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Chrissy Teigen Gets Real About Her New Mom Body Insecurities

Chrissy Teigen is staying consistent on her opinion of the post-baby body reality.

After giving birth to her daughter Luna in April 2016, the model turned TV host said during a  Today Show appearance that she didn’t think it was realistic for women to look to celebrity women as the standard for the post-delivery body.

“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything,” the Lip Sync Battle host then told the network. “So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there.”

She added: “We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”

Since giving birth to her second child, son Miles, earlier this year, the former Victoria Secret angel has found herself on the same side as most women.

In a new Twitter post about her personal insecurities, Teigen gets deep about seeing those perfect bods in social media.

“It’s crazy. I think it’s awesome people have killer bodies and are proud to show them off (I really do!!) but I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing,” she tweeted.

She added, “also I don’t really call this ‘body confidence’ because I’m not quite there yet. I’m still insecure. I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves!”

While vacationing in Bali with her husband John Legend, she gave her fans and followers an up close look at her stretch marks on her back and thighs.

“I guess these just aren’t going to go away.” she captioned the photo. “This is my new body.”

Nice that she is embracing what so many women feel ashamed of…Bravo Chrissy!

Chrissy Teigen Holds Newborn While Addressing ‘Families Belong Together’ Rally

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend made the Families Belong Together march a family affair.

The 32-year-old Lip Sync Battle co-host took the stage at the Los Angeles rally on Saturday with her newborn son, Miles, in her arms to introduce her husband, who performed his new song, “Preach.”

“Let go of fear and see each other’s humanity,” the mother of two told the crowd at the event. Following Teigen’s speech, Legend also encouraged people to take action and spread the word about putting a stop to immigrant parents being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border

“You can’t just talk about it or tweet about it. You’ve got to do something,” Legend passionately expressed. “We wrote this song that feels right for this moment… I know a lot of us have a strong temptation to just disengage, but we can’t. We can’t do that. I can’t do that. I have to do something.”

Following the performance, Teigen took to Instagram to share a touching snap of herself and her son onstage. “Baby’s first rally. #keepfamiliestogether,” she captioned the photo.

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Last week, Legend performed “Preach” for the first time at an event in Los Angeles, where ET was in attendance.

“We’ve been watching what’s happening on the border and the turmoil the world is in right now. Every time we get outraged…it feels all you can do is tweet or vent about it,” he said prior to debuting the song. “But, sometimes you have to do something. You can’t just preach.”



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Bump Day: Your Pregnant and New Parent News Round UP

We keep up with your fave expecting and new celeb parents so you don’t have to. Here’s the news roundup:

Pippa Middleton attended her sister’s brother-in-law’s wedding in a floral dress that showed her barely there baby bump (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Tia Mowry Hardict opens up  about still having a sizeable baby bump two weeks after giving birth to her first daughter, second child (PEOPLE)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced the name of her son and introduced his first photos (TIME)

Ray J and wife Princess Love welcome daughter (OK!)

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcome their latest arrival (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Welcome Baby #2, A Son

Congrats to model and cook book author Chrissy Teigen and her singer-songwriter husband John Legend who welcomed their second child.

The Lip Sync Battle co-host announced the news on her Twitter account today.

“Somebody’s herrrrrrre! ” she tweeted with a photo of baby bottle and spirit fingers emojis. Teigen and hubby, real name John Roger Stephens. are parents to 2-year old daughter Luna.

As with their first child, they selected the baby’s gender after going through the IVF process which allows parents to select the sex of fertilized eggs that get implanted into the mom’s uterus.

Before starting their family, Teigen was open about her fertility struggles.  

The couple celebrated the impending arrival at a surprise East Coast baby shower thrown by friends and a second one hosted by their pal Kim Kardashian-West.

Inside Chrissy Teigen’s 2nd Surprise Baby Shower

We are sensing a pattern.

Chrissy Teigen has said she doesn’t like baby showers so her friends throw her surprise ones each time she is pregnant.

She gets two: a surprise baby shower in New York City for her east coast friends and family and one in Los Angeles, usually thrown by her Kardashian pals.

This time was no different.

After celebrating her and husband John Legend’s impending arrival in Manhattan at a surprise baby shower in November, this past Friday, Kim Kardashian-West hosted another low key baby shower.

Last round, the make up module treated her friend to a McDonald’s feast to celebrate now two-year old baby Luna before she was born.

This time, Kardashian chose Shake Shack to cater the event for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.

The all-star guest list included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Legend, Kris Jenner, and more.

A buffet of five elegant cakes followed, each  featured puns and phrases with the word “Legend” in it like, “A Legend in the Making” and “Legendary.”

 

 

Teigen, who conceived her daughter through in vitro fertilization, decided to try IVF again for the couple’s second child. “You do the whole process again to try to get as many embryos and eggs as possible,” the mother-to-be told People back in February. “Everyone is freezing everything, and then you make the embryos out of what you freeze and try to make viable perfect embryos.”

h/t Celebrity Baby Scoop

E! Dissects Celebrity Parenting Trends in Recent History

Having children is one of life’s great equalizers. Famous parents may be able to spend more on decorating the nursery, but at the end of the day Beyoncé just wants what’s best for her babies, and the Kardashians hope their kids are happy and healthy. And don’t all moms and dads want the same thing for their little ones?

The difference here is that when someone like Chrissy Teigen claps back at a mommy-shamer, it makes national news. And when Khloe Kardashian says she plans to eat her placenta, just like Kim Kardashian did, other moms-to-be may be intrigued enough to look into the encapsulation process for themselves.

Of course in all cases it’s important for people to do their own research and consult with their personal doctors about what’s best for them and their children. But we couldn’t help but be curious about a lot of these things we hear celebrities talking about these days, so we checked with medical and parenting experts to get the low-down on the usefulness of some of these parenting trends.

Placenta Pills Taking

Meanwhile, this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. But let’s get right down to it and start with eating placenta…

Kim did itKourtney Kardashian did it and Khloe says she’s going to do it, but human placentophagy definitely didn’t start with the Kards. Nikki ReedKatherine HeiglJanuary JonesAlicia SilverstoneHolly Madison and Padma Lakshmi all had their placentas encapsulated and turned into pills to take after giving birth, too, while Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Gaby Hoffman say they ingested theirs in smoothie form—and they all had positive things to say about their experiences.

All the way back in 2013, before delivering daughter Rainbow, Madison wrote on her blog, “I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!”

“All I’ve been doing is breastfeeding and eating chocolate chip cookies—and eating placenta, which helps,” Hoffman told E! News in 2015 about how she was taking care of herself after welcoming her daughter Rosemary.

Mayim Bialik, who in addition to playing a neuroscientist on TV is also one in real life, as well as a placenta-consuming mother herself, explained the thought process behind this practice in a 2012 blog post for Kveller, writing, “Human beings are the only mammals that have chosen to not routinely ingest their placenta, which is consumed by every other mammal for its protein and iron-rich properties that are critical in helping the mother’s body recuperate after giving birth.”

According to Dr. Daniel Benyshek, a professor of medical anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, there’s not enough research yet to back these positive claims. “There’s a great deal of anecdotal evidence,” he tells E! News. “[But] on the scientific side, there’s very little evidence at all to suggest that there are the sorts of objective measurable benefits when compared to a placebo that some of the proponents claimed.”

There has been at least one documented case of a baby who contracted a serious bacterial infection while the mother was taking placenta pills, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a warning last year about the practice.

The child was treated and discharged, but the incident did raise a red flag for some in the medical community. This past August, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a review with its take on the trend.

“If there were no harm in consuming placental tissue, we would argue that it doesn’t matter [if a mom eats placenta pills],” Dr. Alex Farr, a gynecologist and one of the authors of the review, explained to E! News. “But the problem is that with placenta consumption, there is a possible harm—mainly the harm of transmitting infectious diseases from the mother to the baby. This is why we are straightforward arguing and voting against placental consumption.”

Experts say that if moms do plan to eat their placenta, they should discuss it with their doctor and choose an encapsulation company that practices proper food safety protocols for handling, storing and preparing the material.

Or, another option is to plant the placenta beneath a tree like Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. In 2008, the actor talked about burying son Levi‘s placenta in an orchard beneath a giant tree, telling Sanjay Gupta on CNN’s House Call, “It’s going to bear some wonderful fruit!”

Placenta trees haven’t caught on the way placenta pills have, but according to Dr. Stacy Zamudio, a senior scientist and Hackensack Universal Medical Center’s Director of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, burial of the placenta is actually “the most common practice” and “goes back to medieval times.”

“The idea [is] that you bury the placenta on your property near your house, and you plant a tree in that place that will carry the attributes that you want your child to have,” she tells E! News exclusively. “Those cultural beliefs across western Europe were very very widespread right up until the enlightenment era.”

But still, even if you’re just planting a placenta, make sure to act in compliance with any federal and local regulations for the disposal of human material. 

Cord Blood Banking

Audrina PatridgeNick CarterMario Lopez, and Bill and Giuliana Rancic have all spoken out in favor of (or in official partnership with) private cord-blood banks. Cord blood is pretty much what it sounds like—blood taken from the baby’s umbilical cord—and it contains potentially life-saving stem cells that can be banked for future use.

“CBR [Cord Bank Registry] came highly recommended to us, both by Giuliana’s sister and our OB/GYN, but we also did our own homework and visited the lab right before Edward Duke was born. We even saw where his cord blood stem cells would be stored!” the Rancics explained their decision on People.com in 2012.

When stored in a private cord-blood bank, the family pays an initial fee (typically somewhere between $1,000 and $3,000) plus an annual storage fee (ranging from $100 to $175) so that they can access their child’s stem cells at any time. With the public system, a baby’s cord blood is donated (at no charge to the parents) and becomes available to anyone who is a match and needs it.

Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated policy statementhighlighting the option of cord blood banking. Dr. William T. Shearer, the lead author of the policy and a Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, tells E! News “it’s a matter of personal choice” what parents do with a child’s cord blood.

Cord blood stored in private banks has “a very restricted use,” says Dr. Shearer. “The chances that the cord blood is going to be used to save someone’s life is far greater with the public system.” “Now there is a chance,” he notes, “that new developments could happen in science and medicine in which the technique is discovered provided we could do more than the cord blood than is being done currently.”

Breastfeeding

Danica McKellar breastfed her son until he was 2 1/2, Mayim Bialik weaned her son at age 4, and Alanis Morissette said she would breastfeed “until my son is finished.” Like these moms, Kourtney Kardashian was criticized for breastfeeding son Mason Disick for too long, but on the flip side, Adele got flak for not breastfeeding son Angelo for long enough.

In this case, there’s no right or wrong amount of time—and to breastfeed at all or not is an entirely personal decision. “It’s what works for each mother,” Dr. Robin Berman, a psychiatrist and author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child With Love and Limits, tells E! News. “If women choose to breastfeed, that’s wonderful. If they make the choice not to breastfeed and to use formula, that’s wonderful, too.”

Attachment Parenting

Pink, Alicia Silverstone and Bialik have all spoken out in favor of attachment parenting, a child-rearing philosophy that promotes closeness through near constant touch.

Angelina JolieMilla JovovichTori Spelling and Tia Mowry have practiced some form of co-sleeping, which is a key tenet of attachment parenting, and countless celebs including Chris HemsworthandElsa PatakyJessica AlbaGwen StefaniChanning TatumJennifer GarnerRyan Reynolds and Gisele Bündchen have been spotted babywearing (the official term for strapping the baby to your chest—remember when Reynolds was criticized for not properly securing his daughter in the carrier?), which can also be considered a form of an attachment parenting.

The verdict? “If it works for you, great. It doesn’t work for everybody,” Dr. Sonya Rasmisnky, a psychiatrist specializing women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry, tells E! News about the overall concept of attachment parenting.

“When I think about attachment parenting, I think of an insistence on particular care practices: Baby-wearing, co-sleeping, that kind of thing,” she says. “But attachment is a much larger thing…Attachment is having a responsive parent who’s attuned to you and to your needs, and that that can take multiple forms… I don’t think it’s necessary to babywear and to co-sleep in order to be attached to your child.”

Mom-Shaming Resistance

More and more, many famous moms—and dads—aren’t afraid to clap back: Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julia StilesKristin CavallariHilary Duff and Snookiamong others—have all shut down mom-shamers, and David BeckhamJohn Legend and, as mentioned, Ryan Reynolds have all had opportunities to defend themselves from the dad police.

Celebrity parents definitely aren’t the only ones dealing with this, either.

Dr. Berman says the shaming culture “has really gotten out of control,” explaining, “It’s like a bubble—somebody’s gotta pop it and deflate it and realize that they’re parenting from their ego and not from their soul. Because when you’re shaming other people and you’re judging other people, you can’t be loving them at the same time.”

Parent shaming is obviously prevalent online, but there are friendly, supportive corners of the web, too. As Dr. Rasminsky puts it, “[T]here are lot of downsides to the internet, but one of the upsides is that you can find pretty much any kind of community there.”

“I guess I would say if you’re feeling shamed, go find some other moms to hang out with who are going to be more supportive, because they exist,” she adds. “I think finding your people is one of the tasks of early parenting because it’s a whole new world—so that’s making friends who are moms who share your view of parenting and of what’s important, that’s possible to do and i think it’s important to do and it’s sustaining, and they’re out there.”

Ultimately, we all need to remember “there is no exact science to parenting,” says Dr. Berman. “I am a mother of three, I am a psychiatrist, I am a parenting book author—there is no one way to parent. There is not a perfect formula, and if we all look at each other with a lot more love and support and less shame, we would all raise happier kids.”

 This article originally Appeared in E! Online and is reprinted with permission

 

Did Chrissy Teigen Really Ditch the Oscars for Taco Night At Home?

Did model, Lip Sync Battle host, and Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen announce that she is canceling attending the Oscars to eat tacos instead? Yup!

Shortly before the 90th annual event occurred at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California, Teigen tweeted, “I have cancelled Oscars Sunday and am trying to track down the taco truck featured in Ugly Delicious,” adding,  “does anyone around 6 months pregnant need a dress.”

Whether she was planning to attend or not is up in the air. She has been before. She was pregnant with daughter Luna in 2016 when she accompanied her husband John Legend who a year earlier won an Academy Award himself for Best Original Song for “Glory” in the film Selma.

He performed at the Governor’s Ball after the show but sans his wife.

But for second trimester preggers people, tacos are more important!

h/t Yahoo!

Bump Watch: Eva Longoria, Chrissy, Khloe and Duchesss Cate

What’s up with your fave expecting celebrity?

We stalk follow them so you don’t have to.

Khloe Kardashian was spotted out and about with her mom Kris Jenner recently. Kardashian and her beau NBA Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson are expecting their first child together.

Another first-time mom-to-be Eva Longoria was spotted at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kerry Washington and Jane the Virgin actress and Golden Globes winner Gina Rodriguez.

Longoria and her husband José Antonio “Pepe” Bastón are expecting a baby boy later this year.

Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge was seeing double as the former Kate Middleton walked past a mirrored door while attending The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace in London, England. She and Prince William ate parents to 4-year old Prince George and 4-year old Princess Charlotte.  

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Chrissy Teigen was spotted out and about being healthy snacking on an apple in New York City. Teigen and husband John Legend are expecting a son after welcoming  daughter Luna in April 2016.

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Which Valentine’s Day Look Are You? CHOOSE!

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Thinking of what to wear? You only have a few days to get it together. Go with what fits your mood if you’re going on a date with your honey or out for a post Galentine’s Day frollick with your girlfriends.

You can get sexy and show off some leg like Style Pantry blogger Folake Kuye Huntoon or Kylie Jenner or be more covered and rock lace or a massive frock Victorian lady like current mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen wore recently.

Valentine’s Day is the day before the much-anticipated Black Panther movie premieres and African wear is in order. Pair two different prints and center them all with a big and bold black belt. You can do the Sex Kitten or Vixen look in a body con dress like the one Taraji P. Henson sizzled in on the red carpet or keep it HBIC (Head Bitch In Charge) with an insanely fierce Victoria Beckham dress. 

For moms-to-be, a fave of ours, Isabella Oliver, sells a pretty cute Red one-shoulder ruched dress that Bethenny Frankel, Sienna Miller, Ali Larter and Brit stars Danielle Lloyd and Myleene Klass others have worn and loved the one shoulder ruched dress in crimson or the Burlington  Maternity dress. 

We hand selected some red dresses and looks to draw some inspiration from using tools from our friends at Shopstyle Collective. Good luck and do enjoy your day!

Get Khloe Kardashian’s $3000 Satin Maternity Look for $50

Not just Chrissy Teigen, but Khloe Kardashian is another hard working expecting mom. The first-time mom-to-be has wrapped a busy promotional calendar for her E! TV show Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian which just returned to the air last month.

She gave several interviews during that time and we spotted some pretty cute ones we’d like to cop, like the navy satin Cushnie et Ochs Black Pyramid Pencil Dress cut out dress she wore on an appearance of Jimmy Kimmel Live about a month ago.

The label is a fave of stars like Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Teigen and Michelle Obama and is known for its intricate cut outs and asymmetrical lines.

The Good American Apparel co-founder draped a similar color  trench jacket by Galvan which retails for $1,175.  The dress goes for $1,695.

If you want a much less costlier version and don’t mind getting it shipped from Amazon, you can pick up a similar dress by Hello MIZ. Their Women’s Cold Shoulder Knee Length Fitted Maternity dress starts at $19.99 and has gotten great reviews from customers who bought the dress!

And Amie Finery has a similar Cut Out Cold Shoulder Dress that isn’t just for pregnant women but comes in a loose fitting A-line so it could accommodate them too. That dress too starts at about $20 bucks! Add an Open Front Cape Trench Duster coat by HaoDuoYi which retails $26.94 and you’ve recreated Khloe’s  nearly $3,000 look for about $50! 

Score!

But if you insist on copping the original, the line has pieces that start about $250! Totally doable!