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‘Basketball Wives’ reality TV star Tami Roman suffers miscarriage

 

 

Sad news for Basketball Wives reality TV star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, who recently suffered though a traumatic miscarriage loss.

HipHollywood confirmed through a rep for the couple that the loss came at 10 weeks of pregnancy. 

It was reported that Roman was past her first trimester by some sources but that was not true. 

According to the rep for the former Real World: LA cast member, Roman is “sad” and “heartbroken.”

Roman, who appeared along with Youbgblood on the last edition of Marriage Bootcamp: Reality TV Stars edition, made the announcement during a taping of the Love & Hip Hop ATL after show. 

 “I feel this is the perfect place to let everybody know that I am granting wishes. I am six weeks pregnant,” Roman said at the time.

This would have been the third child for Roman, but the first for Youngblood, who is an exec for a courier company in Atlanta.

We at Bellyitch are sending the couple comforting prayers and thoughts. 

Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Expecting First Child

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After years of struggling, several miscarriages and losses, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife since 2012, Pricilla Chan are expecting their first child together.

The billionaire CEO and co-founder of the popular social network announced the news, naturally, on his Facebook page:

“Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” he said.

“We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way,” he said. “You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you—as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.”

He added that he hopes his news will encourage others who have faced loss.

“Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low and we are very hopeful,” he said. “Cilla and our child are both healthy, I’m extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what’s coming.”

 

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Awww. Nice ! Congrats!

 

Ashlee Simpson Ross welcomes Daughter with Evan Ross (BONUS: Wedding Pics)

 

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Congratulations to singer Ashlee Simpson Ross who just gave birth to her first child with husband Evan Ross, yesterday, Thursday night.

The couple welcomed a baby girl and joins Simpson Ross’s 6-year old son she had with ex Pet Wentz.

“He’s excited. He’s so excited,” the “Pieces of Me” singer told E! News after the pregnancy news was announced. “He’s excited that it’s a girl. He thinks it’s cute—the tea parties—she’ll be adorable.”

Sweet! Days before the birth, Ross, who is an actor/singer and son of singing great Diana Ross, shared photos of the couple’s wedding last year.

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Congrats!

 

photo: Instagram

 

Donald Trump calls Lawyer ‘Disgusting’ after asking for Breastfeeding Break

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US 2016 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is catching some heat today for once calling a lawyer disgusting after she asked to excuse herself temporarily from a legal proceeding so she could pump breast milk for a baby at home.

A New York times report today discusses the recently  uncovered transcript from a 2011 Trump deposition over a failed Florida real estate project. When Elizabeth Beck, then a brand new mom who was also the attorney for the opposing side of the case, asked for a break to pump, she raised her breast bump bag to signal the genuineness and urgency of her request.

“You’re disgusting,” Trump told the woman before getting up himself to scurry from the room, the reports states.

Trump tweeted in response to the incident today claiming that Beck was attempting to nurse in front of him. He said he she lost and he loved beating her.

Also, without denying the allegations, Trump’s lawyer, Alan Garter, told the Times in a statement that Trump’s statement “was in no way a statement about her decision to breastfeed or pump. It was solely the fact that she was appearing to do it in the middle of a deposition,” and make an attempt to get extra time.

Um…this guy probably never in his life had super engorged breasts! News flash: It is uber painful and uncomfortable! The consequence of her not pumping would be for her milk to leak through her breastpads and clothing. How insensitive, aloof and unsympathetic can these guys be! Garter is one thing, but the Donald wants to be president! ugh!

As expected, Beck calls Trump’s camp response ridiculous saying she was only requesting a private place to pump, she told CNN this morning.

““[Trump] got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” Beck said, referrign to this his behavior as “an absolute meltdown.”

Outside of this incident, the only other indication Trump has given on his feelings of mothers and children since announcing his candidacy came during a speech in Iowa earlier this year.

After the event,  he proudly boasted that a crying baby was driving him “crazy” but he kept his cool because he “didn’t want to insult the parents for not taking the kid out of the room!”

Yay! You get a gold Star!

Trump, a real estate developer and reality TV star of The Apprentice is the dad to our Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alum, Ivanka Trump.

 

Brandon and Leah Jenner welcome daughter Eva, Caitlyn Jenner is a grand

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Musicians Brandon and Leah Jenner welcomed their first child on July 22, a daughter the couple named Eva James.

Leah, who is one half of the Indie pop duo, announced the news on her Instagram on Sunday:

 

“On Wednesday, July 22nd I became a Mom. It has without a doubt been the most profoundly beautiful time in my life but also emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging too….and I am so grateful for every second of it. Brandon and I are taking care of our healthy, little baby girl, Eva James Jenner,” she wrote.

The new addition will have as playmates, the children of their dad’s half siblings: Reign, Mason and Penelope, children of  Kourtney Kardashian,  and North West and her soon-to-be born baby brother, kids of Kim Kardashian.

Eva’s other cousins’ grandad was Bruce Jenner who has since become Caitlyn Jenner so…this means Eva James is the first to have three grandmoms (???) Brandon’s mom Linda Thompson and Leahs’ mom Susan Felder and Caitlyn Jenner.

Congrats to the growing family!

 

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Influential Celeb Moms help Promote Breastfeeding among Black Women

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I was stalking the Instagrammed wedding photos from our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Yandy Smith, the music manager and e-magazine publisher who stars in the VH1 show Love and Hip Hop. I stopped at a glorious photo of the beautiful new mom breastfeeding her infant daughter Skylar right before the ceremony.

She captioned the photo: “OMG @timefrozen you captured my life in a nutshell in this pic. Baby Skylar started crying right before I walked. I had to walk down the isle a little late because I had to feed her. I love this picture. Thank you for capturing this without me even knowing. Lol. #smithharriswedding2015 #moderndomesticegl”

Marvelous! I love Smith’s IG because in all of her photos she comes off genuinely happy and full of life. She seems nurturing, in love with her new husband and children and she embraces her beautiful and curvy new mom body and is confident in her skin even as she amps up her work out routine in recent weeks to gradually get back to her pre-baby size. She’s a great IG follow.

This discovery came the day after I also spotted an equally wonderful breastfeeding support IG pic from rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges wife, Eudoxie Bridges, who is an independently accomplished woman in her own right, having recently received a Master’s degree and pursuing a Medical degree.

The photo featured stacks of breast milk the Gabonese new mom to daughter Candace had recently pumped so dad could feed baby while Eudoxie caught up on some sleep.

“Got the supply ready for daddy’s shift ?? #gotbreastmilk #liquidgoldastheycallit #bestdadever #heismrmom #takesnightshifts,” she captioned the photo.

I think both are serving as wonderful ambassadors to breastfeeding to their community of followers that include lots of black and African American women.

This demo stops breastfeeding earliest out of all other racial groups, partially because of culture stigma.

The Centers for Disease Control  reports that African Americans are less likely to breastfeed their children. “Black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration across all study years,” the CDC statistics note.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reports that Blacks stop breastfeeding sooner than other races, setting up their children for higher incidences of illnesses and diseases that non-breastfed children succumb to at a higher rate than those who were nursed. The report also links higher rates of infant mortality and low birth weight to lack of breastfeeding.

There is a taboo about it among the black community, perhaps, and those who nurse for too long are not encouraged or supported and are sometimes egged on to stop breastfeeding after a few weeks or months.  Although to be fair, shorter breastfeeding times are also linked to working wage-earning mothers who have little to no maternity leave who all have to report to work earlier.  Also, moms who have shorter maternity leave and/or work in settings where they do not have a private place to pump and store their milk for their babies, also stop earlier.

Kim Durdin-James, national president of the African-American Breastfeeding Alliance (AABA), summed it up well in saying, “In the best of times, breastfeeding is the optimal feeding choice for young children because it provides babies with all vital nutrients for growth and development, but in times of disaster, breastfeeding can mean the difference between life and death.”

So it is great to see influential women sharing their experience breastfeeding which perhaps could encourage more to do the same, if they do not face any other impediment to breastfeeding like low supply, extreme discomfort or other problems.

Kudos Eudoxie and Yandy!

ThrowBack: Eudoxie Agnan Bridges’ African Tribal Maternity Shoot

 

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This is not necessarily new, but still I am crushing on the tribal print skirt, head band and bandeau top in a maternity shoot that Eudoxie Agnan Bridges wore in a maternity shoot she did while pregnant.

It juxtaposed nicely with the traditional Western shot the Gabonsese beauty  took with her American husband, Fast and Furious franchise actor and rapper  Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges  and in with a floor-length lace lounge jacket, also during her final trimester of her first pregnancy.

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Also, still loving the tranquil lilac nursery she decorated for their newborn daughter Cadence Gaëlle, that the philanthropist and Med-School student shared on her Instagram.

Atlanta-based photographer Donna Permell of Prime Phocus Photography did a superb job on the shoot!

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Salute to the late Bobbi Kristina Brown (VIDEO)



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We’d like to take this moment to bid a solemn farewell to the late Bobbi Kristina Brown who we featured here on Bellyitch when she was in her mom’s belly, as part of our tribute to singers who performed in videos while pregnant.

“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family wrote in a statement released to the press. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

At one point, Brown herself was rumored to be expecting with her then fiance Nick Gordon.

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Brown was the only daughter of the late great powerhouse singer Whitney Houston and R&B singer and actor Bobby Brown. She died at 22 at a hospice.

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She was found unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31st this year, and suffered irreversible brain damage.

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Brown’s mom suffered a similar tragic fate, sadly also discovered in a bathtub after dying from a combination of  heart failure related to a reported drug overdose. It was the day before the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

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Our thoughts and prayers are also with gospel great Cissy Houston, who not only had to bury her daughter but also her granddaughter in under a span of 5 years, outliving them both.

This is one of our fave songs, not just because of its uniqueness, but because it was the first time we heard little Bobbi featured in one of her mom’s songs (at :30 “Sing Mommy” and at 4:10″Clap Your Hands” )

Today, this lyric (below) from this song is so prolific!
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Rest in Paradise, Bobbi!

 

Inside Nurseries of Newest Celeb Kids

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Three of our recent Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms, Amber Rose, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Eudoxie Agnan Bridges showed off their nurseries recently.

Spotted some of the photos curated from Black Celeb Kids from the Instagram of the trio of high-profile women.

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Amber Rose’s son Sebastian’s room

Amber Rose went with a Jake and the Neverland Pirates for son’s Sebastian’s room.

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Tamera Mowry-Housley’s daughter Ariah’s nursery

 

Tamera Mowry-Housley went once again with the brilliant exepertise of Shalena Smith of Shalena Smith Interiors and GaGa Designs for daughter Ariah’s pink nursery .  Smith designed Mowry-Housley’s son Aden nursery.

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Eudoxie Agnan Bridge’s daughter Cadence’s nursery

Eudoxie went with tranquil purple and used neutral tones to bring together daughter Cadence’s room.

Very Cute!

h/t BlackCelebKids

Instagram: Celeb Moms Share moments With their Children



Model mom Lily Aldridge posted a photo with daughter Dixie, 3, via Instagram Saturday.

“When in Rome #RomanHoliday #Gelato,” the Victoria’s Secret model, 29, captioned the mommy-and-me image during their Italian getaway.

She wasn’t the only celeb mom we’ve bump watched in recent years sharing  precious moments of themselves with their children in social media.

Here are a few others we spotted. 



Actress Kate Hudson shared a pic of her and her kids feet.

“#HOME “In this home… We do second chances. We do real. We do mistakes. We do I’m sorry’s. We do LOUD REAL WELL. We do hugs. We do TOGETHER best of all.” #SnuggleTime,” the Good People actress, 36, captioned the image of their bare feet.

 

 

Beyoncé Knowles Carter was teaching daughter Blue Ivy how to swim.



Kelly Rowland was strolling with son Titan in tow.



Ali Landry was swimming with her daughter too.

 



Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh‘s wife Adrienne Bosh was celebrating a revisit to Paris with her daughter outside her tummy this time.

Another Basketball wife Savannah Brinson was showing off her husband LeBron James’  hot body having water time together with their baby girl.

 

Kendra Wilkinson Baskett was playing b-ball herself with Hank Jr.



One of our earliest bump watch moms,  Jenna Elfmanwas celebrating Motherhood.

 Emily Bustamante was  introducing her newest member of the family, her second son with beau Fabolous.