I don’t know what else is going on in Pub 500 in Mankato, Minnesota, but apparently it’s enough to warrant the installation of the “first ever” pregnancy test vending machine in the ladies’ room. I’m kidding, actually: it was not Pub 500 that installed the pee sticks for their lady patrons — they came courtesy of Healthy Brains For Children, which seeks to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome in kids. Women can buy pregnancy tests for $3 in dispensers similar to the ones that sell tampons and pads. The group hopes that more women will learn if they are pregnant before getting their bun in the oven totally sauced. Eventually the group hopes to install the vending machines in malls, gas stations and gyms as well. The ladies room location seems weird to me and possibly has the potential of causing more problems than it solves. Like, I can just see drunk couples at the bar getting into arguments over “Oh my God, are you pregnant? Why did you just buy a pregnancy test in the bathroom?” kind of stuff. And I’m especially confused about the Minnesota location. Shouldn’t this pilot program have been installed in Seaside Heights? [CityPages]
We always knew Adele had a set of pipes, but it turns out she’s got dancing feet, too. The pregnant songstress was recently seen at a line-dancing class with some of her friends. Adele apparently picked up the country dance style after traveling throughout the U.S. and liked it so much she brought a line-dancing CD to bring home. That’s pretty ballsy for a seven-months-pregnant woman. But hey, whatever! She’s getting her exercise in. [The Sun UK]
Adele isn’t the only celeb doing something kinda-weird while she’s knocked up. Check out all the preggo celebs in Hollywood who had their pickles and ice cream on speed dial!
Yes, congratulations are definitely in order for Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green!
Though the “Transformers” star and her handsome husband have kept mum on the recent baby rumors, these new pics from their romantic Hawaiian getaway leave no doubt: She’s pregnant!
The photos show Brian caressing his bride’s bare baby bump as they take in the beautiful view from their private terrace. The couple are celebrating more than just the baby on the way – they’re vacationing in Hawaii, where they tied the knot, to mark their second anniversary. Read more …
When Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced her pregnancy in March, the pint-sized MTV star said, “I’m going to wear heels throughout. I’m 24, not 50!”
But while filming her hit show Jersey Shore in Seaside Heights, New Jersey on Thursday (June 21), the expectant mom took a tumble in her platform sandals. Luckily, she wasn’t seriously injured. Read more …
We have definitely asked you this question before. (You can read more about the results of that poll almost two years ago here.) But I’m asking you this question again because five new studies out of Denmark assert that having an occasional drink while pregnant is a-okay. Researchers studied children up to age 5 born to light, moderate, heavy, and binge drinking mothers, and found that only the children of moms who drank heavily during pregnancy showed negative side effects, in particular, shorter attentions spans. Those who have read the studies in depth have concluded that they add to growing evidence which suggests the occasional drink while pregnant is “increasingly unlikely to do damage.” That being said, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have no plans to change their recommendation that pregnant women abstain from drinking alcohol entirely. You can read more about the study and the reactions here. [The Week]
First, vote in the poll after the jump and then tell us in the comments whether studies like these have affected your opinions on drinking while pregnant. Keep reading »
Beyonce and husband, Jay-Z, are pregnant with their second child. The Crazy in Love singer, and mother to 5-month-old Blue Ivy, is said to be about two months along with her newest bundle of joy.
MediaTakeOut.com reports that a source very close to the couple confirmed Beyonce will probably spill the baby beans about her new arrival sometime around the end of the summer. Although Beyonce hasn’t told the source flat out she was with child, he said there have been tell tale signs. Apparently the singer has put the kibosh on the drinking. “She didn’t drink any alcohol [for weeks] and we’ve ordered Petrus & Champagne multiple times. And Petrus is her favorite wine! It just wasn’t her.”
And she’s also started taking folic acid pills again. As every woman knows,folic acid pills are primarily used when a woman is planning on getting knocked up or already is. Read more …
There’s a little guido on the way for Snooki and Jionni!
The pregnant “Jersey Shore” star tells InTouch that she and her fiance are having a baby boy — and she did it in classic Snooki fashion.
“You’re not supposed to see the baby’s penis that early on, but my doctor could,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi tells the mag. “Jionni felt so cool, like, ‘Yeah, that’s my boy!’”
Polizzi reveals that she was hoping for a little guidette, saying “All girls want girls … but then again, it’s still my baby no matter what. I’m excited either way.” Read more …
Mother Nature’s biological clock stops for no one, not even wannabe grandparents. And that’s why, instead of nagging their daughters about why they have not settled down and started pumping out babies, The New York Times reports that today’s moms and dads are helping to foot the bill to freeze their eggs. Well, rich moms and dads, anyway. The procedure to freeze eggs (not including future in vitro fertilization) costs between $8,000 and $18,000. But apparently, the possibility of future grandchildren is priceless. Keep reading »
Congratulations are in order for “America’s Next Top Model: All Stars” contestant Angelea Preston!
“I’m very excited about things that have been happening in my life recently, like with my marriage and my baby and my career,” Preston, 25, tells Us Weekly about her baby boy on-the-way. “I feel very blessed.”
While enjoying some time at home in Buffalo, New York “around Christmastime,” Preston discovered she was pregnant with boyfriend Eric Brown’s baby. “Eric and I have dated for about two years,” she says. “Eric was the only person that I did tell right away. . . but everyone else I kept in the dark for a while about it.”
After moving to Los Angeles to pursue modeling, Brown called her up to propose marriage. Read more …