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Keep These 3 Things Secret When You’re Expecting

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Becoming pregnant can be a momentous occasion that new first time parents-to-be want to share with the entire world. However, there are many parents who have experienced miscarriage and pregnancy loss and have heard horror stories about people’s reactions to various aspects of a woman’s pregnancy when shared with well-meaning friends, family and colleagues.

As a result, some moms- and dads-to-be are cautious about sharing pregnancy and baby related news. When a woman is pregnant, she is particularly vulnerable and sensitive and frankly may not care or need to hear the various opinionated comments that will be hurled at her from all angles. One way to avoid comment, criticism and critique over a choice is to not tell anyone certain information.

1. That you are pregnant: Once the baby’s heartbeat can be seen AND heard, usually by the third month of a pregnancy, the likelihood that will be a viable pregnancy and that fetus growing to term increases exponentially. That is why most parents wait until after the third month to announce to friends. Many parents who do not know this rule make the mistake of announcing too soon and in the unfortunate case they miscarry are then left with the burden of having to tell dozens of people over and over again when they ask that they lost the baby. Therefore, the best rule is to not tell anyone, even the grandparents about the early pregnancy stages if you can help it. Yesterday, I was over a friend’s house and her mom inadvertently kept going on and on about her daughter being sick, not being able to eat shrimp or keep food down. Clearly, she was trying to let us know her daughter is pregnant and I’m certain this woman’s daughter does NOT want us to be among the first to know she and her husband are pregnant. France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy’s dad was the first to confirm accidentally that his daughter-in-law was pregnant before the couple wanted all to know.

2. The name of the baby: Often times, people have strong reactions favorable or unfavorable when you tell them the name you’ve selected for your soon-to-be-born child. Some people will try to talk you out of it or go on and on questioning why you chose that name. It can be annoying. To avoid this, simply don’t share the name. No one is entitled to know your name, not even close family members. Simply say we’re keeping the name private for now. Some will continue to prod. Most people, however, will get it and back off.

3. The gender: Well this may only apply if you are a celebrity and wanting to keep the gender a surprise for your spouse, other family or the public. Think Kelly Rowland to Beyonce’s baby gender news this weekend. Some parents who have two or more children of one gender may be better off just telling people it will be a surprise instead of revealing they’re going to be having yet another child of that same gender. Saves them all the pity looks and questions if they’re going to keep trying. At that point, they’re probably busy preparing for the arrival of the baby being gestated at the time.

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Expecting Twins: Terricka and Post-Vasectomy Antonio Cromartie, the most Fertile Man on the Earth (CAUTION: Shade-Filled Post Ahead)

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We’re going to go on a limb and say it. NFL player Antonio Cromartie has got to be the most fertile man on the earth because even after reportedly undergoing a vasectomy, he managed to impregnate his wife with twins who will become his 11th and 12th child….again.

Stick with us a little here.

Back in April 2012, Cromartie’s wife Terricka Cromartie (nee Cason) tweeted that she and Antonio were expecting twins that November 2012.

“Without the lies i’ll tell u anything u want to kno just ask me.. I”ve always been an up front person.. Oh yea we are expecting twins in Nov,” Terricka wrote in a tweet announcing the twins’ due date.  That tweet too has since been deleted.

We reported it and so did other outlets like NecoleBitchie (now xoNecole) . The news was picked up by the New York Daily News and the NY Post who linked to the Instagram image of a sonogram of the twins that Terricka posted. (now deleted).

She accepted congratulations about the twins and even tweeted “Twins run in my family.” (tweets since been deleted)

She never delivered twins in 2012.

But then, this past October, Terricka told US Weekly that again she and the New York Jets cornerback are expecting twins but she added that she was surprised to learn she was expecting because her sportsman hubby had a vasectomy in 2011.

“I really thought I was dreaming, even after, I was just in total disbelief,” she told Us about a trip to the emergency one night over what she thought was severe cramping. “I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible…I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”

Terricka told the magazine that Antonio too was shocked.

“Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, s–t! Are you serious? How did this happen?'” Terricka said. “It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”

Well…hmmm. If he got her pregnant with twins in 2012, then neither of them should be too surprised Antonio did it again 3 years later. scratches head

In all seriousness, however, condolences may be in order here if Terricka perhaps lost the babies (or baby) due in November 2012. The tweet was made perhaps at the 8-10 week point in her pregnancy, at that critical point during pregnancies when miscarriage is common.

It has been a bumpy road for the couple because the NY Post reported when Terricka was 7-months pregnant with their second child, she sent Antonio fake suicide texts leading him to call 911 emergency paramedics who arrived to find Terricka fine in bed with her daughters. She later confessed to officers that she did it to get attention of Antonio who she suspected was cheating at the time and submitted to an involuntary psych eval.

But still, back to this pregnancy, what are the odds really, though, of getting pregnant with twins twice by a man who had a vasectomy? That’s got to be a medical miracle…or someone botched his procedure (or someone maybe isn’t being honest).

According to WebMD, a vasectomy is an 99.85% effective birth control method. Only one to two women out of 1,000 will have an unplanned pregnancy in the first year after their partner has had a vasectomy, the site said.

Terricka later tweeted (now deleted) that she was not expecting twins and perhaps set up the media with a bogus claim Larry Brown Sports suggested in 2012, or not. Who knows.

Nonetheless, Terricka considers this miracle pregnancy a blessing.

“To be honest, I’ve gone back and forth about if I wanted to share the news or not,” she told the gossip magazine. “All my children are blessings and all of Antonio’s children are blessings, for that matter. It was made to seem that my children weren’t a blessing because they were categorized by a number, and for that reason and that reason alone, I hid both of my [first two] pregnancies with my husband, just so I could enjoy them with those who were really happy for me.”

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This will be the 4th and 5th child for the couple, together. They are parents to 3-year old son Jagger and 5-year old daughter Jurzie (love that name!).

Terricka has a daughter, Jordynn, from a previous relationship. Cromartie has 8 children from 8 previous relationships.

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The NY Post created this Graphic in 2012 that Terricka has says is wrong.

Facts only:

After famously dissing the 8 baby mamas for trying to make money by doing a reality TV about blended families and how all 8 women and their children get along well and have a great relationship, Terricka is now leading the new reality TV show she and Antonio are shooting which will launchpad off their book about blended families the couple is working on, US Weekly reports.

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Recall, the reality show the baby mamas were trying to do could not be greenlit because Antonio refused to grant permission for his children to be featured in it.

Oh.

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These 40 Celebrities had Babies After Age 40

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When Actress Laura Linney gave birth to her first child last year, January 15, 2015,  she became the oldest celebrity woman to give birth “naturally” at age 49. She outseated actress Kelly Preston who gave birth to her son Benjamin when she was 48.  It was the first child for the The Truman Show  star and her husband since 2009, Marc Schauer. 
 
Linney was among a long list of celebrities who managed to stay under the radar for the majority of their pregnancy including: Tamar Braxton AdeleNicole Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Beyonce who all announced at the 5th month mark that they were “with child.”  She was more successful than Lost  actress Evangeline Lily, who  never told anyone she was pregnant and was eventually busted by paparazzi at 8 months pregnant while she was living in Hawaii. Linney also bested Jennifer Hudson who looked to be about 8 months pregnant when a wayward photographer caught her and her boyfriend out and about, trying to be inconspicuous.
And at 49, Linney also joins the over 40 baby club which includes:
  1. NICOLE KIDMAN gave birth to her first child, Sunday Rose, at the age of 40 with her husband, Keith Urban.
  2. SUSAN SARANDON  gave birth to her son, Jack at age 42. Three years later, she welcomed another son, Miles, at age 45.
  3. BROOKE SHIELDS underwent seven rounds of in vitro fertilization treatments. After these treatments, she gave birth to her first child, Rowan, at age 37. At the age of 40, she traditionally conceived her daughter, Grier, with husband Chris Henchy.
  4. EMMA THOMPSON spent several years trying to have a baby. She opted for in vitro fertilization treatments and eventually welcomed daughter, Gaia, in her 40s.
  5. HELEN HUNT gave birth to her first kid, Makenalei Gordon in May 2004, with boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan when she was 43.
  6. JERRY HALL, Ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, gave birth to the last of her four children, Gabriel, at 41.
  7. JULIANNE MOORE gave birth to her similarly redheaded second child, Liv Helen, at age 41.
  8. MARCIA CROSS, star of Desperate Wives, gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband, Tom Mahoney, in February 2007
  9. JANE SEYMOUR was already a mother of four at the age of 45 when she underwent fertility treatments in her mid-40s after her divorce with former husband. She and her current husband, director James Keach, welcomed twins, Johnny and Kristopher in 1995.
  10. SALMA HAYEK  gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They later married in April 2009 before eventually divorcing.
  11. MOMICA BELLUCCI, Italian actress, gave birth to her second child at age 45
  12. KELLY PRESTON had her son Benjamin Travolta at age 48
  13. ANNETTE BENING has four kids with Warren Beatty and gave birth to her youngest at age 42.
  14. HALLE BERRY had her daughter Nahla at age 41, and her son Maceo at age 46.
  15. NIA LONG  gave birth to her second son when she was 41.
  16. MARIAH CAREY was 42 when she welcomed her twin, Morrocan and Monroe.
  17. TINA FEY gave birth to her first child, daughter Penelope at 41, and a second daughter Alice two years later at age 43..
  18. CELINE DION was 42 when she gave birth to her twin boys.
  19. GWEN STEFANI  was 44 when she welcomed her 3rd son, Apollo.
  20. ANA ORTIZ  had just turned 40 when she gave birth to her 2nd child.
  21. THANDI NEWTON had just turned 41 when she gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Booker Jombe Parker.
  22. RACHEL ZOE  was 42 when she welcomed her 2nd son, Kaius.
  23. UMA THURMAN was 42 when she gave birth to her first kid with beau Arpad Busson.
  24. KIM FIELDS  was 44 when she and her hubby welcomed their second son Quincy.
  25. MIRA SORVINO was 44 when she welcomed her daughter Lucia and was 41 when she welcomed her son. She has 4 kids total.
  26. MAYA RUDOLPH was 41 when she gave birth to her 4th child.
  27. LISA LOEB quietly welcomed her 4th child at age 45, a son named Emet.
  28. JENNIFER CONNELLY  was 43 when her 3rd kid, daughter Agnes, was born
  29. MIMI ROGERS was 45 when she gave birth to her last child, a son.
  30. JANE KRACOWSKI  surprised everyone when at 45 she had her first child, a son.
  31. MERYL STREEP was 41 in 1991 when she welcomed her last of 4 kids.
  32. MARCIA GAY HARDEN was 44 when she gave birth to her twins
  33. MOLLY RINGWALD was also in her 40s, age 46, when she welcomed her twins.
  34. MADONNA was 41 when she gave birth to her son Rocco.
  35. MARISKA HARGITAY was 42 when she gave birth to her first child, a son and later went on to adopt more kids
  36. JUDY REYES was 41 when she welcomed daughter Leila in 2009.
  37. VANNA WHITE gave birth to her daughter the same year she turned 40.
  38. BEVERLY D’ANGELO  welcomed her twins at age 46.
  39. CHERYL TIEGS  had her first child, a son, at age 44.
  40. LAURA LINNEY  welcomed her first child at age 49.

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FABLife’s Leah Ashley Welcomes Son, Ford Francis After IUD Pregnancy

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Happy Bornday to FABLife’s DIY expert Leah Ashley and her husband Michael Finn on the birth of their first child together, a son, Ford Francis Finn .

Homegirl worked right until the last day of her pregnancy because it was just yesterday when she was revealing a photo of the last day on the set on the daily lifestyle talk show.

The talk show host shared a photo on her Instagram of the new arrival.

And now he is here!

“And just like that, in an instant our hearts doubled in size & our lives changed forever. Introducing Ford Francis Finn. 7lbs 13oz of pure perfection,” Ashley captioned a tender moment between her newborn son and husband. “Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes… They worked!! And thank you to @snap_jacks for capturing this sweet moment between my boys.” 

Aww the cuteness and Thank GOD he is well! As Ashley shared with Glamour.com , this birth is a result of an unplanned IUD pregnancy. 

 The newlyweds had plans for kids but not in the immediate future but God. About the experience, Ashley told the site: 

I would say get as much information as you can. I did a lot of research about other women who had experienced an IUD pregnancy and I had many long conversations with my doctor about the potential risks that my baby and I might face along the way. Overall, you have to take one day at a time and make choices that make the most sense for you. Every woman and every pregnancy is completely different. The ‘one day at a time’ motto has really kept me from becoming too  overwhelmed and freaked out. If you can’t take it one day at a time, take it minute by minute…I’ve had those days as well.

She was fearful at first. 

The scariest thing about finding out I was pregnant with an IUD was not knowing if the pregnancy was viable. For about a month, we didn’t know if the baby was forming in the correct place and there was a major risk of the baby forming in my fallopian tubes, which would have resulted in surgery. There was also about a 50 percent chance of miscarriage.

Ashley tempted plenty of odds up to the birth, starting with getting pregnant while using an IUD

I had [a copper] IUD for four years without incident before I found out I was pregnant, early this March, I knew that no birth control could ever be 100 percent effective, but I also knew that the probability of getting pregnant was very, very, very low. I never thought I would be one of the very few women that this happens to. But even once I missed my period, I figured it had to do with stress. It wasn’t until I started feeling extra tired and my period was about two weeks late that I decided to take a pregnancy test. Even then, I assumed it would come back negative!

Wow! Someone had other plans in mind!

It’s a Good thing the new parents got in one last date night earlier, cause it’s a wrap now!



h/t on IUD story Glamour

3 Pregnancy Secrets to Keep to Yourself

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Becoming pregnant can be a momentous occasion that new first time parents-to-be want to share with the entire world. 

However, there are many parents who have experienced miscarriage and pregnancy loss and have heard horror stories about people’s reactions to various aspects of a woman’s pregnancy when shared with well-meaning friends, family and colleagues.

As a result, some moms- and dads-to-be are cautious about sharing pregnancy and baby related news. 

When a woman is pregnant, she is particularly vulnerable and sensitive and frankly may not care or need to hear the various opinionated comments that will be hurled at her from all angles. One way to avoid comment, criticism and critique over a choice is to not tell anyone certain information.

Here are three things pregnant couple keep secret:

1. That you are pregnant: Once the baby’s heartbeat can be seen AND heard, usually by the third month of a pregnancy, the likelihood that will be a viable pregnancy and that fetus growing to term increases exponentially. That is why most parents wait until after the third month to announce to friends. Many parents who do not know this rule make the mistake of announcing too soon and in the unfortunate case they miscarry are then left with the burden of having to tell dozens of people over and over again when they ask that they lost the baby. 

Therefore, the best rule is to not tell anyone, even the grandparents about the early pregnancy stages if you can help it. Yesterday, I was over a friend’s house and her mom inadvertently kept going on and on about her daughter being sick, not being able to eat shrimp or keep food down. Clearly, she was trying to let us know her daughter is pregnant and I’m certain this woman’s daughter does NOT want us to be among the first to know she and her husband are pregnant. A while ago former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy’s dad was the first to confirm accidentally that his daughter-in-law was pregnant before the couple wanted all to know.

2. The name of the baby: Often times, people have strong reactions favorable or unfavorable when you tell them the name you’ve selected for your soon-to-be-born child. Some people will try to talk you out of it or go on and on questioning why you chose that name. It can be annoying. To avoid this, simply don’t share the name. No one is entitled to know your name, not even close family members. Simply say we’re keeping the name private for now. Some will continue to prod. Most people, however, will get it and back off.

3. The gender: Well this may only apply if you are a celebrity and wanting to keep the gender a surprise for your spouse, other family or the public. Some parents who have two or more children of one gender may be better off just telling people it will be a surprise instead of revealing they’re going to be having yet another child of that same gender. Saves them all the pity looks and questions if they’re going to keep trying. At that point, they’re probably busy preparing for the arrival of the baby being gestated at the time.

There you go, decide what’s best for you and your situation and adjust to suit. 

5 Ways to Hide A Pregnancy Before you’re Ready to Announce the News

By now, most people know to conceal an rely pregnancy until the 12th week when the likelihood of miscarriages goes down significantly!

There are different ways to hide a bump by wearing A-line clothing, sheath dresses, baggy sweaters and maxi tops and dresses. 

But there are other tell-tale signs that are even harder to hide like hurling! Doh!

Here are 5 tips for hiding a pregnancy:

1. Hiding morning sickness. You may have one challenge to not be caught by a co-worker throwing up in the bathroom. If you work in a multi-level office environment, use the bathroom on another floor. Chances are the people from those other floors won’t know who you are or won’t recognize the shoes to the woman losing her lunch in the stall next door. 

2. Shielding alcohol avoidance. You may be known to NOT skip a drink offer. So if it would be uncharacteristic of you to say no to booze, take the glass when offered and pretend to sip it. Then replace the liquid with alcohol-free version when no one is looking. If it’s white wine, replace it with apple juice if convenient. If it’s pure vodka, water works. If it’s rum and coke, get just the coke.

3. Covering up the Early Pregnancy Look. There is a certain look that women who are suffering from morning sickness get: glazed eye, red nose, puffy cheeks are indications of vomiting and dealing with nausea. It’ll be hard, but just try. Also, don’t look too dumpy because that is a dead give-away that something is up. Keep your hair coiffed and keep wearing make up even if you’re feeling queezie and not up to it. If you have to heave, reapply your make up so you don’t look so green coming out of the restroom.

4. Disguising the hand on the tummy posture. You may feel the uncanny urge to rest your hand on your tummy. It’s an unexplainable phenomenon. Try to be conscious where your hands are and make an effort to keep them at your hips or another natural place OTHER than resting on your tummy…LIKE A PREGNANT WOMAN! A couple of years ago, when Mariah Carey was pregnant and before suffering her miscarriage, many outlets, including this blog, reported that she MUST have been pregnant based on that photograph alone! (see right)

5. Dressing to Hide a growing bump. Finally, dress in chunky but hip sweaters or A-line or empire waist tops or dresses to take the focus away from your tummy. Keep it fresh and trendy so it appears that you are wearing those tummy hiding outfits for style, not for the convenience of hiding a pregnancy you don’t want someone to know about.

Good luck!

VIRAL: After 17 Years Trying to Conceive, Wife Delivers Shocking News to Husband (VIDEO)

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After 17 years of trying to have a baby including one stillborn at six months and four miscarriages, Dana Griffin-Graves and her husband Arkell had given up hope of ever having a baby on their own.

“It just didn’t work out, so we kind of gave up,” Dana told Buzzfeed about her and her husband’s repeated unsuccessful attempts.

But after going to the doctor to inquire about suspicious weight gain, Dana learned she was 5 months pregnant with a son but never knew.

In this video, which has since gone viral with over 6 million views on YouTube, watch Arkell’s tearful response when he learns the news.

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She placed a photo of the ultrasound next to a pack of buns in the oven and set it up for her husband to open the oven. Creative.

Grab your tissues. This is a tear jerker.

 

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Childfree v Childless: Actresses Kim Cattrall & Gabrielle Union reignite old debate



Two Hollywood actresses who do not have children have raised again in the press the age-old debate regarding childlessness and Child-freeness, and the controversy involving both.

Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall told BBC radio recently that she has issues with the term “childless”.

It is a sensitive topic that seems to irk the vet stage actress.

“Child-less. It sounds like you’re less, because you haven’t had a child,” she said. “I think for a lot of women from my generation it wasn’t actually a conscious choice. It was a feeling of, ‘I’m on this road and things are going really well, and I’m very happy, and I’ll do it next year. I’ll do it in two years. I’ll do it in five years.'”

Cattrall added that though she is not a “biological” parent, she does consider herself a parent, nonetheless because of mothering she has done to young relatives.

“The thing that I find questionable about being childless or childfree is, are you really?” she asked. “There is a way to become a mother, in this day and age, that doesn’t include your name on the child’s birth certificate.”

Meanwhile Being Mary Jane star has been trying to get pregnant with husband NBA star Dwayne Wade but has been struggling and judged all the while by others for putting her career ahead of starting a family.

Union said being an older married woman without child is like having a “Scarlett letter” on your chest.

“There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger,” the Bring It On star told Redbook mag. “The penance for being a career woman is barrenness.”

Both recent comments speak towards societal expectations of women of child-bearing age and

Many people assume that they have the right to walk up to a woman and ask about her fertility, her family plans and many, casually, make assumptions about a very sensitive topic.

Often times, well-meaning adults will ask a couple in child-bearing age or who are newly weds when they will have a child. Many times, that couple may very well may be trying but have been unsuccessful and the incessant query from family and friends can serve to make a stressful situation even more difficult.

Other times, they may be among the hundreds and thousands of couples and women who have decided purposefully to not have children.

They could be treated as alien or as foreign beings for their personal choice.

It’s best to stay mum.

I had an awkward situation recently when I asked a mom at my kids school about her baby not knowing she lost the baby due to developmental and birth complications.

Although it was an innocent mistake, I would have preferred to avoid the awkwardness of the situation.

Instead, I joined the dozens of folks who she had to tell that she lost her baby. She will have to relive the loss over and over again with each unknowing person.

That is the additional thing with miscarriage, neonatal loss and infertility and why it’s best to tread carefully and minimize questioning women about their fertility and parenting choices.

Mistress to Married and Expecting NFL Star Adrian Peterson Sues $2M for Pregnancy, even After Miscarrying ‘Love Child’

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Minnesota Vikings football player Adrian Peterson was being sued for $2 Million in child support by a massage therapist (not his currently pregnant wife, Ashley) who he got pregnant.

And even though the massage therapist recently miscarried since filing her child support claim, she still seeks monetary compensation from Peterson for pain and suffering and pregnancy expenses.

TMZ reported that this August, the complainant’s attorney contacted Peterson for a settlement to cover the following expenses for 18 years of the child’s life, had it been born and lived:

1. Monthly support — $6,000 for 216 months ($1,296,000)

2. Pre and postnatal costs — $30,000

3. Health insurance costs — $1,000 per month for 216 months ($216k)

4. Private school — average of $30k for 13 years ($325k)

5. Uninsured health care costs including mental health costs for the child — $3k per year

6. Attorney’s fees — $60,000

However, she miscarried in early September and has amended the complaint, TMZ notes, to request money for pregnancy related expenses and “pain and suffering.”

Peterson rejected the initial demand but his attorney has said he is open to settle for a reasonable amount if the child was determined to have been his.

That was before the miscarriage.  The message therapist says she kept the “fetal tissue”.

It brings to mind some serious questions including what constitutes a “child” given she was probably in the early stages when miscarrying yet wants the court to determine it was a child. In many circumstances related to abortion, there is denial that a fetus can and should be considered a child.

Murky.

Anyway, this would’ve been Peterson’s 9th child. It is disputed but his wife is reportedly expecting his 8th child and he supposedly have had 6 other children with other women in the past.

What a mess!

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.”

 

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!This will be a new chapter in our lives. We’ve…

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Awww. Nice ! Congrats!