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Rumor: Charlotte Church Using Old Wives’ Remedies To Induce Labor

Rumor: Charlotte Church Using Old Wives' Remedies To Induce Labor

Charlotte Church, expecting her second child with husband Gavin, is so ready to have her second child that she is trying anything to induce labor, including old wives’ remedies, The Mirror is claiming. The 22-year-old singer, already mom to 15-month-old Ruby, was apparently supposed to give birth December 30th, but still hasn’t, and is trying everything to speed things up, according to a friend.

“Charlotte’s not had any twinges yet so she’s trying all the old wives’ remedies. She’s hoping the curry, pineapples and raspberry tea will work and has put the midwife’s number in her mobile so she can act fast when things happen.”

This may or may not be true – but did you start trying things to induce labor the closer you got to your due date?

Photo: OK! July 08 scanned by Celebrity Baby Scoop

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Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look!

Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look!

  • Violet wears Naturino 7788 Silver Canvas Maryjanes – $61
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    Kate Hudson Wants To “Smack” The Paps

    Kate Hudson covers the February 2009 edition of Elle magazine in a sunny Dior mini. Ryder’s 29-year-old mommy is currently promoting her newest film, Bride Wars, in which she costars with Anne Hathaway. Kate’s latest chick-flick opens next Friday, January 9.

    On the paparazzi: “They’ve become an entity to themselves. But eventually they’ll implode. They’re creating a house of cards that will inevitably fall. These are not nice people. When you’re taking your child to school, and they’re trying to get on school property to get a picture, it literally makes you want to just smack them.”

    On repeatedly doing romantic comedies: “I could be in an interview and people would keep going, ‘So why do you always do romantic comedies?’ Do I want to do darker roles? Of course. It has to be the right thing, though. I’m not just going to, like, make a movie that’s, Oh, she’s a whore, prostitute, and heroin addict.”

    The article also mentions Kate’s lifelong friendship with Jennifer Meyer, the jewelry designer and wife of Tobey Maguire. Jennifer’s father was the agent of Kate’s famous mom, Goldie Hawn. The two Hollywood mama’s also went to high school together. In the article, Jennifer recalls Kate getting sent home from time to time for wearing her skirts too short.

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    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Hits The Red Carpet

    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Hits The Red Carpet

    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz made her first red carpet appearance since Bronx’s birth on Nov. 20. The 24-year-old new mom and hubby Pete Wentz hosted the New Year Eve’s Party at PURE nightclub in Cesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

    Ashlee looks great! She’s back to being blond again. Click here to see a recent picture of her with red hair. Which color do you prefer on Bronx’s mom?

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    Last Day To Enter: Giveaway – My Baby Nest Carrier

    The first My Baby Nest Carrier was created by mompreneur Keren Levi after trying numerous slings and carriers, but finding nothing that was easy to wear or comfortable. The My Baby Nest Carrier was especially designed with newborns and premature babies in mind; providing unique support for nursing during the early stages of your baby’s life. Most importantly it is versatile and adaptable offering different positions, allowing continued use as your baby grows – up to 35 lbs. This unique baby carrier is designed to contour to your body, while your baby is safely comforted by the warmth of your body and the beat of your heart.

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    Congratulations to the winners of our Mama Mio giveaway: Toby & Kia!

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    Leighanne Littrell On Baylee’s Illness

    Brian Littrell’s wife, Leighanne, has already told OK! magazine that her 6-year-old son, Baylee, is feeling much better, but she has now opened up about exactly what happened with her son, and she also has some advice for fellow parents.

    According to Leighanne, Baylee “broke out in a full-body rash” in early December, with “blisters in his throat and a 103-degree fever.”

    After numerous tests and three misdiagnoses, the couple asked doctors to perform an echocardiogram, which showed damage to Baylee’s coronary arteries. It was determined that Baylee suffered from atypical Kawasaki disease. He’s been released from Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital after receiving treatment, and now Brian and Leighanne are reaching out to other parents. “If you feel like something is wrong, follow our instinct,” says Leighanne, who talks to OK! about the fight for her son’s life.

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    On how Baylee is doing now: “Good. He is running around in his Batman costume, feeling so much better, and his attitude is fantastic.”

    On when he first got sick: “Around his birthday, Nov. 26. He felt nauseous and had diarrhea. His grandpa also noticed his lymph nodes were a little swollen. Baylee wasn’t running a fever, so we let him have his party. We went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with strep throat and put him on amoxicillin.”

    The symptoms didn’t go away: “We spent an early Christmas with Brian’s family in Kentucky. On the way back home, Baylee had a fever of 103. We took him to the doctor, and he had blisters in his throat. He was diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral illness that causes blisters. But he developed a rash on his body, and the doctors then thought he had erythema multiforme, a reaction to the amoxicillin. We got home, and the rash looked like a chemical burn; his eyes were swollen shut. We went straight to the emergency room.”

    On what she was thinking at that point: “Well, you’re frustrated. There is no way you can believe a doctor who is telling you to go home and this will go away on its own. But Baylee had said he had been feeling these little heart murmurs – he calls them “heart sparks.” So Brian and I wanted him to have an echocardiogram. The doctors rolled their eyes, like, “They’re just being paranoid parents.” But the results came back and showed damage to his coronary arteries, and inflammation. He was finally diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease.”

    On what’s next for Baylee: “We have to monitor his heart for six to eight weeks, until we know the IVIG has worked: It’s the only shot to cure Kawasaki. The other day, Baylee said, “I just want to be normal, Mommy.” Right now, he can’t do a lot of cardiovascular activity, but he can practice his karate. He also has to stay away from people who are sick because his immune system is weak.”

    On their advice for other parents: “Doctors don’t know everything. They would never run an echocardiogram unless we insisted. We’d like to set up a fund for children who need extra medical testing, when insurance won’t cover it. I hope our experience can help another family. “

    To see some stunning picture of Baylee, go here!

    Have any of you had to struggle to find out what illness your child had?

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