Kerry Washington is Not Down with the ‘Pump and Dump’ Practice


Scandal star Kerry Washington isn’t into the whole “pump and dump” thing, the practice of pumping out contaminated breast milk after a breastfeeing mom indulges in alcoholic, spicy, gassy or other food and drink that could filter to baby.

Instead, she has just been staying away from it all.

“I haven’t been drinking a lot of wine because I’ve been with child and nursing,” Washington told attendees at the Scandal cast’s panel during the Disney-ABC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 10 in Pasadena, California. “I’m not really into the pump and dump.”

During the Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday, the Confirmation star shared that her 2-year old daughter Isabelle Amarachi has been a very good big sister to her brand new 3-month old baby brother Caleb Kelechi.

“She’s enjoying it,” the Emmy and Golden Globe nominee told ExtraTV.

“It’s good. I’m an only child, but my husband [former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha] has many siblings, so he can walk her through it,” she added.



Eco Friday: Ways to Help Your Kids Prepare for Earth Day and Care about the Planet

April is now considered Earth Month, an extension of Earth Day which is on April 22.

It is time for us humans to appreciate mother Earth, learn about what we personally and collectively are doing to pollute her and what we can do to preserve her for the long haul. It’s also a  great opportunity to teach children about the 3 Rs of Earth day: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. 

Families create so much waste weekly, but there are simple things that can be done to reduce our collective carbon footprint if we learn about them. One easy way is to recycle. 
And just in time for Earth Month, to help you get you children to understand the concept comes this month’s “WordGirl News” report from the popular Emmy® Award-winning cartoon show WordGirl, produced by Scholastic Media.

It’s all about the word “RECYCLE”!
Tune in this April 22 to the special Earth Day episode of the show which follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of WordGirl. She is mild-mannered 5th-grader Becky Botsford by day, but who also fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage with her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, with her extraordinary strength and added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. Each episode introduces four new vocabulary words and reinforces their meanings in a variety of contexts. 

And Here are 5 Things you can do this Earth Day to help your entire family leave a smaller carbon footprint. 

1. Calculate your Carbon Footprint using this online FREE tool, then do something to lower it, whatever that calculation amounts to.

2. Download one of these 10 apps to help you live a greener life.
3. Start recycling in your home. Review these easy simple rules for starting.
4. Build a compost and have the kids help you make it. Follow this guide.
5. Commit to buying eco-friendly products when you can. 
6. About a quarter of diseases are exposed by environmental exposure, the World Health Organization states. Educate yourself about pollutants, including man-made substances that can not only pollute the Earth but kill, such as asbestos. Cancer survivor Heather Von St. James beat the 2 year to death prognosis given to the 3,000 people who contract mesothelioma annually from asbestos exposure and set up a webpage to raise awareness about it HERE.
7. Purchase reusable products like plastic lunch boxes to reduce the number of sandwich bags you use weekly, reusable water bottles to replace of crates of 8 ounce bottles, and mesh grocery bags to limit the amount of plastic bags you accumulate from weekly grocery shopping.
Start here and we’ll all make the world a better place.

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Sofia Vergara sports prosthetic bare bump on Modern Family set

Sofia Vargara wears a prosthetic bump on the Modern Family set – Pacific Coast News

On last week’s Modern Family  season debut, Sofia Vergara‘s charcter, Gloria, revealed she was pregnant and in an upcoming episode she later refuses to sacrifice her usual tiny wardrobe to accommodate her growing bump. Photographers captured some of the hilarious scenes from the hit show, which took home the Emmy for best outstanding comedy.

In real life, Vargara recently told Lucky magazine that she would consider giving her 10 year old son a brother. She is currently engaged to  Nick Loeb.
“He is younger than me, 37, and he never had them,” she said. “So if he wants one, maybe I will have!”
How about that for being all there for your man, huh?
The episode sounds very funny! Can’t wait to see it!

Sofia Vergara’s character “Gloria” needs her son, played by Rico Rodriguez to fix a wardrobe malfunction

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Girlfriend’s Gyno Guide – What Happens at the OB/GYN

THE DOCTORS‘, Lisa Masterson, is board certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning  will share her “Girlfriend’s Gyno Guide” this Monday on the show

More than 15,000 American women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer—the majority of which could have been prevented by having a regular Pap smear.
This Monday, March 5, the resident gynecologist on the hit syndicated Emmy-award winning television show, THE DOCTORS, will go through her “girlfriend’s gyno guide” on what to expect during your an OB/GYN appointment and especially why that firsts 5 minutes during the visit is so uncomfortable. Errr. Don’t we know it.
Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect:
What happens at the OB/GYN and Why
  1.  Doctor will take patient history.
  2.  Patient gets in stirrups while the doctor makes the room comfortable for the patient.
  3. Doctor will place his/her hand on patient’s thigh and look at the outside – the vulva – for any bumps or lesions.  Tip: trimming pubic hair makes the process a bit easier.
  4.  Doctor warms the speculum and inserts it into the vagina.  Speculums come in many different shapes and sizes.  If it pinches or feels uncomfortable in any way, tell the doctor and he/she can try a different one.  From this vantage point, the doctor is looking for any discharge or visual masses.  He/she can also examine the cervix for any lesions, ulcerations or inflammations.
  5. Doctor takes a Q-tip to get a culture which can be analyzed to make sure the patient is free of infection and STDs.
  6. Once the speculum is taken out, it is time for the pelvic exam.  The doctor places two fingers inside the vagina and feels the stomach from the inside, looking for any tenderness or masses on the uterus.  Then the fingers slide quickly to the tip of the cervix where the doctor checks for tenderness or masses as well as mobility.  The fingers slide over to the ovaries and fallopian tubes to check for masses or tenderness one last time.
  7.  If a patient is over 40, the doctor will do a rectal exam by placing one finger in the vagina and one finger in the anus, feeling for any masses. 

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all women need to have an annual Pap smear and pelvic exam beginning at age 21 but should start seeing an OB/GYN between the ages of 13 and 15 to establish a patient-doctor relationship and go over medical and sexual history.  From ages 30 to 64, it is okay to go every other year, or as often as your doctor recommends.  A patient may be asked to come in more frequently if she has recently had an abnormal Pap smear. 

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Bump Watch: Sarah Drew at Pre-Emmy gifting suite

Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew measures her bump with a belly chain at pre Emmy gifting suite.

Another pregnant celebrity photographed at the parenting gifting suite before the broadcast of the primetime Emmy’s which took place last night was Grey’s Anatomy Sarah Drew. Current Bellyitch Bumpwatch Babes Drew and Emily Deschanel and recent graduate January Jones did not make appearances on the red carpet at the show last night. Jones told castmates that her almost 1-week old new infant son, Xander Daner, was crossing his tiny fingers for her show Mad Men which had the most nominations last night at 13 and won in several categories.

For those who don’t know, gifting suites are one of the perks of being a celebrity. Organizers invite celebs to come sample and peer at various products, designs and services, often giving many items away to them for free. Ocassionally, a photographer is there to snap them in the product or carting off with one which is great promo for the brands represented at the suites. It’s great exposure because millions of people seek, covet and purchase items that they see their favorite celebrities.

The one Drew attended wearing the Isabella Oliver  Layering Cap Scoop Top in French Navy was the Nathalie Dubois Pre-Emmy Gifting Suite at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills. The top retails for $75 and can be purchased at Isabella Oliver.

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