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Women in Hollywood Are Getting Baby Foreskin Facials Now

First it was “vampire” facials and now affluent women and celebrities like Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are going to spas to have the foreskin of circumcised babies applied to their skin for cosmetic reasons. 

How it works is: Dermal fibroblasts–skin cells that are responsible for generating connective tissue–are taken from the circumcised foreskin of infant penises and then used as a culture for growing new stem cells.

Those new cells are then used to make a serum that is applied to the face as part of a specialized facial.

The procedure costs $650 and is offered at the Georgia Louise Atelier in New York City, and has become a go-to among celebrities. 

In a recently deleted Instagram post, actress Kate Beckinsale reportedly admitted she got one of the penis facials.

“After a long flight I do like to lie down and be covered in a mask of liquified cloned foreskins-frankly who doesn’t?” People magazine reports the captioned an Instagram photo “Thank you @georgialouisesk for an amazing facial. I especially liked you reassuring me it would be ‘light on penis’ as it was my first time x.”

Yikes! The reply and backlash was swift and probably is the reason Beckinsale removed the post.  You can read Cafe Mom’s round up of some negative social media commentary HERE!

Earlier this year, Bravo TV scripted television star Jill Kargman tried out the procedure and penned her experience for Hollywood Reporter and even starred in a smiley photo after the treatment. Eeek!

Your thoughts? Let’s connect on social at Bellyitch at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 

photo: courtesy Hollywood Reporter

Bellyitch Is Named Among Healthline’s 2018 Best Pregnancy Blogs

For the nth year, Bellyitch has been listed among the top 20 pregnancy blogs and websites by the online health resource, Healthline.

According the report about this year’s list, Healthline writes:

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. 

Pregnancy is an amazing time. It’s also often an overwhelming experience. Between the hormones and morning sickness, sometimes it’s just nice to know that you’re not alone. You want to hear that other women have been right there in your shoes!

Take a break and browse these pregnancy blogs. We rounded up the best of the best so that you’ll have a place to find support, camaraderie, information, and plenty of women who understand exactly what you’re going through.

Yay! We’re so excited to be among some of our most fave blogs including the hilarious Pregnant Chicken, Jennifer Borget’s Cherish, Celebrity Baby Scoop, Fit Pregnancy, Cafe Mom, The Bump, What to Expect, Alpha Mom, Pregnancy and Newborn, Pregnancy and more.

Check out the complete list here!

We made @Healthline’s Best Pregnancy Blog of 2017 List!

Healthline, a trusted source for wellness and health information that receives 40 million visitors and health seekers per month and is the fastest growing health information site,k has released its Annual List of the Best Pregnancy Blogs  for expectant, new and even veteran moms, parents and caregivers to follow.

…..And…Bellyitch is on it!

Woot! From the intro to the listing, author and health journalist Catherine writes:

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate it by emailing us at bestblogs@healthline.com!

Pregnancy is often filled with a mix of intense emotions like excitement, fear, doubt, or love. For first pregnancies, every experience is novel. But since each pregnancy is unique, even seasoned moms may find themselves wrestling with unfamiliar feelings or uncertainties. They may just want to find other women going through similar experiences.

Thankfully, there are tons of women opening up about their transitions to motherhood. If nothing else, these bloggers let you know you’re not alone. Whether you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by selecting baby gear or wondering why your food choices are suddenly open to comments by strangers, these blogs have your back. Be sure to add these pregnancy blogs to your must-follow list.  

Nice!

We are listed among other top websites and blogs like Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Cafe Mom, The Bump and others. Some of our fave bloggers including Jennifer Borget from Cherish 365 and Amy from Pregnant Chicken are also listed.

About Bellyitch, Healthline wrote:

Bellyitch is equal parts celebrity news and parenting posts. It’s published by JJ, a wife and mom of three. The site is geared for “tech-savvy, information-thirsty, informed and educated expectant, new and veteran parents.” Babies can be expensive. The product reviews, giveaways, and coupons the site offers help you watch your bottom line. Check out posts like essential items for your newborn, which point out where not to spend your money.

Visit the blog.

Thanks Healthline! Head on over and check out what they had to say about the other honorees today!