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How Matthew Weiner Will Work January Jones’ Pregnancy Into “Mad Men”

“She has wanted this very badly. She’s got a big heart and she’s been talking about having children since I met her, which is not always common with actresses. She is going to be someone who is so devoted … I have to do something about [the pregnancy on 'Mad Men'] but I’m not going to tell. It could be laundry baskets or it could be a body double. There are a million things you can do.”

Matthew Weiner, the dude behind “Mad Men,” talks about January Jones‘ pregnancy. Not only does he think she’ll be a stellar mom, but he says her pregnant belly won’t be hard to work around when they start filming the show. Wait, covering her tummy with laundry baskets? Come on, Matthew. Let’s have her be pregnant with Henry’s child! [E! Online] Keep reading »

A Virtual Pregnancy Suit For Dudes

A team of Japanese scientists have invented a virtual pregnancy suit to help men understand what to expect when their partner is expecting. The suit, which simulates the many sensations of pregnancy, using water balloons which expand and contract, can replicate nine months of pregnancy in just two minutes. Now dudes can know what it would feel like to have a fetus kicking and wiggling inside their uteri. Question: why does everyone in this video appear to be having such a jolly good time? From what I’ve heard, pregnancy is no holiday. What about the morning sickness? The swollen ankles? The sweating? The pressure on your bladder? The contractions? I don’t know. This looks basically like a Wii worthy pregnancy video game. [Neatorama]
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10 Baby Gifts We’d Like To Get For Natalie Portman’s Son

Mazel tov to Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied. The “Black Swan” duo are now the proud parents of a baby boy and together have made the world a degree more gorgeous. [People]

So now comes the hard part—what baby gift should we send them?!?! Some ideas after the jump.
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Mommyrexia: When Moms Fight To Stay Thin While Pregnant

Ahh, new parenthood. Full of excitement, late nights, priceless memories, and small joys. But for some women, motherhood comes with a hefty price — MOMMYREXIA. An article in today’s New York Post explores the, ahem, important issue of moms — specifically on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, so specifically white and upper middle class/wealthy — who are obsessed with pregnancy weight gain. This fear of being a, well, fat mom (fat by completely bizarro standards, BTW) is so overwhelming, that the mommyrexics struggle to stay thin while knocked up and don’t waste any time before hitting the gym once their little one is no longer in their taut bellies. Keep reading »

Maya Rudolph Says She’s Been Pregnant For Six Years

“I think I’m 25 months pregnant. [I'm due in] two more months … in dog years, so that’s 25. Honestly, because it’s my third, I feel like I’ve been pregnant for like six years, seriously … [A homebirth] was not my plan, but that’s what happened because the baby came out really fast. Luckily, she just kind of glided into her father’s arms.”

Maya Rudolph talks to Chelsea Handler about how she feels during her third pregnancy. Wow, I had no idea that her second baby was born at home and that her hubby, director Paul Thomas Anderson, did the delivering. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing that scene in one of his movies soon. [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Politician Compares Pregnancy From Rape To Getting A Flat Tire

  • Last Friday, the Kansas state legislature voted to ban insurance companies from covering abortions in their plans, except in the case of a woman’s life being at risk. That’s not good enough for State Rep. Pete DeGraaf, who is also an associate pastor; he wants no abortions, ever. When Rep. Barbara Bollier challenged him on that, Rep. DeGraaf told her, “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?” Bollier replied, “”And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?” To which DeGraaf responded, “I have a spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.” OH NO, YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT. Epic facepalm. But he lists his contact information on his website, so I’m sure he’d love to hear what y’all think about this. Write State Rep. DeGraaf at pete.degraaf@house.ks.gov and petedegraaf@att.net or call 785-296-7693 and 316-777-0715. Please share any responses you receive in the comments. [Blogs.Pitch.com, Kansas Legislature]

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