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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Guy Ritchie’s girlfriend reveals new baby bump

Guy Ritchie, the 43-year-old director who's ex-wife is none other than Madonna, is expecting his second child with 30-year-old model Jacqui Ainsley. After giving birth to her first born last September, Jacqui revealed her burgeoning baby bump at the London premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.According to photos posted on E! Online, the star flaunted her belly in a gorgeous black knee-length dress with crocheted details on the bodice and sleeves. She accessorized beautifully with a gold and …

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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s bump – there’s a boy underneath

After announcing their second pregnancy back in April, Sarah Michelle Gellar and her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. have let slip that they'll be welcoming a boy. He'll join big sister Charlotte, who's 2 1/2 years old, and sources have told numerous magazines that the couple is excited about the prospect."Sarah was secretly hoping for a boy," one insider told Star Magazine. "She realizes this will most likely be the last baby she has, so she's so happy she'll have the experience of raising one …

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Pregnancy, week 5 – let the excitement begin!

YOUR CHANGING LIFE Big things are happening - but you might not notice Last week was when your little embryo attached to the lining of your uterus, and now big things are starting to happen in there. But what's going on with you at this point in your pregnancy? Most likely, you don't feel that different right now (physically, at least!). However, some new moms report feeling more fatigued than usual during the first several weeks - after all, growing a baby is hard work! Aside from …

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Five things to avoid when you’re picking out a baby name

After you've found out that you're pregnant and begin preparing for baby, you'll probably start to think about what name you want to give your child. Do you want to embrace something inspired by a relative? Does your religion play a factor? Is your partner dead-set on a particular option? These are all questions to ask yourself as you mull over the topic, but here are five things you should definitely avoid when you're choosing a winner. 1. Something crazy. Celebrity babies …

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The wacky world of pregnancy dreams

Now that you're pregnant, are you waking up more often thinking about that vividly wild dream you had last night? You're not alone - many women experience changes in their night visions once they start getting ready for baby. Experts believe that dreams often relate to your mental state, which is why yours might be a little nuts during a pregnancy. After all, your hormones are throwing your emotions out of whack! So what are some of the most common pregnancy dreams, and what do they …

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