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Do you know what your first memory is?

I know mine was on my parents wedding day – I'm being lifted off a white bench outside by someone  and I can see my little white sandals on my feet as I look down at them. That's it. A three-second lightning-quick snapshot. I was a few weeks away from my second birthday.

I can still see my shoes as I get picked up off the bench – but did it ever actually happen?

A study in the journal Psychological Science says that more than likely it's a fabrication. Spooky, right? 

Researchers from the UK asked more than 6,600 people about their first childhood memory.

According to Science Alert, they found that 2,500 of participants – almost 40 percent – said that they had formed memories before the age of two-years-old. More than 890 of those people said that their their first memory takes place before they turned one.

The scientists now say though that those memories are completely imagined…they're not real memories.

So why are we convinced that they are? 

The study explained that our brains seem to be simply incapable of retaining information from before the age of three.

However, the thing is, the scientists found that people's memories were age-appropriate. 

This means that they're not memories that got muddled in time because they mention prams, cribs or wanting to communicate before knowing how to talk.

Now this is the interesting bit.

The research suggests that these recollections are actually being pieced together from photographs people have seen and stories they may have been told etc. 

"We suggest that what a rememberer has in mind when recalling fictional improbably early memories is an episodic-memory-like mental representation consisting of remembered fragments of early experience and some facts or knowledge about their own infancy/childhood," explained psychologist Shazia Akhtar. 

So do you think that you've created events in your mind that never took place?

We all know that memory isn't the most reliable of things and this study certainly gives weight to that.

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Lauren Conrad is set to welcome her second child very soon and the former star of The Hills is eager to meet her tiny tot.

The 33-year-old showed off her bare baby bump in a stunning photo and the soon-to-be mum-of-two is glowing.

She is obviously so excited about meeting her little one, but is undoubtedly feeling those pre-birth nerves.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lauren joked, “Currently somewhere between “Get this baby out of me!” and “Stay in there kid! We still have so much prep to do!”

The designer added, “And thank you @hannahskvarla for taking this photo on our way back from the pool. This counts as a maternity shoot, right?”

Her followers couldn’t get over how beautiful she looked.

Leslie Bruce wrote, ‘You look better in a white bikini at 9 months pregnant than I ever will.’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘You are such a beautiful mama!’ Hannah Skvarla gushed.

A fellow mum added, ‘So cute! Our due dates might be near each other. I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow. Currently on baby watch.’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lauren revealed she was expecting her second child in April. The lifestyle guru wrote, “It’s been hard to keep this one to myself! Very excited to share that our family will be getting a little bigger this year.”

Lauren and her husband William are also parents to two-year-old son Liam. We are so excited for The Hills star to welcome baby #2.

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Pregnant reality star Marnie Simpson has opened up about her "major anxiety" surrounding cellulite,

The 27-year-old ex-Geordie Shore star has documented her "daunting" pregnancy journey with her 3.5 million social media followers, and got candid about the tough changes which her body has faced.

Admitting she felt "uncomfortable" about her stretch marks, the mum-to-be poses frequently in front of mirrors to show off her burgeoning baby bump.

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Marnie said that the changes to her gorgeous physique have been "challenging" to experience.

In a long Instagram post, she wrote: "Can't believe I'm almost there, pregnancy has been a experience. Watching my body change has been challenging to say the least.

"Not going to lie, I've started to develop some stretch marks and water retention leaving me with a hell more cellulite than usual which is daunting, but I know it's going to be so worth it regardless when I see my baby boy."

The reality star was honest about her "major anxiety" over giving birth and facing motherhood for the first time, but she wants to keep "social media real" for her fans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"No pregnancy is perfect, I've felt insecure, tired, hormonal, and overall c**p but social media only sees the ups, never the downs! Which is frustrating but I wanna keep it real for all the other mammas out there!

"I'm also suffering with major anxiety daily about the birth and the aftermath, especially with all my previous bladder trouble I'm just so scared of the unknown," she continued.

"I'm so grateful for all the messages I get daily it literally keeps me going and calms me down to know there is so many of us all feeling the same. We got this girlies."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mum-to-be Marnie has been speaking out about all the aspects of pregnancy alongside her boyfriend, 24-year-old Casey Johnson.

The happy couple starred in the new Geordie Shore series: OG, which will follow Marnie as she swaps her party girl lifestyle for parenthood.

Marnie is expecting to give birth in September to a baby boy, and we're sure her followers will be kept in the loop.

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Ex-The Only Way Is Essex reality star Lydia Bright has confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child, and will raise the baby as a single mum.

The blonde beauty posed for a photoshoot with Hello! magazine, showing off her tiny baby bump as she finishes her first trimester.

Her baby is due in February, and the Essex girl said she won't find out the baby's sex before giving birth. Lydia added that she "really isn't bothered" about wether it's a girl or a boy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lydia told the magazine that she will raise the child as a single mum after breaking up with her boyfriend of two years, Lee Cronin;

“It's been so hard keeping this a secret I've done so much travelling, I've done all my partying holidays, I'm where I want to be in terms of my life, financially and career-wise. It just feels like the right time for it all to happen for me.

"I've always wanted the fairytale. And it's obviously not worked out exactly how I wanted."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "I'm not closing the door on it completely, but I feel like I just keep getting knocked back. I can't beg somebody to be with me, and I can't beg somebody to love me.

 "I know this baby will be the best thing that has ever happened to me."

The 29-year-old met Lee in 2017 at an Ibiza nightclub, and the pair became inseparable. She previously dated her TOWIE co-star James Argent for seven years, eventually splitting in 2015.

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Beyonce's devoted Bey Hive are absolutely CONVINCED that The Lion King star is pregnant with her fourth baby, saying that she's been 'dropping hints' all over Instagram.

The rumour mill was churning after the 37-year-old singer and actress posted a group of images to her followers, following a purple theme.

Queen Bey is currently on her holibops with Blue Ivy, twins Rumi and Sir and her rapper husband, Jay-Z.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The latest group of Instagram pictures has sent fans into a frenzy as the Destiny's Child star was posing with her arms crossed and a purple crocodile skin bag covering her stomach.

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the post could be to hide a baby bump. One commented: “Anyone else see a bump or is it only me?”.

Another fan said: “Let me research the meanings of purple and the things it’s related to. This is a clue!”. The Bey Hive love a good puzzle, clearly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Some fans quickly rubbished the claims, saying the mum-of-three's body could simply have changed;

"This woman had three whole babies, three y’all, and she is 37-years-old …You really think the only possible way she could have a belly pouch is by being pregnant?!". Fair point.

Beyonce was recently spotted wearing a bracelet she debuted while pregnant with her first child.

The Crazy in Love singer rocked the same Lorraine Schwartz cuff she wore on the night she revealed she was expecting daughter Blue Ivy in 2011, which has increased baby mania speculation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In other Bey Hive news, reports have been swirling that Destiny's Child are reuniting to record new music and head on a 2020 tour.

If Beyonce is pregnant, this could throw those plans into disarray. Do we want a Carter Baby #4 or Destiny's Child on tour? It's like Sophie's Choice… 

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Jessica Hayes and her fiance Dan Lawry have become parents. 

The Love Island series one winner has given birth a baby boy and announced the happy news on Instagram. 

The 26-year-old posted a snap of the newborns tiny hands and wrote that she had named him Presley James.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned it, ''Welcome to the world Presley James Lawry June 27, 6lbs 11. You are so perfect in every way I can’t even describe the way I’m feeling right now and you really didn’t want to wait around 12 days early.''

She continued, ''My waters broke yesterday and you were literally here within 3 hours I didn’t think we were going to make it to the hospital so close to having you in the car but we made it to a room and out you came no pain relief for mumma."

Her fans were delighted for her and took to the comments to express their well wishes. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One said, ''Congratulations so happy for you both you will be amazing parents.''

While another wrote, ''So proud of you girl, can’t wait to have a little snuggle with babe Pres. The most beautiful little family! I love you all.''

Huge congratulations to the pair – we hope you enjoy every minute with your bundle of joy. 

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A Pink fan has delivered a baby in Liverpool's Anfield Stadium last night while watching her musical hero in concert.

The party got started earlier than expected when Denise Jones went into labour during Pink's set.

The 32-year-old welcomed a baby girl with the aid of two on-site medics while the singer performed high-flying opening song Get The Party Started.

Of course, Denise simply had to give a tribute to her idol with the choice of baby name. The new mum called her daughter Dolly Pink to remember the concert where her newborn baby was unexpectedly born.

"Baby Dolly Pink: Born at Anfield while watching Pink in concert! Mum and baby are doing amazing, thank you to the amazing paramedics that delivered her!" Chloe Dryhurst wrote on Twitter.

Medics John Matthews and Dani Berg threw themselves into the action after receiving a call about a pregnant woman in labour, and they navigated through fans across Anfield to locate her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Matthews told The Liverpool Echo, that they moved Denise out of the crowd and into the first aid room as fast as possible;

“When we reached her, it was quite clear the patient was heavily pregnant and showing signs of being in labour."

“We continued to assess her and established she was going to have to deliver the baby in the stadium as there was not enough time to get her to hospital,” he continued. 

Jones delivered the baby “all naturally” and without “pain relief,” due to the lack of equipment or supplies in the stadium.

“It took less than five minutes,” Matthews explained. “We didn’t have time to get concerned or worried, we just had to crack on and get on with it.”

The birth was without complications, thankfully, and Jones welcomed her little girl weighing six pounds, four-and-a-half ounces. Mother and baby are said to be doing very well.

Dolly Pink's original name was Dolly Louise, Jones thought a change needed to be made given the surprising circumstances.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I’m still massively in shock, just a bit gutted I missed the concert,” Denise joked. “But I couldn’t be any happier right now. The plan was to call her Dolly Louise but since she was born in the concert we’ve changed it to Dolly Pink.”

The Walk Me Home singer made sure to give the newborn her stamp of approval, writing to her Instagram page; “Dolly Pink wanted to get the party started".

We're fairly sure she's going to grow up into a music icon herself.

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Dublin Zoo and SSE Airtricity have announced the chosen name of the adorable baby gorilla, who was born on April 1 at Dublin Zoo.

Thousands of entries were made in the nationwide competition to pick a name for the animal, and the winner was announced as Ina Walsh.

Ina suggested the name Asali, which translates to 'honey' in Swahili, and was declared the recipient of free electricity for a year from SSE Airtricity.

Followers of RTE's The Zoo can tune in this Sunday for the final episode of the series to see baby Asali's birth in Dublin Zoo. The staff at the zoo are over the moon with Asali's progress.

The gorilla is being carefully minded by her parents, and is mixing well with the rest of the gorilla troop. Asali has a charming personality already, developing fast and weighing over four kilos.

Team Leader Helen Clarke Bennett says;

“Asali has had quite the few weeks. She is bright, alert and extremely adventurous. She has come on leaps and bounds over the past few weeks and has even developed a special bond with Kambiri another young female in troop."

Helen added;

"The two spend their days playing together and Asali is learning many important life skills from this friendship. We are looking forward to watching Asali’s development and can’t wait to watch her grow into adulthood.”

Dublin Zoo is currently home to a troop of five western lowland gorillas; Bangui, the dominant male and Asali’s father, and four females; Asali's mother, Kafi, Kambiri, Vana and now the newest baby. 

Aine Plunkett, Head of Marketing for SSE Airtricity said; “We’re delighted with the response we received for the competition and can’t think of a more fitting and beautiful name as Asali."

Western lowland gorillas are the largest of the primates and normally favour quiet, tranquil environments.

The Gorilla Rainforest, their habitat at Dublin Zoo, was strongly influenced by behavioural studies of gorillas in the wild. The environment and design is based around these reports.

High, rocky outcrops and trees give the apes an a great view of the surrounding landscape, and the gorillas are able to forage and move to private resting spaces due to streams and dense vegetation.

We love the new name, welcome to Dublin baby Asali. 

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Cecelia Ahern is set to become a mum again. 

The Irish author took to Instagram to announce the wonderful news.

She is already mum to nine-year-old Robin and six-year-old Sonny with her husband David Keoghan. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She posted a selection of gorgeous snaps with David, who was holding her stomach.

The 37-year-old wrote, ''Royal Ascot!'' and then posted another snap of her and her stylishly-dressed bump.

She captioned it, ''Even the constant rain couldn’t dampen our fun at Royal Ascot! So much fun with friends.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her fans were delighted with the happy news.

One said, ''Brilliant shots!!! Absolutely delighted for you both too.''

While another wrote, ''This is adorable! Hugest congratulations beauty.''

Huge congratulations to the pair.  

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Bar Refaeli is going to be a mum again.

The Israeli model took to Instagram to announce the happy news.

Sje posted a video alongside her friend and Eurovision 2019 presenter Assi Azar.

She revealed  in her native Arabic, ''I am pregnant.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bar is already mum to two-year-old Liv and one-year-old Elle with her husband Adi Ezra. 

The 34-year-old also dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio for six years before they split in 2011.

In the video, Assi said, ''Wasn't she just pregnant a second ago? I'm so happy for her – if it's true. She looks a little pregnant, she does. Why does she need three kids anyway?''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bar has opened motherhood before, and she spoke to Hello! Fashion Monthly that she wanted a big family.

She said, ''I think this will be a decade of family…I come from a family of four children.''

She continued, ''A lot of mums could read this and think, "Yeah, try having one first". Hopefully, I’ll have a big family, but I'll take it one by one.''

Huge congratulations to Bra – we wish her all the bets with her pregnancy. 

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Former Geordie Shore reality star Gary Beadle celebrated Father's Day in an extra special way this year, announcing he is about to become a dad for a second time.

The 31-year-old shared an adorable image of his son Chester sporting a babygro which said, "I am going to be a big brother."

Gaz sounded thrilled to bits with the news, showing off a cachet of photographs and scans. His model girlfriend, Emma McVey, also shared her joy with her social media followers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He captioned the image; 

"Baby number two: WE MUST BE MAD….So nice to finally let everyone know baby number two will be with us later this year and I am SO EXCITED.

"Chester changed my life and now to give him a brother or sister is just amazing. I was so nervous with Chester but now it's just excitement…" he added.

His one-year-old baby can't wait to become a big brother, and Gary's joy at expanding his family is palpable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Scans of the unborn child were shared to his excited social media fan-base on Instagram, and his 26-year-old girlfriend posted her own message:

"We can finally share our amazing news. Baby number two is on the way," she wrote, with plenty of love heart emojis.

"I’m so excited for Chester to have a brother or sister and make our house a little bit more crazy.” Congratulations to the happy couple, we can't wait to see more baby photos.

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Me & U singer, Cassie, is expecting her first child with boyfriend of eight months Alex Fine.

The 32-year-old singer confirmed that she's having a beautiful baby girl on her Instagram, captioning the post of herself and Fine sitting in a car;

“Can’t wait to meet our baby girl. Love You Always & Forever." Awww, bless.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fine seemed equally as ecstatic about the news, sharing a heartfelt letter to his baby momma and his unborn baby daughter to his Instagram;

“I will be the first man in your life and will show you the greatest love and affection now and forever,” he wrote, alongside an adorable image of the pair.

“I never thought my heart could grow bigger after meeting your mother… then I found out we were having you and I instantly felt a love that is so indescribable.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The professional bull rider and personal trainer for the Riverdale cast added;

“I promise to be at every dance recital, concert, sporting event, school plays whatever you decide to do I will be there and support you. I am your number one fan.”

“I promise to be a man that you and your mother look up to and love. I will always listen and put the both of you first.”

He swore to show a 'healthy relationship' to his baby girl; “I promise to never approve of any boy you like because they will never be good enough for my baby girl. Sorry."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I can’t promise that I won’t embarrass you because I will give you so many kisses at every school drop off. I will be the Dad that never forces my opinions on you. I will love whatever you do in life as long as you’re happy.”

“I promise to love you every single second unconditionally until my last breath.” By this point even we were in tears… “You’re perfect to me and always will be.” 

He concluded the emotional note with;

“I promise to always keep you and the child first nothing comes before you,” he wrote. “I promise you will be showered in kisses and hugs every single day. I promise that I will be the best father/baby daddy.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The baby news comes eight months after Cassie split from Sean 'Diddy' Combs, who she dated for 11 years. 

The singer amde her romance with Fine Instagram official in December, posting a series of images of the gorgeous lad, who is BFFs with KJ Apa and Charles Melton.

Fine promised Cassie that he “will do every single thing in my power to support you and help you.” Okay, we need some tissues in this office, I don't know about you.

Feature image: Instagram/@alexfine

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