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The Real’s Adrienne Bailon Thought She Could Time Her 1st Pregnancy Around Show’s Production Schedule

The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon, a newlywed, shared how she tried to time her first pregnancy around her show’s production schedule so she wouldn’t miss an entire season while home with the baby after giving birth.

During a session of “Girl Talk” segment of the show this week, she gave a blow-by-blow of her very  unrealistic plan and how her friends and co-hosts helped her realize she was going about it all wrong.

“Ok. I want to have a baby. If I could get pregnant between this window, then I could give birth,” Bailon, who married Gospel singer and producer Israel Houghton in 2016, shared on the daily panel talk show. “That’s not how it works and it didn’t work out that way.”

She concluded that with the help and encouragement of her co-hosts, she learned to deliver it all up to the hands of a higher being.

“Now because you guys have made me feel so comfortable, and you guys are always contantly encouraging me” she continued while addressing fellow panelists Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeanie Mai and Lonnie Love, who told her. “Girl, let God has his way and it’s gonna happen when it happens.”

She acknowledged that the stress could have hindered her success and it made her stop.

“It was so stressful,” she recalled giving up on trying altogether when the baby didn’t happen on the production timeline she had planned. “We even took some time off and were like, ‘aw man it didn’t work out the way I thought it would. Guess I’ll try again next year.”

Love assured her that the show isn’t going anywhere and neither is Bailon.

“I want my little munchkin to come, so you keep on,” Love egged the former Cheetah Girl. “Do it!”

That’s so nice and nurturing. I love these women!

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Expecting Remy Ma and Papoose Hit Up ‘The Real’ to Talk All Things Baby

Expecting rapper Remy Ma and her husband Papoose hit up The Real Talk to talk all things baby, pregnancy and parenting. The couple, who is expecting their first child together after suffering a miscarriage, also shared that they plan to have more children.

When Tamera Mowry-Housley asked them about it, the Love And Hip Hop star gave a detailed reply that included insights on her fertility struggles and successes:

“Ok, so when we did IVF, we did two cycles. The first cycle, we only got one egg and I was nervous. I was like, let’s just do it again so we’ll have more. We got one again the second time, so we had two. One was a boy, one was a girl, but I didn’t want to know which one. Whichever one was first, put that one back first and then the other one. So I told [Papoose], if he behaves and doesn’t spoil the golden child like he’s planning to do, we have a good baby and he accepts my nanny stuff and all of that, maybe somewhere around 2020, we’ll do the other one.”

The couple are planning to star and debut their very own spin off reality TV show called Remy and Papoose: Meet the Mackies. They also released a new song about their impending arrival called “The Golden Child”, a term they’ve been using to describe the baby they conceived after some struggles. They performed it on the show.



Here is the full interview part I

Part 2

Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood Stars Ray J and Wife Princess Love Are Expecting Their First Child!

Recording Artist and TV Host Ray J and his wife Princess Love Norwood are expecting their first child together!

Ray J announced the news during a co-hosting guest appearance on the FOX syndicated daytime talk show The Real today.

“Love is on my mind. Love is in my heart. Princess and I are expecting,” the WETV host pf the reality TV show Driven to Love of told show panelists Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

“We were trying for a while. It’s not as easy as people think,” Ray J said during his  appearance. Watch:

After the For the Love of Ray J star blasted the good news, his wife and Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood co-star announced the news on her Instagram account today to her 1.3M fans and followers.

“It’s such a blessing from God to be able to carry our child,”. she shared. “We kept this to ourselves until after the first trimester because it’s bad luck to announce too early. But we’re so proud to share this journey with you guys. Thank you for all of the love and prayers ❤️”

 

The couple, married since August 2016, had been having fertility struggles.

It was part of their story line on the hit VH1 franchise show. This will be the first child for both of them.  RayJ is the sibling to one of our original Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms, singer and actress, Brandy Norwood.

 

Congrats!

We Love Kristen Bell’s Comments on De-Stigmatizing Mental Health Treatment for Moms

The Good Place‘s Kristen Bell was on The Real daytime panel show this week and we love what she said about the importance of treating anxiety and depression with any other disease or condition that has less stigma.

While visiting the ladies which include our bumpwatch alum Tamera Mowry-Housley and our other alum as a guest panelist, Melanie Brown, Bell shared her feelings about feeling inadequate about being a parent.

Actually, the Veronica Mars alum speaks often about destimatizing mental health problems by sharing her own experiences.

“I talk to someone and we have a check in once a year,” Bell opened up. “I take a pill if I need to. I make sure to exercise. I basically know my issue.”

Perhaps to counter the shame that is associated with seeing a therapist and taking psychosomatic drugs, Bell said, “It’s like for me, knowing if you have Diabetes. You wouldn’t deny a diabetic medicine.”

She also expressed what I think is beautiful about her union with hubby Dax Shepard who is a super supportive husband.

“If I have spent four days on the couch, my husband goes, ‘hey you want to go for a hike or do you want to go out with your girlfriend?,'” Bell shared,  before adding, “You have to stay aware and take care of yourself.”

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‘The Real’s Loni Love Opens Up About The Miscarriage That Turned Her Off From Having Kids

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On Tuesday, March 21st episode of the daytime panel talk show The Real co-host Loni Love opened up about previously suffering a miscarriage and being quite emotionally scarred form the experience.

During a segment on the show, Love says the entire ordeal convinced her to never have children (or even attempt) because  she never wanted to experience that feeling again.

“I finally went to the doctor and I was pregnant,” she opens up. “And Imma tell you something, your body goes through so much. And then at that time I started processing ‘cause then I had to start saving for the baby. I had to start doing all this… And I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, what am I going to do?’ Right? And then it was like the dude that I was with, he was excited, but I was still like really really nervous. But then, eventually you know that nature takes over, you like, ‘You know what, there’s nothing I can do. I’m just gonna have to have this baby and I’m just going to deal with it.’ And sure enough as soon as I was like okay with it, about eight weeks, I miscarried.”

It appears from the audible gasp, and shocked reaction of her co-hosts Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon, that they were clueless. Love later exclaims that’s the real reason she doesn’t have children.

Watch this episode — March 21st on The Real — check local listings.

 

 

LHHA’s Joseline Hernandez Shared her Water Birth Experience on ‘The Real’

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Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez guest co-hosted on The Real this week and shared her experience having a natural, non-medicated water birth at a birthing center using a Douala. It has been just two and a half weeks since she welcomed her first child, daughter Bonnie Bella.

During the “Girl Chat” segment of the FOX Network daytime panel talk show, Hernandez shared insights into her labor and birthing experience which was filmed for a VH1 Delivery Special she co-executive produced. She explained shared that after her OB/GYN explained to her that the hospital wouldn’t allow the film crew, she opted to deliver in a birthing center, utilizing doulas and midwives.

The other hosts asked her to explain the experience more in depth.

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“You have all women, strong women, sort of like what we are,” Hernandez exclaimed. “It was the best experience in my whole life” adding “it is  like having a baby at a resort..”.like a hotel with a small pool.

When co-host Adrienne Bailon asked her if anything crazy happened, she shared a hilarious story about losing the fancy wig she wore during delivery and keeping the hat and headscarf and not letting the birthing staff, film crew or anyone else remove the hat.

The drawbacks of having a full staff, film crew, lights and all in your face in middle of intense contractions, we suppose!  She looked fabulous in white, red tassel earrings and a cute bouffant while co-hosting for the third or fourth time. Watch!

Spanx Founder + Celebrites +Painted Bellies = The Belly Art Project

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Spanx founder Sara Blakely released a new book last week called “The Belly Art Project” which is a book that features over 100 women with their bellies painted creatively.

Blakely launched the initiative in partnership with the nonprofit international organization “Every Mother Counts“, founded by model Christy Turlington, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for women everywhere. It receives 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the book.

Blakely describes the initiative as part movement, and part celebration of the mother in all of us—the beautiful, creative, inventive spirit that connects everyone. Part of the project’s vision is to present the bellies as billboards for change.

Among celebrities whose painted bellies are featured in the book are Milla Jovovich, mother of two and Kate Winslet, mother of three.  Tamera Mowry-Housley is also featured and she recently shared a photo of the experience of having her belly painted.

“I’m so excited to share an incredible project I got to be a part of while pregnant with Ariah,”  the TV host of FOX TV show The Real shared on her personal blog. the television personality tells blog readers. “On the pages of this book you’ll find over 100 mommas-to-be with painted baby bumps, including an appearance by yours truly.”

Tamera’s spread features her and little Aden hanging out at a lemonade stand. Mowry’s stomach is designed after a lemon and the celebrity mom appears excited to share the sweetness of a drink such as lemonade with fans.

“Thrilled to be part of@sarablakely‘s book, The Belly Art Project!” Mowry-Housley captioned a photo of her belly getting painted when she was pregnant with daughter Ariah.  “Click the link in my bio to learn more about it and to see some bts photos from the shoot when I was pregnant with Ariah.”

Over 300,000 women die every year during labor and delivery due to lack of education, transportation to medical facilities and clinics for routine check ups, and insufficient medical supplies.  A number of women who live in developing parts of the world are miles from health carfe facilities and therefore are often subject to unsterlized equipment.

Every Mother Counts raises awareness and provides support for moms all over the developing world. Buying the book can save a mom or baby’s life. It retails for about $22.

Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley welcomed Ariah last year ad are parents to son, almost 4-year old. Aden Tanner.

‘The Real’s Adrienne Bailon on Becoming a Stepmom

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The U.S. Census estimates about 50% of families are some form of stepfamily. The stepfamily has become the modern family.

Today on the FOX daytime panel talk show, The REAL, during its “Girl Talk” segment, co-host Adrienne Bailon discussed becoming a stepmom to her fiancé Israel Houghton’s four children.

During the segment, Hougton (who is visiting but is shown off set to the side), shares what the kids call Adrienne (“A”)  and Jeannie Mai asks what the couple would prefer the kids call here.

“If someone were to say, ‘Who is she?’ What do they say?” Bailon asks Hougton who responds, “They would probably say, ‘My dad’s wife.’  Right, something like that?”

Adrienne disagrees with Loni Love‘s suggestion that the kids may tell their friends that Adrienne is their stepmom, because “it sounds mean,” Bailon states.

Tamera Mowry-Housley then asks Hougton would he be okay with Bailon disciplining the children.

According to our past post about 14 tips for making blended family work, our experts suggests, that the biological parent only should discipline his/her children and the stepparent would only discipline based on rules agreed upon and presented to kids as a couple.”

Adrienne is thus correct in her reply when she tells the audience that she has no intention on sending the kids to their room.

“No, I’m not doing that. We are going to be good cop, bad cop and I am the good one, okay!” she tells Houghton who agrees, ” She’s going to be the good cop.”

WATCH the exchange from this morning!

#FBF: We check in On Tamera Mowry-Housley, Bellyitch Readers’ Fave Pregnant Celeb of 2012

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This week on The Real, TV host Tamera Mowry-Housley was out and her husband, FOX news correspondent, Adam Housley sat in her place doing hosting duties on the popular FOX network daytime panel talk show. During one segment, he updated us and dished on the couple’s adorable daughter Ariah turning one-year old soon.

Mowry-Housley, a two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum was once voted by Bellyitch Readers as their fave pregnant celeb of 2012 and since then, she has gone on to make some super cute babies and we’ve gone on to stalk her very adorable IG shares.  The staff thinks that Ariah looks like Adam and Aden like Tamera. A perfect blend. Here are our fave pics. Join us and her 3.6 Million followers on Instagram and get the dish behind these photos there:

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#tbt That time @michelleobama and the fam hung out. Love this woman ?

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