Poor Kim Kardashian. I don't mean that sarcastically at all, I actually feel really bad for her. It's hard enough being pregnant when you're not under the spotlight--every pregnant woman is scrutinized, judged, and critiqued at some point--"She's gaining too much weight", "She's gaining too little weight", "I can't believe she's wearing heels", "OMG did she just eat fish?"--it gets old real fast. I can't imagine having the entire world watching, and this woman has been ridiculed for everything from traveling too much to wearing the wrong dress. And now, I've seen a picture of her sad edema-ridden legs and swollen tootsies squeezed into a pair of clear, plastic heels, and I can't help but cringe.Continue Reading >
Despite the fact that multiple sources have confirmed to E! News that Beyonce may be pregnant with baby number two, the singer defensively took to Instagram expressing her frustration regarding the rumors. She's obviously not happy with all the pregnancy buzz that's been circling around the internet. But could this mean she's not actually pregnant or just not ready for the world to know?Continue Reading >
Homeland star Morena Baccarin announced that she is pregnant and we couldn't be happier! The 33-year-old Brazilian actress confirmed to People magazine that she and her 41-year-old husband, director and writer Austin Chick, are expecting their first child together.
What exciting news! The parents-to-be must be so overjoyed right now!Continue Reading >
Practicing good habits while pregnant can be extremely tricky. While we all know we need to avoid tobacco and alcohol, sometimes the changes aren't so cut and clear.
A lot of the foods usually good for us become dangerous when we're carrying a baby. As a Latina woman, I had to make some drastic changes to my diet when I became pregnant. I had to cut out a lot of the foods from my culture that I thought were good for me. I figured, since these foods had protein and calcium, they would be healthy and needed to create strong bones. But when you're carrying a baby, you have to be extra careful.
It's extremely important to know which foods are dangerous to eat. So that when the time comes where your hormones are going crazy and the cravings start kicking in, you can plan around this and find alternatives.Continue Reading >
When dad-to-be Raul Betancourt first found out his wife was pregnant, he decided to share the news with friends and family in a special way. The result is "Miracle Inside The Box," an amazing video that captures his loved ones' priceless reactions and has quickly gone viral.
In the footage, everyone is given a simple brown box and asked to open it. When they confusedly do so, the response is instantaneous: they gasp, laugh, and scream as they catch their first glimpse as the items inside: photos of the happy parents-to-be alongside two positive pregnancy tests!
Aww ... what an awesome and unique way to make the big announcement! Watching their sweet surprise unfold seriously almost brought tears to my eyes. And they're not the only ones to get creative when it comes to sharing the news. Check out Betancourt's "Miracle Inside The Box" and 4 other amazing pregnancy announcements below:Continue Reading >
The Low GI eating plan (also known as the low-glycemic diet) is the topic of the book The Low GI Eating Plan for an Optimal Pregnancy, coming out in April. Lucky for you, we have a sneak peek at the revolutionary diet, which breaks down how choosing your food according to the glycemic index (how carbohydrates affect our sugar levels) can help your health and most importantly, how this type of diet can help you concieve and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Actress Halle Berry and her French boyfriend, actor Olivier Martinez, are expecting their first child together, confirmed the actress's rep to the Los Angeles Times today! Berry already has 5-year-old Nahla from her former relationship to Gabriel Aubry and word has it she's already three months along into her pregnancy.
TMZ broke the news this afternoon and says that sources say that Berry is done with her first trimester and already knows the gender of the baby which is reportedly a boy. Um, Halle Berry has to be one of the hottest pregnant women then, because wasn't she in a bikini like just last week?!Continue Reading >
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she suffered a tragic miscarriage after becoming pregnant a third time. The Oscar winner caused an uproar last week over her children's questionable eating habits, but has now shocked us by exposing the miscarriage that almost claimed her life. In an interview with the U.K. Daily Mail, Paltrow intimately shares the details of the scare that has yet to discourage her from adding to her family with husband Chris Martin.
The actress, who has two other children, 8-year-old Apple and 6-year-old Moses with the Coldplay musician, expressed the heartbreak she went through when she was expecting her third child. The pregnancy which she says almost killed her is something many mothers can relate to whether they already have children or are expecting.Continue Reading >
I'm a big fan of unique baby names. I haven't made any decisions, but I know for sure that when the time comes, I don't want anything that can be found on the top 500 names for kids, you know what I'm saying?
I used to hate my name--Mariela--when I was a kid for a few reasons. Mainly, no one could ever pronounce it, and also all the other kids in my very homogeneous town in Connecticut were always asking, "Mariela? What kind of a name is that?!"
Shaming and ridiculing teens is definitely NOT the correct way to prevent teenage pregnancies--which is why I think New York City's newest campaign to prevent adolescents from becoming parents is horrible and terribly misguided.
The U.S. is one of the few developed countries with a very high rate of teenage pregnancies, something which I've never really understood. We're living in a pretty modern country where, despite the fact that poverty and lack of education do exist, we're so much better off than many other places in the world. Rampant teen pregnancies is why I've always maintained that it's extremely important to speak clearly and openly to teens regarding how to prevent pregnancy, but also about their options once they do become pregnant.Continue Reading >