Celine Dion's husband not responsible for her pregnancy...instead, they used an 8-year-old egg. Visit YourTango's Celebrity Love blog for the details.
The swine flu has been dominating headlines in 2009. The travel industry has been thrown for a loop. Lebanese men have been warned to not participate in certain customs and who can forget Speidi wearing the surgical masks? Now pregnant women are said to be at greater risk for the virus. We need a miracle against H1N1 pronto. Russians claim that Welsh whiskey is that miracle. But where does this leave pregnant women?
The very astute crew over at The Frisky (I only get 40% of my news from them) have some wonderful news for us: according to science, pulling out is almost as effective as condoms. While the effectiveness I refer to is exclusively applicable to birth control, the findings are a little shocking. Per these scientists, "typical use" of condoms results in pregnancy slightly less frequently than "typical use" of pull and pray (also called the withdrawal method). "Typical use" for both coitus interruptus and raincoat-wearing includes some degree of incorrect or neglectful use; i.e. condom coming off, guy finishing earlier than expected, etc.
Often, a woman's birth control choice is based on word-of-mouth from friends (which pill relieved monster cramps; which procedure was covered by insurance), familiar routines unchanged since college (same old pink pill case) or even TV commercials (seen the ones that make taking birth control look like boarding a Caribbean cruise?). But as women cross over into the years beyond 30, there are new options that go beyond basic oral contraception and condoms.
Roger Federer and wife Mirka reportedly used Facebook to announce the birth of their twin girls this morning...but we thought they were expecting a boy? YourTango's Celebrity Love blog has the story.
On the exact date the Queens rapper and 'Milkshake' chanteuse were scheduled for a legal battle royale—she says he's being a miser with child and spousal support, he says she's overestimating his wealth—the latter went into labor with the former's child at 10:30 am.
Today we stumbled upon two studies touting how physical attractiveness plays a role in sperm and their swimming skills. According to scientists, evolution has caused "sperm loads" to thicken or thin depending on how much sex the male gets. Also, men may be able to control their the amount of seminal fluid they ejaculate depending on how attractive they find the female.
Gisele Bundchen gave an interview to a Brazilian TV program this week in which she talked about the baby she's expecting with her husband, Patriots QB Tom Brady, saying, "I am crazy about children," and "Because of this relationship, what is most important to me is the family. Now I am creating my other family."
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are planning to tie the knot before their second child arrives this summer, the National Enquirer reports. "Nicole wants to take Joel's last name," a friend told the rag. "When she marries Joel, she's going to become Nicole Madden."