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12 Things That Happened In Parenting News This Week

From more Ice Bucket Challenge pregnancy reveals to two exclusive celebrity mum interviews, get comfortable and have a read of what’s been going on in the world of parenting news this week
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Chris O’Dowd And Dawn O’Porter Are Expecting First Baby

Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd and TV presenter Dawn O’Porter have revealed that they’re expecting their first child together. And the couple opted for a very on-trend pregnancy reveal – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Click on the link below to watch the video.

READ: CHRIS O’DOWD AND DAWN O’PORTER ARE EXPECTING FIRST BABY VIDEO

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Get Married – Six Children Later

A spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that the lovebirds tied the knot in Chateau Miraval in France on Saturday before travelling to Malta to start work on a new film together. According to the spokesperson, the wedding was small with only family, friends and the couple’s children in attendance. And each child had a very special role in the ceremony…

READ: BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE GET MARRIED – SIX CHILDREN LATER

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Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley Pregnant With Her First Child

Actress Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price in Coronation Street, has announced that she’s pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Tom Pitfield.

READ: CORONATION STREET’S CATHERINE TYLEDSLEY PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD

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Are Screens Taking Over From Quality Family Time?

Parents aren’t spending enough time with their children and are letting screens take over, according to the chief executive of Mother's Union, Reg Bailey. Mr Bailey, who carried out a review into the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood for David Cameron three years ago, says British parents are among those in Europe most likely to ‘neglect’ their children.

READ: ARE SCREENS TAKING OVER FROM QUALITY FAMILY TIME?

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Six Months Pregnant Kimberly Wyatt Performs Energetic Dance Routine On Got To Dance

Being six months pregnant is clearly not holding back dancer and Got to Dance judge Kimberly Wyatt, 32, who wowed the audience with her vigorous routine on Tuesday night. The former Pussycat Doll performed the routine on last night’s episode of Got to Dance, in front of the live audience and fellow judges Ashley Banjo and Adam Garcia.

READ: SIX MONTHS PREGNANT KIMBERLEY WYATT PERFORMS ENERGETIC DANCE ROUTING ON GOT TO DANCE

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JLS Star Oritise Williams Announces The Birth Of His First Baby

JLS alumni Oritse Williams has welcomed a baby boy with partner Aimee Jade. The 27 year old took to Twitter to share his excitement that their son had arrived on Sunday. He posted ‘I watched in awe as @AJAzari gave birth to our 1st born son on Sunday 24th at 1.49am. He is my Treasure of life! x’

READ: IT’S A BOY! JLS STAR ORITISE WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF FIRST BABY

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Could A Doll Really Help You Get Ready For Your Baby?

Expecting parents, listen up! Meet your new relationship guru: a baby doll. Yep, you heard us right. That’s the interesting (albeit slightly off-the-wall) outcome of a new study – the way parents-to-be interact while looking after a doll can predict how they’ll be when their actual baby arrives.

READ: PREGNANCY PREP: COULD A DOLL REALLY HELP YOU GET READY FOR YOUR BABY?

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Claire Sweeney On Having A Baby: ‘My Life Has Never Been A Routine And Never Will Be’

Expecting her first child with former fiancé Daniel Riley, Claire Sweeney is having ‘a great pregnancy’. And despite no longer being romantically involved with Daniel, the former Loose Women panelist is upbeat about his involvement. ‘He was thrilled [with the pregnancy news] and he still is,’ said Claire, in an interview with M&B. ‘He’s going to be very hands on.’

READ: CLAIRE SWEENEY ON HAVING A BABY: ‘MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN A ROUTINE AND NEVER WILL BE’

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Hayden Panettiere Reveals The Sex Of Her Baby

She only officially confirmed her pregnancy during the ice bucket challenge last week, but now actress Hayden Panettiere, 25, has also shared the sex of her baby.

READ: HAYDEN PANETTIERE REVEALS THE SEX OF HER BABY

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Tamzin Outhwaite On Being An Older Mum: ‘I’m More Ready To Be A Parent Now Than I Was In My 20s And Early 30s

The TV and theatre actress spoke to Mother&Baby about what it’s like being a 40-something mum to two young daughters, kitchen dance parties and back-to-school excitement. Click through to read the full interview.

READ: TAMZIN OUTHWAITE ON BEING AN OLDER MUM: ‘I’M MORE READY TO BE A PARENT NOW THAN I WAS IN MY 20S AND EARLY 30S

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Katie Price Shares Photo Of Her Newborn Sleeping In Her Cot

After week’s of teasing her fans with throwback photos of her other children as babies, Katie Price, 36, has finally shared a snapshot of her newborn daughter. But you’ll have to peer closely, as the baby is barely visible among an elaborate Moses basket…

READ: KATIE PRICE SHARES PHOTO OF HER NEWBORN SLEEPING IN HER COT

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Shakira Confirms Pregnancy

After weeks of speculation, the singer revealed that she's expecting her second child.

READ: SHAKIRA CONFIRMS SHE'S PREGNANT

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