Secret tricks to reduce swelling during pregnancy

Swelling generally starts to occur around the fifth month of pregnancy and increases during the third trimester. Approximately 25 percent of an expectant mom's weight gain consists of fluid. This spike is attributed to a larger blood volume, which facilitates the transfer of nutrients and waste between mother and child, as well as body fluids that help the body expand to accommodate the baby. If you're tired of barely being able to fit into your shoes or can't stand the sight of …

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Top 3 best actresses pregnant while filming a movie

While writers will occasionally write a pregnancy into the plot of a sitcom, movies don't offer the same flexibility. Thankfully, an impending visit from the stork doesn't have to get in the way of a great performance. The following women achieved some of the most memorable moments on screen, even while getting ready for a baby.Marilyn Monroe. This dazzling starlet is known to have endured several rocky relationships, and one of the more difficult episodes came when she was pregnant during …

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J.R. Martinez’ first born child to be a girl

J.R. Martinez, the Iraq war veteran who stole hearts across America during his inspirational run on Dancing with the Stars, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. "I can't wait to show her everything," Martinez told People magazine. "I want to get her into sports and I want her to know she can do anything and be anything she wants to be." The 28-year-old told US Weekly that his daughter could possibly get lessons from his DWTS partner Karina …

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Alessandra Ambrosio – 2 months pregnant and still on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk (photo)?

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio managed to keep her pregnancy a secret throughout most of the first trimester, even walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show proudly baring her belly without anyone noticing that she was expecting. Ambrosio and fiance Jamie Mazur already have a 3-year-old daughter Anja Louise, who is seen touching her mom's subtle baby bump at the beach in a photo released by the leggy lady. The picture was snapped in her hometown Florianopolis, Brazil. The …

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Jeremy Sisto getting ready for baby number two

Celebrity babies seem to be making headlines in large numbers this holiday season, and Jeremy Sisto's unborn child is joining the crew. The Suburgatory actor recently confirmed the pregnancy during an appearance on The Talk, when he told the hosts that he and his wife Addie Lane are expecting a baby boy, due in March. The couple already have a two-and-a-half year old daughter, Charlie Ballerina. Sisto told The Talk hosts that he and his wife wanted to find a unique name for their first …

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Movie titles to sum up pregnancy

If you're preparing for pregnancy, you're probably reading pregnancy magazines to learn about the physical and emotional changes that are in store for the nine months of gestation. Movie lovers can decode each trimester using the following guide that translates the biological details under the umbrella of classic films. Who knew that all those hours spent watching film noir and spaghetti westerns could actually bolster pregnancy research? The Big Sleep This famed adaptation of Raymond …

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Three reasons you’re more attractive than ever during a pregnancy

Bearing children is truly one of those miracles of life. As your figure begins to change during pregnancy, take this as an opportunity to enjoy your new shape. Some women start to feel self-conscious as their bodies change, but there are several perks to pregnancy. The hormone changes taking place to support the baby can result in a few beauty boosts as well. You can look forward to the following attractive features of pregnancy. 1. Clear complexion. The beloved glow of pregnancy can brighten …

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Three women who did amazing things during a pregnancy

As you're preparing for pregnancy, you may be reading up on parenting advice and consulting with your doctor about dietary and fitness changes you should make to keep your baby healthy. Getting ready for a baby is a large task on its own, but there have been some women who have managed to pull off historic feats during their pregnancies. Three of these expectant moms stand out amongst the rest - here are their stories. Running all the way to the delivery room As of October 2011, Amber …

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Three skills that pregnancy might actually improve

When discussing how pregnancy affects expectant moms, much of the popular discourse highlights the bothersome symptoms like nausea, back pain and swollen feet - but after nine months of carrying a child, several unexpected benefits may start to surface. Whether it's your lifestyle choices or your role at work, being pregnant can help give you an extra push in the right direction. Here are three skills that might improve over the course of your pregnancy. Finally sticking to a fitness …

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Three challenges expectant moms face during the holidays

Whether you're nearing the end of your second trimester or you still haven't announced your pregnancy, the holidays can put you in some awkward situations. Bringing the entire extended family together, including some of your more eccentric relatives, is nearly always a recipe for comedy - being pregnant just adds to the amusement. Here are a few roadblocks you should prepare to navigate. 1. Avoiding the pat-down. Once you start showing, somehow all personal boundaries seem to topple …

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