America's sweetheart Drew Barrymore is pregnant with her second child and surely very excited. You know, so excited that you get a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth? No filter and no thought whatsoever? Well, Sunday night at the Golden Globes, sweet Drew must have been swept up in a maternal moment or maybe it was pregnancy brain when she said to Ryan Seacrest: "Pregnancy is such a miracle, anyone who complains about it is…just…crazy."Continue Reading >
It's no secret that pregnant women--especially first-time moms--stress about a lot of different things throughout their pregnancies. I mean, it's a life-changing event, one that can make even the most laid-back lady turn into a worry wort before the pee stick is even dry. But the reality is, there are a lot of things about pregnancy and childbirth that we spend a lifetime building up in our minds, that are actually no big deal. Read on to discover which pregnancy-related fears you should stop worrying about right now.Continue Reading >
This is a love story like no other. When Laura Brammeier found out she had brain tumors, she decided to freeze her embryos even though she was only engaged to Nate Yoho. The couple wasn't sure what would end up happening with the cancer, but they knew they wanted to have children. After surgery to remove the tumors, Laura and Nate got married and thought the worst was behind them. But then, the tumors came back ...Continue Reading >
A new mother is lucky to be alive today after she died while giving birth to her second child. The bizarre instance happened last May to Stephanie Arnold whose heart stopped for 37 seconds while on the operating room table during her son, Jacob's delivery. Doctors say that she technically died and that all electric signals were blank in the room.
The eerie part of this story is that prior to her scary encounter, Arnold sensed that she was going to die and could not shake the feeling. What's more shocking is WHY this happened to her in the first place.Continue Reading >
While "fit mom" Maria Kang or the Norwegian soccer player's wife with the flat post-pregnancy tummy have caused controversy, another woman is receiving praise. Taryn Brumfitt bravely proved that after having three children her body looks NOTHING like the women mentioned above. The 35-year-old mom posted before and after pregnancy pictures of herself on Facebook.
She has been applauded for promoting a realistic and healthy depiction of what a woman's body looks like after having a baby. In fact, she felt a need to sound-off to women everywhere to let them know that having the perfect body isn't all it's cracked up to be.Continue Reading >
This may just be one of the craziest stories I've ever heard. An elderly woman in Colombia just found out that she's been pregnant for 40 years! I know that sound impossible to believe, but after suffering from strong abdominal pain, a scan revealed the SHOCKING cause: a calcified fetus she's been carrying for over four decades ... I told you it was crazy!Continue Reading >
I will be the very first to admit how to difficult it can be to stick with any sort of exercise regime through the first harrowing months of pregnancy. And of course, once you start slacking, it only becomes easier to do so. I know marathon runners, who gave up on exercise altogether while pregnant! Thanks to morning sickness and some early bleeding, I myself abandoned most attempts at exercise (other than walking) for at least four or five months when I was pregnant with my son.Continue Reading >
New dad Anthony Stuart is a graphic designer. So it only makes sense that when he found out he and his wife, Kristi, were expecting, he decided he wanted to introduce his baby to the world in the most creative way possible!
He took a series of hilarious photos capturing Kristi's pregnancy and when his baby girl, Grace, was finally born in July, he started a blog called "Daddy's Little Prop" (ha!) to debut his final results. And the snapshots showing off little Grace to the public are so funny and adorable, you're pretty much guaranteed to laugh out loud.Continue Reading >
Some women think sex has to go out the window when you're pregnant, but let me tell you that they don't know what they're missing. While things do get a bit tricky the further along you are in your pregnancy, there are several great positions that are perfect for you and your partner to try out when you're expecting.Continue Reading >
When I saw this picture of a very pregnant Lea-Ann Ellison doing a squat while lifting a barbell, I was jealous. The 35-year-old's third baby is due in only two weeks and I would've given anything to have her strength, stamina and determination when I was pregnant. So I couldn't believe it when I learned Ellison has gotten all kind of mean and misguided comments after posting the photo to a CrossFit page on Facebook, but it guess it just goes to show how alive myths about what you can and can't do while pregnant still are.Continue Reading >