Jon and Brittany Barton were planning a maternity shoot to celebrate their third child, but the weather was proving to be very uncooperative. In the weeks leading up to the maternity session, the rain was relentless,” said photographer Elaine Baca of Lane B Photography. Baca went back and forth with the Bartons discussing outfits and alternative indoor locations but the family were very outdoorsy and knew that simply wasn’t them.
Rhiannon Abrahams appears to be reveling in the joys of pregnancy — the healthy glow, the shiny, bonding with her unborn child. For Abrahams, things aren’t what they seem. Pregnancy is nothing short of an ordeal for many women.
Introducing baby Romeo and Juliet! Is this the cutest coincidence ever? In the cutest coincidence ever two babies called Romeo and Juliet were born in adjoining hospital rooms just hours apart. Morgan and Edwin Hernandez’s baby boy, Romeo, was born at Blufton Hospital in South Carolina on Saturday 18 March.
First little hat, first booties, hospital nametag…But Rochelle Humes has chosen something a little bit more unusual to celebrate the arrival of her second daughter by opting to have her newborn’s umbilical cord turned into art work and framed. The 27-year-old singer and TV presenter who welcomed her second daughter, Valentina Raine with husband Marvin Humes last week, took to Instagram to share an image of her baby girl’s dehydrated umbilical cord arranged into the word ‘love’ alongside a pot of placenta capsules. According to some experts placenta pills are said to aid recovery after birth, and provide post-birth nutrients to new mums.
Adrienne Antonson shared a sweet photo collage on International Women’s Day. Look at artist and designer Adrienne Antonson, who recently shared a moving, unvarnished photo collage on her Instagram channel. In the stunning image, the founder of Georgia-based clothing label State poses in the same style of underwear during four starkly different stages of her life — at five weeks’ pregnant, at 36 weeks’ pregnant, on her daughter Edla’s first birthday, and on Edla’s second birthday, which took place on Wednesday.
Autumn Meyer, a blogger and mother to a four-year-old and a seven-year-old, is sick of the shame post-baby bodies receive, so she posted two after-baby photos of her belly, taken just seconds apart: On the left, you see her belly looking “normal” and very pre-baby, but covered by yoga pants. Both are strong and capable, worthy of acceptance, love and my appreciation. “Both are strong and capable, worthy of acceptance, love and my appreciation,” Meyer began her caption on Instagram.
Ciara is celebrating her growing family by staring them in an adorable maternity shoot by Harper’s Bazaar, but one particular photo definitely has fans talking. The standout image, posted to Twitter on Tuesday, features a very pregnant Ciara holding her toddler son, Future Jr. — whom Ciara shares with ex-boyfriend rapper Future — and her husband, Russell Wilson, who embraces them from behind.
Same-sex couple Claire and Steph Eden-McIlroy are the proud new parents of a beautiful baby girl, LJ. Although Claire is LJ’s biological mother, her partner Steph trained her body into lactating so she can help Claire breastfeed — something that most people didn’t even know was possible. You may remember the Australian couple’s bold photos posted to social media as they took turns breastfeeding little LJ (who is now two months old).
News of Beyoncé’s twin pregnancy has barely started to simmer down, but there’s another debate about the singer that’s getting the Internet in a tizz. When the ‘Lemonade’ star shared some pictures taken over the Oscars weekend, fans couldn’t help but point out her noticeably more plump looking lips, causing some to wonder if Beyoncé had been experimenting with lip fillers. “Where did Beyoncé get her smile line fillers, I need that doctors number,” one fan tweeted.
The phrase has become a rallying cry after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren when she tried to oppose the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. McConnell later defended his actions saying, “She was warned. “My little girl was born with some health issues that resulted in some pretty intense interventions that ended up saving her,” Lori wrote on Facebook.
Remember those teenage pregnancy myths we used to trade in the 6th form common room? You can’t get pregnant while standing up, you can’t get pregnant if you have sex on your period, you can’t get pregnant if you pee straight afterwards?
Jennifer Aniston wore a shimmering black Atelier Versace gown with a plunging neckline and a high slit at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Hilton has since deleted the tweet, but not before replying “no” to a user who asked if she meant Natalie Portman — not Aniston — in the tweet.
One mom’s pregnancy announcement is going viral and it involves the cutest eviction notice ever. Atlanta parents Sharana Horton posted the picture of her 14-month-old daughter Summer Rayne in her crib on Instagram along with a notice. The note reads “Eviction Notice: Please note that your ‘only-child’ status will expire within 18 weeks.
“A surgery isn’t birth, my dear,” the photographer wrote. A screenshot of the text exchange between the client and the photographer was posted to the Sanctimommy Facebook page. You are having a surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen,” the photographer wrote in the text message.
A mom got a tattoo to symbolize her strength after coping with postpartum depression. Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit blog that offers information and support for pregnant women and new mothers who have postpartum depression (PPD) and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, posted a raw and heartfelt story on its Facebook page from a #WarriorMom. Lucy McEwen, a mother of two who came across the organization during a dark period in her life after her first child was born, recently headed to a tattoo parlor to receive her first body art.
Looking at Tammy Hembrow, you’d probably wouldn’t believe that she’s a mother of two. The 22-year-old model often flaunts her toned body and shares fitness tips with her 5.5 million followers on Instagram, and since giving birth to her second child six months ago, Hembrow has also been chronicling her body’s postpartum journey. “I’ve lost a lot of muscle but I’m pretty happy with my postpartum body so far!” she writes in the caption of a photo comparison of her body when she came home from the hospital after giving birth vs. three weeks postpartum.
Just days after announcing her pregnancy via an enviable beach Instagram, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has revealed her growing baby bump to the world. Stepping out for the launch of her collaboration with Paige in LA on Wednesday, the 29-year-old model chose a loose-fitting one-shouldered dress as her first maternity look. The dress, which comes from the model’s Rosie HW x PAIGE collection, features a tied waist and was paired with black ankle boots. You can recreate her entire look by buying the same style for around £200.
Some people on social media are body-shaming a pregnant Beyoncé for wearing a low-cut dress. In the 59th annual Grammys telecast on Feb. 12, Beyoncé — who is heavily pregnant with twins — performed in a scene-stealing, goddess-like number that hugged her growing baby bump. In a post to Facebook, Kelly Rowland — Beyoncé’s longtime friend and former Destiny’s Child partner — posted a celebratory candid shot in which Queen Bey and members of her inner circle, including husband Jay Z, are happily grooving to the music at a Grammys after-party.
Amanda Diesen and Todd Krieg just released what might be the best pregnancy announcement we’ve ever seen. The hilarious announcement photo features Diesen holding a sonogram photo and Krieg, a paraplegic, sticking his tongue out and giving a thumbs up with the words “It still works!” above him.
Kim Kardashian is not happy with her belly button. Kim Kardashian is back on social media, which means we know exactly how she spent her weekend: Getting plastic surgery. “Anyone that’s had babies understands what it does to your belly button afterwards and how much your belly button changes, then you really understand how much you need Dr. Ourian to tighten around your belly button so it looks normal,” she explained.
As everyone knows, pregnant women are prone to cravings. Whether it’s pickle juice or peanut butter, women carrying another human being in them definitely deserve to indulge in whatever it is they want to. But there are certain foods they need to avoid that can harm both themselves and the baby, particularly given that a pregnant person’s immune system is a little bit lower while they’re expecting. So what foods should pregnant women avoid and what foods are safe?
The 31-year-old singer showed off her growing belly at the 2017 MAKERS Conference on Wednesday.
Could your job be lowering your fertility? New research has revealed that heavy lifting and working night shifts has been linked to poor fertility in women. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that a physically demanding jobs or work schedules outside normal office hours could take it’s toll on a woman’s fertility.