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Junk Food Is Bad For Babies

If you’re pregnant, try to eat healthy because eating junk food is bad for your baby. Duh. A study published in The Journal of Physiology found that female rats that were fed a diet of chips, cheese, muffins, and other processed foods throughout pregnancy and lactation had offspring that were overweight at birth and were born with a taste for junk food, kind of like babies whose moms used crack while they were in the womb. Female offspring were particularly affected by the mother’s diet. And don’t think this just applies to rodents: “Humans share a number of fundamental biological systems with rats, so there is good reason to assume the effects we see in rats may be repeated in humans,” said Neil Strickland, a professor at the Royal Veterinary College in London. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

Mind Of Man: Five Things About Pregnancy That Will Eff You Up

You’ve heard about the mood swings, cravings, mania, and general awfulness your wife will be “blessed” with throughout her nine-month journey to motherhood. Here are five things your parent-friends will never tell you about pregnancy, probably because they’d just assume forget about them altogether:

Miscarriage. It seems to be almost inevitable. We’re not sure of the statistics, but an unscientific survey we did of three friends showed that every woman in the world will have at least one miscarriage. As a guy, you’d think that your rub-some-dirt-on-it-and-get-back-in-the-game attitude that you learned from your high school football coach (who was banging one of your classmates by the way) would be helpful. It’s not. Let her sister/mom/friends console her because you suck at it. Meanwhile, you’ll have some extra time to create a new, winning game plan. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Amy Poehler Brings Her Bump Out

This dress is awesome because it is flattering on women who are pregnant (Poehler) and women who are planning on eating a grande burrito for lunch [Me! -- Editor]. [CFDA Awards, NYC, 6/2/08] Keep reading »

Frisky Quote Of The Day: Angelina Jolie on pregnancy

“I love it. It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing. Also, I’m fortunate. I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner. I think that affects it. I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy.” — Angelina Jolie on being prenant [VanityFair.com] Keep reading »

Birth A Kid, Lose A Tooth

If you’re planning on having children, please promise that you’ll continue to brush your teeth and visit your dentist twice a year. Researchers at NYU and Yale examined data on 2,635 U.S. women, and they found that across all socioeconomic groups, women with children had fewer teeth than women without children. Among those in the lowest socioeconomic group, the women with no children on average were missing two teeth, while those with one child were missing an average of three teeth. Women with four or more children were missing more than eight teeth! (If this were consistently true, Michelle Duggar would be toothless.)

One of the possible explanations is that women are more prone to gingivitis during pregnancy, which, left untreated, can lead to serious gum disease and tooth loss. Also, one of the study’s authors noted that women might be trying to avoid dental X-rays while they’re carrying a baby inside of them. (Lying in a dentists chair when you’re pregnant sounds incredibly uncomfortable, BTW.) Additionally, women with multiple children might forgo their own dental care due to lack of money or time. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Impossible! Clay Aiken Impregnates A Woman! With His Own Sperm!

According to TMZ, Clay Aiken has knocked up his “best friend”, a 50-year old record producer named Jaymes Foster. Weird. She has a boy’s name. That’s funny! Ahh, but for those Claymates worried about Aiken’s precious chastity (and for those conspiracy nuts worried their “Gayken” theory may be shot down), Foster was supposedly artificially inseminated. I wonder what entertainment he used to get the spunk into the cup…IM? Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Pete & Ashlee Wentz Confirm The Worst Kept Secret In Hollywood

  • Pete and Ashlee Wentz (you asked for it chickie!) have confirmed that they’re expecting their first child together. They decided to wait to confirm the news until Ashlee made it through her first trimester, which means this baby (time to register for baby’s first flatiron!) should pop out around November. [FriendsOrEnemies.com]
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    Girl Must Decide Whether To Use Mother’s Eggs Before She’s 18

    This is a strange and sad story. A ten-year-old girl in England has Turner syndrome, a condition that generally causes infertility because an X chromosome is missing. When the girl was 7, her mother had some eggs harvested so that if her daughter wanted, she could have a child that would be related to her (it would actually be her half-sister or half-brother) and not have to wait for ages to receive a donor egg. The problem is that egg-freezing laws only allow the storage of an egg for 10 years, so before the girl turns 18, she has to decide whether or not she wants to conceive a baby made from her mother’s egg right then. She would have to get pregnant before she can vote, and she probably wouldn’t have a guy in her life who would want to be the father of her children! Members of Parliament and doctors are urging ministers to change the law because IVF legislation hasn’t been updated in 18 years. Her best option would be to have the eggs fertilized by donor sperm and then frozen, which would buy her at least another 10 years before she’d have to get implanted with an embryo. [The Times, U.K.] Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: Adam Sandler

    The movie posters for Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie You Don’t Mess With The Zohan look, um, kind of messed up, but that’s not why Adam is hot. He knocked up his wife again! Mazel Tov, Adam and family! (And good luck with this movie. Those jean shorts you wear in it look quite uncomfortable.) [StarPulse.com] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Paris Hilton Is Ready For A Baby

  • Paris Hilton plans to breed in 2009. Is this the way the world felt when the U.S. was super scared of the Russians? [DListed]
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