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19 Things That Happened In Parenting News This Week

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From more on the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy to the midwife strike, there’s been a lot going on in the world of parenting. Take a look at everything that happened this week…
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Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge Cancels Another Event Because Of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

The Duchess isn’t yet able to resume her royal duties. Since revealing she’s suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum for the second time (she was diagnosed with the illness when pregnant with George, too), Kate’s kept out of the limelight.

READ: PREGNANT DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE CANCELS ANOTHER EVENT BECAUSE OF HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM

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Zoe Saldana Confirms She Is Expecting Twins

The rumour mill has been in overdrive over whether actress Zoe Saldana is expecting twins – and the Guardians of the Galaxy star has finally confirmed it to be true.

READ: ZOE SALDANA CONFIRMS SHE’S EXPECTING TWINS

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Kate Winslet Opens Up About Her Work-Life Balance

A work-life balance is something that all working mums have to figure out and despite her A-List status, mum-of-three Kate Winslet is no different. Speaking to Marie Claire magazine for its November issue, Kate admitted that it was a ‘juggle’.

READ: KATE WINSLET OPENS UP ABOUT HER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

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Victoria Beckham Saving First Date Dress For Daughter Harper Seven

Victoria Beckham has revealed that she is saving one special outfit for her daughter Harper Seven – a brown suede mini dress, which she wore on her first date with husband David.

READ: VICTORIA BECKHAM SAVING FIRST DATE DRESS FOR DAUGHTER HARPER SEVEN

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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Welcome Baby

Mila and Ashton welcomed their first baby this week – a baby girl who they’ve already named. Ashton has even taken to social media to share the first picture of his daughter.

READ: MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER WELCOME BABY

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Could This Simple Test Prevent More Than Half Of Stillbirths?

More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented Doppler scans, BBC Panorama has reported. Having researched them for 15 years, Prof Nicolaides is confident that over half of stillbirths a year could be saved with the innovative scan, which currently is only offered to 15-20% of women who are deemed high risk.

READ: COULD THIS SIMPLE TEST PREVENT MORE THAN HALF OF STILLBIRTHS?

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Brad Pitt Reveals That Fatherhood ‘Changed Him Completely’

The Fury actor, who recently tied the knot with long-term partner Angelina Jolie last month, told Psychologies magazine that ‘changed him completely’. The star spoke about the love he feels for his family and said that becoming a father to Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, has made him feel ‘more generous and alive.’

READ: BRAD PITT REVEALS THAT FATHERHOOD ‘CHANGED HIM COMPLETELY

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Claire Sweeney Welcomes Her ‘Miracle’ Baby Boy

Congratulations to Claire Sweeney, who’s given birth to her first baby, a son, with former fiancé Daniel Riley. The couple’s son was born via a scheduled C-section earlier this week in Liverpool and while the 42-year-old TV star hasn’t yet confirmed her son’s name, she has tweeted saying what his name isn’t.

READ: CLAIRE SWEENEY WELCOMES HER ‘MIRACLE’ BABY BOY

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Prince George Influences Half Of Parents When Shopping For Their Baby

It’s official – Prince George is following in his mum's footsteps and becoming a style icon in his own right as it's revealed that half of UK parents are influenced by his stylish wardrobe and baby essentials.

READ: PRINCE GEORGE INFLUENCES HALF OF PARENTS WHEN SHOPPING FOR THEIR BABY

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Holly Willoughby Opens Up About Her New Arrival On This Morning

Holly Willoughby may be on maternity leave from presenting This Morning, but that didn’t stop her sharing her happy news on the show via a telephone call this week.

READ: HOLLY WILLOUGHBY OPENS UP ABOUT HER NEW ARRIVAL ON THIS MORNING

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Jennifer Ellison Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Actress Jennifer Ellison has given birth to a baby boy - her third son with husband Robbie Tickle. The couple welcomed their son on Friday morning and revealed they've named him Charlie.

READ: JENNIFER ELLISON GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY

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Children Under Three Should Only Drink Milk To Avoid Tooth Decay, Say Experts

According to the survey, published this week (by Public Health England (PHE), there was a dramatic variation of tooth decay prevalence ranging from 2% to 34% across the country. The report found that those children affected had an average of three decayed teeth due to the disease.

READ: CHILDREN UNDER THREE SHOULD ONLY DRINK MILK TO AVOID TOOTH DECAY, SAY EXPERTS

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Kimberley Walsh Reveals Just How Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Reacted When She Met Baby Bobby

Kimberley Walsh has admitted that Cheryl and her new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini couldn’t wait to meet baby Bobby Jay – and came to the hospital just an hour after he’d been born.

READ: KIMBERLEY WALSH REVEALS JUST HOW CHERYL FERNANDEZ-VERSINI REACTED WHEN SHE MET BABY BOBBY

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Liv Tyler Confirms Pregnancy

Rumours began circulating recently that she is expecting a child with new partner football agent (and best friend of David Beckham) Dave Gardner after pictures seemingly revealing a small baby bump hit the press.

READ: LIV TYLER CONFIRMS PREGNANCY

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Confirmed: Midwives WILL Go On Strike In October

The strike, initiated by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), will begin on 13 October, with midwives planning to walk about between 7am and 11am. It’s going ahead after health secretary Jeremy Hunt went against the pay review body’s advice that staff should receive a 1 per cent pay rise.

READ: MIDWIVES WILL GO ON STRIKE IN OCTOBER

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One Hour Of Exercise A Day Boosts Children’s Concentration

Children should spend at least one hour a day being active to boost their concentration, new research has revealed. The research by the University of Illinois examined 221 children, aged seven to nine years. Half were signed up to an after-school exercise group for nine months.

READ: ONE HOUR OF EXERCISE A DAY BOOSTS CHILDREN’S CONCENTRATION

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Pregnant Women Urged To Vaccinate Against Whopping Cough

Pregnant women are being urged to vaccinate against whooping cough to protect their babies from the potentially dangerous condition.

READ: PREGNANT WOMEN URGED TO VACCINATE AGAINST WHOPPING COUGH

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Greys Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo Welcomes Baby Girl By Surrogate

The character Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy became a mum for the second time in series eight – and now the actress who plays her has welcomed her second child.

READ: GREY’S ANATOMY STAR ELLEN POMPEO WELCOMES BABY GIRL

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Prince William Jokingly Asks Royal College Of Midwives President For Help With Kate’s Pregnancy

With Kate still suffering from the effects of Hyperemesis Gravidarum and a toddler to look after, it’s not surprising that Wills is willing to take all the help he can get. And he’s definitely asking the right person for assistance – one of the UK’s most senior midwives. While presenting the RCM president Professor Lesley Page with a CBE, Wills spoke to her about Kate’s condition.

READ: PRINCE WILLIAM JOKINGLY ASKS ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES PRESIDENT FOR HELP WITH KATE’S PREGNANCY

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