Antacids in pregnancy tied to childhood asthma

Taking certain antacids during pregnancy could increase the risk of your baby developing asthma, a new study suggests. Heartburn and indigestion are common during pregnancy, and some women take over-the-counter antacids or are prescribed antacids by their doctor. The recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the impact of two types of antacids: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec and Prevacid, and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) such as…

Did Call the Midwife horror stories lead to an elective c-section?

Helen George has attended an untold number of fictional births between the legs of many an actress, which is part of the reason why she opted for an elective c-section to welcome her first child. The Call the Midwife star has taken her role seriously since being cast in its 2012 debut series. As noted on the 33-year-old’s Wikipedia page: “As part of the role she was trained in the…

Kim Kardashian’s baby name pick breaks her own naming rules

It’s official, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl named Chicago! Surprised by their name pick? I am, because not all that long ago Kim shared her personal baby name rules and this pick goes against them all. To review, Kim said this in November of 2017 while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: “I do like different names, but like short, easy-to-spell, one-syllable — that’s kind of…

Prime minister reveals pregnancy: “I’m not the first woman to work and have a baby”

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shared some exciting news on Friday morning: She and her partner are expecting their first child! Following a press release, the 37-year-old took to Twitter with an adorable announcement. There, the mom-to-be shared a photo of two large fishing hooks — one of which cradled a smaller hook inside of it. Which makes sense, considering her partner, Clarke Gayford, hosts a fishing and cooking program…

Discovery of wild truffle on Paris rooftop hailed as boon for urban gardeners

“French gourmets were celebrating Friday after a wild truffle was discovered for what experts said was the first time ever in Paris. It’s not exactly the sort of thing you expect to find nestled on a rooftop in the centre of the bustling French capital. In fact, experts believe it to be the first discovery of its kind in Paris. The discovery in a hotel roof garden in the shadow…

They bonded in their BabyCenter birth group, and delivered 20 minutes apart

Mandy Miller of Columbus, Ohio, and Brie LaMacchia of Virginia Beach were both pregnant with their first child when they joined the BabyCenter Community. Little did the expecting mamas know they would form a special friendship that would continue even after they delivered their babies. Through the October 2017 Birth Club, Miller, 29, and LaMacchia, 24, discovered they had the same due dates. The moms-to-be immediately clicked and began texting…

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West welcome baby #3

She’s here! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially outnumbered. The reality star shared the happy news on her web site today, writing that they welcomed their daughter via a surrogate on Monday, January 15. She was born at 12:47 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz. Kim’s message, which begins, “WE’RE SO IN LOVE,” reads: “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.…

9 things that don’t happen during pregnancy, as told by stock photos

The other day I was looking for a stock photo featuring a woman during her pregnancy. Although I found many that accurately depicted life as a pregnant person, some images made me laugh out loud because they were just so ridiculous. For example, this one, which shows a woman doing something no one in the history of having babies, has ever done. Really, who pigs out on apples while pregnant?…

8 Tips to Make Parenting Less Stressful, According to Model (and Mom) Molly Sims

Have one bathtime COURTESY Erica Hampton “I am the captain of the ship,” says Sims. “When I am bathing my kids, we are locked in the bathroom with three towels, their underwear, their diapers, and their lotion. Then it’s like a factory and I am pushing babies and children through, but I get it all done at once.” Restock your diaper bag daily COURTESY MOLLY SIMS “I always have my…

Hilarious photoshoot helps cat mom make the purrrfect “birth” announcement

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a series of “birth” photos that made me stop in my tracks — and nearly pee my pants laughing. Lucy Schultz and her partner Steven of Denver, Colorado, adopted a 5-month-old kitten last week from a local animal shelter. Lucy (who is a wedding photographer) enlisted the help of fellow photographer friend Elizabeth Woods-Darby, and together they created a hilarious, yet incredibly authentic birth/newborn photoshoot — with a cat.…