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A baby boy for the Redknapps - 28 July 2004

Louise Redknapp gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. Named Charlie after his grandfather and weighing in at 6lb 6oz, he is the first child for Louise and husband Jamie. Delivered by Caesarean section, the couple described little Charlie as 'perfect', adding that 'this is an amazing day'. Louise became pregnant after four years of trying and beating endometriosis.

Baby joy for Melanie Sykes - 27 July 2004
Presenter Melanie Sykes has given birth to a baby boy, Valentino Luca, who weighed in at 7lb 9oz at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London. Valentino is the second child for Melanie and her husband, actor Daniel Caltagirone who already have a two-year-old son, Roman. Mel said 'Daniel and I are over the moon and Roman is thrilled to have a little brother to play with'.

Currently expecting...

Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton is expecting her first baby with current beau Gavin Hatcher. The Sun says the baby is due in January. Hamilton already has a two-year-old son Josh by ex-boyfriend Fran Cosgrave.

Courtney Cox and Sara Cox celebrate this weekend! - 13 June 2004

Radio 1 presenter Sara Cox and Friends star Courtney Cox both gave birth this weekend.

Sara and her dance DJ husband Jon Carter celebrated the arrival of 7lb 11oz Lola Anne Carter at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in north London.

Across the Atlantic, Coco Arquette was born to Courtney Cox and her husband, David Arquette.

Apple of her mother's eye - 14 May 2004
Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has given birth to her first child, a girl named Apple Blythe Alison Martin, weighing 9lb, 11oz. Gwyneth and her husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, said they were "ecstatic" after the baby was delivered at a London hospital on Friday. In a statement released by their spokesman, they said 'We are 900 miles over the moon'.


Baby carriage for Crowe - 22 December 2003
Oscar-winning tough guy actor Russell Crowe and his wife are celebrating the birth of their first child. Crowe's wife, Home and Away star Danielle Spencer, gave birth to a 6lb 2oz boy last night. The child has been named Charles Spencer Crowe.

Baby is early Christmas present for Melinda - 19 December 2003
Glamour girl and TV presenter Melinda Messenger, 32, has become a mother for the third time after giving birth to her first daughter. The baby, named Evie, was born almost a fortnight early and weighed in at 6lb 7oz. She and husband Wayne have sons Morgan, who is three and a half, and Flynn, who will be two in February. A spokeswoman for the star said: "The birth was without complications apart from Wayne nearly fainting." Typical!

Heidi says hello to pregnancy - 17 December 2003
Supermodel Heidi Klum is expecting a baby with Formula One boss Flavio Briatore. Poster girl Heidi, 30, and father figure Flavio, 53, have been dating for the past year. A statement issued on behalf of the couple said: "Heidi Klum and Italian businessman Flavio Briatore are happy to announce they are expecting a child in the spring." Let's hope baby takes after mummy in the looks department!

Sara is expecting - 10 December 2003

BBC Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox has announced on air that she is three months pregnant. The 28-year-old told listeners that she was "really excited" about the baby, her first child with husband, club DJ Jon Carter, 33. At least the breakfast show host is used to getting up early!


A sprog for Sophie - 04 December 2003

Sophie Ellis Bextor is expecting her first baby. The singer is three months pregnant by new boyfriend Richard Jones, just four months after splitting from her manager and boyfriend of six years Andy Boyd. A happy Sophie said: "I've always wanted to be a mum and Richard and I are really excited. We're looking forward to starting a family." The pair met backstage on Jonathan Ross's TV show and now live in her £400,000 home in London's Notting Hill.

Gwyneth is pregnant - 04 December 2003
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are expecting their first baby. A spokesman for the actress said the pair were very pleased, adding that the baby is due next summer. Gwyneth and Coldplay singer Chris have been dating for the past year in a romance shrouded by mystery - the clean-living pair have remained resolutely tight-lipped when asked about their relationship. Even Gwyneth's spokesman Stephen Huvane is keeping schtum - he declined to say whether the couple intend to marry.

Baby joy for Geena - 03 December 2003
Actress Geena Davis - famous for her roles in Thelma and Louise and The Fly - is expecting twins. Geena's publicist told reporters that she is healthy and looking forward to the birth next spring. The long-limbed 46-year-old and her husband, Dr Reza Jarrahy, already have a daughter, Alizeh, who was born in April last year.

Trinny and Susannah's matching babies - 20 November 2003
Trinny Woodall - one half of BBC's What Not To Wear team - is celebrating the birth of her first child. Trinny, 39, and hubbie Jonny Elichaoff have named their daughter Lila and they couldn't be happier. Trinny said: "I'm so happy, I can't tell you how overjoyed I am." The couple previously suffered years of baby heartbreak; Trinny suffered nine failed attempts at IVF and two miscarriages before falling pregnant last year. In a happy coincidence, Trinny's on-screen partner in style Susannah Constantine, 41, gave birth to her third child last month - daughter Cece. And the award for this year's best-dressed babies goes to...

Kacey's baby joy - 20 November 2003
EastEnders star Kacey Ainsworth announced today that she's four months pregnant - a year after suffering a miscarriage. The 33-year-old actress, who plays lovely yet gormless Little Mo in the top-rated soap, is taking time off work to celebrate with fiancé Darren Hales, 37. Makes a change from the usual depressing antics in Albert Square, eh?

Is Kylie with child? - June 18 2003
Kylie Minogue and French boyfriend, Olivier Martinez are apparently expecting their first child. The actor let it slip at a recent dinner party, although the story is yet to be confirmed by Kylie's record company. Thirty five year-old Kylie is said to be ready to start a family. Wonder if wedding bells will follow soon...?


Unborn babies can listen to mum - June 13 2003
A new study has shown that foetuses can hear and get used to their mother's voices whilst still in the womb. Doctors conducted tests in which they played a recording of a short poem to the pregnant woman's stomache. The babies' heart rates were monitered and it was observed that the babies' heart rates increased when they heard their mother's voice, compared with another woman's voice.

Jennifer Aniston planning pregnancy - June 13 2003
Recently married to Brad Pitt, Friends star, Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she is now ready to plan a much longed for pregnancy. The 34 year actress will start trying to conceive after the final series of Friends, currently being filmed, comes to an end.

Courtney Cox Arquette is pregnant!
June 13th 2003
Courtney Cox Arquette is 3 months pregnant! The 38 year old star, who plays the control freak Monica in the hit TV sit com is married to actor and Scream co-star David Arquette.

Brooke Shields has 1st baby at 37
June 13th 2003
Brooke Shields has given birth to her first baby, a daughter, at the age of 37. She became a mother last week, just three weeks after Brooke's actor father, died.

Naomi Campbell decides on celebrity sperm donor...
June 13th 2003
Naomi Cambell has her sights set on Robert De Niro as a sperm donor. It's rumoured that they have met to 'discuss tactics'.

Sir Paul to become a father again at 60
June 13th 2003
Sir Paul McCartney is set to become a father again at 61 after his wife Heather Mills revealed that she is 3 months pregnant. McCartney's brother Mike said that the family were 'delighted'.

Baby Crowe on the way
June 13th 2003
Gladiator star, Russell Crowe and his new wife Danielle Spencer have announced that they are expecting their first child... just two months after their wedding!

Gosh, it's a girl!
June 13th 2003
ITV news presenter Shiulie Ghosh has had a baby girl she has called Maya.

Reese Witherspoon is expecting!
April 23rd 2003
Legally Blonde actress, Reese Witherspoon and her actor husband Ryan Phillipe are expecting their second child.

Catherine and Michael have a girl!
April 22nd 2003
Catherine Zeta Jones has given birth to a baby daughter, Carys. The baby is Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas's second child. They also have a son, Dylan.

A new challenge for the naked chef…
April 11th 2003
Jamie Oliver and wife Jules welcomed their second baby into their family on Thursday. Jules gave birth to a baby girl at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. They chose to stick with the flower theme in choosing names to go along with their first daughter Poppy. This time they chose Daisy Boo. Boo is Jules' nickname. All are happy and well.

World's oldest mum…
April 11th 2003
A 65-year-old retired teacher has become a mother for the first time! After artificial insemination, she gave birth to a healthy 6lb 8oz baby boy, breaking the previous record holder of a 58 year-old mother from Italy.

Geraldine's first steps
April 7th 2003
The newest addition to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is a five foot ten inch, one-month-old baby giraffe named Geraldine! Fully grown, Geraldine will be about nineteen feet tall, with a ten-foot neck and weigh 200 stone; she is expected to be quite an attraction.


Atomic Kitten loving life…
March 28th 2003
Natasha Hamilton, from Atomic Kitten, is doing well with her new life. Being a young, not even 21 yet, and single mother has not stopped her from loving the life she has. She says her 6 month old son, Josh, makes each day better and is enjoying what she says is the best thing to happen in her life, the birth of her son.

Rumour has it...
March 26th 2003
There is a chance that Sophie Wessex may be pregnant. This rumour has surfaced but representatives from Buckingham Palace are refusing to respond.

In denial.
March 26th 2003
Heather Mills, wife of Sir Paul McCartney, denies the rumour that she is pregnant. Her friends were first to release the news but she has come out and denied this. Her spokesperson has also publicly denied the rumour saying it would be a wonderful thing but at this time is not true.

New addition for Rowling…
March 25th 2003
The author of the famous Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, welcomed her second child into her family on Sunday. Her son, named David Rowling Murray, was born at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

It's a second for McCall...
March 25th 2003
Davina McCall is expecting her second child. She announced her pregnancy on the show, Reborn in the USA. Davina gave birth to her first child, Holly, in September 2001. Davina is married to Matthew Robertson, who presents Pet Rescue.

Colin's a daddy..
March 19th 2003
Colin Farrell has spoken up and announced that he will be a daddy for the first time. Famous for his role in Ballykissangel, Colin made the announcement during his promotion for his new movie, The Recruit. The mystery mother of the child is an 'unknown American model'! The baby is expected in about six months time.

It's a first for Mark Whalberg….
March 12th 2003
Mark Whalberg, known for his 'large role' in Boogie Nights and his Calvin Klein underwear ads, is expecting his first child in July. He is reportedly very excited about becoming a father.

An apple a day!
February 20th 2003
It seems it's true what they say... 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away!' Doctors are recommending that we feed our children more fruit. A long term study has found that those who had a high rate of fruit consumption in their childhood were at a much lower risk of developing cancer later in life.

Take out the tuna...
February 19th 2003
Recent reports from the Food Standards Agency say that women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive should not eat large amounts of tuna. The levels of mercury in tuna may be high enough to harm the nervous systems of babies. The FSA says that some tuna is safe, but there should be a limit each week as to how much is consumed.

Baby news from Beautiful Minds
February 13th 2003
Beautiful Mind co-stars; Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany,are expecting their first child. This will be Jennifer's second child, the first being her son, Kai. Paul will be a daddy for the first time.

Westlife's new addition

February 7th 2003

Bryan McFadden, singer in the band Westlife, and wife Kerry are enjoying their new arrival. Their second child, Lily Sue, was recently born in Dublin.

Ella's new arrival…

February 6th 2003
Ella Macpherson and husband, Arpad Busson recently welcomed the arrival of their second child, a baby boy. The birth was at the St. John and St. Elizabeth hospital in London. Their son was given the name Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson.

It's a boy for Schiffer...
February 4th 2003
Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn are the proud parents of a seven pound son. Their first child, born on Thursday at Portland Hospital in London, is named Casper Matthew.

Julia to be a mom?
January 29th 2003
Reports say that Julia and new husband are expecting their first child. Not to long ago people suspected Julia of attending a fertility clinic, now the reports are that the visits were successful. Julie is keeping the news hush hush but has been heard asking around about obstetricians.

It's a girl for Brooke!
January 29th 2003
Brooke Shields and husband Chris Henchy are expecting. It is reportedly a girl. She will be arriving sometime in May.

Insight into brain development
January 29th 2003
Scientists at London's Birkbeck College are saying that babies as young as seven months can see more complex images then originally believed. This new discovery is a step in better understanding how a baby's brain develops.

Keep 'em talking…
January 29th 2003
Researchers have proved that it's good to keep children talking. It is an important step in their development of communicative skills. The research is supported and promoted by the charity I Can. Their aim is to help children with communication problems develop better skills. They have created the aptly names Chatterbox Challenge, which encourages children to memorise and recite their favourite nursery rhymes and stories to keep them talking. This will improve and strengthen the skills that are in the process of developing. The challenge is being backed by newsreader, Michael Beurk and Ab Fab star, Jane Horrocks.

Are parent and baby nighttime interactions related to cot death?
January 24th 2003
Recently the University of Bristol and the United Bristol NHS began a research project labelled SWISS (the South West Infant Sleep Scene). The objective is to find out if parent and baby interactions at night are related to cot death risk factors. They want to study normal growth and development of an infant to see how these interactions affect this. They hope it will give insight to the risks and reasons around cot death and will also provide tips on how to better care for your baby.

Do children remember medical procedures?
January 24th 2003
Could children as young as two remember medical procedures? If your child is about to undergo an operation, how can you help them through it? Researchers say that the best approach is to explain the procedure to them, while making their surroundings as unthreatening as possible. Simply having their parents' there will make a huge difference and should help to make the child less worried about any operation or procedure.

Make them laugh
January 24th 2003
It has been proven in recent studies that laughter is the best medicine. Researchers have discovered laughter can actually reduce children's pain. Humour can reduce pain and stimulate the immune system and make the child feel better. Certain hospitals in the UK now use this tactic to help children in the ward. New ideas to reinforce this include the addition of funny movies for children and doctors dressed up as clowns!

 
 

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