No amount of alcohol during pregnancy is safe, study says

After alcohol was discovered to have an adverse impact on fetuses in the 1970s, expectant mothers across the U.S. withheld from drinking until they delivered. However, in recent years, some studies have emerged claiming that consuming alcohol in moderation won't hurt an unborn child - in fact, a few researchers went so far as to say that it could even be helpful. However, a recent study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research urges that pregnant moms …

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Which celebrity mom went down a waterslide while expecting?

Would you go watersliding when your due date was just a few months away? Elsa Pataky recently stirred up a flurry of commentary as photos of her doing just that during her vacation in St. Barts circulated online. You might not see much wrong with an innocent trip down this inflatable water toy, but her mother and husband, Chris Helmsworth, have had to pull the reins on some of her more precarious ideas. In an interview with Hello! Magazine, the Spanish beauty shares, "I'm pregnant and …

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Which former Disney star is recording an album while pregnant?

After launching into stardom as the teen star of the Disney hit show Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff has grown up, settled down, married and is now expecting her first child. Duff and her husband, hockey star Mike Comrie, will welcome home a newborn sometime in March, US Magazine reports. In the meantime, 24-year-old Duff has been in the music studio with producer Matt Squire, who tweeted after a day of recording, "Such an amazing session with @HilaryDuff yesterday!! Xcited!!!!!" In an …

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Can pregnancy affect your memory?

The large number of expectant moms who regularly forget things like where they parked their car or what they ate for breakfast has led to a host of terms (such as pregnancy brain and momnesia) categorizing the forgetfulness experienced during gestation. Have you had a hard time remembering lately? Here is the science behind this phenomenon and what you can do to stop it from affecting your day-to-day life. The science behind pregnancy brain In 2010, the Australian National University in …

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The top foods to avoid during pregnancy

If you're an expectant mom, you likely know two of the main things to avoid while pregnant - cigarettes and alcohol. However, in addition to these substances, there are numerous other foods to avoid that could pose a risk to your baby, as well as foods that you should eat sparingly. Mercury This potentially toxic compound can be found in certain varieties of seafood, including swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish, and can cause developmental damage in a growing fetus. Canned tuna generally …

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Is it a boy or a girl? Some old wives’ tales that may predict the outcome – Part II

Even if you decide to let the ultrasound technician tell you the gender of your baby, you may have to endure up to five months of suspense as you wait for the image to reveal the sex. Thankfully, you and your partner can use secret methods of determining whether you'll have a son or daughter. Most of these tests are generally considered to be old wives' tales and have no strong scientific evidence behind them. However, folklore has to originate somewhere, and you just may make an …

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Secret tricks to reduce swelling during pregnancy

Swelling generally starts to occur around the fifth month of pregnancy and increases during the third trimester. Approximately 25 percent of an expectant mom's weight gain consists of fluid. This spike is attributed to a larger blood volume, which facilitates the transfer of nutrients and waste between mother and child, as well as body fluids that help the body expand to accommodate the baby. If you're tired of barely being able to fit into your shoes or can't stand the sight of …

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Top 3 best actresses pregnant while filming a movie

While writers will occasionally write a pregnancy into the plot of a sitcom, movies don't offer the same flexibility. Thankfully, an impending visit from the stork doesn't have to get in the way of a great performance. The following women achieved some of the most memorable moments on screen, even while getting ready for a baby.Marilyn Monroe. This dazzling starlet is known to have endured several rocky relationships, and one of the more difficult episodes came when she was pregnant during …

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J.R. Martinez’ first born child to be a girl

J.R. Martinez, the Iraq war veteran who stole hearts across America during his inspirational run on Dancing with the Stars, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. "I can't wait to show her everything," Martinez told People magazine. "I want to get her into sports and I want her to know she can do anything and be anything she wants to be." The 28-year-old told US Weekly that his daughter could possibly get lessons from his DWTS partner Karina …

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Alessandra Ambrosio – 2 months pregnant and still on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk (photo)?

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio managed to keep her pregnancy a secret throughout most of the first trimester, even walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show proudly baring her belly without anyone noticing that she was expecting. Ambrosio and fiance Jamie Mazur already have a 3-year-old daughter Anja Louise, who is seen touching her mom's subtle baby bump at the beach in a photo released by the leggy lady. The picture was snapped in her hometown Florianopolis, Brazil. The …

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