Tyra Banks welcomes ‘miracle baby boy’

Supermodel and media mogul Tyra Banks announced on Wednesday that she and longtime boyfriend Erik Asla had welcomed a baby boy via surrogate. Announcing her news on Instagram, Banks referred to her new addition as a "miracle baby boy." Recently, Banks opened up publicly about her struggles with fertility. She echoed fellow model Chrissy Tiegan's call for others to mind their own business when it comes to women and their reproductive habits. "You have no idea what people are going through," …

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4 life hacks for a better, healthier pregnancy diet

We’ve all heard the old maxim “you are what you eat.” When it comes to pregnancy, you can bet that you’re baby’s body is built on the stuff you consume, too. But it turns out, even the healthiest eaters among us may be missing out on key nutrients. Here’s how to make the most of your pregnancy diet, just by making simple tweaks to the way you shop and cook: To market, to market This may not be feasible throughout your entire pregnancy, but when you can, plan on hitting up the …

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IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

Good news for moms who used IVF for conception or who are considering it now. Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to a U.S. study of Israeli women. "The findings were fairly reassuring. Nothing was significantly elevated," said lead author Louise Brinton, chief of the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, …

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Emily Blunt pregnant with second child

British actress EMILY BLUNT is expecting her second child with husband JOHN KRASINSKI.The couple’s daughter, Hazel, will turn two on February 16 and she will be joined by a little brother or sister this summer, a representative confirms to Us Weekly.The Devil Wears Prada star wed fellow actor John, 36, in Italy in 2010 after two years of dating.Emily, 32, has yet to display her growing baby bump in public, but she was photographed bundled up in a big coat on the streets on New …

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Do it right: Telling your child about baby number two

You are going to have another baby – but when and how do you break the news to your older child?It seems that both experts and moms have different opinions about the best time to share your pregnancy news with older children. Gina Bangert, of Martinez, California, chose to tell her two-year-old daughter about their new baby as Bangert entered her second trimester, once her chances of having a spontaneous miscarriage decreased. But Nancy O’Reilly, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in …

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Second-time moms on how to sail through pregnancy, labor

When those two pink lines confirmed I was pregnant with Baby Number Two, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Not only had the ovulation predictor helped ensure conception, but I was now a veteran pregger—and much more relaxed about the next nine months.I thought about all the things I wished I had known the first time—realities about pregnancy that would have saved me a lot of worry and hand-wringing. Like the fact that lower abdominal aches don’t mean you’re necessarily having an …

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Don’t ignore these pregnancy warning signs!

Let's face it, pregnancy comes with its share of uncomfortable sensations. There's swelling, lightheadedness, teenage-style acne, and more. The amount of potential side effects to growing and developing a new life are enough to make your head spin. But if you ran off to the emergency room every time you had back pain or felt nauseated, you'd never be at home.By and large, the weird physical and emotional feelings you'll experience are par for the course during pregnancy. But there are a few …

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5 foods that promise a stronger, healthier heart for baby

 What you eat during pregnancy has a direct impact on your developing baby. The more nutritious choices you make today, the better off your little one will be. Throughout these nine months, your child is growing and changing at a remarkable pace - it almost seems as if one day he or she is a clump of cells, and the next a little being who hiccups in your womb!All of these incredible changes are made possible by baby’s heart, which is already pumping blood by your seventh week of …

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How to get dad-to-be involved in your pregnancy

Key ways to stay connected and enjoy pregnancy, birth, and beyond! Is the dad-to-be in your life feeling sidelined during your pregnancy? While there's not much you can do about who carries your growing and developing baby (we wish!), there are some important ways to help your partner feel like he's really needed. Whether he's ready to jump into this new venture enthusiastically, or if he prefers to take baby steps, we've compiled plenty of ways to get dad-to-be involved, connected, and fully …

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Snack on this during pregnancy for a shorter, easier labor

Let’s face it: Childbirth is no walk in the park. But a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a glimmer of hope to moms-to-be. It turns out that adding a sweet fruit to your late pregnancy diet could shorten labor and reduce your risk of being medically induced.So, what should you load up on at the grocery store? Dates.The study, spearheaded by Jordan University of Science and Technology, tracked 69 expectant moms over the last four weeks of pregnancy …

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