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5 super clever celebrity pregnancy announcements

Actor Kay Sibiya’s girlfriend Judie Sbahle Kama is pregnant with their first son and the couple couldn’t be more excited.

Pregnancy health

Being pregnant is like running a marathon for 9 months straight says study

Being pregnant like running a marathon for 9 months, "no surprise to anyone who's ever carried and birthed a baby" says Associate Prof. Herman Pontzer.

Pregnancy health

It’s been 7 weeks since Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie and people are already betting she’s pregnant with baby number two

People are already placing bets that Meghan Markle is pregnant, or at the very least, we'll meet baby number two sooner than we think... What a right load of codswallop, crumpets!

Fun

Pregnant mom shocked at news of triplets

What if you found out in your third month of pregnancy that you’re expecting not one, not two, but three babies?

Pregnancy health

Paternal leave is more important for moms than dads study finds

Paternal leave is about more than just time off for fathers, and one US study is proving just how vital a father's role is when talking maternal health.

Fun

"I am so excited, and petrified": DJ Sox and Bailey Schneider are getting ready for baby no.2

"It's been hard to keep a secret this big for 3 months, so I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share our happy news!"

Lifestyle

WATCH: Jordan Sparks opens up about her postpartum depression

Jordan Sparks welcomed her first child with aspiring model husband Dana Isaiah a year ago.

Birth

"It was the scariest day of my life": Mom of the world's tiniest baby shares her birth story

"They told my husband that he had about an hour with her and that she was going to pass away." Mom to the world's tiniest baby opens up about the scariest day of her life and what it's like to give birth to a miracle.

Fun

Britain's Got Talent star Alesha Dixon wows crowd as she announces her second pregnancy

Congrats! Alesha Dixon looked every inch a star as she announced her pregnancy in style.

Getting Ready

Track star Allyson Felix criticises Nike maternity policy

Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike. The brand recently came under fire for penalising athletes for taking time off after having a baby.

Birth

Celine Dion shared the surreal experience she had after giving birth

Celebrity status has its drawbacks, including privacy violations that come with the spotlight. Celine Dion has shared the unpleasant experience of seeing her son on television — before she'd even held him.

Birth

This is what happens to a baby’s body during birth

Delivering a human baby is risky for mom. But let's not forget that baby goes through the birth process too.

Pregnancy health

Pregnant women and babies can be vegans – careful nutrition planning is key

Can you follow a vegan diet and still meet specific nutrient requirements in pregnancy? Of course. But there are rules to follow to guide your food choices and ensure you and baby get the nutrients you need. This Australian study sets them out nicely, with a useful pregnancy sample menu to get you started.

Pregnancy health

#WithoutMom: This ad crushed us ahead of Mother’s Day – now is the time to fight for moms

The Rockefeller Foundation released a video ahead of Mother’s Day that got us right in the feels. But it also shed light on the fact that we lose so many moms, every day, simply because we don't have the interventions in place to prevent the very many things that can go wrong in pregnancy and childbirth.

Fun

The world’s longest pregnancy has us all speculating about Meghan’s reasons for her privacy requests

There’s nothing private about being a royal. Surely it’s her job to show us this baby? Tori Hoffmann gives us her theories on why the Duchess of Sussex isn't going anywhere near the steps of St Mary’s hospital.

Birth

Meghan Markle's preference for a private childbirth is nothing new – in fact, it's how it was always done

Publicising the deeply personal was not always the norm, and in satisfying her wish to keep her child's birth as private as possible, the Duchess may be taking inspiration from an old tradition harking back to the middle ages.

Birth

World record: Healthy twin miraculously born more than three months after her preemie sister – and both are thriving!

These twin girls from Germany were born more than three months apart in what medics believe is a world record.

Baby names

200 beautiful Xhosa baby names

We've put together an awesome list of 200 Xhosa baby names and their meanings.

Baby names

Princess Diana was the lowkey baby name inspiration for Harry and Meghan's newborn son

Archie Harrison wasn't even on our list! All bets placed on Royal baby Sussex are officially off and we were wrong about pretty much everything.

Pregnancy health

Don’t kiss your kids? Questioning the recent advice about CMV in pregnancy

Make sure your countertops are clean at all times. Do not share food and drinks with your kids. Do not kiss your kids... Honestly, none of these guidelines to avoid CMV in pregnancy seem manageable for pregnant moms because quite frankly, homes aren’t hospitals and interacting with kids will always be messy. Health professionals seem ever ready to stoke up guilt with their advice and we're starting to question the recent guidelines to avoid CMV in pregnancy.

Pregnancy health

5 yoga moves for moms-to-be like Meghan

With Meghan Markle due to give birth soon, we take a look at five yoga techniques perfect for pregnant moms, with celebrity pregnancy expert Jane Wake.

Fun

Amy Schumer's pregnancy diaries: She hates being pregnant at the same time as her "nemesis" Meghan Markle

Pregnancy has been tough on 37-year-old comedian Amy Schumer. Thankfully, laughter is the best medicine and she's been self-administering a few heavy doses.

Baby names

These are the most popular baby names of 2019 in the US so far

While traditional options continue to be picked by parents, quirky baby names have soared in popularity in 2019!

Birth

Woman gives birth to twins 26 days after first child was born

A Bangladesh woman has given birth to three children, all in the space of a month, CNN reports.

Birth

The death rate for mothers having C-sections is 50 times higher in Africa – but all is not lost

Maternal mortality is much higher in Africa, but all is not lost. Here's where the problem lies and how a group of over 1000 clinician investigators, who span over 30 African countries, are working tirelessly to improve surgical outcomes in Africa.

Birth

WATCH: Seconds after she was born Hilary Duff's daughter gave her a hug

“I couldn’t believe how strong she was but it was so clearly a hug. It made me feel like she was like, ‘Go team, go. We did it. Together!’”

Fun

All-you-can-eat feasts and big money envelopes: Here's how families do baby showers around the world

How do you celebrate mom-to-be and baby-on-the-way in your family?

Getting Ready

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Baby Faced Mums (episodes 1-8)

Watch full episodes of BBC’s Baby Faced Mums here.

Baby names

Would you name your next child after a Game of Thrones character?

The perfect inspiration for baby names or bad idea? Here are 38 options from the ever-popular series.
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