Posts tagged "pregnant"

Evening Quickies: Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant, In Touch Claims

Is Jessica Simpson pregnant? In Touch claims she is — despite knocking back a glass of bubbly at fiance Eric Johnson’s recent birthday celebration — and craving nacho chips dipped in chocolate. Mmm mmm. Jessica has been looking a little bloated lately, but I am skeptical. Any time the poor girl eats a burrito,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2011

Announce Your Pregnancy On Facebook: Site Adds “I’m Expecting” Option

Facebook‘s new “I’m expecting” option is the new way to tell all 613 of your closest friends that you are pregnant. In the “Family” section, users now have the option to announce their due date (month, day, and year), as well as the baby’s sex and name.

It’s about time that Facebook did…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Morning Quickies: Sarah Palin’s Daughter-In-Law Britta Hanson Is Pregnant

Track Palin’s new wife Britta Hanson is pregnant and posing in pics on Facebook with her baby shower loot. The Frisky totally suspected this! Track and Britta got married two months ago with a small ceremony in Alaska and said they’d celebrate with a bigger ceremony later in the year. “Hmm,” we thought. “Why…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2011

Carla Bruni Pregnant With Twins, Magazine Claims

Carla Bruni is pregnant with twins, according to French magazine Voici. The 43-year-old singer/actress/model/French First Lady already has a nine-year-old son, Aurelian, from another relationship. Carla is allegedly due to have her first child/children by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in October. But Carla is being mum about any potential pregnancy. When asked in an interview…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2011

Tina Fey Is Pregnant!

Tina Fey is pregnant! Yesterday, while promoting her new memoir Bossypants on “Oprah,” Tina Fey announced she is five months pregnant. The 40-year-old and her husband, Jeff Richmond, a composer for “30 Rock,” already have a five-year-old daughter, Alice. Damn, I am so irrationally excited about this and I’m not a woman who usually care…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2011

Naked Mariah Carey Poses Pregnant For Life & Style

Will someone explain to me the impulse of pregnant celebs to pose naked? Mariah Carey posed nude for the cover of Life & Style, flaunting her pregnant belly carrying the twins — a boy and a girl — she’s expecting with hubby Nick Cannon. “I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2011

Georgia Police Officer Claims She Was Fired For Being Pregnant

Something is rotten in the state of Georgia: narcotics K-9 officer Ruth Hernandez was fired by the city of Thomsen, Georgia after getting pregnant.

According to WAGT-TV, Ruth Hernandez became pregnant with her second child and told her superiors that she couldn’t perform her duties until November 11 (eight months from now). Obviously…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a jiffy. But a nifty social experiment done on the New York City subway by Elizabeth Carey Smith of Brooklyn, New York, during her recent pregnancy

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

“Baby-Breeding” Ring Busted In Asia

Anywhere you can find women, you can find people trying to control women’s reproductive capabilities. I write a lot on The Frisky about attempts to deter women from having abortions. But in parts of Asia, there’s a problem that’s quite different: fertile women acting as surrogates who are kept in farm-like conditions for “baby breeding.”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2011

Mom Wants Mentally Challenged Daughter Sterilized

Here’s a sticky wicket for you: the mother of a 21-year-old mentally challenged woman in Britain is asking a court for permission to sterilize her daughter so she will not continue getting pregnant. The daughter, who is referred to in court as P to protect her anonymity, already has two young children who are being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Having A Baby — Not Having An Abortion — Increases Your Risk For Mental Health Problems

Having an abortion does not trigger mental health problems, according to a Danish study of 365,550 teen girls and women who had an abortion or a baby between 1995 and 2007. In fact, what makes a woman most at risk for mental health problems is having a baby, the study published in The New England

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2011

Should Pregnant Ladies Get Special Parking Privileges?

A New York City councilman will introduce a law next week that would grant pregnant women special parking privileges. Women who are having difficult pregnancies that create mobility problems could get a doctor’s note entitling them to park in no-parking or no-standing zones, without fear of getting a ticket, up to 30 days after their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

Quickies: Willow Palin May Be Pregnant And Miley’s New Man

The sometimes-but-usually-not-true National Enquirer claims 16-year-old Willow Palin is pregnant. Someone is probably just spreading rumors about Mama Grizzly’s little homophobe. [National Enquirer]
Eva Longoria may have waited to confirm her divorce from sexy texter Tony Parker so she could nab the cover of Us Weekly. [PopEater]
Is Lindsay Lohan shilling for Pepsi? She…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2010

These Pregnant Women Sure Look Fat In A Bikini Contest

I’m the last person to say a new mama can’t be sexy. But this bikini contest for pregnant women is bizarro. Moms-to-be don’t need to pop every which way out of a thong bikini to look beautiful. And seriously, anyone who is that knocked up shouldn’t be allowed to wear platform boots unle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010

Warning: Don’t Wear Heels When You’re Preggers!

In addition to gaining weight, pregnant women have to deal with swelling feet and an expanding wardrobe to match their expanding bellies. But while fashion sense doesn’t have to change, it seems shoe choice really should. During pregnancy, it’s extremely important that women support their lower back, ankles, and muscles, but unfortunately most shoes are…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Teacher Canned For Premarital Sex

Jarretta Hamilton, a fourth grade teacher in St. Cloud, Florida, was fired for getting pregnant while she was engaged. When Hamilton’s boss at Southland Christian School asked her when she conceived, she answered honestly that she got pregnant three weeks before her wedding and was then fired for “fornication.” Now Southland Christian School is facing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

Attack Of The Killer Pregnant Women!

On Tuesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow a pregnant woman to use deadly force if someone threatens the life of her or the fetus she is carrying. It’s apparently based on a case — in Michigan, mind you — where a pregnant woman was convicted of manslaughter after she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2010

Does This Creepy Robot Baby Make You Want To Get Pregnant?

Lately, all it takes is a chubster in a Gap onesie for my ovaries to throb. But the good citizens of Japan are apparently less inclined to make babies — so the University of Tsukauba built them Yotara, a robot baby, to encourage the birth rate. Yotara giggles, sneezes, sleeps and “wakes up” when a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Study Says “Baby Brain” Does Not Exist

Chalk it up to another old wives’ tale? Researchers writing in The British Journal of Psychiatry say that “baby brain” — the rumored memory lapses a woman experiences while she’s pregnant — definitely does not exist. Australian National University followed 1,241 women over four years to track the quality of their memory and half…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010