless bra for the first weeks of nursing since underwire can increase the risk of clogged ducts (ouch).The Playtex Maternity Shaping Foam Wirefree Nursing Bra is an awesome pick for this reason, and because it is designed to flex and fit your breasts as they go through all those changes.

4. For maximum hydration: A large reusable water bottle

Nothing can prepare you for the intense thirst that hits when breastfeeding. Quench that thirst (and help keep your milk supply up in the process) by always having a water bottle with a straw nearby, like this Exquis Large Outdoor Water Bottle.

5. For feeding convenience: A supportive nursing tank

Experts recommend that during the first weeks of your baby's life, you breastfeed on-demand, meaning that any time your tiny boss demands milk, you feed them. This will help establish your milk supply and get everything off to a good start.

What does this mean for your life? You will be breastfeeding A LOT. Nursing tanks, like the Loving Moments by Leading Lady, make this so much easier. They have built-in support to keep you comfy, and you can totally wear them around the house, or even out and about. When your baby wants to eat, you'll be able to quickly "pop out" a breast and feed them.

6. For pain prevention: A quality nipple ointment

Breastfeeding shouldn't hurt, but the truth is those first days can be uncomfortable. Your nipples will likely feel raw as they adjust to their new job. This will get better! But until it does, nipple ointment is amazing.

My favorite is the Earth Mama Organic Nipple Butter. We love that it's organic, and it is oh-so-soothing on your hard-at-work nipples.

Psst: If it actually hurts when your baby latches on, something may be up, so call your provider or a lactation consultant for help.

7. For uncomfortable moments: A dual breast therapy pack

As your breasts adjust to their new role, you may experience a few discomforts—applying warmth or cold can help make them feel so much better. The Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pack is awesome because you can microwave the pads or put them in the freezer, giving you a lot of options when your breasts need some TLC.

Again, if you have any concerns about something being wrong (pain, a bump that may be red or hot, fever, or anything else), call a professional right away.

8. For inevitable leaks: An absorbing breast pad

In today's episode of, "Oh come on, really?" you are going to leak breastmilk. Now, this is entirely natural and you are certainly not required to do anything about this. Still, many moms choose to wear breast pads in their bras to avoid leaking through to their shirts.

You can go the convenient and disposable route with Lansinoh Disposable Stay Dry Nursing Pads, or for a more environmentally friendly option, you can choose washable pads, like these Organic Bamboo Nursing Breast Pads.

9. For flexibility: A breast pump

Many women find that a breast pump becomes one of their most essential mom-tools. The ability to provide breast milk when you are away from your baby (and relieve uncomfortable engorged breasts) will add so much flexibility into your new-mom life.

For quick trips out and super-easy in-your-bag transport, opt for a manual pump like the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump .

If you will be away from your baby for longer periods of time (traveling or working outside the home, for example) an electric pump is your most efficient bet. The Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is a classic go-to that will absolutely get the job done, and then some.

10. For quality storage: Breast milk bags

Once you pump your liquid gold, aka breast milk, you'll need a place to store it. The Kiinde Twist Pouches allow you to pump directly into the bags which means one less step (and way less to clean).

11. For keeping cool: A freezer bag

Transport your pumped milk back home to your baby safely in a cooler like the Mommy Knows Best Breast Milk Baby Bottle Cooler Bag. Remember to put the milk in a fridge or freezer as soon as you can to optimize how long it stays usable for.

12. For continued nourishment: Bottles

Nothing beats the peace of mind you get when you know that your baby is being well-taken of care—and well fed—until you can be together again. The Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle Newborn Starter Gift Set is a fan favorite (mama and baby fans alike).

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A viral video about car seat safety has parents everywhere cracking up and humming Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

"I like safe kids and I cannot lie," raps Norman Regional Health System pediatric hospitalist Dr. Kate Cook (after prefacing her music video with an apology to her children."I'm a doctor tryin' warn you that recs have changed," she continues.

Dr. Cook's rap video is all about the importance of keeping babies facing backward. It's aptly called "Babies Face Back," and uses humor and parody to drive home car seat recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

"Switching from rear-facing to forward-facing is a milestone many parents can't wait to reach," Dr. Cook said in a news release about her hilarious video. "But this is one area where you want to delay the transition as long as possible because each one actually reduces the protection to the child."

Last summer the AAP updated its official stance on car seat safety to be more in line with what so many parents were already doing and recommended that kids stay rear-facing for as long as possible. But with so many things to keep track of in life, it is understandable that some parents still don't know about the change. Dr. Cook wants to change that with some cringe-worthy rapping.

The AAP recommends:

  • Babies and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat.
  • Once they are facing forward, children should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness for as long as possible. Many seats are good up to 65 pounds.
  • When children outgrow their car seat they should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle's lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly, between 8 and 12 years old.

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[Editor's note: Motherly is committed to covering all relevant presidential candidate plans as we approach the 2020 election. We are making efforts to get information from all candidates. Motherly does not endorse any political party or candidate. We stand with and for mothers and advocate for solutions that will reduce maternal stress and benefit women, families and the country.]

Suicide rates for girls and women in the United States have increased 50% since 2000, according to the CDC and new research indicates a growing number of pregnant and postpartum women are dying by suicide and overdose. Suicide rates for boys and men are up, too.

It's clear there is a mental health crisis in America and it is robbing children of their mothers and mothers of their children.

Medical professionals urge people to get help early, but sometimes getting help is not so simple. For many Americans, the life preserver that is mental health care is out of reach when they are drowning.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg just released a plan he hopes could change that and says the neglect of mental health in the United States must end. "Our plan breaks down the barriers around mental health and builds up a sense of belonging that will help millions of suffering Americans heal," says Buttigieg.

He thinks he can "prevent 1 million deaths of despair by 2028" by giving Americans more access to mental health and addictions services.

In a country where giving birth can put a mother in debt, it's not surprising that while as many as 1 in 5 new moms suffers from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, more than half of new moms who need mental health treatment don't get it. Stigma, childcare and of course costs are factors in why women aren't seeking help when they are struggling.

Buttigieg's plan is interesting because it could remove some of these barriers. He wants to make mental health care more affordable by ensuring everyone has comprehensive coverage for mental health care and by ensuring that everyone can access a free yearly mental health check-up.

That could make getting help more affordable for some moms, and by increasing reimbursement rates for mental health care delivered through telehealth, this plan could help moms get face time with a medical professional without having to deal with finding childcare first.

Estimates from new research suggest that in some parts of America as many as 14% or 30% of maternal deaths are caused by addiction or suicide. Buttigieg's plan aims to reduce those estimates by fighting the addiction and opioid crisis and increasing access to mental health services in underserved communities and for people of color. He also wants to reduce the stigma and increase support for the next generation by requiring "every school across the country to teach Mental Health First Aid courses."

These are lofty goals with a lofty price tag. It would cost about $300 billion to do what Buttigieg sets out in his plan and the specifics of how the plan would be funded aren't yet known. Neither is how voters will react to this 18-page plan and whether it will help Buttigieg stand out in a crowded field of Democratic candidates.

What we do know is that right now, America is talking about mental health and whether or not that benefits Buttigieg's campaign it will certainly benefit America.

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If you breastfeed, you know just how magical (and trying) it is, but it has numerous benefits for mama and baby. It is known to reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, and cuts the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by half.

If this wasn't powerful enough, scientists have discovered that babies who are fed breast milk have a stomach pH that promotes the formation of HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor cells). HAMLET was discovered by chance when researchers were studying the antibacterial properties of breast milk. This is a combination of proteins and lipids found in breast milk that can work together to kill cancer cells, causing them to pull away from healthy cells, shrink and die, leaving the healthy cells unaffected.

According to researchers at Lund University in Sweden, this mechanism may contribute to the protective effect breast milk has against pediatric tumors and leukemia, which accounts for about 30% of all childhood cancer. Other researchers analyzed 18 different studies, finding that "14% to 19% of all childhood leukemia cases may be prevented by breastfeeding for six months or more."

And recently, doctors in Sweden collaborated with scientists in Prague to find yet another amazing benefit to breast milk. Their research demonstrated that a certain milk sugar called Alpha1H, found only in breast milk, helps in the production of lactose and can transform into a different form that helps break up tumors into microscopic fragments in the body.

Patients who were given a drug based on this milk sugar, rather than a placebo, passed whole tumor fragments in their urine. And there is more laboratory evidence to support that the drug can kill more than 40 different types of cancer cells in animal trials, including brain tumors and colon cancer. These results are inspiring scientists to continue to explore HAMLET as a novel approach to tumor therapy and make Alpha1H available to cancer patients.

Bottom line: If you choose to breastfeed, the breast milk your baby gets from your hard work can be worth every drop of effort.

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