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Friday, May 9th, 2014
Mila Kunis is taking future mommyhood very seriously. Besides practicing prenatal yoga to make sure she and baby are as healthy as possible, the actress revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she plans on having a natural birth. “I did this to myself, I might as well do it right,” she said.
That is quite the controversial statement—one that could get many a mama and mama-to-be in an uproar. Obviously, there’s more than one way to give birth, and natural birth isn’t for everyone. But apparently daddy-to-be Ashton—who is learning Russian, Mila’s native language, so they can raise their child to be bilingual—is being super-supportive of the decision, even watching birthing documentaries with her. (Um, can you say best dad-to-be ever?!).
“We looked into the midwife aspect of [birth], spoke to my OB/GYN and realized the hospital I’m going to be laboring in does have a midwife, you know, doula type of thing,” she said. “So I’m gonna do it as all-natural as I possibly can unless there’s an emergency or something [goes] wrong.”
Good for her! But note to Mila: there actually is a difference between a midwife and a doula. Midwives (who can range in credentials from non-accredited to certified midwives and certified nurse-midwives) take the place of an ob-gyn, and they deliver the child.
Labor doulas are more like birth coaches. Unlike nurses or doctors, a doula is in the room at all times during the birth. Her job is to educate the mom about the birth process and help her relax during what can be a stressful time—through using nonmedical techniques to lessen labor pains, like massage, a birthing ball or getting into various positions rather than just being flat on your back. She is also an advocate for the parents when all of this new, crazy information about childbirth is swirling around them, explaining step-by-step what’s going on throughout the birthing process. The biggest difference, though, is that a midwife is there to focus on the baby, and a doula is there to focus on the mom.
Whatever Mila’s final birth plan entails, I hope her labor goes smoothly! It’s a lot of work, but the end prize—a beautiful baby!—is well worth the effort.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Last month news broke that Mila Kunis is expecting her first child with fiancé Ashton Kutcher. Now Us Weekly is reporting that the longtime friends and former That ‘70s Show costars are expecting what’s sure to be a beautiful baby girl! Just think: Mila’s stunning blue eyes with Ashton’s killer cheekbones and infectious smile. Not to mention the sense of humor she’ll probably have with these two as her parents.
While Mila—who was recently crowned Best Villain at the MTV Movie Awards—isn’t as much of a girlie-girl as her That ‘70s Show character, Jackie, I can’t help but think how Jackie would have reacted if she were the one with the baby news. I’d like to think she’d be jumping up and down, and would go right out and buy a closetful of feminine onesies and frilly, lacy pink dresses for her little princess and rows and rows of shoes.
No word on whether Mila has embarked on a super-sized baby shopping spree just yet, but sources say she loves being pregnant and that she and Ashton are so happy to be bringing a little one into the world together. Ashton is even said to be setting up playdates with his former That ‘70s Show castmate, Danny Masterson, and his daughter Fianna Francis.
It’s the first child for both, but Ashton has plenty of experience around girls, thanks to his marriage to ex Demi Moore, where he was a bonus dad to her three daughters. He may not have diaper duty experience, but he’s definitely versed in teenage girl problems!
Wondering if you’ll have a boy or a girl? Take our gender prediction quiz!
TELL US: What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever gotten that you’d like to pass on to Mila and Ashton?
Image of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis via Twitter.
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Monday, March 24th, 2014
Former wrestler and Dancing with the Stars stunner Stacy Keibler is thrilled to share she has a bun in the oven! That’s right, George Clooney’s ex is going to be a mama, but not with George. The Supermarket Superstar host married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre on the beach in Punta Mita, Mexico, on March 8 after being friends for five years. Then, on the same day news broke about Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher being pregnant, Stacy and Jared revealed that they’re expecting their first child together too!
Stacy shared her baby news on Instagram first by saying, “Look what we’ve got cooking! A Bun’dle of love!” The note was accompanied by a photo of an actual bun baking in the oven. So cute! Stacy then told People, “We’re an elated family-to-be! Both Jared and I didn’t think that we were ever going to get married or have kids… When you meet the right person, everything changes.”
And Stacy couldn’t be more excited to be a mom. “I’m so ready for it. I feel for the first time like I’m really fulfilled and at peace.” Aww! Stacy is due this summer, so we can expect a lot of chic maternity maxi dresses in her future.
TELL US: How did you let friends and family know you were expecting?
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Monday, March 24th, 2014
The latest celebrity baby trend seems to be announcing your engagement, then your pregnancy, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have done just that! Following in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson, Mila and Ashton are expecting their first child, nearly a month after confirming their engagement. Mila has even been spotted taking a prenatal yoga class recently in Hollywood, according to E!.
“Ashton and Mila feel like they won the baby lottery,” a friend of the couple told OK magazine, which reports that Mila is four months along in her pregnancy. “It was a total shock for both of them, but they feel up for the challenge,” the friend said. “It didn’t seem like it was possible for them to fall any deeper in love, but the prospect of raising an insta-family together has solidified their commitment to each other.”
The longtime friends—who are only expecting one baby, not twins which has previously been rumored—first met on the set of That ‘70s Show in 1998 and went public with their relationship in 2012 after Ashton split from first wife Demi Moore. This will be the first child for both, though Ashton became very close to his ex-wife’s three daughters, so he has some dad experience—just not with babies!
Ashton described (step) fatherhood to USA Today in 2011: “It’s a completely learn-on-the-job thing,” he said. “Your best teachers are your parents anyway. You take the ‘best of’ from your parents and you try to eliminate the ‘worst of’ from your parents.”
Congrats to Mila and Ashton! You’ll get the hang of parenthood by feeling your way through, just like the rest of us!
And in more baby news, Alyssa Milano announced on her website that she is expecting her second child—a little brother or sister for son Milo, 2 ½ . She told People in September: “I want to have another child, just because I want Milo to have a sibling and have someone to grow with. My brother and I are so close, and I can’t imagine not giving my son that kind of relationship.”
We’ll have to wait to see if two is enough for Alyssa, or if little Milo will be getting more siblings soon.
TELL US: How many kids do you want to have? Then take our quiz to see if you’re ready for another baby.
Image of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher via Twitter.
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