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 >
Kevin and Marina Krim, the New York City couple whose two young children were murdered by their nanny last year, have just revealed they're expecting a baby boy this fall.
Nearly a year after the heartbreaking and controversial tragedy, the couple posted the happy announcement on a Facebook page dedicated to their two slain children, Lucia (known as Lulu) and Leo.
"We are very happy to let you know that Marina is expecting a baby in the fall," they wrote yesterday.Continue Reading >
Telling your kids that you're pregnant again can be tricky because you never quite know what they're going to do in response. Case in point? The two young sisters in the hilarious video below each had completely different reactions after their parents shared the news that they're expecting twins!Continue Reading >
When I gave birth to my son a week early it was completely surreal. I mean, pregnancy and labor and delivery are probably always on the surreal side, but I was almost in shock that it had actually happened. Throughout most of my pregnancy, I had a feeling that my baby was going to arrive early, but my strategy for dealing with the fear of labor and delivery was simply to pretend that it wasn't going to happen. During the week before I delivered I might have been intentionally oblivious to some degree, but there were also a few signs that labor was soon to come that I just didn't think twice about. Now keep in mind that these things can mean absolutely nothing for some women, but they could very well be cues that your baby's birth is not far off. Here are four signs that your baby will be arriving soon:Continue Reading >
U.K. Mom Maria Jones-Elliot, just set a new Guinness World Record after giving birth to her twin girls an incredible 87 days apart. Yes, DAYS. I didn't even know that was possible!
Apparently, Jones-Elliot's pregnancy was completely normal until she went into sudden labor about four months before her due date. Doctors told her there was little chance of the babies surviving because they were so premature. Thankfully, her first child, Amy, was born safely, although she weighed only a little over one pound and had to be rushed to intensive care.
But as Jones-Elliot prepared to give birth to Amy's younger sister, something unbelievable happened: her contractions just stopped!Continue Reading >
There are already a slew of reality shows meant to find your soulmate such as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette…and now there's one for single pregnant women? The show called Pregnant and Dating will debut on June 1 on We TV and will follow five moms-to-be as they make their way through the dating scene.
Now I know what you're thinking ... isn't THIS a bit strange to explain to a man you could potentially date? Turns out these women have no shame in it as each lady goes through her own trials and tribulations as caught on camera.Continue Reading >
You know you're Latina if you've ever been hooked on one, two ... or even five telenovelas at the same time! So needless to say, they can even influence what we name our babies because for us, they're not just soap operas, but we become emotionally attached to the characters and the storyline--however cheesy they may be. Why else do you think your abuela gets all melodramatic when her favorite character dies in a telenovela?
And of course the only right way to commemorate our favorite characters in our telenovelas is by naming our kids after them. They don't have to know, ha! We've come up with a list of the eight most popular telenovela character names to name your baby!Continue Reading >
When Utah mom Heather Telford found out she was pregnant with her third son, all she hoped was that her childbirth experience would go as smoothly as possible. Instead, she found herself surrounded by family and neighbors as she delivered the baby in her own front yard!
Yikes ... talk about an unexpected turn of events!Continue Reading >
Kim Kardashian clearly hasn't been having the easiest pregnancy. The mom-to-be, who is expecting a child with boyfriend Kanye West later this summer, recently admitted to Ryan Seacrest in a special Kardashian family interview, that her pregnancy has been pretty difficult. Kim opened up about how she's been struggling with severe pain and it's been so serious she's even warned her younger sister Khloé to not get pregnant. That bad, huh?Continue Reading >
A new trend is emerging among mothers called "Lotus Births." Lotus Births refers to allowing the umbilical cord detach from the baby naturally, instead of the standard procedure of almost immediately clamping and severing the cord.
It can take up to 10 days (TEN DAYS!) for the umbilical cord to fall off. Of course, until that happens, the mother must carry the infant everywhere since they are physically bound to each other until it detaches. Although some might find this method a bit uncomfortable--or even sort of crazy--Mary Ceallaigh, a midwife and Lotus Birth advocate, say that it can be good for the baby and mother's health.Continue Reading >