Will cell phone use during pregnancy lead to baby behavioral issues?

A recent mice study performed by the Yale School of Medicine suggests that cell phone radiation during a pregnancy could have an effect on the brain development of the fetus, leading to behavioral issues down the road. Researchers exposed pregnant mice to radiation from a muted and silent cell phone placed on an active phone call that was put on top of the cage. Another group of mice was exposed to a deactivated cell phone. The adult mice that were exposed to the phones in the womb were later …

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What A-list celebrity mom lies to her child?

It's hard not to envy Jessica Alba: she has a gorgeous face, the perfect hair, a smokin' body, a hot career and a heavenly family life. That's probably why Parenting Magazine decided to interview her on some of her "A ha!" motherhood moments - after all, she's gone through the whole celebrity pregnancy thing twice! Little lies Alba mentioned in the interview that she tells her first child, three-year-old Honor, several little white lies to encourage healthy behavior. …

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Are you gaining too much weight during your pregnancy?

Weight is a sensitive subject for many women, and the weight gained during a pregnancy is no different. Some ladies balk at the idea of putting on more pounds, but the reality is that it's necessary for the healthy growth of your baby. Here are a few guidelines to help you figure out how high the scales should be tipping. According to the American Pregnancy Association, how much you gain while you're pregnant depends on your body mass index (BMI) and weight before pregnancy. If you …

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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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