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Is Another Kardashian Baby on the Way?!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Kourtney KardashianReports have been swirling that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want another baby, but fresh off the Kimye wedding in Florence, Italy, comes news that it’s another Kardashian sister—Kourtney—who’s pregnant!

Us Weekly exclusively reports that the reality TV star and her longtime partner, Scott Disick, are expecting their third child togetter.

According to one source, Kourtney, 35, is a only few months along. Another source tells the magazine that the pregnancy was planned, and that Kourtney “wants to have a handful of kids.”
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Kim Kardashian Gives Ciara Baby Advice!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Kim Kardashian and hip-hop star Ciara have been friends for years, but the sisterhood of motherhood has brought these besties even closer together. Kim—who’s already mom to baby North, 10 months—has shared mommy advice with Ciara, who is expecting a baby boy with rapper/producer fiancé Future, on “everything from breastfeeding to how a stroller works,” Ciara told W magazine.

Kim’s greatest advice to date? She encouraged Ciara to allow “your child to be who they want to be—as long as they want to be something great.” After all, “you don’t know your child until they get here, you don’t know their personality,” Ciara says in the interview with W. “There is a lot of learning to do. I loved that advice.”

The “Body Party” singer—who, as W notes, originally announced her pregnancy with Barbara Walters on The View and had Kim by her side at her blue-and-white themed baby shower—was also recently spotted looking at cribs at Bel Bambini in West Hollywood with Kardashian. Beforehand, Ciara tweeted, along with a photo of herself: “Me Before Going 2 Do Some Baby Prep Stuff With My Friend Kimmie. #ExcitingTimes.. Still Feels Surreal That This Is Actually Happening. Xo. Mommy.”

It might still feel surreal, but the proof is in the photos! To accompany the interview in W, Ciara did a gorgeous pregnancy shoot in everything from long, glamorous gowns to one-piece bathing suits to a crop top and leggings, revealing her beautiful bare belly (below).

 

“My mom and I don’t have a lot of photos of my early years,” Ciara explains in the interview. “So I decided we should document everything. This is one of those moments you can’t repeat.”

Clearly, Ciara loved the results (as she should—she looks mamalicious!) as she tweeted: “Thank You @Wmag For Documenting One Of The Most Special Times In My Life, In The Most Beautiful Way Possible. #MyMostFavoriteShoot2Date #HappyTimes.”

Pregnancy is one of the most special times in your life, and deserves to be celebrated! I encourage each of you to take lots of photos for yourself and for your future child to see. You don’t want to look back and wish you had taken more pics, so document every second of your journey!

To see more of the photos from Ciara’s W shoot, click here.

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Image of Ciara and Kim Kardashian via Instagram; Ciara in W via Twitter.

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Take THIS to Reduce Your Risk of Preeclampsia

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

If you’re like I was when I was pregnant, I was reading everything about pregnancy that I could get my hands on. It was great to be informed, but at times I thought I’d drive myself crazy trying to self-diagnose what I was feeling after reading all of the various ways pregnancies can be complicated (for the record I developed gestational diabetes but otherwise had a healthy pregnancy, and a very healthy son).

One of the big baddies is preeclampsia, a condition usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy and characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, liver disease and blood-clotting abnormalities. Nearly seven million pregnant women suffer from it a year (including stars like Angelina Jolie, Faith Hill and Jennifer Lopez and rumor has it Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears had it too), and it’s the leading cause of death in pregnant women.

When a pregnant woman develops preeclampsia in the second trimester, her infant often must be delivered prematurely to avoid severe maternal complications, like stroke (similar to the eclampsia death on Downtown Abbey).

But there’s a silver lining to this Debbie Downer of a disease. To prevent the dangerous disorder, The U.S. Preventative Service Task Force is recommending 81 milligrams of low-dose aspirin daily—after 12 weeks of gestation—for pregnant women at high risk. Women are considered high risk if they’ve had preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy, are expecting multiples, or if they have a history of diabetes, hypertension or kidney disease.

This recommendation follows other medical organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Heart Association , which have also advised that high-risk women use low-dose aspirin.

However, the task force also recommends that expectant women with multiple moderate-risk factors may also benefit from low-dose aspirin. These risks include obesity, a family history of preeclampsia, women older than 35, and African-American women.

Research shows that “low-dose aspirin every day lowers the risk of preeclampsia by 24 percent,” says Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, the co-vice chair of USPSTF. “And it lowers the risk of pre-term birth by 14 percent.”

As always, consult your doctor before taking any medicine—including over-the-counter drugs—while pregnant.

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Pregnant with TWINS & Being Belly Bashed? Not Cool!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Chris Hemsworth’s gorgeous wife Elsa Pataky—who is seven months pregnant with twins—was working it on the Oscars red carpet. The Fast & Furious 6 star was totally owning her bump, which was proudly on display in an eye-catching teal custom-made Elie Saab embellished gown. She looked like she was having a blast posing beside her hunky husband (Who wouldn’t? Um, hello, he’s Thor for a reason!). I’m sure she was savoring the big night out, which will likely be few and far between once the twins join big sister India, 21 months.

Then E!’s Fashion Police had to go and burst her precious mama-to-be bubble by making fun of her bump. “I’m sorry, look at her tummy! She is HUGE. I know why she’s huge, I saw her sonogram,” joked Joan Rivers as the camera cut to the selfie of Ellen DeGeneres posing with 10 other stars (plus Lupita Nyong’o’s brother). And making things worse, jerky co-host and fashion stylist George Kotsiopoulos chimed in, “That doesn’t look like a baby bump—looks like a beer belly!”

Oh, no they didn’t!  Yes, yes, they did! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I wanted to yell back some choice expletives at the TV screen. How could they? Being pregnant is such a sacred time, and one when you truly have no control whatsoever over your body. Of course, Elsa’s not the first star to be fat-shamed while pregnant (Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson!), but it doesn’t make it anymore acceptable. Yes, the show is supposed to be funny—supposed to be—but this time it crossed the Mean Girl line, in my opinion.

TELL US: Do you think when it comes to comedy everyone’s a fair target? Or should pregnant fat jokes be off limits?

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Comfy (Not Frumpy!) Clothes
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Image of Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth via Twitter.

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Kim Kardashian Wants HOW MANY Kids With Kanye West?

Friday, January 17th, 2014

It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian and rapper-fiancé Kanye West are in love with 7-month-old daughter North. Since having her, she’s practically all they can talk—or Instagram—about (and who can blame them, she’s a total cutie!). So the big question is: How many kids will Kimye have? Kim recently addressed that on Ellen, explaining that having Baby North has changed that answer for her. “I’ve always wanted about six (like her mom),” said Kim. “After having North, I would have a million!”

Hold up—before Balenciaga starts mass-producing designer onesies for Kim’s humongous clan, she went on to say she’d have a million if pregnancy wasn’t so hard. “I wouldn’t really wish [my pregnancy experience] upon anyone. Anyone,” she said. “It’s all worth it in the end, so I would definitely suffer through that. But pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all!”

This isn’t the first time Kim has spoken out saying pregnancy isn’t as easy breezy as some moms make it seem. While pregnant, she told Entertainment Tonight, “I wouldn’t say that it’s been easy,” she said. “When people say pregnancy is fun and they love it, I would have to disagree. I think it will become easier, but it’s…a little painful…it’s an adjustment.”

If you believe the rumors, Kim would like to get pregnant—and married—this summer. According to Us Weekly, a source has told them that Kim wants to be expecting by June, and be a pregnant bride.” Kim has already confirmed she and Kanye plan to be married in July. The source adds: “She’s hoping for a girl next, then a boy.” I guess we’ll have to wait to see what she wants the other nine hundred thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven to be! LOL.

Images of Kim Kardashian via Instagram.

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