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Congratulations are in order for Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas. The Jonas Brothers star, 28, and his wife, 29, are expecting their second child, they announced via Instagram Monday.Read More
Minnie Driver smiles for the paparazzi as she makes her way to Batia and Aleeza Salon in Beverly Hills for a manicure and pedicure. The mom-to-be looks happy and relaxed — she’s due in August.
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Scott Baio, 47, thought he would be a life-long bachelor. But last November, he and his fiancée Renee Sloan, 39, welcomed their daughter Bailey DeLuca. Scott said he was blown away by fatherhood,
“I’ve loved my life. My life has been great, but this [fatherhood] makes it.”
Then, just one day after their baby girl came home from the hospital, Bailey tested positive for a potentially fatal disorder. Tests showed the premature baby might have GA-1, a metabolic disorder that can cause seizures and possibly lead to coma and even death.
“It was the worst time in my life,” Baio said. “Every breath that you take, every thought that you have, every moment that you’re conscious, it’s all you’re thinking about. The disease is a constant in your brain. It never leaves you.”
After 10 weeks of testing, Bailey got a clean bill of health and it was determined that the result had been a false positive,
“We jumped through the ceiling!” Baio joyfully proclaimed.
Bailey is now 7 months old and Scott and Renee count their many blessings,
“In a way I’m glad I went through it. Because this sort of thing puts everything else in perspective,” Baio said and also talked about the foundation they are establishing, “We know we need to be a voice here, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
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The Schwarzenegger kids Katherine, 18 1/2, Christina, 16 1/2, (pony tail) Patrick, 14 1/2, and Christopher, 10 1/2, depart LAX headed Cancun, Mexico for some fun in the sun.
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King Albert II and Queen Paola had an official photo taken with their 12 grandchildren.
Front row (L to R): Prince Emmanuel , Prince Gabriel, Princess Elisabeth, Queen Paola holding Princess Eleonore, King Albert II holding Prince Nicolas, Princess Laeticia Maria and Princess Louise.
Back row: Princess Claire holding son Prince Aymeric of Belgium, Prince Amadeo, Princess Luisa Maria in between, Prince Joachim and Princess Maria Laura.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and their children Prince Christian, 2, and Princess Isabella, 1, waved to the crowds aboard the royal yacht Dannerbrog on Tuesday. The family are about to start a 4-day boating trip through the south of Denmark.
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Actress Ricki Lake, the Producer of The Business of Being Born, a documentary based on the benefits of home birth and midwifery care, has recently been put in the middle of a conflict between the ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and the AMA (American Medical Association).
Ricki’s documentary features footage of her home birth of son Owen, now 7. Lake is accusing doctors’ groups of targeting her strong views on the benefits of midwifery care and home births.
The dispute started with a recent statement from the ACOG,
“much attention in the media by celebrities having home deliveries” and pointing to a January Today show segment in which Ricki discussed her film and Owen’s birth.
Ricki has explained numerous times that she is neither “anti-doctor, nor “anti-hospital”. Lake, 39, told the Associated Press that she simply wants to raise awareness for women,
“Home birth was around long before hospitals were taking over – and I just think women need to know (the information) so that they can make the best choice for them.”
The AMA issued a statement last month in support of the ACOG’s official recommendation,
“The safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital.”
In reaction to these statements, Ricki responded that her agenda is to provide choice for women,
“It’s scary that both (the ACOG and the AMA) have sort of targeted me. And, you know, I’m all about choice. This is not unlike the abortion issue. I am pro-choice when it comes to childbirth and choices in birth.”
Ricki feels that both parties have missed the point of the documentary, which is expressing that all women should have a choice of what environment they would like to give birth in.
In regards to her own home birth, Ricki said it was an incredible experience,
“[I was] empowered, I was transformed and I would love for women to have had that opportunity”
Ricki’s first son Milo,10, was born in the hospital, and Owen,7, was born at home.
Photo: Babytalk Magazine via Ok! Magazine, May 23