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When Bindi Irwin first announced that she was pregnant the entire world – animal and human – freaked out. It seems like only yesterday she was helping her dad, Steve with the animals around Australia’s Zoo. The conservationist who is now twenty-two (!) met her husband as teenagers in 2013 and married in March 2020 in a private ceremony in Australia Zoo.

Last August that she and husband Chandler Powell, an American wakeboarder, announced that they were pregnant with their first child. Since then, we’ve been receiving the most gorgeous updates on her pregnancy journey, all zoo-inspired, of course!

The first post was their announcement, which pictured them holding up a tiny zookeeper’s outfit and looking deliriously happy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021.’ She captioned the photo.

‘Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light.’

And true to her word, Bindi has kept us updated throughout the whole pregnancy, the ups and downs, all the while incorporating her life’s work as a conservationist.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Reflecting on when we found out that we are going to be parents. Discovering that I was going to become a mother will forever be a moment where time stood still. I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea. He didn’t hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way.'

'I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive. We were beaming while our adorable puppy Piggy sat on our feet wondering what was going on. It reminded me of just how perceptive animals are. We sat together with tea talking about the future and how we were going to share such wonderful, life changing news with the people that we love. In that short span of time the gorgeous baby I'm carrying became the most important part of our lives.'

‘It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents. Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and entire Australia Zoo team. I can’t wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes.’

Bindi then took her next photo with the animals in the zoo, using the posts as an opportunity to educate people about conservationism and the natural world around them. Her championing of animal rights takes after her Dad, Steve Irwin, famous crocodile hunter and carer. Bindi has shared before that her ‘parents’ dedication to making the world a better place has inspired me since I can remember’.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey. Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now! We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife and wild places we love so much. Thank you for your kindness and support on this magical journey.’

Bindi even revealed her child’s gender using the animals from around the zoo, snapping the most gorgeous pictures with husband Chandler.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Baby girl, you are our world.

‘Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her arrival next year.’

As Bindi entered her second trimester she posed with a cute koala bear, to share the news. We think this baby is going to be caring for animals before she ever even walks!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Can’t wait for our sweet baby girl to meet our animal family. I think she’ll love how fluffy our koalas are. We’ve entered the second trimester and now baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hamster!’

In October, we finally got to see her bump as she posted a pic her mum snapped of her;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘My beautiful mum took this photo yesterday. Baby girl is doing great. Every time we get an ultrasound, she’s incredibly energetic and always moving around. She’s now about the same size as a mountain pygmy-possum. Too cute!’

As she reached the halfway mark in her pregnancy around the end of October, we could really see her bump coming in, even in her zookeeper’s uniform! Getting the local wildlife involved again, she posed with Chandler this time in this gorgeous shot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Baby bump is getting bigger! We’re getting close to the halfway point and I think our Australia Zoo animal family is excited to meet our daughter next year. Even Forest the giraffe is wondering what’s happening!’

At twenty weeks, Bindi gave us another update with an animal photobomb, captioning it;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Halfway there! 20 weeks pregnant and our baby girl is about the same size as a recently hatched emu chick. The love I have for my sweetheart husband and our beautiful daughter is boundless.’

Our absolute favourite post so far, however, is the unbelievably cute photo the pair posted of their 22-week scan. The absolute awe in Chandler’s voice would seriously make you well up! They sound so excited by what they’ve created together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘Our beautiful daughter is the light of our lives. Beyond thankful that she chose us to be her parents. I can’t wait for her to be here next year.’

Her latest post shared last night, gives us her newest ‘bumpdate’ and she shared that she is now 26 weeks pregnant! It is seriously flying by!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘I thought I’d share a bumpdate with you. Thank you for your lovely comments and support on this remarkable journey. Now that I’m 26 weeks pregnant, our daughter is about the same size as a shingleback lizard. Swipe across to meet Pinecone the shingleback lizard who I think is really excited about that.’

We cannot wait for baby Irwin-Powell in 2021! We also can’t wait to see what the pair name their daughter, as Bindi’s father Steve named her after his first and favourite crocodile! To each their own!

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The ‘That 70s Show’ star and ex-boyfriend of Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama (40) and fiancée Amanda Pacheco, have announced they have a baby on the way in 2021!

The announcement came yesterday afternoon in the form of a stunning maternity shoot of Wilmer and fiancée Amanda, which gave off serious retro rally-driver vibes. Such a different and creative photo shoot with their bump!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Amanda and Wilmer both posted the photos captioned "#itsjustus3now," on Instagram, letting the world know their big news. Fans and friends alike flocked to offer their congratulations, including Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne and Wilmer’s ex, Mandy Moore.  

Wilmer and Amanda announced their engagement at the start of 2020, captioning the Instagram announcement ‘It’s just us now’. It’s so cute that they’ve altered the caption to include their little bump! They got engaged on a San Diego beach, complete with a dreamy photo shoot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The pair have been rumoured to be dating since April 2019 and seemed to confirm the relationship by going to Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s French wedding together a couple of months later.

Pacheco is a PADI divemaster and model according to her Instagram and we can see why – her Instagram feed is an endless scroll of stunning beach photo shoots.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We are so excited for the couple and hope the 2021 brings only good things! Maybe even the chance to have that inevitably gorgeous beach wedding…?

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A new study published in the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine journal, suggests that pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant should avoid caffeine entirely.

Prof Jack James, of Reykjavik University in Iceland, conducted a study on 48 women and their baby’s birth outcomes, which led him to believe that drinking coffee while pregnant or while you’re trying to get pregnant can lead to increased risks.

These include miscarriage, stillbirth, lower birth rate and/or small for gestational age, childhood acute leukaemia and childhood overweight and obesity. 

This is a blatant contradiction to the current medical advice, which encourages women that it is perfectly safe to consume 200mg or two medium-strength cups of coffee a day. “Consequently, current evidence does not support health advice that assumes ‘moderate’ caffeine consumption during pregnancy is safe,” he said.

The study found that the risk of miscarriage increased by between 32% and 36% among caffeine-consuming pregnant women. “Of nine studies reporting results for small for gestational age (SGA) seven reported caffeine-related increased risk and two reported no association,” according to Prof James.

He also found “maternal caffeine consumption is associated with an increased risk of childhood acute leukaemia”. The study concluded that a high maternal caffeine consumption was associated with a 65% increase in the risk of acute lymphocytic leukaemia and a 58% increased risk of acute myeloid leukaemia, the most common cause of cancer death in children.

However, it’s important to take this advice with a pinch of salt, as experts have described this study as alarmist and extreme. Prof Jack James has admitted that this study is purely observational and provides no legitimate evidence to support his claims that caffeine is dangerous to pregnant women.

The study neglects to show cause-and-effect links between the results, or take into consideration other confounding factors, such as cigarette smoking or wider dietary issues.

Dr Luke Grzeskowiak, a pharmacist at the University of Adelaide, Australia, described the paper as “overly alarmist” when he spoke to the BBC.

“There are so many dos and don'ts associated with pregnancy and the last thing we need is to cause unnecessary anxiety,” said Grzeskowiak. “At the end of the day, women should be reassured that caffeine can be consumed in moderation during pregnancy.”

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Congratulations are in order for our Mean Girls star, Rachel McAdams, as she appears to be pregnant with her second child. 

The 41-year-old has been spotted coming out of a children’s clothing store, the Reckless Unicorn, in Los Angeles on Wednesday wearing a peach-coloured shirt dress, showing off an apparent baby bump.

The notoriously private actress already has a two-year-old son who she has yet to reveal the name of, with her boyfriend, screenwriter, Jamie Linden. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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McAdams not having a social media presence means there’s very few photos or information about her private life. However, Rachel spoke fondly of motherhood in a rare interview with The Sunday Times in 2018. 

“It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me, hands down," McAdams said. "[People say] your life is not your own anymore, but I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person.”

She added, "I waited a long time [for motherhood]… It's just how it happened," she said. "And I didn't want to do it before it was the right time."

Most recently, Rachel filmed her latest movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, in Iceland and got to take her toddler along with her. “He'll never remember any of it, but I feel like somehow that might stick to his soul and his personality a little bit, so it was great to get to travel,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

She added, “We've been cuddled up for so long together that it was wonderful to go out into the world and get to work at the same time. I felt really lucky to be able to do that.”

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Stacey Solomon has opened up about having more children in the future. The mum-of-three was answering fan questions on her Instagram when once asked if she would like to have another baby.

Stacey and her boyfriend Joe Swash welcomed their first child, son Rex, on May 23, 2019. Her baby boy is as cute as can be and Stacey said she’d love to have another baby, especially if they were like her little boy.

She commented, “Oh my gosh, if they were all like him [Rex] then yes, I’d have a thousand.

“I don’t know, you just never know what’s going to happen in the future but maybe, we’d love to.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stacey is a mum to one-year-old Rex, eight-year-old Leighton and 12-year-old Zachary.

The adorable family recently celebrated Rex’s first ever birthday. They made sure his day was as special as can be, even if the family had to spend it in lockdown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stacey couldn’t help but gush about how happy little Rex has made them since he was born last year, “One whole year of our little pickle. How has the time passed by so quickly? How did you get so big all of a sudden? And how did we get so lucky to be blessed with your soul? 

“Pickle you will never know how much happiness you bring to us & so many and how loved you are. You really are a beaming ray of sunshine in our lives and It feels like you’ve always been here. Thank you for this wonderful year. For bringing so much joy into our lives. For making us smile EVERY day no matter what is happening in the world. We love you so much with all of our hearts and souls. Rex Toby Francis Swash, our love, our light, our pickle,” she added.

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Anyone who has gone through IVF knows just how daunting, intense and overwhelming it can be. It’s a physically and emotionally draining and deeply personal journey that millions of women go through all around the world, including Amy Schumer.

The actress, who welcomed her first child Gene last year, revealed that she has started IVF because she wants her darling son to have a sibling.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The mum shared a photo of her bruised tummy to reveal that she is in the early stages of IVF. Alongside the photo, the mum wrote, “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional.”

Amy encouraged women who have been through IVF to share their story with her, “If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She revealed, “We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”

Amy’s friends sent her supportive messages after her post. 

Selena Gomez wrote, “I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!”

“I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful,” Tess Holliday added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One woman praised Amy for sharing her IVF journey with the world, “From a fellow IVF survivor. Thank you for speaking out. Wouldn't wish the experience on anyone, but stay positive. This is not for the weak at heart. But there is an amazing community of women out there who get it.”

Amy is so strong for sharing her story. There’s no doubt many women will seek comfort in her honesty.

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Cheryl has opened up about her desire to have more children. The singer, who is a mum to two-year-old Bear, revealed her plans to expand her family.

The Love Made Me Do It singer spoke to The Times about her plans to find a sperm donor. She told the publication that she is hoping to welcome her second child soon.

She said she hopes to have “more than one” child in the future, however, she is concerned that time may not be on her side.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about having another child, she says: “It makes me very happy.”

She continued: “If time was on my side and I was in my twenties, yeah, I would wait and consider more options, or wait for somebody I felt was right, but … You could meet somebody and for that year it feels incredible, but there is never a guarantee because there are so many variables that can happen. Life is a funny old game.”

The mum explained that she will find a sperm donor abroad, “You can get it from abroad. Do you imagine some guy from Newcastle saying, ‘That’s my child!’?” she joked.

“There’s a lot to choose from and a lot to think about,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cheryl shares her son Bear with her former partner Liam Payne. Their little boy is set to turn three-years-old in March and the Fight For This Love singer said he’s still the best thing that happened to her.

“I’m so happy now. I am happy with who I am and where I am in my life, and with my situation … My son. I didn’t need to choose him. He chose me! And it’s changed my world view. It’s changed everything for me in the best way,” the doting mum gushed.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Michelle Williams who is engaged to Hamilton actor Thomas Kail. Not only is the actress set to tie the knot, but she is also pregnant with their first child. The Dawson's Creek alum and the Tony winner will welcome their first child together in 2020.

According to People, the lovebirds were spotted purchasing baby clothes at a store in London, where Michelle is currently filming Venom 2.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michelle is already mum to 14-year-old daughter Matilda from her relationship with the late Heath Ledger. It is believed her daughter played matchmaker to her mum and the Broadway star.

There's no doubt 2020 is going to be quite the special year for Michelle.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Felicity Jones and her husband Charles Guard who announced they’re expecting their first child.

The Theory of Everything star’s representative confirmed the news to People.

The actress stepped out for the premiere of her new movie The Aeronauts in New York City this week and showed off her blooming baby bump.

Felicity wore a stunning black velvet dress with white bows for the momentous occasion. 

The Aeronauts star dated Guard for two years before becoming engaged in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 36-year-old and her director husband tied the knot last summer. They had a lavish ceremony at Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England in July 2018.

Felicity often keeps her personal life private but she has spoken about motherhood in the past.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She told Harper’s Bazaar, “I feel like we’re in a new era, where it is empowering rather than limiting to have children.”

She continued, “From what I can see from friends and relatives, women get stronger and more decisive from having children, they don’t waste their time doing things they don’t want to.”

We are so excited for the Chalet Girl actress. 2020 is going to be quite a special year for Felicity and Charles.

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Huge congratulations are in order for Storm and Ronan Keating who are expecting their second child together.

The couple announced their joyous news on Instagram this morning and we couldn't be happier for them.

Storm shared a photo of their two-year-old son Cooper kissing her baby bump.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned the snap, 'Another little Keating on the way'

Ronan and Storm have been married for three years.

The dad also has three children with his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly. They share 20-year-old Jack, 18-year-old Missy, and 14-year-old Ali.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There's no doubt they're overjoyed to be welcoming another little brother or sister into their family.

Earlier this year, Storm opened up about her hopes to have another child with the When You Say Nothing At All singer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She told RSVP, "It would be nice for Cooper to have a little brother or sister. I won't lie, the idea of trying to manage another child on top of everything else and our crazy lifestyle is not exciting, but there is certainly a possibility for Coop to have a little buddy."

We are delighted for Storm and Ronan. 2020 is going to be such a special year for them!

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Orlando Bloom has opened up about having children with his wife-to-be Katy Perry.

The actor and popstar got engaged on Valentine’s Day this year and rumour has it, they’ll be tying the knot in December.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star said he is hoping to have more children in the future. Orlando is already a dad to eight-year-old Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

He told Man About Town, “I really want to enjoy family and friends, my beautiful son, and have more kids."

He stressed that he realises that starting a family with someone is the most serious step.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I want to make sure when I embark on that, it’s with my heart full and very clear about the reality of what that means, as opposed to some romantic idea of what it means to be in a relationship,” he stressed.

He explained that his previous marriage has taught him a lot about love and relationships.

“I think when you’re younger, we’ve all been sold this Hollywood idea of love and relationships, marriage and kids, and actually, what it really takes is communication and compromise, so life looks like somebody who’s willing to communicate and find joy in the simple and small moments,” the Carnival Row star added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Orlando and Katy will reportedly marry in an intimate ceremony next month. “They are using a planner to finalise all the wedding details. Katy seems in charge, but Orlando is involved with the planning, too. They don’t seem stressed about it though. It will be a fun celebration with family and friends,” an insider told People magazine.

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The beautiful Ashley Graham is expecting her first child and the mum-to-be is glowing. The model confirmed her joyous news in August, on the day of her ninth wedding anniversary.

“Today on our ninth wedding anniversary, Justin and I couldn’t be more happy to share the news that we are growing our family. Together we have received this beautiful blessing and can’t wait to share our unconditional love,” she gushed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And now, Ashley has even more exciting news to announce.

The supermodel has shared the gender of her baby on The Ellen Show and it’s safe to say she is overjoyed.

Ashley and her husband Justin will be welcoming a baby BOY in the coming months.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She couldn’t help but grin when she unveiled the special news, “Yay! I’m having a boy! I’m going to be a mommy to a boy!”

Ashley also hinted that her due date may be just around the corner as she has decided to stop flying. Most medical experts advise expectant mums to stop flying at 36 weeks which means the model could be welcoming her son sooner than we thought.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ashley told host Ellen DeGeneres, “This is my last trip. I flew just for you.”

The model wouldn’t give exact details but she did share that her tiny tot is due in January.

Talk about the best way to start 2020.

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