Oprah Gave Mindy Kaling The Most *Extra* Baby Gift Ever

Bella Breakdown If you are friends with Oprah, you certainly live a blessed life. Not that we know, since we’re not, like, close with Oprah… nor have we ever hung out with Oprah… nor have we even met Oprah. But in our imagination we are definitely best friends. Mindy Kaling revealed that her co-star and new best friend Oprah gave her the most “amazing“ gift ever for her daughter Katherine, who Mindy welcomed in December. “The gift was a bookcase, prettier than any professional doll house you have ever seen that contained 100 of the classic essential books in...

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Pregnancy Brain Is A Real Thing…Here’s What It Means

Bella Breakdown Calling all ladies who have experienced a little, well, forgetfulness during pregnancy…you are not alone, and whatever slipped your mind is part of a much bigger thing. The verdict is out, and it’s now scientifically proven that pregnancy brain is a real thing. Deacon University in Australia conducted a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia to find out just how many women experience this phenomenon dubbed, “Momnesia.” The poll was conducted with 1000 women, and the results concluded that 4 in 5 experience pregnancy brain. So what exactly does this entail? Pregnancy brain comes in...

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These Women Want You to Know That Having a C-Section Doesn’t Mean You Failed at Giving Birth

Bella Breakdown Trust us, there’s no “right” way to give birth. Many women who give birth via C-section feel that they have failed in some way because they did not have the full experience of giving birth. Many words that women use to describe their feelings post C-section are ashamed, let down and disappointed. Some people feel there are bragging rights for describing how many hours you’re in labor, how many hours you pushed for and how it all happened. However, there are no prizes for being a superwoman in the delivery room. All that matters is that you...

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A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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5 Things I Learned While Living With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Author: Leigha Grimes-Hubbs This is a Very True Story Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is hell. There really is no better way to put it; it’s far worse than your typical morning sickness, which in itself can be pretty awful at times. At its best HG consists of unrelenting vomiting that can generally only be placated by less-than-well tested pharmaceuticals. At its worse, it can be a condition which causes the suffering mother to endure extended hospital stays, esophageal tears, feeding tubes, PICC lines, massive weight loss, and could ultimately result in the loss or voluntary termination of the pregnancy. A...

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