We’ve all heard of sympathy pains, though we definitely question their authenticity. But according to a new study, many men also pack on the pounds when the women in their lives are pregnant. On average, they gain about 14 pounds. And out of the 5,000 guys that participated in the survey, only 30% said they went on a diet with their partners after the baby was born. So why do they get pudgetastic? At least part of it has to do with anxiety over becoming a father. The fact that they also partake in weird craving meals probably has something to do with it, too. Also fascinating: scientists have coined a term for this phenomenon, “Couvade Syndrome,” whereby men get a lot of the symptoms their pregnant partners get, ranging from basic morning sickness to (this is uber-weird) contractions.
Now I am very far away from getting pregnant, light years even, but I do know one thing: I would much rather have my future hubby stay in shape so I have something hot to look at instead of wondering which of us is actually having a baby. Keep reading »
What’s the worst thing about being a pregnant bride? Duh—you can’t drink at your own bachelorette party. Not to worry. Gun-play mecca Open Range has your back. “Are you running out of time to plan your bachelorette party?” asks a new ad. “Your bachelorette party is sure to go off with a bang at Kentucky’s coolest indoor gun range & paint ball arena.” Keep reading »
Home is the new OB/GYN. Not only can you take a pregnancy test in the comfort of your own home, but you can test the gender of your baby, too. Intelligender, an at-home kit for determining the sex of a baby, is on the market. Keep reading »
Mia Washington of Dallas, Texas, gave birth to twins, but what she didn’t know was that an affair she had would be brought to light after the birth of her sons. Two of Washington’s eggs were fertilized by the sperm of two different men. After noticing that 11-month-old twins Justin and Jordan were developing different facial features, Washington and partner James Harrison decided the family should undergo DNA testing. Didn’t I see this on an episode of “All My Children”? Keep reading »
I’m no doctor, but I think Gwen has septuplets in that belly of hers. [North London, U.K., 6/24/08] Keep reading »