Which boy band superstar is expecting his first child?

Many women probably envisioned having their own babies with boy band heartthrob Nick Lachey, but one lucky girl out there is actually living the dream. According to recent reports, Lachey's wife, Vanessa Minnillo, is pregnant! People Magazine reports that the couple is expecting their first child sometime in the late summer or early fall. Lachey revealed the news during his co-hosting duties on Live! With Kelly on March 5, confirming the rumors that were already circulating. Lachey …

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Can chocolate cravings be beneficial during a pregnancy?

Everyone knows that most ladies love chocolate, and pregnant women are no exception! In fact, many mothers report craving chocolate more often during a pregnancy, which recent studies have found could actually be beneficial to the health of both mother and child. According to The Daily Mail, a study by Yale University suggests that eating chocolate when you're pregnant could prevent a condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and …

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Controlling acid reflux during a pregnancy

If you've recently become pregnant, you may have noticed a burning sensation in your chest and throat after eating. Before you start to freak out, you should know that this is likely a simple a case of acid reflux, or heartburn, and that many women experience it for the first time during a pregnancy. What's the deal? Well, during pregnancy, the placenta starts to produce the hormone progesterone, which your body uses to relax the muscles of the uterus. Unfortunately, it also relaxes the …

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Mayim Bialik talks about attachment parenting

Mayim Bialik, the accomplished actress who shined in Blossom and Beaches and who now lends her comedic talents to the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, recently spoke to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her new memoir, Beyond the Sling, and her thoughts on attachment parenting. Bialik is mom to sons Miles, 6, and Fred, 3. According to Attachment Parenting International, the goal of attachment parenting is to raise children with a highly developed sense of empathy, compassion and connection. It's …

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Which 41-year-old movie star is expecting her third child?

It looks like Uma Thurman, the 41-year-old movie star who shined in films like Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction, is behind the latest celebrity pregnancy to hit the tabloids. According to People Magazine, the actress is looking forward to giving birth to the first child for the star and businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson, a 49-year-old father of two children (whose mom is none other than model Elle MacPherson). Thurman is already the mother of daughter Maya, 13, and son Levon, 10, with her …

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Three unusual facts about pregnancy

Long before deciding to start a family, most women have preconceptions about what it's like to be pregnant. From the basic concepts of gaining weight to the varying opinions on epidurals versus a natural birth, there are several elements of pregnancy that are frequently discussed and portrayed by the media. But what about some of those lesser-known facts? If you're expecting, be ready for the unexpected. A sixth sense? There are many myths that revolve around predicting the gender of …

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Secret tips for managing morning sickness at work

Is that nauseous feeling creeping up at all hours of the day? As a working expectant mom, you'll need a few go-to tips for preventing and eliminating morning sickness while you're in the office. After all, no one wants to get sick in front of their coworkers! 1. Snack frequently. Keeping your stomach coated with a layer of food can keep nausea at bay. Crackers are a well-known option for relieving discomfort and peppermint candies can also help. 2. Stay hydrated. In addition to plenty …

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Do post-partum belly binders really work?

Every year it seems like numerous celebrity moms grace the covers of magazines back at their pre-pregnancy size mere weeks after giving birth. While most women don't have access to a team of professional trainers who are dedicated to helping them drop the baby weight, there is one secret weapon of the stars that they can try - belly binders. Recently, Brooke Burke Charvet, host of Dancing With the Stars, made headlines when she launched her own line of belly binders after noticing how much …

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Beyonce rocked high heels during pregnancy…but is it safe?

Pictures of celebrity moms-to-be strutting down the street in 5-inch heels aren't hard to come by, including big names like Beyonce and Mariah Carey. Recently, photos of model Alessandra Ambrosio on the catwalk while five months pregnant have circulated around the web. The extra baby weight didn't stop this 30-year-old mom from wearing dangerously high heels as she worked the runway at Sao Paolo Fashion Week. But is it safe for expecting women to wear these sexy shoes? Some experts …

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Is surrogacy motherhood? Elizabeth Banks speaks out about her surrogate-born baby

The first officially recognized surrogate arrangement was made in 1976, and since then hundreds of mothers have had children through surrogacy, including Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Banks. Thirty-seven-year-old Banks, who stars in the highly-anticipated films The Hunger Games and What to Expect When You're Expecting, and her husband, producer Max Handelman, had a baby boy last year through a gestational surrogate. The new mom shared her feelings about the arrangement in a recent interview …

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