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 >
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 >
OMG, I'm literally dying of laughter over here because I just stumbled upon what is probably the most hilarious site I've ever seen chronicling pregnancy.
It's called Pregnant Husband and it was created by the twisted and hysterical mind of Jeffrey Bausch. We should give this man an award, because even though he didn't actually experience the pregnancy himself, he obviously paid a whole lot of attention to his wife the entire time.Continue Reading >
Every single time I see a pregnant celebrity her skin is suddenly glowing with radiance. It never fails! But some women feel like they don't experience the same plump and radiant effects during those 9 months of pregnancy.
In fact, I've met quite a few ladies who have complained about how the sudden hormone changes just left them exhausted with dry, dull complexions. So, is the pregnancy glow thing just a load of BS?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 >
Rihanna has been so sick lately, she was forced to cancel four concert dates on her Diamonds World Tour. Now that she's back with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown (you know, the jerk responsible for giving her that infamous horrific beat down) and suffering from so many medical issues, it kind of makes you wonder … could she be pregnant?Continue Reading >
Joanne Turton has a mystery condition that has made her appear 8 months pregnant for the last 15 years and now doctors say they may have found a solution for her. The 33-year-old British mom from Hull, England claims that she has suffered from an undiagnosed bowel condition since she was 18, which has severely bloated her to the point that she looks 8 months pregnant!
The bloating isn't the only problem, as the pressure causes Turton pains on her sides and has prevented her from having a normal social life. The Hull Daily Mail says that her doctors were set to operate with a revolutionary machine to help her problem …except they ended up delaying the procedure. Poor mom!Continue Reading >
Inspired by my own musings on the unexpected benefits of motherhood and a post on Yahoo's Life of Mom video blog about the hidden benefits of pregnancy, I've spent some time today reminiscing about all the awesome things I got to do while pregnant, but have absolutely no excuse for now. So instead of dwelling on things that once were (okay ... maybe dwelling a little), I thought I'd help all the pregnant ladies out there (or those of you considering getting pregnant!) find a few ways to take full advantage before it's too late. Below are my top five secret perks of pregnancy. Be sure to try them out shame free!Continue Reading >
Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, didn't have plans to share the news that they'll soon be parents until Christmas. But since Kate had to be hospitalized beause of severe nausea and dehydration, they didn't have any other option but revealing their secret. When I found out that the Duchess was hospitalized, I was honestly surprised because I had never before heard that pregnancy-related nausea and morning sickness could be so severe to warrant a hospital stay. After reading a bit more into it, I found out that what Kate is suffers from is called hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition I didn't even know existed.
Even though it's a very uncommon condition, affecting only about 1 to 2 percent of pregnant women, those women who have suffered from it say it's the worst thing that ever happened to them.Continue Reading >