Why do women get hairier when they’re pregnant?

Everyone knows that pregnancy can do some weird things to your body, from changing your shoe size, to making your breasts bigger, to giving you acne. It can even make your skin change color and your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. But did you know that pregnancy can also affect your hair? It's not just the hair on your head, either, but the hair on your face, arms and legs, too. You may have heard that women get hairier when they're pregnant, and while this is often the case, …

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Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett confirms pregnancy with second child

In the latest celebrity pregnancy reveal, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, former "Girls Next Door" star and Playboy model, tweeted a picture of herself holding a positive pregnancy test. This means that she and husband Hank Baskett are officially expecting their second child together, who will be the younger sibling of 3-year-old Hank IV.In the picture posted on Twitter, a makeup-free Wilkinson beams with pride as she holds up the test, and underneath, the caption "Round two. Here we …

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Do pregnant women really glow?

Whether you're planning for pregnancy in the future or you're a first time mom, there's no denying that there are some pretty weird tidbits of information that you might hear about pregnant women. With so many myths out there, it's hard to tell which "facts" are really fiction. For example, have you ever heard people say that pregnant women glow? Before you start picturing glow-in-the-dark moms-to-be, we're just talking about that fresh, dewy appearance that most celebrities are known for on …

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Can sleeping on your back hurt your baby?

It's no secret that sleep during pregnancy is a lot different than your normal sleep habits. For one thing, you'll probably be waking up during the night a lot more, whether it's because you have to pee or because you're experiencing leg cramps, back aches or heartburn. And with a baby bump, it can be hard to get comfortable. But there are certain positions that are better than others. Obviously, sleeping on your stomach is not only a bad idea, but it's nearly …

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Gwen Stefani confirms baby bump at recent gala

She's been relatively mum about the pregnancy rumors swirling around her, but songstress Gwen Stefani finally confirmed that her third baby is on the way. She wasn't shy about showing off her baby bump at the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.Recently, Stefani showed up to the event alongside husband Gavin Rossdale wearing a shimmery fringe gown that cascaded down to the floor. Throughout the evening, she had her hands around her baby bump - though small - …

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Can women dye their hair during pregnancy?

When you find out that you're pregnant, you'll start hearing all kinds of things that you should and shouldn't do as a first time mother. You might be told not to touch cats (unnecessary), not to eat fish (just high-mercury types) or to take a prenatal vitamin (this is a good idea). Another thing people might caution you about is dyeing your hair. But do you really have to go without your color for nine months? It may seem like a scary prospect, but here are the facts.Is it …

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Is it really true that some people eat the placenta?

Whether you're a first time mother or you've given birth a few times already, chances are you know by now what the placenta is. It's the organ that develops during pregnancy to connect the fetus to the uterine wall, allowing nutrients to pass through, wastes to be eliminated and gases to be exchanged between the mother and her unborn child. It's usually expelled after the baby is delivered - and after that, many moms never think about it again.However, some moms these days …

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Why do pregnant women have a bionic sense of smell?

Have you ever been around a pregnant co-worker who asked you to take your lunch to the break room or tone your perfume down a bit? While it might've seemed annoying at the time, now that you're a first time mother getting ready for baby, you can probably see where she was coming from. During a pregnancy, smells that used to go totally undetected or scents that you always enjoyed might start to really offend your nose. What's up with this bionic sense of smell?Blame it on the …

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Are more babies conceived during a full moon?

When you're getting ready for baby and poring through all kinds of medical information, baby books and blog posts, you're bound to come across a few eyebrow-raising theories about pregnancy. For example, have you heard the one about how more babies are conceived during a full moon than any of the other moon phases? This seems pretty believable, especially since there are so many other theories out there about how the full moon impacts people's behavior. But is it fact or …

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Do pregnant women really need to steer clear of cats and kitty litter?

During a pregnancy, all kinds of information and advice is going to come your way, whether you're doing research, talking with friends or chatting with family members. Somewhere in this barrage of facts, opinions and pure fiction, you may hear about how it's not safe for pregnant women to be around cats or kitty litter. If you have a furry friend in your home, this may be worrisome - do you really have to give up your cat during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know.The culprit …

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