Stretch marks – and what you can do about them

Being an expectant mom is an incredible time in any woman's life, and many are happy that they can carry memories of their pregnancies with them forever. For some, however, these reminders of being with a child can get a little too literal. If you don't want to end up with pesky stretch marks at the end of your pregnancy, there are some things you can do while you're expecting to help minimize your odds of ending up with permanent scarring. One way to prevent stretch marks is by …

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Movie Review: Just Go with It

Women across the world have welcomed Jennifer Aniston into their homes and lives for more than 15 years now, and it's safe to say that she feels more like an old gal pal than a performer at this point. When she started earning $1 million per episode for her work on Friends in the '90s, we couldn't help but be happy for the girl. When she wed Brad Pitt and looked beaming in photos, we had tears in our eyes. When Angelina came into the picture, we were sticking pins in our …

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Laila Ali talks about her pregnancy cravings

Laila Ali may be expecting her second child at the moment, but that doesn't mean this pregnancy is any easier than her first. In fact, the former professional boxer spoke with OK! Magazine and admitted she's experiencing something entirely new this time around - food cravings. "I really want sweets, sweets, sweets," she told the news outlet. "I've gotta watch it. I've got two more months, and I've already put on 30 pounds." Ali, the daughter of the great …

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Brooke Burke: there’s never enough time for everything

Brooke Burke may have four gorgeous children, but don't think the beautiful woman has all the answers to how to be an ideal mom. In fact, the lovely lady took the time to speak with and admitted that she's just as harried as any other mother out there. "Well the truth is, I don't feel there's ever enough time in the day to accomplish what I need to," she told the news outlet. "I'm always trying to squeeze out a few more hours in every 24 …

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Is a doula a do or don’t?

If you're currently expecting, chances are you've been contemplating one important aspect of your pregnancy - your birthing plan. From using the Lamaze method to deciding whether or not to have an epidural, the choices are often endless. Of course, one of the biggest trends with modern day moms is hiring a doula. While not an MD or midwife, this is a professional who is trained in childbirth and offers a woman in labor the emotional support and guidance she needs. "During delivery, …

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It’s a white (and pink or blue) wedding: getting hitched while pregnant

Many women know the drill - the moment the unexpected plus sign stares back at you from the pregnancy test, your world is turned upside down. When all the emotions have subsided and the sweet anticipation of motherhood starts to hit, the inevitable question remains - should your babydaddy put a ring on it? According to, more ladies in secure relationships are deciding to say I do before their beautiful bundle of joy arrives. "Many people decide to get married as the …

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When the milk runs dry – what happens if you can’t breastfeed?

From the moment we discover we're expecting, it's safe to say we want he best for our babies. And once our little ones are here and in our arms, our desire to protect them grows exponentially.Every woman has heard of the benefits that a mother's milk can provide for an infant. However, women who are unable to breastfeed may struggle with the feeling that they're depriving their babies and negatively affecting their infants' abilities to grow up strong and healthy.Still, …

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Prenatal yoga: find balance through your pregnancy

Once an expectant mother enters her second trimester, it's safe to say she needs to channel her inner zen. Carrying around all that extra weight and dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions can be draining, to say the least.Whether or not you were a fan of yoga before you became pregnant, experts recommend taking part in the discipline in order to feel fantastic while carrying."Yoga eases many of the problems present during pregnancy like nausea, cramping high blood …

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Christina Applegate talks about her daughter’s birth

Christina Applegate just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this month, and could the girl be any happier? The beautiful actress recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where she gave the inside scoop about the arrival of her little one, Sadie Grace. "I dropped my gown, which I don't do," she told the talk show host, pointing to her upper body. "This part of my body is very private to me. That's a real private place. A place that I don't have a good …

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To sip or not to sip: The great pregnancy question

Every woman with a burgeoning belly knows the drill - you're at dinner with your hubby, he orders a fine glass of wine for himself and sips at it casually. Your taste buds are tingling - but what should you do? The issue as to the safety of drinking while pregnant has long been up for discussion. It looks like there's good news for those who enjoy complementing their meal with a specific vintage - The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health maintains that a glass here and there is …

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