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13 Of The Top Things That Happened In Parenting News This Week

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There’s been lots of pregnancy and parenting health news this week as well as a celebrity baby name reveals and mum-to-be Blake Lively’s first outing. Catch up on everything that happened here…
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Claire Sweeney Introduces Baby Jaxon

Claire Sweeney’s has just become a mum to her ‘miracle’ baby boy and now she has revealed his name, Jaxon. This follows speculation that her little bundle of joy was called Gabriel or Walton, a rumour she was quick to quash on Twitter.

READ: CLAIRE SWEENEY INTRODUCES BABY JAXON

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Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

Pregnant women who are lacking in vitamin D are likely to have a more painful labour, researchers have found. The experts, presenting at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting, revealed that women with low levels of the vitamin needed more pain medication than those with higher amounts. Click the below link to read the full story.

COULD VITAMIN D MAKE CHILDBIRTH LESS PAINFUL?

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Blake Lively Talks About Her Pregnancy

Actress Blake Lively made her first official appearance at an event this week, following the announcement that she is pregnant with husband Ryan Reynolds’s baby.

READ: BLAKE LIVELY TALKS ABOUT HER PREGNANCY

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Pregnant And Craving Chocolate? Sorry Ladies – It Looks Like It’s Not Related To Hormones

Mums-to-be may not be able to blame their hankering for Dairy Milk on their pregnancy hormones as a new study finds the two AREN'T related.

READ: PREGNANT AND CRAVING CHOCOLATE? SORRY LADIES – IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S NOT RELATED TO HORMONES

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Jude Law Set To Welcome Fifth Child – With An Ex

Actor Jude Law is set to become a father for the fifth time with his 23-year-old ex girlfriend Catherine Harding.

tREAD: JUDE LAW SET TO WELCOME FIFTH CHILD – WITH AN EX

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Toddler Screen Time DOES Have Development Benefits

Don’t feel so bad about letting your tot highjack your iPad while you get dinner ready – experts have found that there is a benefit to screen time.

READ: TODDLER SCREEN TIME DOES HAVE DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

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Chris Hoy And Wife Sarra Kemp Welcome Baby 11 Weeks Early

Sir Chris Hoy and his wife Sarra Kemp are now proud parents. The couple welcomed their first child, Callum, this week – 11 weeks early. Chris broke the news, tweeting, ‘Amazed, delighted & a little shocked to announce the birth of our beautiful baby son, Callum David Robert Hoy! Born at 29weeks, today at 2pm.’

READ: CHRIS HOY AND WIFE SARRA KEMP WELCOME BABY 11 WEEKS EARLY

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Labour Pain Rather Than The Length Of Childbirth Remembered, New Study Reveals

According to a new study, a woman's memory of giving birth is shaped by different factors. Click through the below link to find out the findings of the research.

READ: LABOUR PAIN RATHER THAN THE LENGTH OF CHILDBIRTH REMEMBERED, NEW STUDY REVEALS

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Apple And Facebook Will Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

Two of the world’s largest technology companies in the US have revealed they’re offering to freeze the eggs of the women who work for them as well as a ‘host of other fertility services’ – so that they can make both their career aspirations and dreams of parenthood come true. How’s that for going the extra mile for their employees?

READ: APPLES AND FACEBOOK WILL PAY FOR FEMALE EMPLOYEES TO FREEZE THEIR EGGS

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Diabetes Risk In Pregnancy Doubled If You Eat Fried Food

According to a new study, those who enjoy fried food when they’re expecting are at a much higher risk of gestational diabetes (glucose intolerance) – a condition that affects roughly one on 30 women.

READ: DIABETES RISK IN PREGNANCY DOUBLED IF YOU EAT FRIED FOOD

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Want To Get Pregnant? There’s An App For That

Forget using your diary to keep track of your most fertile days – if these success rates are anything to go by, you should be downloading an app to help boost your chances of conceiving as more than 200,000 women have used apps on their phones to help them get pregnant, new research shows.

READ: WANT TO GET PREGNANT? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

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Joanna Page Pregnant With Her Second Child

Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page has announced the happy news that she is pregnant with her second child with husband James Thornton. The couple welcomed their first child, Eva, last year and are obviously keen to expand their brood.

READ: JOANNA PAGE PREGNANT WITH HER SECOND CHILD

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Una Foden Expecting A Baby Boy

Revealing the news in this week’s Hello! magazine, Una admitted that when she first found out the news she was ‘a little taken aback’. This pregnancy is so similar to her last, she was convinced she was carrying another girl.

READ: UNA FODEN EXPECTING A BABY BOY

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