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Tamera Mowry-Housley Says She’s Stunned By Being Pregnant

Tamera Mowry-Housley of “Sister, Sister” fame has annouced that she is pregnant with their first child after ony 2 months of trying. That’s probably more information than we need to know but sometimes first children get us more excited than expected and make us say things we probably shouldn’t say!

Tamera said that she didn’t think it would be so quick and thought it might take a bit more time to get pregnant. She stated that she had heard that sometimes it can take a while to get pregnant and so it caught her off guard. Still, she said it was a beautiful surprise and she was so excited by it.

To let her husband of just over a year, Adam Housley, know, she sent him a photo fo four positive pregnancy tests and added, “HAPPY EARLY FATHER’S DAY.” A nice give for Adam.

And speaking of four pregnancy tests, I’ll bet that the makers of those test know that the average woman must buy about 5 packs to confirm she is pregnant or not.

Congratulations to Tamera. We hope you have an easy pregnancy.

Pregnant Reese Witherspoon Feeling Round

Reese Witherspoon with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton

Responding to a reporter’s comment on how great she looked, Reese Witherspoon replied, “Thanks, but frankly I’m feeling very round tonight!”

Reese is very excited about being pregnant with her third child which is due late summer or early fall. She has declined to state what the sex is of the baby nor will she give any hints at names.

Reese always looks great whether she is pregnant or not. We are sure she will continue to wear something fashionable as her pregnancy progresses.

Good luck to Reese. We hope you have an easy pregnancy!

Pregnant Sarah Michelle Gellar Seen Walking Around Santa Monica

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, otherwise known as Sarah Michelle Gellar, was seen walking through the streets of Santa Monica with a fellow pregnant friend who looked to be about 7 or 8 months along.

Sarah was wearing a tiered loosely styled black top with plenty of room for her expanding belly. The design gave way to the fact that it was a pregnancy top but it was spacious enough to hide the size of her belly. Sarah also complimented the maternity top with a half jacket in grey over her shoulders. Here jeans were pretty tight and she had on ankle high spike heal black boots.

Sarah and her husband Freddie Prince Jr. have a 2 year old daughter Charlotte.

Good luck to Sarah Michelle Geller on her pregnancy!

Robert De Niro And Wife Grace Hightower Have Daughter Via Surrogate

Robert De Niro, 68, and his wife Grace Hightower, 56, had their second child since their marraige in 1997. The girl, Helen Grace, weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was born via a surrogate on December 11, 2011.

Grace Hightower is known for her work previously on NYPD Blue. Robert De Niro is known for his work in the 70s in the God Father II, The Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull. More recently, he is well recognized in his role as the psycho ex-CIA officer father-in-law in Meet the Fockers.

Study Shows Exercise For Nursing Mothers Is Not Harmful

The Journal of Pediatrics has reported from a study that mothers can regularily exercise without hindering their babies’s growth.

They also addressed the issue of breast feeding women having a change in their milk if they exercised. There has been some controversity by conflicting reports about whether excessive exercise would decrease immune-boosting protiens or make the breast milk impalatable if the lactic acids would get too high.

The study looked at several clinical trials that measured growth among breastfed babies with mothers who execised and show no sign of their babies’ wetigh gain slowing. In fact, there was statistically no difference in breastfed babies who mothers’ exercised when compared to breast fed babies whose mothers did not exercise.

Still, one should be sensible about their exercising after childbirth. Be sure to get a good bond with your child and have a really strong breastfeeding routine. You will also be more tired and worn out, and with the possibility of engourged breasts, you many not want to do anything too vigourous. Walking for 15 minutes a day may be a good way to start out.

Health experts reccomend that babies should be breastfed exclusively for their first six months and then slowly introducing solids to the baby’s diet. They also recommend to try to breastfeed for the first year.

Abortion Rate Drops to 18 Year Low

The pregnancy rate for women in their early 20s has fallen nearly 18% from 1990 to 2008. Additionally, the abortion rate over the same period of time has dropped by 32 percent, states the National Center for Health Statistics. The government report believes that women are deciding to delay having babies until later and using more effective birth control.

Another report released by the Guttmacher Institute stated that based up on the government statistics, teen abortion rate was down 59% in 2008 when compared to 1988. When compared to 1990 the tean pregnancy had dropped by 42%.

Stephanie Ventura who wrote the report, “Estimated Pregnancy Rates and Rates of Pregnancy Outcomes for the United States, 1990-2008.”, for the National Center for Health Statistics stated that abortion rates have dropped across all age groups.

Women in their 20s are waiting to get pregnant. Also, there are better birth control methods and use of condoms. Other methods include contraceptive patches that release the hormones throughout the day.

The report stated that for all age groups in 2008, 65 out of 100 were live births, 18 abortions, and 17 were fetal loss (miscarraige). In comparison to 1990, 61 were live births, 24 abortions, and 15 ended in fetal loss.

A 16 Month Pregnancy!

9 months is too long to be pregnant for many women but if you are an elephant then you have to hang on for 16 months. Added to this is the fact that the elephant babies are a lot bigger than the average human at 250 pounds.

The elephant is an Asian elephant known as Rose-Tu and lisves at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. What is really amazing abou this is that you will need to look really close if you want to see any sign of bulging in Rose-Tu’s belly. Zoo veterinarian Mitch Finnegan states that the elephant abdominal’s organs move around to make room for the baby. It’s harder to notice with elephants and many animals than it is to see if a human is pregnant.

There are currently about 38,000 to 51,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild. Much of their decline is due to the loss of habitat and fight for their land with humans.

Asian elephants are considered highly endangered in their range countries, threatened by habitat loss and conflict with humans. It is estimated that only around 38,000 to 51,000 remain in fragmented populations.

Rose-Tu has given birth to before while in the zoo back in 2008. At that time she almost trampled her baby to death but zookeepers intervined to ensure the health of her baby.

We wish Rose-Tu luck!

Lawyer On Maternity Leave Told To Show Up In Court

Amber Vazquez Bode, a lawyer in Travis County Texas, was on maternity leave recovering from a C-section when she was called into court to by Justice of the Peace Glenn Bass. Bode had faxed in a continuance to delay the trial but it was denied.

She brought her baby with her who apparently was crying the whole time as would be expected of a new born in such a situation. The judge felt that Bode’s attitude was in contempt of court given her upset demeanor.

What would you do? If you were nursing a baby and were forced to go somewhere due to your job would you bring the baby or leave him with friends.

Maternity Swimwear Choices This Summer

We’re now in the middle of summer and if you haven’t been able to choose that perfect suit then maybe we can help you out. First, you need to think about what you are using the maternity swimwear for whether it is fashion, hide your belly, showing off your belly or athletic activity like lap swimming.

For fashion, you can trying one of the exciting suits from Maternal America such as the Jenni Tankini. It’s an incredibly unique pattern with orange and sky blue tones. Also from MA is the Missoni Halter Tankini with the zigzag stripes that defines Missoni and makes the brand easily recognizable. From Prego is the Flower Power Strapless Mini which has black and white hibiscus flowers flowing in a large contrasting pattern.

The ultimate maternity bathing suit for hiding your belly is the Prego Maternity Halter Baby Doll. This maternity swimsuit ties around the neck and has a longer skirt that goes down below the bottoms. This ensures that your belly will never peek out! While you might not think that a strapless mini is a good way to hide your belly since it shows off the shoulders, it actually comes with a longer front. So, you can show a little skin but hide your belly while wearing something really sexy!

The easiest way to show off your belly is to put on the maternity bikini. The maternity bikini is becoming even more popular after 4 time mother Tori Spelling as well as Kourtney Kardashian were seen sporting one. A great choice of maternity bikini is the Prego Bow Tie Bikini. The top has wider straps unlike the typical pre-pregnancy bikini and the bottoms have a wider band to expand and grow with you. If your mood is more along the pre-pregnacy type then a good option is the Japanese Weekend 3 PC Bikini w/ Sarong Set. This maternity bikini has double tie straps around the neck and ties in the back. Additionally, it comes with a tie sarong which goes around the waist.

Lastly, if you are looking for a maternity swimsuit to get some exercise in the best choice anywhere would be the Prego Maternity Empire Tank. This suit comes with wide tank style straps and a hook in the back. The elastic strap under the bust is strong enough to provide great support even for the bigger busted women. The Empire Tank comes in black, navy, jade as well as a new red flower pattern.

There are many different types of maternity swimwear available at TummyStyle.com. We are sure you will find something that can suit your particular need. Just give us a call and we can help you out with fitting and style.

Maternity Swimwear Sale Continues!

We at TummyStyle have decided to extend our 20% Off discount on all maternity swimwear! We know that in these difficult ecomonic times many of our pregnant ladies don’t have enough money to spend $100 on a bathing suit which is why we are trying to help.

TummyStyle offers one of the largest selections of maternity bathing suits anywhere on the internet. Check out our great selection of maternity tankinis including the ever popular and exclusive TummyStyle design of the Jenni Tankini by Maternal America.

For those who wish to brave their belly to the world, there is a wide selection of maternity bikinis. Binikins are becoming popular with many celebrities including Tori Spelling and Kourtney Kardashian. Prego Maternity has some great maternity bikinis including the Ruched Bikini which has a roll up/roll down bottom. And, now, TummyStyle is the first to havet he Ruched Bikini in a stylish dot pattern.

All take a look at our selection of 1 piece maternity swimsuits. One of the most popular is the Prego Maternity Empire Tank. This suit is a favorite among our athletic lap swimmers as well as our water aerobic customers. The Empire Tank comes with a racer style back and a wide elastic band under the bust for incredible support. In fact, this is a great option for busty women in offering support and creating a reduced size effect. The empire tank comes in black, jade, navy and now red blossoms.

With over 70 styles of maternity swimwear available, we are confident you will be able to find something with the right style at a great price.