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Maura Higgins wins praise for ‘baby or food’ bump after festive break with Chris

Maura Higgins won praise – and a few laughs – when she teased fans by asking if she was pregnant or just experiencing bloating in a playful social media post.

The 30-year-old Love Island star has been thrilling fans with romantic updates since confirming her romance with fellow Islander Chris Taylor last month.

And she teased fans by suggesting that she and her 30-year-old lover could soon be parents as she made a playful joke about pregnancy.

Taking to Instagram Stories on Boxing Day, Maura posed with her midriff exposed and a slight bump on her famously usually toned stomach.

Maura Higgins teased fans about having a baby with Chris Taylor

Teasing fans she posted a short video of herself showing off her belly along with a poll asking whether she was showing off a “baby” or “food bump”.

The poll sparked amusement – and also words of praise for the reality show star, as many remarked they had been feeling very bloated after feasting over Christmas.

One follower replied to her saying: “This has really helped me today, thank you xx hope u had a lovely xmas.”

Maura teased fans about being ‘pregnant’ on Instagram

While another remarked: “This made me feel a bit better! You’re beautiful.”

And a further fan thanked the star for “keeping it real for us all.”

Maura shared a screen grab of responses along with the caption: “We’re all feeling that Christmas bloat then.”

Maura revealed she was stunned by the reaction to her post

Then a few minutes later, and following many, many more responses, the Love Island star hinted that she had been left overwhelmed by the reaction to her post.

Sharing even more responses, she remarked: “I genuinely do forget that this is the content you guys really love to see.

“I’m really going to try to show you more real stuff in the New Year as I know how important it is – especially for the younger generation on social media.”

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Rebecca Adlington discusses ‘good cop, bad cop’ approach to co-parenting with ex

Rebecca Adlington says she has a ‘good cop, bad cop’ approach to co-parenting her daughter Summer with ex-husband Harry Needs.

The 31-year-old Olympic athlete shares her five-year-old daughter with her 28-year-old ex-husband Harry – who himself is a former swimmer.

The pair happily co-parent their daughter after they split in 2016 – while Rebecca is currently pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Andrew Parsons, 31.

Opening up about her approach to co-parenting, Rebecca says people expect her to be tough on her daughter because of her strict past Olympic training – but she says she is the soft parent, hinting that Harry is the “bad cop” of their parenting double act.

Rebecca Adlington says she is the ‘good cop’ in her co-parenting arrangement with her ex-husband

Opening up to The Sun, Rebecca revealed: “We call it good cop and bad cop. When she was born everyone thought I would be the bad cop — because of my sports background, I am quite tough.

“I’m like, ‘No, let’s do it, we can do this’. That is my kind of mentality. To be a sportsperson you have to be like that.

“And I think everyone was like, ‘Bec is going to be the bad cop’. But I am definitely not the bad cop. I get told off for being too soft with Summer.”

Rebecca was married to former swimmer Harry Needs between 2014 and 2016

She added: “But I can’t help it, my maternal instinct comes out and I can’t do it.”

Rebecca and Harry tied-the-knot back in 2014 but split after just 18 months together.

Earlier this year, Harry came out as bisexual and said he told Rebecca about his sexuality last year.

Rebecca and current boyfriend Andrew Parsons are expecting their first child together

Rebecca has since moved on with new boyfriend Andrew who she reportedly met via a dating app – and together they are due to welcome a boy together in the New Year.

Discussing her second pregnancy with Hello magazine earlier this year, Rebecca said she was sure she would be having a boy before scans confirmed the news, saying: “I feel different this time.

“I’m bigger and I’ve been craving carbs and savoury things, not sweet things like I did with Summer.”

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Kylie Jenner fans divided over daughter Stormi’s ‘mini me’ Prada bag

Kylie Jenner shared a picture of her two-year-old daughter Stormi’s adorable tiny Prada handbag.

The 23-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took to Instagram to show off the latest designer accessory to make its way into Stormi’s collection – a mini version of Prada’s popular nylon bag.

But fans were left divided over the $800 price tag of the glitzy item, reports Daily Star.

Kylie shared a photo of her red leather Dior bag beside Stormi’s adorable pink Prada bag with her 205 million followers on her Instagram stories, where she captioned the picture: “mini me”, with a heart.

The $800 Prada bag

Fans of the makeup mogul were stunned that Stormi was wearing a bag that cost approximately £590 and was quick to say so.

One person wrote: “Stormi has a Prada bag at the age of 2. Wtf.”

Another said: “Outrageous”.

“Even Stormi has a Prada bag and I don’t wtf is this”, added a third.

Fans were divided

While others loved that Kylie and Stormi had matching bags, and thought there was nothing wrong with the price, as one fan said: “Stormi’s little Prada bag is so adorbs. I love how Kylie dresses her.”

Another referred to Stormi’s other Prada bag, as they tweeted: “Stormi’s mini baby blue Prada bag is so cuteeee.”

“I just think it’s so cute Kylie is collecting bags for Stormi at her baby age”, wrote a third.

This comes after Kylie bought Stormi a $12,000 bag for school.

Proud mum Kylie shared the picture on her Instagram stories, which the captioned: “First day of home schooool!”

The tot posed with a cute pink Hermes Togo Kelly Ado Backpack that cost approximately £9,320 – another designer piece that stunned her fans as some said that it cost enough to pay off their loans.

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Danielle Fogarty announces pregnancy with fiancé Ross Worswick at Christmas

Danielle Fogarty has announced she’s expecting her first child.

The daughter of Superbike champ Carl Fogarty and her fiancé, Ex on the Beach star Ross Worswick, announced the special news on Christmas Eve.

Danielle, 27, and Ross, 31, announced their engagement in October after his romantic proposal in Dubai.

They shared the happy news by posing up in front of their Christmas tree with their arms wrapped around each other while Danielle held up a scan of their baby.

They couldn’t hide their joy, with huge smiles plastered over their faces.

She posted the snap to Instagram, writing: “Mine, yours, Ours. Merry Christmas from the three of us, we can’t wait to meet you little one.”

Danielle and Ross are expecting their first baby together!

Danielle gushed about her “special gift” for Christmas as she went on to share more images of the ultrasound.

Ross shared a similar picture of them together, joking: “No more silent nights.”

Two months ago, Danielle told fans that Ross had popped the question after two years of dating.

The blonde beauty, who previously dated Jake Quickenden after he became pals with her dad on I’m A Celebrity, shared a beaming picture of herself that showed off her engagement ring, writing: “I said yes!!”

“No more silent nights”

They shared the happy news on Christmas Day

She added the date “03/10/2020”.

The moment was captured on camera, with the couple seen embracing as they celebrated taking the next step in their relationship, and Ross seen holding out the ring as he got down on bended knee.

Celebrating the engagement on social media, Ross posted: “I promised her when she was 17 I’d marry her before she’s 30, I wasn’t going to break that”.

A special Christmas gift

They got engaged in October

The pair didn’t start dating until August 2018 but have known each other for years.

Carl clearly approves of Ross, as he celebrated their engagement with them, commenting on the post: “Congratulations to my daughter @danielle_fogarty1 and @rossworswick on getting engaged.. you’ll need to sell a few more t shirts now mate.?!!!”

Her mum Michaela added: “Yes !!!!!!! Finally !!!!! It’s actually happened. The most amazing news. I’m about to gain a son in law for my gorgeous girl. Congratulations! Love you both so much. Xxxxx”

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Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin announce third pregnancy with Christmas Eve photo

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin have announced they are expecting a third baby in a festive Instagram post.

The UFC fighter shared the snap of his family on the social media site on Christmas Eve.

McGregor posed alongside fiancée Dee, who was holding a sonogram photo, their two children Conor and Croia and their dog, the Irish Mirror reports. 

And the youngsters pose in their matching PJs as they hold a picture of an ultrasound scan showing the new addition to the family.

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Conor and Dee got engaged this year

 

McGregor wrote: “Happy Christmas everyone, from my family to yours.

“So much to look forward to in 2021.”

It comes as the Dubliner is gearing up for his hugely-anticipated UFC rematch with American Dustin Poirier.

And McGregor’s striking coach claims his fighter is in the best shape he has ever been in ahead of the bout.

The Notorious faces the American next month almost exactly a year after his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone.

Conor and Dee on a night out
Conor and Dee on a night out

Owen Roddy has been working with McGregor ahead of the bout and recently travelled to a training camp in Portugal as part of the former two-weight champion’s team.

McGregor defeated Poirier in a featherweight bout six years ago and Roddy admits the ‘Diamond’ has improved since then, but believes the Dubliner has improved even more.

Roddy told The MMA Bash: “I think Poirier’s improved an awful lot since that first fight.

“I think Conor has improved, you know, more, since then as well.

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“They’re definitely better fighters than they were when they fought each other but Conor is still the better fighter. I just think he’s too precise.

“Poirier is skillful, he’s got good hands and he’s tough and durable, and he sets a good pace but I just don’t see where he beats Conor

“Conor’s just too good everywhere, too precise, and too clinical with his striking.”

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COVID Doesn’t Pass to Baby During Pregnancy


While finding lower-than-expected levels of protective antibodies in umbilical cord blood, researchers found high levels of influenza antibodies, possibly from maternal flu vaccination, according to the study.

In other viruses or vaccines, antibodies tend to be transferred at much higher levels, possibly for evolutionary reasons because babies can’t develop their own antibodies until 6 months of age, Edlow said.

The study was published Dec. 22 in the journal JAMA Network Open.

The new findings may have implications over how the new COVID vaccine can affect pregnancy, according to an editorial accompanying the study.

“I don’t think it’s definitive, but it raises unanswered questions about whether maternal antibodies from COVID vaccination are going to help protect the baby the way we see with, for example, influenza vaccine,” said editorial co-author Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of the department of gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The findings highlight the importance of ensuring that pregnant women are included in research, Jamieson said, because scientists need to better understand how medication and vaccines work specifically in pregnant women.

“I think it’s a really exciting time. I think we now have the tools to end this pandemic. It’s going take some time, and in the meantime, pregnant women need to be vigilant and continue to protect themselves, but I’m very optimistic knowing that pregnant women are going to have access to these [COVID] vaccines,” Jamieson said.

Although children overall have more mild disease when contracting COVID-19, infants are at higher risk for severe disease. Pregnant women are also at increased risk of severe disease.

In past research, other viral infections and getting fevers in pregnancy were associated with increased risk for certain neurodevelopmental issues in offspring that include autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Edlow noted.

The researchers hope to follow up with the women from this study and their children in future research.

“There could be longer-term, more subtle neurodevelopmental effects or other effects on organ programming that could occur that are separate from birth defects or stillbirth or being born with COVID-19,” Edlow said. “There are potentially more subtle effects that we’ll probably need years to tease out.”





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Pregnant Brooke Vincent hints she’s expecting twins with cryptic post

Brooke Vincent has sparked speculation that she’s actually expecting twins her second time around being pregnant.

The Coronation Street star, 28, welcomed her first child, a son called Mexx, with her partner Kean Bryan, 24, in October 2019, with her new arrival – or arrivals – due in Spring.

But despite adding fuel to the fire, Brooke hasn’t actually confirmed whether or not twins are on the horizon.

Taking to Instagram, the doting mum penned: “Mummy of TWO loading .. & I couldn’t be more excited about it.”

While some believe she’s referring to herself being a mum-of-two once she welcomes her new bundle of joy, others seem convinced there are currently two buns in her oven.

“Omg two as in twins??” wrote one curious fan.

Another penned: “Two??? Twins? Omg,” while a third added: “As in twins?”

However others were quick to dim the speculation, as one fan wrote: “Two kids in total. You look fab.”

Brooke is already a proud mum to son Mexx

“Guys she means two children in total. 1 baby and 1 toddler,” added another.

Brooke found out she was pregnant this time when she was five weeks along and has decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret until he or she is born.

And the actress, who is best known for playing Sophie Webster in Corrie, says she’s more excited than nervous about having children under the age of two in her home.

The soap star welcomed her baby boy in October last year

Brooke joined the cast of Corrie as Sophie Webster when she was just 11-years-old.

She left the soap in 2019 to go on maternity leave, with her last scenes airing that October.

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Pregnant Charlotte Dawson’s baby fine after hospital dash for reduced movement

Pregnant Charlotte Dawson has reassured fans her baby is fine after a late-night hospital dash.

The 28-year-old reality star shared her worries with fans on her Instagram account after noticing a reduction in movements.

But after racing to hospital, tests showed that the Celebs Go Dating star’s unborn son was in good shape.

Charlotte said: “Another bloody little scare today… little man what are you like.”

Charlotte shared that she had noticed her baby was not moving, but monitors found his heartbeat was strong

She explained that she had noticed her baby was not moving, but monitors found his heartbeat was strong.

“As soon as I got to hospital on the monitor he bloody moved – typical.”

Charlotte, whose famous father Les Dawson died when she was just eight months old, said other tests were not as reassuring, and she needed to “slow down”.

“They were happy with his heartbeat but my blood pressure & pulse is sky high so I clearly need to slow down my darlings…”

Charlotte said other tests were not as reassuring, and she needed to "slow down"
Charlotte said other tests were not as reassuring, and she needed to “slow down”

Pregnant Charlotte Dawson has reassured fans her baby is fine after hospital dash for reduced movement
Pregnant Charlotte Dawson has reassured fans her baby is fine after hospital dash for reduced movement

Charlotte has not had the easiest of pregnancies, having been diagnosed with gestational diabetes – which is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.

She added: “Can’t wait to meet you little cherub but you need to cook for a chuffin little bit longer!!”

Mum to be Charlotte updates her fans daily about her pregnancy
Mum to be Charlotte updates her fans daily about her pregnancy

And she reminded any pregnant fans: “Always best to get checked my darlings..”

Charlotte is expecting her first child with boyfriend Matthew Sarsfield.

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Meghan McCain shares rare throwback snaps from late in her pregnancy

Meghan McCain shares rare throwback snaps from late in her pregnancy just one week before her first child Liberty was born

Meghan McCain is reflecting on the year that was 2020, sharing some rare snaps of late in her pregnancy, before giving birth to her first child, Liberty.

The 36-year-old host of The View welcomed Liberty on September 28 with her husband of three years, conservative writer Ben Domenech.

She shared three new snaps on Instagram, which she took just days before giving birth to her first child.

Reflecting: Meghan McCain is reflecting on the year that was 2020, sharing some rare snaps of late in her pregnancy, before giving birth to her first child, Liberty

’11 days left in 2020… the year wasn’t all bad. (Pics from almost a full 9 months and a week before Liberty arrived),’ McCain said.

The first snap showed McCain in a black top with black pants and a blue denim long-sleeved shirt opened with the sleeves rolled up.

She had her blonde hair tied back in a bun with a number of bracelets on both arms when she took the snaps. 

First snap: The first snap showed McCain in a black top with black pants and a blue denim long-sleeved shirt opened with the sleeves rolled up

First snap: The first snap showed McCain in a black top with black pants and a blue denim long-sleeved shirt opened with the sleeves rolled up

The third photo featured McCain in a light grey maternity dress with black fuzzy slippers, while caressing her baby bump.

McCain and her husband Domenech suffered a miscarriage in 2019 before giving birth to their first child.

McCain gave birth to Liberty on September 28, sharing a heartfelt post about motherhood on her Instagram just days after giving birth.

Baby bump: The third photo featured McCain in a light grey maternity dress with black fuzzy slippers, while caressing her baby bump

Baby bump: The third photo featured McCain in a light grey maternity dress with black fuzzy slippers, while caressing her baby bump

‘Motherhood is euphoria. All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations ~ it is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter,’ McCain began.

‘Having Liberty is like observing my entire heart live and exist outside of my body. She is a little wildcat ~ beautiful, strong, alert, already so full life and spirit… I only wish I had done this sooner,’ she added.

She went on to thank her husband Ben for, ‘giving me this gift and taking the leap on this wonderful and petrifying adventure together.’

Euphoria: 'Motherhood is euphoria. All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations ~ it is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter,' McCain began

Euphoria: ‘Motherhood is euphoria. All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations ~ it is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter,’ McCain began

She also said having her child was the first time since her father, Senator John McCain, passed away in August 2018, ‘that the part of my heart that broke off and left with him no longer feels missing….’

McCain also thanked everyone who respected her, ‘protectiveness, boundaries and privacy during pregnancy and now first steps into motherhood.’

‘I know it is unorthodox given the public life I have chosen. It’s all a work in progress and I will continue to share what I can as I (and Ben) are comfortable. And thank you for all the incredible words, blessing and kindness that have been extended to all of us, I am beyond grateful and humbled,’ McCain concluded.

Not missing: She also said having her child was the first time since her father, Senator John McCain, passed away in August 2018, 'that the part of my heart that broke off and left with him no longer feels missing....'

Not missing: She also said having her child was the first time since her father, Senator John McCain, passed away in August 2018, ‘that the part of my heart that broke off and left with him no longer feels missing….’

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to make debut as author with Pregnancy Bible, announces book on son Taimur’s birthday


Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to make her debut as an author, and on the occasion of her son Taimur’s fourth birthday, took to Instagram to announce her first book, titled Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible. The book will guide mothers-to-be and help them prepare for the months ahead.

In an Instagram post, Kareena wrote, “Today is the perfect day to announce my book- Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible for all you moms-to-be. I’ll talk about everything from morning sickness to diet and fitness and being a mom-on-the-go! I can’t wait for you to read it. To be published by Juggernaut Books in 2021. #newbeginnings #announcement #newbook #authorsofindia #pregnancybible #pregnant #pregnancytips #juggernautbooks #preggers #preggo #momtobe.”

A statement from the publisher said that Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible ‘will describe all the medical aspects of pregnancy with a focus on the mother and her symptoms, and include the actress’s tips on everything from managing morning sickness to pregnancy diet, exercise, wellness and preparing a nursery’.

 

“I believe pregnancy is a natural process during which we should be active, healthy and happy. ln this book I will tell you how I handled my own pregnancies and give you all the information you need to be happy in yours. This subject means a lot to me and I hope to create a book that will help and guide other women,” Kareena said.

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Kareena is expecting her second child with husband Saif Ali Khan. They already have a son, Taimur, who turned four today. Saif, too, is gearing up to make his debut as an author with an autobiography, which will come out next year.

Currently, Kareena is shooting for her radio show, What Women Want, on which she calls celebrity guests to discuss a number of topics, from motherhood to modern-day dating. Her next release is Advait Chandan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, opposite Aamir Khan. She also has Karan Johar’s Takht in the pipeline.

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