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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Naya Rivera and actor-hubby Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child! The Glee actress, 28, took to social media on Tuesday night to share the couple’s exciting news. To surprise fans and followers, she shared a simple-yet-clever graphic of a bun in the oven via instagram.
“We’re having a baby! Ryan and I feel so blessed and can’t wait to welcome the newest member of our family,” Rivera also wrote on her website—along with a throwback photo of both her and her husband when they were kids.
Rivera and Dorsey, who met nearly five years ago, began dating in 2014 and tied the knot seven months ago at a secret ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
As Rivera put it on Twitter, “First comes love… then comes marriage… then comes…”
Congrats to the soon-to-be parents!
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Jaime King is expecting her second child with director-husband Kyle Newman. The “Hart of Dixie” actress shared a pregnancy announcement on Instagram. An oh-so-cute 16-month-old James Knight is seen with a “I’m gonna be a big brother!” sign.
The clever Insta caption read, “So excited to announce THE SEQUEL Coming later this year!! … #BabyTown2 – Created by @kyle_newman and @jaime_king. Also starring #JamesKnight”
King is one tough mama who’s been open about her struggles with infertility, multiple IVF treatments, and miscarriage. Speaking to People, King once shared, “If I’m open about it, hopefully it won’t be so taboo to talk about it.”
Despite her difficulties, King ended up conceiving naturally and giving birth to James Knight in 2013.
We’re excited for King’s latest baby blessing, and can’t wait to find out if she’ll have another awesome themed baby shower and which celeb godparents she’ll pick (maybe Taylor Swift?!).
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Monday, February 16th, 2015
Lena Headey, who plays the deliciously evil Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, is expecting her second child, confirms People.
This is the second child for Headey, who also has a 4-year-old son, Wylie, with an ex-husband. No other news has been released, such as the baby’s gender or father, but Headey requested some privacy along with her pregnancy announcement.
In an interview with The Telegraph last year, the British actress shared her desire to be a mom to more than one child. “My dream is to have more kids,” she said. “I love being a mum and that’s been the hardest thing for me, trying to put to bed my desire to have more children.”
There’s no doubt Headey’s most likely over-the-moon (or is that over Westeros?) about her pregnancy. As she once tweeted:
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Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Let’s face it: Pregnancy can be challenging —both physically and emotionally—whether you’re 21 or 41. But as more and more women delay having children, we no longer bat an eye when mamas of a certain age, from celebs like Halle Berry to our coworkers and next-door neighbors, appear to sail through pregnancy and deliver healthy, bouncing babies.
But a new study from the University of Eastern Finland proves what many older moms already know: Pregnancy can be riskier when you’re of an “advanced maternal age” (that’s charming medical speak meaning “over the age of 35″).
Reeta Lamminpää, MHSc, looked at data from nearly 700,000 Finnish women, specifically observing “pregnancy outcomes and complications… in four different groups of older women: women diagnosed with preeclampsia, women who were smoking, who were overweight or obese and who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).” Not surprisingly, she found that “AMA women had increased risks related to pregnancy and birth compared to younger women aged less than 35 years old.” Specifically:
“AMA women with preeclampsia had increased risk especially for preterm deliveries and small-for-gestational-age-infants (SGA). AMA women who were smoking had increased risk especially for low birth weight (LBW), preterm deliveries, foetal death and SGA-infants. AMA women who were overweight or obese had increased risk especially for preterm deliveries, foetal death, large-for-gestational-age―infants (LGA), Caesarean and preeclampsia. AMA women diagnosed with GDM had increased risk especially for preterm deliveries, foetal death, LGA-infants and preeclampsia.”
Yikes! However, the study points out that identifying older moms-to-be in these at-risk categories could mean earlier detection of complications and lead to healthier moms and babies—and that’s good news for moms of any age.
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
If you have ever spent time worrying that the Pitocin used to aid your delivery could result in ADHD in your kid, now would be a good time to relax.
Earlier, some scientists had raised flags concerning the possibility that Pitocin, a manufactured version of the hormone oxytocin that is frequently used to speed along childbirth, could be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in those babies’ lives. But a significant new study found no connection between the two. Whew!
The new data, published online in the journal Pediatrics, comes from the birth records for more than a half million babies born in Denmark over an eight-year period ending in 2008. Less than one percent of the kids whose moms had been treated with Pitocin—26 percent of the total group—ever developed or were treated for the attention disorder.
Researchers did however find an increase in the occurance of ADHD in kids born to moms who were under the age of 20, or babies who were born prematurely before 32 weeks, and whose birth weights were less than 6.35 pounds.
Given that Pitocin played a role in my own babies’ births, I’m relieved to see the new data. One less thing to worry about!
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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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