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Celebrity Pregnancies: Who’s Due Next?

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Now that Snooki and Chelsea Clinton have had their babies, you may be wondering what to do with those precious moments of your day spent scrolling the tabs for celebrity baby bump news. Fear not! We bring you a digest of who’s yet to deliver, and when to expect their bundles of joy.

Mila Kunis: Ashton Kutcher’s future wife may be next—she’s due any day! (Just remember it’s Mila herself who’s pregnant, and not her fiance—or face her wrath!) Of course, she’s still out doing tons of yoga.

Kelly Rowland: Speaking of prenatal yoga fans, this former Destiny’s Child star may be due around the end of the year, given she announced her pregnancy in May—when she wasn’t even remotely showing.

Alicia Keys: Just looking at the the size of her bump, which she splashed nude across Instagram for a good cause, the singer looks to be a few months from dropping her latest release. In fact, she told the AP she’s expecting her second child with hubby Swizz Beatz in December—the same time of year she often chooses to release her albums!

Kourtney Kardashian: Also probably delivering in December is this Keeping Up With the Kardashians star. She’s expecting her third child with boyfriend Scott Disick.

Vanessa Lachey: Social media also delivered the announcement of this star’s pregnancy, on her wedding anniversary on July 15. She’s expecting her second child with husband Nick Lachey.

Zoe Saldana: Although this mama-to-be has kept mostly mum on her pregnancy even while her bump continues to grow, it’s growing alright. How big will it get before she pops? There’s no telling—as the star is rumored to be expecting twins!

Jill Duggar: The 19 Kids and Counting star didn’t waste any time getting pregnant after saying “I do:” She wed on June 21, and announced her pregnancy on August 20, before clearing that first-trimester hurdle.

Carrie Underwood: Among the newest stars to announce a pregnancy, this country crooner shared the news with her fans on social media on Labor Day. (Get it?)

Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child with Prince William. As with Kate’s first pregnancy, the palace was forced to make the announcement early, given the royal is suffering from acute morning sickness.

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Guess Which Celeb Loves Pregnancy (and Why)?!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Membership in the pregnancy club definitely has its privileges. In many cases, the baby-incubating life stage comes with a pair of very big perks.

Ahem. We’re talking about boobs, get it? And Mila Kunis is among that particular pregnancy symptom’s biggest fans. In an interview with Marie Claire—she’s the mag’s July issue cover girl—she describes going from an A cup to a C, and being pretty thrilled about those new developments.

“They’re amazing,” she said. “They’ve tripled in size. I was a 34A; now I’m a 36C. I’m so excited! I’m telling everyone I know, ‘Go ahead, touch them! Without being an a–hole, I have to say, I love being pregnant.”

It’s been a big week for sound bites for the future wife of Ashton Kutcher. On Tuesday night, she went on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a much-publicized rant aimed at dads-to-be who use the phrase, “We’re pregnant.”

Of course, her remarks have not been without controversy. After her Kimmel comments, I went on record with the opposing point of view; I don’t mind if my husband uses that language to describe this period while we expect our babies. He’s shouldering a significant chunk of the various burdens too, after all. (Ashton, how about you?)

And I’m taking issue with Kunis again this time. Sure, being pregnant can be a wondrous thing—at the beginning. This was especially true for me because I experienced zero morning sickness (thank you, thank you, thank you, lucky stars) or even any bouts of extreme fatigue. I found that people gave up seats, encouraged me to cut in bathroom lines, and made general accommodations for me as I started to show—before I had any real challenging physical symptoms. Nice strangers who made me feel special: What a novelty! This pregnancy thing rocks!

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Mila Kunis’ Pregnancy Rant to Future Dads: Where Do You Stand?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Mila KunisWell-known hottie and expectant mom Mila Kunis appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night — and launched into a full-fledged, pre-scripted pregnancy rant after the show’s host remarked that he and his wife are pregnant too.

“I’m Mila Kunis with a very special message for all you soon-to-be fathers,” she said, addressing Kimmel and the TV audience after hopping off the couch and grabbing a mic. “Stop saying we’re pregnant. You’re not pregnant. Do you have to squeeze a watermelon size person out of your lady hole? Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No.”

I hear you, Mila. I have always thought it sounded extremely hokey when people used the royal “we” to describe men’s role in pregnancy. If you know how babies are made, you know that’s not how it works. So it’s cringe-worthy to hear it said aloud. It just doesn’t sound right.

That said, I have to disagree with the star that future dads’ role in pregnancy involves simply “roll[ing] over and fall[ing] asleep.” Here’s a small sampling of things it has involved for my own husband, especially as I enter into the late stages of the game while carrying multiples:

  • Physically lifting every single thing heavier than an iPhone that requires lifting
  • Carrying my decidedly un-unisex handbag all over town
  • Assembling all the nursery furniture and baby gifts
  • Washing just about every dish generated in our home, and cooking most meals too (as standing becomes difficult for me)
  • Attending every breastfeeding, parenting, and infant CPR class right alongside me, as well as every doctor’s appointment (with an hour commute each way, compared to my work-from-home flexibility)
  • Fetching all manner of heating pads, ice packs, and Tums in the middle of the night (also known as not sleeping through the night, just like his pregnant wife)
  • Being the rudder that steadies the entire family’s emotional ship (and that job alone — let me tell you — it ain’t easy)

So, from where I sit, my kids’ dad-to-be is very much steeped in the pregnancy — in a support role, yes, but also in ways that are very physical. For that reason, I’m totally OK with him applying the “we’re pregnant” phrasing if he’s so inclined.

Even though, as Kunis so poignantly noted, it is a little weird.

Let us know: How does it make you feel when men say, “We’re pregnant?”

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Your Baby Bump: How to Hide It, Celebrity Style!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Hayden PanettiereOkay, so unlike celebrities, most of us regular folks don’t have paparazzi photographing our every move, and tabloids wondering if our belly bloat is actually a baby bump—but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to reveal our pregnancy news on our own terms, just like the stars!
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No Epidural for Mila Kunis! Her Birth Plan Revealed

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.

TELL US: Are you planning on hiring a doula?

Image of Mila Kunis courtesy of Featureflash/Shutterstock. 

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