Conceiving Part 3: Your 40s

It may have taken a while, but now that you're preparing for pregnancy as a woman in your 40s, you might be asking yourself if you're still at a good age. Is your body still capable of producing eggs? Are you too set in your ways to be a flexible parent? Have all those years of saving paid off? Here's what you need to know about conceiving in your 40s. There's no shame in focusing more on yourself in your 20s and 30s by not having kids, but once you hit 45, many experts say …

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Pregnancy Week 6 – first trimester troubles?

YOUR CHANGING LIFE Feeling a little cranky? Welcome to week six of your pregnancy. By now, the excitement has probably died down a bit (although it's probably never going to go away completely) and you may be starting to really feel the effects of carrying a child in your womb. On the outside, nothing may seem very different - you're certainly not going to start showing at this point - but that doesn't mean that nothing's happening on the inside. Lately, you may have started …

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Reese Witherspoon’s bump enjoys high-fashion coverage

As Reese Witherspoon's due date approaches, she's been having to step up her game when it comes to fashionably dressing her oversized baby bump. While breezy dresses and casual tennis outfits kept her comfortable in the first two trimesters, she's getting more creative as she's getting ready for baby.Recently, the actress had a lunch date at the Bouchon restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. Photos posted on CelebrityBabyScoop.com show her wearing a black ensemble that was the epitome of …

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Snooki dresses up her bump for her Gorilla Beach book tour

New Jersey's Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, is a mere six weeks away from giving birth to her first born - a boy who's name will be Lorenzo. While many moms-to-be would spend the last few weeks preparing for baby and keeping a low profile, Snooki and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, have been busy making public appearances.Recently, the couple showed up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the opening of a sandwich shop at Showboat Casino to promote Snooki's new book, Gorilla Beach, reports …

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Gisele Bündchen flaunts rumored baby bump on the beach

Rumors have been swirling for a while now about Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's second pregnancy, and although neither has confirmed the speculation, it's going to be hard to deny it now. Gisele was at the beach in Costa Rica recently flaunting a growing belly in a tiny two-piece.According to photos posted on the UK's The Daily Mail, the 31-year-old model played with her 2-year-old first born son Benjamin on the shore while wearing a bikini bathing suit. The gray bikini featured a triangle …

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Marissa Mayer plans to take a few weeks of maternity leave – is that enough?

Yahoo!'s newly appointed CEO, 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, made headlines not just for being one of the few leading women of a Fortune 500 company, but for announcing her pregnancy soon afterward. While debates have since taken place about whether or not women truly can have it all - family and an extremely successful career - it's the length of her maternity leave that's worth noting. "I like to stay in the rhythm of things," she told Fortune Magazine. "My maternity …

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Camila Alves dresses her bump to perfection in all-white ensemble

Many mom-to-bes lament going through a pregnancy during the hot summer months. The extra weight plus the added humidity is enough to drive anyone crazy, but Camila Alves doesn't seem to be fazed by the temperature. In fact, she stepped out in Beverly Hills recently dressing her bump to perfection in a bright, breezy ensemble.According to pictures posted on Us Weekly Magazine's website, the Brazilian model and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel wearing a …

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Top 5 labor positions to make the process more comfortable

Women in labor are often depicted in movies or TV shows either lying helplessly on a hospital bed as contractions wreak havoc on their bodies or pacing around the room, carefully pulling their IV stands in tow and breathing heavily. But there are plenty of other positions that are helpful when you're getting ready for baby, many of which have benefits for you and your unborn child. Here are the top five to consider. 1. Standing squat. This simply involves standing upright, bending your …

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Is there a reason why food cravings happen during a pregnancy?

You've probably heard plenty of stories about pregnant women making their husbands go to the grocery store to pick up some totally weird foods. It turns out that plenty of women (about half) experience changes in taste or sudden cravings during a pregnancy. But what's responsible for these out-there food preferences? Well, scientists don't really know for sure why some women start craving cheese sandwiches or give up a longtime love of steak. However, there are a few theories as …

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Conceiving Part 2: Your 30s

Now that you're preparing for pregnancy, you might be wondering how you're going to fare as a woman in her 30s. Is your body still primed for ovulation? Have you finally gained enough hold on your life to welcome a new addition? Will your relationship suffer from the stress of a baby? These are the types of questions you may be asking yourself, so here are some answers about pregnancy in your 30s to help you out. For many women, having a baby in their 30s is a happy medium. Although …

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