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Watch Every Episode of OITNB’s Danielle Brooks’ Netflix Family Pregnancy Web Series {Videos}

The gorgeous star of Orange Is the New Black Danielle Brooks might have welcomed her first child with her boyfriend Dennis on November 16, but fans of her Netflix family YouTube and web series “A Little Bit Pregnant” can still catch episodes of the video shorts she shot while in her final months of pregnancy

In each episode, Brooks interviews doulas, child birth experts and parents on what to expect when expecting and tackles topics from pregnancy cravings to pooping while pushing during labor! LOL!

 

It is unfiltered and I absolutely adore the bold sister locs and outfits she wears on the show. They are comfy yet stylish.  Brooks announced the news of the birth of her child via Instagram.

“11.16.19  ❤️♾❤️ She’s perfect,” Brooks captioned a black and white photo of her baby girl resting on her chest.  While she has been very secretive about her significant other, he starred in one of the shorts. See below the uploaded pics so far.

I also dug the various looks she wore during her pregnancy as shared in social media.

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This moment is sacred. 👑 This moment is about birth and RE-birth. 👑 This moment is discovering new parts of myself that I never knew existed before. 👑 This moment is about gaining clarity on what I will or will not except so that when my daughter watches me, she is clear on who she is and what she believes. 👑 This moment is understanding what’s worth my energy and what is not. 👑 This moment is unapologetically leaning on those that truly understand the definition of family and friendship. 👑 This moment is about experiencing all that life has to offer me as a woman. I’m living and basking in the right now! And it feels damn good. #mothertobe 📸 @islandboiphotography Hair: @infamousmstish Makeup: @theartistknownasjae

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Months ahead of her due date, a good friend hosted a bee-themed baby shower,  that included sunny yellow decor and the guest of honor featured in a cue long floral  dress.

“When your mommy and her best friend plan a surprise baby shower for you! I’m a Happy Mother- to- 🐝,” the star captioned her photograph.

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Mommy Glow ✨

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Iggy Azalea Squelches Pregnancy Rumors, Cardi Style

Rapper Iggy Azalea has recently been reported to be 6-months pregnant with her rapper boyfriend Playboi Carti.

Several gossip outlets like RadarOnline sourced  Hollywood Unlocked with the story from insiders about that news.

However, since then, the “Fancy” recording artist has attempted to indirectly debunk the rumors by posting  videos and pics from rehearsals for her upcoming performances.

In video, she is seen looking fit and trim with a tiny tummy ant resembling nothing close to 6 months pregnant.

Although, as we’ve blogged before, it is quite possible to not look traditionally pregnant at 6 months because all women carry differently and many carry small. [See all the posts from this blog  about Iggy’s fellow Australians doing just that here and here and here and here)

Nonetheless, Azalea showed up to the International Music Awards in Berlin on November 22 lightly subconsciously tapping her belly, yet in a performance in Brazil last night, you wouldn’t think she was pregnant in those outfits either.

But on the flip side,  Cardi B did the same thing when news of her first pregnancy with daughter Kulture leaked.

She posted a video with her belly looking flat’ish to squelch rumors but was clearly pregnant at the time as we later learned she was three months along in that video.

Time will tell….

Inside Cassie Ventura and Alex Fines’ Baby Weekend

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cassie fine baby shower

Singer and model Cassie Ventura already welcomed her first child with new husband and fellow model ex model Alex Fine last week, but a couple months ago, the two celebrated the baby’s then impending birth date in a low key rooftop coed baby shower weekend.

Friends, including actress Karruche Tran, rapper Lola Monroe celebrity stylist Marni Senofonte, mom-to-be Malika Haqq  gathered at the Dream Hollywood and its rooftop lounge and restaurant The Highpoint.

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#babyfine

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The “Me & U” singer looked stunning in a black body suit by Naked Wardrobe, which is available for a steal of $56! Get it here.

Her girls enjoyed a luxe suite overnight and brunch the next day.

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I had the amazing opportunity to curate #ADayForMoms with @hatchgal. The day was designed to create a space for all of these women that I admire who are mothers or soon-to-be, to disconnect from the world and to connect with each other. I really enjoyed this experience and I hope to curate more work that allows us as women to take the time to call on each other because we really are all one. Same experiences, different people. Thank you to @hatchgal and all of our special partners & of course, Thank You Mommies! 🙏🏾 📸 @jenjphoto Doula @kimberlydurdin Hydration @hemphydrate Catering @twenty_five_eight Sweet Treats @sweetlaurelbakery Massage @thenowmassage Meditation @karmabliss Via @devibrown Facials @heydayskincare Gifting @babybjorn Thank you @meremir for helping me put this together ♥️ #hatchtagged

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The Fines began dating in late 2018, following Cassie’s split from her longtime boyfriend, rap mogul Sean ‘P. Diddy‘ Combs.

She revealed she was pregnant in June, and announced their engagement in August, before tying the knot in Malibu, California in September.

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Cassie Ventura Welcomes Daughter, Frankie Fine



What a fine looking family!

On Wednesday, Cassie and Alex Fine treated their fans to pictures of their newborn daughter Frankie, who was born on December 6.

“She’s just different. Frankie Stone Fine. My BFF,” Cassie captioned her post, where her baby girl can be seen holding her hand. For his part, Alex shared a bedtime selfie of his wife and daughter, writing, “My greatest Loves. These two girls made me the luckiest man on earth. #TheFines.”

 

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Cassie’s mom squad was quick to adore over her little bundle of joy. New mom Shay Mitchell, who welcomed her baby girl Atlas in October, commented, “YES!” Mom of three Ayesha Currychimed in, writing, “Omg,” along with a string of heart-eyed emojis. Cassie also got some love from mommy-to-be Malika Haqq: “Frankie Fine. And she’s FINE!”

Now an official member of the mommy gang herself, Cassie is already loves being a mother. An insider close to new mom revealed that she and baby Frankie are “doing great” and that she’s enjoying “soaking in time at home with Alex.”

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Beyonce on Taking a Motherhood-Driven Mental Health Year



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gets raw and candid in an “Ask Me Anything” interview with members of her fandom Beyhive inside the January 2020 edition of Elle US, in a cover shoot directed by famed Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas (Insecure on HBO, Formation & We Found Love music videos among others)

Mrs. Carter talks about the nonstop bump watch speculation.

“Are you pregnant?’” is that question she says she hates hearing the most, adding, “Get off my ovaries!”

The songstress and director candidly spoke about having a difficult pregnancy with her twins, Rumi and Sir.

The troubled pregnancy led to a year long break from the music industry.

“After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on my health,” the 22-time Grammy award winning singer-songstress and voice over actress opened up.

“I have researched information on homeopathic medicines,” adding, “I don’t just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important, and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises,”

The mom of three spoke about the importance of self-care in a society where, she says, women are expected to “tough it up”, ignore the symptoms and take care of everyone else before themselves.

The Queen Bey also  spoke about how motherhood has changed her and  opened up about experiencing miscarriages, how parenthood has changed her perspective on life and the importance of introspection, self-care and purpose.

She also spoke on the importance of self-care in a society where, she says, women are expected to “tough it up”, ignore the symptoms and take care of everyone else before themselves.

The Lion King star also talked about coming to love her curves, after experiencing fluctuating weight post baby making.

“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them. But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life.”

Good for you, mama!

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“This new [Ivy Park] line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power,” @beyonce told ELLE. “I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in Ivy Park. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.” Link in bio for the full January 2020 cover story. #BeyoncexELLE ⁣ ⁣ ELLE January 2020: ⁣ Editor-in-Chief: @ninagarcia ⁣ Cover star: @beyonce⁣ Photographer: @msmelina ⁣ Stylist: #KarenLangley ⁣ Makeup: @sirjohn ⁣ Hair: @nealfarinah @nakiarachon ⁣ Production: Ben Bonnet @westyproductions

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“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them,” @beyonce told ELLE. “But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life. Giving zero 🤬s is the most liberating place to be.” Link in bio for the full January 2020 cover story. #BeyoncexELLE ⁣ ⁣ ELLE January 2020: ⁣ Editor-in-Chief: @ninagarcia ⁣ Cover star: @beyonce⁣ Photographer: @msmelina ⁣ Stylist: #KarenLangley ⁣ Makeup: @sirjohn ⁣ Hair: @nealfarinah @nakiarachon ⁣ Production: Ben Bonnet @westyproductions

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Ashley Graham Says Serena Williams, Kim K and Amy Schumer Gave Her Messy Scoop on Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

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First-time mom-to-be Ashley Graham covers the January 2020 edition of VOGUE, photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The Sports Illustrated cover model shared a photo of the cover of her draped in a gold down cradling her bump. A second photo she shared featured Graham with her husband Justin Ervin bare-chested standing behind his wife cradling her belly on a beach.

Draped in gilded “Oscar de la Renta” caftan, the model looks radiant in her first solo cover for the U.S. edition of the fashion publication.

Inside the mag, Graham discusses social media’s “baby bump” obsession), what her mom pals Kim Kardashian, Amy Schumer and Serena Williams taught her about motherhood and her struggle to find support during this complete life change.

“I’ve always had control over my body — when everyone else wanted to dictate what it should be, I took full control over it — but I had this life inside of me saying, ‘It’s not yours anymore, it’s mine,‘” says Graham. “I was gaining weight rapidly. And I felt alone. And the one piece of advice that my stylist, Jordan Foster, gave me was, ‘Make pregnant friends.’ None of my friends were in relationships, let alone pregnant. And now I have nine pregnant friends.”

“When I look at this picture, I get so emotional because this moment feels bigger than me,” she captioned the post. “It’s indicative of our entire relationship – my husband @mrjustinervin supporting me ALWAYS from day one.”

The model continues, “I’m overwhelmed with so much joy and filled with such gratitude that we are doing this together 🖤 Thank You Thank You Thank You.”

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A VOGUE COVER!!! — celebrating inclusivity, mothers, pregnancy and love —  is so surreal. I have dreamed of this moment my entire career since I was a catalogue model living in Nebraska two decades ago. Thank you @voguemagazine and #AnnaWintour for embracing a conversation around pregnancy and motherhood, which can be both incredibly exciting and also isolating. The community and support I have discovered along the way has been incredible, and to share this monumental moment with my son and husband in the pages of Vogue could not feel more special. @annieleibovitz, you made me feel like a true pregnant goddess 🤗 Photographer: @annieleibovitz Fashion Editor: @tonnegood Makeup: @hannah_murray1 Hair: @sallyhershberger Bookings Director: @felicitybwebb Writer: @jonathanvanmeter

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Readers in New York City and Los Angeles, California can nab a copy of the January 2020 issue today and nationwide on Dec. 17. To see more photos from Graham’s photo shoot, styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman, and to read her full interview, visit Vogue.com.

My fave part is about Williams who parrots everything chronicled on this blog. Woot! Yes sis!:

“Serena Williams wonders if it all started with Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, naked and pregnant, shocking all the squeamish prudes and church ladies. “I was only 10 at the time,” says Williams, “but I remember thinking that was cool.” Ten years later, when Us Weekly focused its attention on questionable gossip and paparazzi shots of actresses pumping gas in Beverly Hills, the whole bizarro obsession with the “baby bump” took off. Tabloid copycats escalated their pursuit of the possibly pregnant, raising it to the level of stalking. One afternoon of bloat while leaving The Ivy and suddenly: IS JENNIFER PREGNANT? And then social media came along and women began to own their narrative by curating the journey of getting and being pregnant and giving birth and bouncing back—or not.

“I think it’s a good thing,” says Williams, “but it also puts a lot of pressure on women. For me, the whole lie about ‘the snap back’ was what bothered me. I had a little problem with the lies of girls on Instagram—like, coming out of the hospital holding the baby and . . . you know . . . looking thinner than before. That’s not happening to me! That’s one thing I’ve learned, and the thing I tell Ashley: Everybody—literally every body—is different. You might jump back in an hour. I didn’t.”

Bump Watch: Maren Morris, Erica Mena, Jenna Dewan Go Bare

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celebrity women bare bump

Three of the celebrity women currently expecting recently stripped down to their bare necessities to celebrate their growing bellies.

Country singer Maren Morris took to Instagram to share a photo of herself lounging in a purple bikini in and outdoor space, perhaps while Babymooning in Kihei, Hawaii recently.

“Someone send a good virgin colada recipe,” said Morris in the caption. “#2ndTrimester.” Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd  are expecting their first child together.

Further along in her pregnancy, Love and Hip Hop: NY star Erica Mena gave her followers a glimpse of her third trimester belly recently. “This is what our third trimester is looking like 🥰 Weeks away until we meet HER♥️ ,” she captioned a photo that also promoted fashion brand FASHIONOVA.

Mena and her husband and co-star Safaree are expecting their first child together.

Finally, dancer and actress Jenna Dewan‘s bare bump look came to us compliments of her boyfriend Steve Kazee who posted a sweet birthday message to the love of his life and soon-to-be mom of his first child (her second).

He captioned a photo of the Step Up star in a cropped tee and briefs:

“This woman. What an indelible mark she has placed on my heart. The day of her birth has been a full one for us so far…dropping off the kiddo at school, baby doc appointment, nursery planning, moving into our new home, picking the kiddo up from school and so many other little life moments. Through it all I love catching eyes with her and knowing that she is the person I will be spending the rest of my life with. I couldn’t be more grateful that she was put on this earth and that we found each other through all the noise. I love you Jenna and I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!”

‘Black Ink: Chicago’ Star Charmaine Walker is Pregnant and Married



Congrats to Black Ink Crew: Chicago star Charmaine Walker who revealed recently that she is pregnant — and married!

A day after announcing the news on her social media that she and her fiance Nick Bey were expecting their first child together, the reality TV star shared the news that they actually got hitched already!

“My fiancé Nick is no longer my fiancé,” she teased to PEOPLE magazine’s Reality Check webseries. “We didn’t break up, we actually got legally married.”

She explained:

“We decided that we just wanted to be together. It was just kind of like we’re already engaged, so we’re obviously going to get married. Why wait? You know, obviously the cameras play a big part in our lives, so we just wanted to do something for us.”

On Sunday, Walker revealed on her Instagram page she is pregnant with her first child, due March 12, 2020.

Sharing a video from an ultrasound appointment, Walker wrote:

Expecting Baby Bey March 2020 💕🦋 Shoutout to Momma Glenda. She was so excited 🦋 The night before she unexpectedly passed away she said “I still can’t believe my baby is having a baby!” I’ll never forget those words. This has been an emotional roller coaster but I’m blessed to be bringing life into this world. #BabyBey.”

Congrats!

Inside Chanel Iman’s Gender Reveal Part: It’s A…

Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman and her husband NFL Player Sterling Shepard are having a second baby girl.

Iman shared the news about the baby’s sex following a “gender reveal” party the family attended this weekend. “Blessed with another baby girl on the way 🎀💗🎀,” she captioned an Instagram photo of herself, hubby and the couple’s 1-year old daughter, Cali Clay.

Guests were treated to a multilayered white cake which Iman shared in Instatory videos of the event. They each wore the adorable pink pajamas Iman gifted to each of attendees along with pink handbags.

Chanel and Sterling began their relationship in 2016, and announced their engagement in December the following year.

The tied the knot on March 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills.

Jenna Dewan Bumps It Up at the 2019 American Music Awards



Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan bumped it up at this Sunday’s American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The pregnant American Horror Story alum  showed up and showed out on the red carpet in a coral bump-hugging Emporio Armani gown that features a  bateau neckline, open back and classic silk satin bow with her hair in loose ringlets.

Dewan, who recently divorced from her husband Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, was accompanied to the show by her friend Brad Goreski.

The Step Up star announced last month that she and her actor beau Steve Kazee are expecting their first child together.

She and Tatum share a 6-year old daughter named Every together.