In an incredible turn of events, a guy who had gone on three amazing dates with a girl suddenly found himself in the delivery room instead of going on their fourth date. It wasn’t exactly what they had planned, but love can bloom in the most unexpected places and in the most surprising ways, even during childbirth.
Researchers state that relationships often change after having a baby. A study found that relationship satisfaction tends to decline over the first decade, especially for parents. More children in the family lead to lower satisfaction, with only 38% of married mothers of infants reporting high satisfaction, compared to 62% of childless married women.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or already experienced the journey of childbirth, some things about preparing to give birth will never change. A recent TikTok video by one mom has garnered widespread attention as she asked her husband to prioritize her over the baby in case of any labor complications.
The human body keeps changing over time, we just need to remind ourselves that we used to look like Neanderthals. Now, a group of scientists is studying how the human body will look in the future. And the result is mind-blowing.
Roughly two years back, my daughter came into the world. Despite a generally uneventful pregnancy, I encountered gestational diabetes around week 32 due to my excess weight, necessitating regular sugar level monitoring. To ensure my baby’s well-being, I underwent a planned cesarean section.
Pregnancy brings joy and expectation, but it also brings with it certain risks and challenges that few people talk about. Childbirth, for example, is a potentially life-changing event for the entire family. In fact, this was the topic that one mother on TikTok talked about openly. This generated a lot of debate on social networks.
For many couples, it is crucial that the future father is there in the delivery room, standing beside his partner. And though it’s a woman who physically goes through the whole process, their men often deliver such genuine facial expressions that the photos of them witnessing the birth of their child will definitely make an impression in any family album.
For over two decades, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been happily married, despite their significant 25-year age difference. In a recent revelation, Zeta-Jones shared an intriguing secret to their lasting romance, highlighting the unconventional and surprising approach they take to keep the spark alive.
According to studies, older mothers tend to experience a boost in happiness following childbirth, while the effect is only temporary for younger mothers. Late motherhood offers notable advantages, as demonstrated by Cameron Diaz, making her an excellent example. Her personal journey can potentially sway individuals who have uncertainties about getting pregnant after age 40.
A courageous young mother has bravely shared her personal journey of pregnancy and childbirth, shedding light on the physical toll it took on her body. In a powerful message, she also takes a stand against the heartless individuals who’ve engaged in body-shaming. Her inspiring story serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of mothers everywhere.
Being a mother is a lot of responsibility and, honestly, a difficult job. Some women flatly decide not to bring any child into the world, and they have some solid reasons to think that way. However, there are also some who, even reluctantly, decide to go for it. And that changed their lives forever.
As an expectant mother, you’re constantly warned about the risks that come with childbirth. But until it happens to you, the fear never really hits home. This happened to Krystina Pacheco, a Texas native who underwent a C-section to welcome her daughter Amelia. Little did she know, her recovery would not be as easy as she thought.
Having a child present during birth is not a choice that all parents would make, but for Duff, there was a compelling reason behind it. In a recent interview, she opened up about why she wanted her son to witness the miracle of childbirth firsthand. Read on to see the jaw-dropping reason behind her decision.
Rumer Willis, the daughter of Hollywood icon Bruce Willis, has announced her decision to have an unmedicated childbirth for her first child with boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas. With her due date quickly approaching, Rumer has diligently prepared herself for the big day, including doing pelvic floor work.
Giving birth is a wonderful but challenging experience, so it’s crucial to get mentally ready for it. As her due date approaches, Hilary Swank is making sure everything is set for her first childbirth. Aside from all the serious logistics and medical stuff, the Hollywood star seems to know how important it is to be able to relax and keep fear at bay while in labor. And she even turned to her fans to ask for their opinions on a couple of crucial matters.
Paris Hilton and her husband, Carter Reum, recently shared their first family photos with their newborn son, Phoenix. The couple looked incredibly happy and proud as they introduced their little bundle of joy to the world for the first time and revealed their plans to have more babies in the future. The first pictures of the baby boy are a heartwarming sight and a reminder of the joy that new life brings. And we’re excited to know more about their family’s journey together.
Movies and series usually show certain aspects of everyday life in a rosy light, which can modify our perception of reality. So when something like that happens in real life, it has absolutely nothing to do with what we see on screen. A clear example is how the film and television industry represents pregnancy and childbirth. They are made to look like either the simplest thing or so terrifying that the very idea makes our skin crawl.
Pregnancy can be a roller coaster of emotions, as it’s both super tough and amazing at the same time. Not only do women go through a lot during the 9 months of pregnancy, but they also have to deal with the whole childbirth process. Hollywood has a history of not treating female characters fairly, especially when it comes to pregnancy. Even today, movies still don’t seem to get it right.
In 2017, scientists created a BioBag, the first artificial womb used to grow a baby lamb. So it was only a matter of time before this new concept would be considered for growing a human baby. And recently, the idea of an artificial womb facility called EctoLife brought some attention to what childbirth might look like in the future.
The Aztec civilization was one of the largest and most powerful in the Americas. Far from being a small ethnic group, they built a great empire full of magnificent monuments, which was efficiently administered through a complex system of government with a structure very similar to that of many countries today. Undoubtedly, the Mexica (another name for the Aztecs) were far ahead of their time in some fields, even more so than the Europeans of that time.
Not every exercise in sports can provide you with the body of your dreams. For example, to have a feminine shape you should exclude bends with dumbbells as they will make your waist wider. Let’s take a look at more universal activities, along with equipment from Amazon that will help you get closer to the results you desire.
We oftentimes read how famous actresses, singers and models share their parenting experiences in interviews. As a rule, they say that motherhood helped them find themselves and that they learn a lot from their kids. Rihanna, for example, declared that having kids has always been the biggest dream of her life. But sometimes celebrities are ready to speak about not only the positives of motherhood, because it includes lack of sleep, and even health issues.
Serena Williams is not only a tennis star, but also a very open celebrity who has had to share different aspects of her personal life with her followers. She is also a warrior who has shown her most human side by talking about the physical and mental health challenges that she has experienced as a mother. She has made visible what many previously kept on the dark for fear of being criticized, and has empathized with many women who have gone through similar situations.
According to research, 94% of women experience some form of pregnancy sickness, and even Royal mamas-to-be cannot escape those complications. As a matter of fact, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed that all 3 of her pregnancies had been challenging experiences, except for the actual delivery. She has even shared what helped make childbirth a pleasant moment, even though this can be the most intimidating part for most women.
Royal families are mostly dedicated to preserving tradition and celebrating the old ways of life. However, there are some changes in society that even the royals are not resistant to. The same goes for childbirth and motherhood.
The assumption that a woman should give birth to a child as early as possible belongs in the past. These days, becoming a mother at 30 is no longer something special. This is all because modern women have kids (their first, second, etc.) at even later ages.
Pregnancy, by all means, isn’t easy, and growing an entire human inside your body is incredibly hard work. But as we read the happy news shared by celebrities, we rarely see the less-than-glamorous side of expecting a baby from them. Luckily, over the years, celebrity moms have also started to talk about some pretty challenging parts of pregnancy and childbirth to help women all over the world feel that they’re not alone.
Childbirth changes almost everything in a woman’s life from her lifestyle to the way she looks. Some women look beautiful right after giving birth, others need some time to get back in shape. The same thing can be said about celebrities.
Childbirth is one of the most exciting events in our lives, but it also often comes with a mix of contrasting feelings that some women don’t expect. It can be so powerful and overwhelming that it can’t and shouldn’t be ignored. All of these celebrities have decided to speak about the less appealing side of having a child and the ways they managed to overcome it.
A man becoming a father is one of the biggest challenges a person can go through and one might say it’s equally rewarding. Once foreign concepts — changing diapers, burping the baby, formula or milk — these become a part of the new, normal “Dad life”. Babies don’t come with a precise owner’s instruction manual — thought how cool would that be? — and so it’s important to not be afraid to ever ask for help.
Child-free as a lifestyle became known in 2014 and has been gaining popularity since then. But people that don’t want to have children are still treated as individualists that are avoiding responsibility.
Karla Tenório is an actress, writer, and mother to her 10-year-old daughter, Flor. Even though Karla wished to be a mother, she never thought that this decision would turn out to be one of the things she regrets the most.
Pregnancy and childbirth bring about a lot of physical and psychological changes in the new mother’s body, but it turns out that men can experience a wide spectrum of bodily and mental changes when becoming dads too. A hormonal and emotional roller coaster, a strong affection for the new baby, anxiety, and depression, and even pregnancy symptoms — it may sound unbelievable, but this is what many men go through when their kids are born.
A family gathering, a prom, a honeymoon, and even childbirth — our photo albums hold countless truly precious moments that make us feel nostalgic. And to make this nostalgia even stronger and bring those sweet moments back to life, some of us try recreating those good old pics, and the results can be beyond amazing.
We actually experience pain during childbirth because of how our bodies changed through evolution. In fact, it took about 6 million years for humans to get where we are today, yet the changes we went through didn’t make us perfect, and our bodies have a few design flaws that you might not be aware of.