Friday, June 06, 2008

Study Recommends Fish Eating in Pregnancy, Avoiding Mercury

Scientists based at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School for Public Health recently published a study which assessed the relationship between fish eating and mercury levels during pregnancy and the subsequent brain function in children who were the result of those pregnancies.

The scientists in this research assessed the fish intake of 341 women in the second trimester (middle three months) of pregnancy. They also measured blood levels of mercury in these women. The children born to these women were assessed at the age of three with tests of vocabulary and visual motor abilities.

To read what they found, click here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Jodie Sweetin: From Meth Addict to New Mom

Former Full House star Jodie Sweetin has a new role that comes with a full heart: mother to 7-week-old daughter Zoie.

"You look at your baby and think, 'Wow, I did that.' It's really amazing," Sweetin, 26, tells PEOPLE in its new cover story, on sale Friday.

Read the full story here.

Mother's love worth $117,000 per year, study says

If a stay-at-home mom could be compensated in dollars rather than personal satisfaction and unconditional love, she'd rake in a nifty sum of nearly $117,000 a year.

That's according to a pre-Mother's Day study released in May by Salary.com, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm that studies workplace compensation.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Celebs' attempts to hide pregnancies

Most expectant parents, concerned about the possibility of a miscarriage, wait until after the first three months of pregnancy to share the news with family and friends. But discretion is nearly impossible for those in the media spotlight.

Attempts by celebrities to keep their pregnancies private doesn't stop celebrity magazines and gossip Web sites from issuing reports to the contrary.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss

There's some truth to the old wives' tale that "for every child, the mother loses a tooth," according to a New York University professor who found that women with more children are more likely to have missing teeth.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, an assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, examined data on 2,635 women, ages 18 to 64, who reported at least one pregnancy in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Read the full story here.

Triplets for Charlie Sheen?

Although newlyweds Charlie Sheen, 42, and Brooke Mueller, 30, are denying rumors she is already pregnant, it sounds like it won’t be long before those rumors are a reality.

“Doesn’t mean it’s not part of the plan,” Sheen tells Extra when asked about the baby rumors. “It’s just not happening as we speak.”

How many children does Mueller see in their future? “Hopefully triplets! Could you imagine if I really had triplets? He’s be like, ‘Whoa!’”

The star is already a father to his two daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards, 4-year-old Sam and 2-year-old Lola, as well as 23-year-old Cassandra with ex Paula Profitt.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Jack Black Welcomes Another Son

Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black and his wife, Tanya Haden, welcomed their second child last week. The actor just revealed the baby news to ET saying that his son was “fresh out of the oven.”

Their newborn son, who they named Jack, will be welcomed home by 2-year-old Samuel.

Black, 38, and his wife have been married since 2006.

Jessica Alba Plans a Babymoon

Jessica Alba's last-minute and low-key wedding to long-term boyfriend Cash Warren surprised even the closest of their friends and family. But the newlyweds are planning to have a big white wedding reception to make up for the invitation snub.

"She wants to go on a babymoon vacation before she gives birth," Jessica's pal tells OK!. "She's looking forward to lounging on a beach somewhere like Cabo. They want to do relaxing couple's things like get messages- of course hers will be prenatal!"

Read the full story here.