Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-term working memory.
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Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications

In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine was associated with an increased risk of a variety of adverse outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, and febrile seizures.
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Possible link between autism and antidepressants use during pregnancy

An international team has found a potential link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped improve memory loss and social interactions, according to the new study.
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No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. New work using chaos theory to analyze brain signals shows the long-term effects. Researchers found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance.
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Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia

Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than three years before conceiving them, according to new research.
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Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

A new study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start of and during pregnancy and also examines the association of quitting cigarette smoking and the risk of preterm birth.
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Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children

A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother’s diet during pregnancy. The research analyzed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the fetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven years of age.
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Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns

Scientists are providing expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday.
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Good news for women with MS: Disease may not worsen after pregnancy after all

There’s good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS) — researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study. Most people with MS have the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms flare up, then go into periods of remission.
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Child’s elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy

Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children.
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Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon swore Joe Swash to silence over pregnancy news – and then told everyone

STACEY Solomon swore boyfriend Joe Swash to silence over their pregnancy news – and then told everyone herself.

The 29-year-old Loose Women star – who announced the couple’s pregnancy earlier today – laughed as Joe, 37, told today’s panel show how Stacey had laid down the law and then found herself unable to keep the news secret herself.

Stacey revealed the story on today’s Loose Women

He said: “She gave me ground rules about what I could and could not say and then I bumped into Alison Hammond and she gave me a big hug and said congratulations.”

Stacey also admitted she found herself confused about who she had told about the pregnancy.

She said: “I don’t know what to do. I’m so elated and excited. I can’t believe we’re so privileged to be having another child. I forgot who I told. I kept just doing this weird nod to people as if, ‘You know right?’

“We felt it was important to keep it to ourselves until we were safe. We didn’t find out until a certain point and then we had to let our families know and our children know. And there is a point when you just want to keep it to yourself.”

Joe revealed he is overjoyed with the baby news
The couple beamed with happiness about their news

Joe added: “It’s brilliant, I’m really chuffed. It’s just nice to have the secret out. We’ve had to keep it undercover and so it’s nice we can let people know.”

“We’re really blessed and excited. I can’t wait to see what our little kids going to look like.”

The couple both became emotional as they spoke about their future baby, with Stacey tearing up as she said: “I don’t know what to say, it’s such a massive thing and it’s happening to us so I just don’t know what to say.”

The celeb couple took to Instagram this morning to share the news with their followers.

Stacey shared a photo of the baby scan

Sharing a series of pictures of Stacey asleep, former EastEnders actor Joe, 37, was the first to make the exciting announcement on his social media page.

The star wrote: “Have been driving myself mad thinking that she’s bored senseless of me and can’t stand to be awake for longer than 10 minutes of my company…

“So you can imagine my delight to find out that she still loves me and my company very much she’s just been growing a baby.

“I can’t begin to describe how happy we are to be able to share this wonderful news. We’ve been so blessed with three incredible children that we’ve had the privilege of raising and we are forever grateful to have the chance to become parents to another wonderful child.

Emotional Stacey admitted that she can’t stop sobbing at their news
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Joe announced the news with a series of photos of his girlfriend sleeping

“It’s all very overwhelming and emotional and we couldn’t be happier right now.”

Emotional Stacey followed up with a picture of the scan, adding: “Every time I go to write anything I sob so… what he said @realjoeswashy”.

Taking to Twitter, the expectant star retweeted Joe’s message and added: “Words aren’t working for me right now so ditto @realjoeswash” alongside a crying and yellow heart emoji.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain shortly after making the announcement, Joe said of his girlfriend: “She’s all good, she’s excited.

Joe was excited as he spoke about the baby news on GMB
Joe joked that he feared his girlfriend had grown bored of him
The star appears to be suffering from tiredness in her pregnancy

“We just can’t wait for it to happen.”

When quizzed on the due date, Joe refused to give any details away – simply saying that he “can’t say now”.

Stacey and Joe first started dating in January 2016 and the former X Factor star is already mum to 10-year-old Zachary and six-year-old Leighton, who she shares with ex Dean Cox.

Joe and Stacey with Stacey’s two sons

Meanwhile, Joe is dad to 11-year-old Harry who he shares with ex-fiancee Emma.

Earlier this week, Stacey alluded to the tiredness that she is suffering from in her pregnancy in a candid Instagram post.

The exhausted mum tickled her followers when she shared a photo of her two sons playing computer games on separate TVs while she watched Friends.

Stacey confessed that she had “totally given up on parenting” on the first day of half term, adding: “Feeling like I’ve been stripped of every ounce of energy for no reason at all today.”

Stacey tickled fans with this honest parenting post earlier this week

On Valentine’s Day, the pair prompted speculation that they had got engaged after Joe shared a sweet snap of the Loose Women star in bed with her left hand hidden.

Later in the day, both of the hands were in shot with no ring in sight – with Stacey saying just last month that she would accept a Poundland engagement ring from her husky-voiced beau.

But despite her marriage desires, Stacey recently teased that she and Joe are more likely to welcome a child together before they walk down the aisle.

This Valentine’s photo prompted speculation that the pair had got engaged last week

Writing in her New! column, the star said: “Joe and I have both spoken about it and neither of us are headstrong about having that marriage contract.

“We’re moving in together and probably want to have children before we get married.

“And when we’ve got through life and fed our children and they’re independent, that’s when I would think, ‘Should we get married?’”

Joe and Stacey moved in together in October last year.

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Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy

Prior Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy, a new study shows. The research points to a possible mechanism for the enhancement of Zika virus progression during pregnancy in an animal model.
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Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster Cheer on Travis Scott at Super Bowl After Pregnancy Comments

Stormi Webster, Kylie JennerAccording to Kylie Jenner, her daughter Stormi Webster had a “PRICELESS” reaction to Travis Scott’s Super Bowl halftime performance.
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Surprise! This Is How Porsha Williams Announced Her Pregnancy to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Costars

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Porsha WilliamsThe ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta were in for more than one surprise during their big trip to Tokyo. While celebrating Eva Marcille’s Bachelorette party, Porsha Williams had…

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Larissa Dos Santos Lima From ’90 Day Fiance’ Sparks Pregnancy Speculations Amid Husband Colt Johnson’s Cheating Scandal

Larissa Dos Santos Lima, cast member of 90 Day Fiance, took to social media to share a picture featuring herself that sparked rumors she might be expecting! So is she pregnant or not?

The snap let her midriff be seen and looking at it, a lot of fans thought she looks like she has a baby bump.

But the speculations that she and husband Colt Johnson might become parents soon were quickly shot down by Larissa who responded to one user, making it very clear that she has been trying to lose weight.

‘Some women that are jealous or just mean about my life was writing it at Colt comments. As you see I’m not pregnant and working on my weight loss. Work on being in love with the person [you see] in the mirror who’s been through so much but is still standing,’ she wrote in the caption of a pic showing her colorful workout clothes.

Furthermore, the pregnancy rumor was pretty shocking to many since it started after she exposed her hubby’s supposed cheating in some videos she shared on December 19.

The 90 Day Fiance star told her followers that he would be flirting with other females and even asked the women fans to stop hitting on her husband.

Colt then took to his platform of choice, Instagram, to admit that he is not at all proud of many of his actions lately and announced that as he learns more and more and focuses on healing himself, they would take a break.

Their romance has definitely been hot and cold, but it remains to be seen if they can still save it!

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Shamari DeVoe Reveals Pregnancy Challenge That Risked Her And Her Twins’ Lives

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Shamari DeVoe was on bed rest for two and a half months when she was pregnant with her twin boys Ronald and Roman. The former Blaque singer, who recently joined Real Housewives Of Atlanta, suffered complications throughout her pregnancy that could have led to miscarriage or worse.

According to the CDC, Black mothers are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or child-birth related causes. Like so many other Black women, even high-profile celebrities like Serena Williams, Shamari had to convince doctors to listen to her when she demanded they check her cervix.

Doctors assured her nothing was wrong with her cervix, but Shamari was adamant about it and it ultimately saved the life of she and her boys.

“[Producers] reached out to me when I was pregnant last year about joining the cast and because I was pregnant and I was on bed rest, I had to decline,” she revealed in a candid interview. “I had to make sure that my babies baked as long as possible because my oldest son, he wasn’t growing as fast as his [brother], so they wanted to make sure that I was being watched 24 hours,” she explained.

Going into detail about an experience Black women know all too well, Shamari revealed she had to plead with doctors to check her cervix because she felt like something was wrong.

“I told him and at one point he was like, ‘Your cervix is fine,’ And then I was like, ‘No, I want you to check it.’ And he checked him and he was like, ‘Oh my God, it really is opening.’ I had to go in once every two weeks and then, finally, one doctor visit, they were like, ‘Oh no, you have to go straight to the hospital and be on bed rest for the duration of your pregnancy.’”

She further explained her condition. “My cervix started to open and they had to make sure that to keep the pressure off of my cervix in addition to Ronald not growing as fast as his brother.”

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Describing how difficult of a time it was, Shamari said, “Some days it felt like the walls were closing in, but I have a supportive family. I have supportive friends and it was not one day that went by that I did not have a visitor. I think that’s very important that you have people that come by and they check up on you.

I have a dear friend of mine that would come in every, every week and she would change the the atmosphere in my room. It’s really difficult, but I think just that motherly instinct kicks in and you’re going to do whatever it takes to make sure that your baby make it into this world.

So I stayed there and my husband was so supportive. He was there every single night and if he was not there in the hospital room with me it was, it was because he was on tour on the road and that’s the only reason.”

Despite being on bed rest, Shamari had a maternity shoot right in her hospital bed. “I did a full blown maternity shoot in the hospital. It looked like I was laying in like a king size bed.  Like if you go to my Instagram page, you’ll see that I’m going to go look at it and you’ll see my maternity shoot. That was all in the hospital.”

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On a recent episode of RHOA, we learned Shamari and her husband had an open marriage for about year, followed by an intense period that almost rocked their union. With a lot of counseling, they appear stronger than ever.

Shamari and Ronnie put in the work to make their marriage stronger, including learning one another’s love language and practicing active listening to perfect their communication.

“We have an unbreakable bond,” Shamari said. “We have been together for 17 years. I’ve been married for 12 years and we make sure that we communicate with each other. We make sure that we constantly stay around other like-minded couples that have the same ideas that we do, which is to being a successful, healthy relationship”

Shamari also believes in prioritizing her husband over her children because a strong marriage is the foundation for raising grounded children.

First is God, then it’s my husband and then it’s my children and that’s the way,” she explained. “That’s the way the Bible teaches us so I try to live by that.”

She added, “Me and my husband are one and when you make that oath before God, you become one on that day. That is like the closest relationship that you can have under God. And then you know, me and my husband were there first and then the family comes second.

There’s no kid without my husband. He comes first, I need my husband to even have a child. And then one day when my children grow up, mommy will no longer be first. And I’m perfectly fine with that. That’s beautiful.”

As for Shamari’s story line on RHOA, she feels she brings something different to the show.

“It’s weird because I’m watching myself outside of myself, like it’s an out of body experience. Everything was so great about it. I think the world is ready for some new energy and I’m definitely bringing something different to the show.”

Shamari is currently working on new music with her Blaque co-star.

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Did Damien Hirst just mansplain pregnancy?

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Damien Hirst's 'The Miraculous Journey' is a series of 14 gigantic #sculptures representing the development of a #human #fetus in the #womb. The #installation – situated in #Doha, outside a women's health centre – was first unveiled in 2013 and covered up immediately after. However, authorities have recently put it back on display. The theme and location of the sculptures force us to question the strict #antiabortion laws that are still prevalent in the #MiddleEast and other parts of the world. Whether for the sake of #publicart, or a subtle pro-life campaign, we can't deny our love for this installation. Image courtesy : Getty Images . . . #artfromus #dsarttakes #divvyanirula #art #contemporaryart #modernart #damienhirst #youngbritishartist #YBA @damienhirst #qatar #sidramedicine #publicsculpture #abortion #mybodymychoice #prochoice #prochoiceisprolife #prohealth #women #feminism #mother #motherhood

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Does a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy affect children’s bone health?

A new study has examined whether managing weight during pregnancy might affect children’s bone mass. In under/normal weight mothers, weight gain during pregnancy was associated with slightly increased bone mass at seven years of age in children, while in overweight/obese mothers, no beneficial effect of weight gain on bone mass was observed.
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When Pregnancy Becomes Risky: Gestational Diabetes


A: Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. You and your baby use glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful and when you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for you or your baby.

Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. Both changes make it harder for your body’s insulin to do its job. When that happens, glucose levels may increase in your blood, leading to gestational diabetes.

Pregnant women are usually tested for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, using a blood test. Gestational diabetes occurs more frequently among women with a family history of diabetes; oversight and obese women; and, African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian women.

Treatment for gestational diabetes includes healthy eating and physical activity. Sometimes insulin or oral medication is needed. Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born. However, it is estimated that about half of all women who had gestational diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. That’s why it’s important for women with a history of gestational diabetes to continue to get tested for diabetes.


A: Many women in their 30s and beyond deliver healthy babies. While there is nothing magical about age 35, research has shown that mothers giving birth over the age of 35 may have an increased risk of developing pregnancy-related health problems such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.

While age is one risk factor for gestational diabetes, if the mom has additional risk factors such as being overweight or obese, or having a family history of diabetes, the risk for gestational diabetes is greater. It’s important for women to stay healthy – at any age – when preparing for a pregnancy.

A: Gestational diabetes may increase a woman’s risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy and could increase the need for cesarean section at delivery. Untreated or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can mean problems for the baby, such as being born very large and with extra fat, which can make delivery difficult and more dangerous for the baby. These babies may also experience low blood glucose right after birth as well as breathing problems.


A: Managing gestational diabetes means taking steps to keep blood glucose levels in a target range. Many women who have gestational diabetes see a dietitian or diabetes educator to guide them in developing healthy habits during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes can manage their blood glucose with healthy eating, being active, and by monitoring their blood glucose. Some women may need insulin or other medications. All women with gestational diabetes should work closely with their health care team to help ensure a healthy outcome for both mother and baby.

A: Having gestational diabetes increases a woman’s future chances of developing diabetes. It is estimated that half of all women who had gestational diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Additionally, the children of pregnancies where the mother had gestational diabetes may also be at increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes throughout their lives.

A: Women with a history of gestational diabetes should be tested for diabetes no later than 12 weeks after their baby is born. In many cases, their blood glucose levels return to normal after delivery. Although they no longer have gestational diabetes, they are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

If the test results show that your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes — also called prediabetes — get tested for diabetes every year. If the test is normal, get tested every 3 years.

If your test results show that you could get diabetes and you are overweight, ask your doctor about what changes you can make to lose weight and for help in making them. Your doctor may recommend that you take medicine such as metformin to help prevent type 2 diabetes based on findings from the NIH-funded Diabetes Prevention Program.

Even after the baby is born, it is important for women with a history of gestational diabetes to reach and maintain a healthy weight by making healthy food choices, such as following an eating plan lower in fat and calories and high in fiber, and being active for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Even if you do not reach your “goal” weight, research shows that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help lower a person’s chances for developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

Women with a history of gestational diabetes should also talk to her doctor if she plans to become pregnant again.

A: Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after pregnancy, but sometimes diabetes stays. It is important to get tested for diabetes after the baby is born. Women with a history of gestational diabetes need to know that they have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life and should continue to get tested for diabetes every 1 to 3 years.

A child born from a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes may also be at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. Tell your child’s doctor if you had gestational diabetes while you were pregnant with that child. This fact is an important part of your child’s health history and can alert your child’s doctor to monitor growth charts more closely.

A: Women with a history of gestational diabetes can take modest but important steps — for themselves and their children — to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Here are a few tips:

    • Keep up healthy habits – even after the baby is born. This includes making healthy food choices and staying active.
    • Women with gestational diabetes — like all mothers — are encouraged to breastfeed their babies, if possible. Breastfeeding gives your baby the right balance of nutrients and helps the mom burn calories.
    • Try to reach your pre-pregnancy weight 6 to 12 months after your baby is born. Even if you do not reach your “goal” weight, research shows that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person’s risk for developing diabetes in the future.
    • Be more active each day. Try to get at least 30 minutes of activity, 5 days a week. It’s okay to be active for 10 minutes at a time, 3 times a day.
    • Do things together as a family, such as making healthy meals or playing active games together. This approach can yield a lifetime of healthy rewards for the entire family.

GRIFFIN P. RODGERS was named Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) — one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — on April 1, 2007. He had served as NIDDK’s Acting Director since March 2006 and had been the Institute’s Deputy Director since January 2001.

Rodgers received his undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from Brown University in Providence, R.I. In addition to his medical and research training, he earned an MBA, with a focus on the business of medicine/science, from Johns Hopkins University in 2005.




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Painkillers during pregnancy can bring forward puberty in girls

The more weeks a women takes pain-reliving medication during pregnancy, the earlier their daughters enter puberty. This is shown by a new study. As the first in the world, researchers have examined the correlation between the intake of the analgesic paracetamol during pregnancy and girls and boys pubertal development.
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Amy Schumer Announced Her Pregnancy While Calling on People to Vote for a List of Candidates

Amy Schumer announced Monday night that she is pregnant with her first baby.

The comedian teased the news by posting an image of her and her husband’s Chris Fisher faces photoshopped onto the bodies of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who just announced their own pregnancy last week.

In the caption, Schumer linked to the profile of political reporter Jessica Yellin, and promised “exciting news” ahead. In a video about the upcoming midterm elections in November, Yellin posted a list of Schumer’s 20 recommendations for candidates. The list ended with the words: “I’m pregnant – Amy Schumer”.


Schumer, who is well-known for her outspoken political activism, was arrested while protesting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court earlier this month.

The Trainwreck actress is a staunch advocate for women’s rights and has teamed up with her cousin, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to push for stricter gun-control laws.

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Kehlani Says Pregnancy Was Planned, Reveals Bisexual Father Of Her Unborn Baby

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Days after Kehlani announced that she’s expecting her first child, the bisexual singer has revealed the identity of her baby daddy.

The 23-year-old singer confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram on Oct. 12, writing:

“I’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… this was the HARDEST to hide,” she wrote alongside a series of shots in which she’s showing off her growing baby bump.

“If you know me, you know I’ve dreamt about motherhood since I was very young. When asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus,” the Grammy-nominated songstress continued.

“I am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom I trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever (I’ll tell that story when it’s time),” she wrote, without revealing the identify of her child’s father.

But on Monday, she decided to give the fans what they were asking for —  the identity of her sperm donor. The father is a member of her band, guitarist Javie Young-White, who is also bisexual.

“I started dating women before I ever dated men,” she said during an episode of Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio. “Then I was lucky to find a partner who was a bisexual male. And he really understands my queerness and my fluidity, and I really understand his.”

Young-White is the brother of Daily Show correspondent Jaboukie Young-White, who also identifies as gay, and was reportedly chosen as one of Rolling Stone‘s 25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musicians, Actors, Activists Changing the World.

Kehlani told Nicki the pregnancy was planned during a break from touring.

“It was planned so we had a short timeframe of having to actually have sex every day. And we were excited that it didn’t start feeling like a chore,” she said.

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Duchess Meghan Just Sparked Pregnancy Rumors … Again

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Duchess Meghan arrives at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on October 12, 2018. Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Royal watchers are buzzing with speculation that Duchess Meghan is pregnant.

The Suits alum, 37, sparked rumors with the outfit she selected to wear for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Friday, October 12. Meghan stepped out in a navy dress by Clare Waight Keller (the same Givenchy designer who created her wedding gown), but she covered it up with a long, loose-fitting coat that she kept buttoned even while inside the church.

“Judging by the fact that she’s wearing a heavy coat indoors, Meghan Markle is either pregnant or the type to get chilly easily,” one Twitter user remarked. Another tweeted, “Something about Meghan’s outfit choice makes me think she’s pregnant and hiding a baby bump. It’s so conservative.”

This is not the first time in recent weeks that fans have wondered about a potential pregnancy. While attending the 100 Days to Peace Gala in London on September 6, Meghan wore a royal blue Jason Wu dress with ruffles over the stomach area. A Kensington Palace source blamed the rumors on “an unflattering dress and wind” at the time, telling Us that the former actress and her husband, Prince Harry, are focusing on “their official work … before starting a family.”

That said, Meghan and Harry, 34, do have children on their brains. A source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly that the couple are “trying for a baby,” and both want “at least three kids.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who wed in May, are scheduled to arrive in Sydney, Australia, early next week for their first royal tour as husband and wife.

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