So you’re not a Fertile Myrtle – now what?

It can be frustrating to realize that your efforts are getting you nowhere when you're trying to conceive. If you and your partner have been actively baby-making for the past few months and still haven't been able to get pregnant, it may be time to take action to boost your fertility. Before you spend time and money at the doc's office, use these tips to improve your pregnancy chances. 1. Quit smoking. It's pretty much a no-brainer, but stopping your nicotine habit is a great …

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Do you have to abandon your hair color during pregnancy?

Recently, Kourtney Kardashian caused a stir by choosing to add chestnut highlights to her dark hair while carrying her unborn child. Many new moms believe that the chemicals involved with hair dyes and straightening treatments are harmful to their babies, but most sources would agree that Kourtney's decision was perfectly safe. There are certainly many chemicals involved in hair treatments, from perms to dyes to relaxers, but the amount that's absorbed by your skin during the processes …

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Maggie Gyllenhaal takes her baby bump for a cab ride

Maggie Gyllenhaal, the actress best known for her roles in The Dark Knight and Stranger Than Fiction (and sister to actor Jake Gyllenhaal), was recently spotted flaunting her large belly with her husband while enjoying a day in New York City. According to Celebrity Baby Scoop, the couple has been pretty secretive about their newest family addition, only providing the press with the sex of the baby (it's a girl!). Although they won't share the due date, by the looks of Maggie's baby …

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True Blood stars gearing up for first child

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, stars of HBO's hit vampire series True Blood, are expecting their first child sometime in the fall. Entertainment Weekly got the official confirmation from the actors' representatives, so there's no doubt we'll be seeing Anna's growing baby bump soon. According to People Magazine, Anna and Stephen first met on the set of the initial season of True Blood, turning their on-screen romance into a real-life love story. They married in Malibu, …

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How not to go insane with pregnancy-related joint pain

Now that you're getting ready for baby, you might have noticed that aches and pains abound every time you bend or move certain parts of your body. Whether it's in your knees, ankles, fingers, wrists or back, joint pain is certainly no picnic. However, once you know what's causing this discomfort, you can usually take steps to alleviate it. Here are a few of the most common factors responsible for joint pain during a pregnancy. 1. Hormonal changes. The hormone called Relaxin does …

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False alarm or the real deal? Four signs you’re going into labor

During a pregnancy, many women worry about where and when they'll go into labor. Will it be in the car on the way home from work two weeks before your due date? In the shower one morning a week after? In a humiliatingly public place? Regardless, it's a good idea to brush up on the telltale signs of labor, as many women experience false alarms during the last few weeks of the third trimester. Here are four worth noting. 1. Your water breaks. This rupturing of membranes typically occurs …

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Melissa Joan Hart will soon be showing off a new baby bump

Melissa Joan Hart, the star of popular '90s TV shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All, is pregnant again with her third celebrity baby. A source on the set of Melissa's new show, Melissa & Joey, recently made the exciting announcement to Life & Style Magazine. "She's really excited and is starting to show. You can barely tell, but there's a teeny-tiny little bump," the source said. No doubt, Melissa will likely be seen plenty of times …

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App review: WebMD Baby

Price: Free Worth it? Yes If you've ever had a medical-related question, you've probably sought guidance from WebMD. Now that you're getting ready for baby, why should it be any different? With the WebMD Baby app, you'll have access to articles and videos - all approved by medical professionals - that can help you care for your newborn. In addition to useful information, you'll be able to keep tabs on some of your baby's important milestones and schedules, including …

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Drew Barrymore spotted flaunting her unannounced baby bump

Despite the fact that neither Drew Barrymore nor her fiancé, Will Kopelman, have confirmed or denied a pregnancy, it's becoming quite obvious that the pair have a new arrival on the way! The couple was spotted out for breakfast in California, and Drew was caught wearing a casual outfit that showcased her expanding belly. Her getup also included a chic straw hat that featured a black ribbon, sunglasses, a gray t-shirt, a striped scarf, faded jeans and a pair of red ballet flats …

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Uma Thurman brings her baby bump to yoga

While many moms struggle to find the time to relax, let alone exercise while pregnant, Uma Thurman's been keeping herself in tip-top shape by bringing her baby bump to prenatal yoga class. The Kill Bill actress, who is currently lending her talents to the hit television show Smash, was seen out and about in New York City this week heading to a yoga class, reports Celebrity Baby Scoop. To keep comfy and ensure a good range of motion, she wore a black pair of flared pants, a black t-shirt, a …

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