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This Is How Gwen Told Gavin She Was Pregnant…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Telling your mate that you’re pregnant is a really big deal—and lots of us like to do it up in style. But when Gwen Stefani discovered she was expecting her third child, baby Apollo, her method of sharing the news with hubby Gavin Rossdale was a little more unconventional.

As Us Weekly reports, in an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show yesterday, Gavin spilled the beans on how Gwen told him. “I got this email on the road, from Gwen, and the title was in capitals, ‘LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW.’ I was like, ‘What is this?’ My blood pressure went through the roof. And I opened the e-mail, and it was the pregnancy stick.’”

It wasn’t exactly the most romantic way to share the big news, but I’m thinking it’s kind of like how your oldest child gets the completely filled in baby book and thousands of pictures of every milestone along they way, while the second and third kids kind of get the short shaft. For instance, we made three photo books documenting my oldest daughter’s arrival, while there’s one slim volume for my youngest.

Tell us: How did you tell your mate that you were expecting? Did your announcements get a little less elaborate with each additional pregnancy?

Not sure if you’re expecting? Take our quiz to see if it’s time to get that pregnancy test. And don’t forget to like Everything Pregnancy on Facebook to keep up with the latest in pregnancy-related news.

Your Pregnancy: 5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms Most Women Deal With
Your Pregnancy: 5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms Most Women Deal With
Your Pregnancy: 5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms Most Women Deal With

Image: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, by DFree / Shutterstock.com

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Could YOU Handle a Pregnancy at 51?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

That’s the question a lot of readers are asking after checking out the New York Post’s article on Manhattan publicist Tracey Kahn, who’s a single mom pregnant with her second child at the age of 51.

Tracey reasons out that she’s in good health, well-off, and excited to have two children. And she’s not alone—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women having children over age 50 have increased fourfold over the past decade. And we’ve seen plenty of celebrities, including Halle Berry, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman and Gwen Stefani, become pregnant after age 40.

Of course, there are risks associated with late-age pregnancy, such as increased risk for type 2 diabetes, stillbirth, and placenta previa for the mom-to-be, and increased risk of Down Syndrome or other genetic issues for the baby. (But Tracey’s using donor sperm and eggs, so she bypasses those issues, at least for her child.)

How old is too old to become a new mom? I know I feel too old, and I’m just in my early 40s—despite my daughters’ pleadings for a little sister or brother. But if you’re healthy, you’re energetic, and you’re motivated—why not? Kudos to Tracey for taking on motherhood at 51.

Tell us: How old were you when you had your last child? Would you consider becoming pregnant over 50?

Take our quiz to find out if you’re ready for another baby. And don’t forget to like Everything Pregnancy to keep up with the very latest pregnancy-related news!

Pregnancy Myths: What Should You Believe?
Pregnancy Myths: What Should You Believe?
Pregnancy Myths: What Should You Believe?

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Royal Baby News: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Prince William and Kate MiddletonStop the world: Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting again! The pregnancy—probably the second-most anticipated ever (after her first, of course)—was confirmed this morning by an official palace announcement.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.

The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.

Poor Kate! The Duchess’ awful morning sickness with Prince George was well-documented, and it’s a huge bummer for her that it’s back again. (Pregnancy symptoms can be different with second pregnancies, after all.)

No word on when Prince George will officially become a big brother, but according to People.com, Kate is “believed to be fewer than three months pregnant.”

We hope Kate feels better soon, and are so excited that Prince George is going to be a big brother! Congrats to the Royal family!

Are you expecting? Find out what’s going on at every stage with our Daily Kick newsletters. And don’t forget to like Everything Pregnancy on Facebook to keep up with the latest pregnancy news (including the latest on the royal baby!).

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry

Photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton: Shutterstock

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See How Snooki’s Helping Her Son Bond With Her Baby

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Snooki will be giving birth to her baby daughter any day now, but big-brother-to-be Lorenzo is already getting close to his little sister. The former Jersey Shore star posted this adorable picture of Lorenzo bonding with her bump. The cute caption? “Lorenzo summoning sissy to come out.” And based on media reports that Snooki’s having a tougher go of it with this pregnancy, I bet she’s hoping sissy comes out STAT!

I know how hard it can be for a big brother or sister to be excited about a new baby—we spent months prepping our oldest, and there were definitely some growing pains when her little sister came home. (Though fortunately, they’ve been thick as thieves for a long time now!) I hope Snooki’s little Lorenzo makes an easy transition to his status as big brother.

Tell us: How did you prep your older kids for a new arrival? Did you have any jealousy issues going on with your older kids? And how did you manage that?

Read up on the best ways to prepare your older kids for their new sister or brother—and how to manage life with two (or more!). To keep up on the latest pregnancy news, you should like Everything Pregnancy on Facebook—and sign up for one of our pregnancy newsletters!

What You Need to Know About Birth Order
What You Need to Know About Birth Order
What You Need to Know About Birth Order

Image: Snooki and Lorenzo, courtesy Instagram/Snooki

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Which 7th Heaven Star Is Expecting?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

It’s baby #2 for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager alum Beverley Mitchell, who announced that she and husband Michael Cameron are expecting early next year. Her big announcement came via her WhoSay account: “#tbt to the place where Michael asked me to marry him, and this past year where we stood as a family of three! Can’t believe in 2015 we will be a family of 4!!!”

Beverley is already the mom to daughter Kenzie Lynne, who was born in March 2013.

Congrats to the happy couple—and looking forward to hearing all about their new arrival in the next few months!

Tell us: How did you share your baby news with the your friends and family? (And if you’re looking for ideas, check out these creative ways to share the big baby news.)

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Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3

Image: Courtesy of the Cameron Family

 

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