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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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Shay Mitchell is already being mum-shamed, a mere week after giving birth to her first child. The mum has come under fire after she attended Drake’s birthday party. 

Trolls are attacking the mum for leaving the house… I know, we can’t believe it either. God forbid the new mum wanted to step outside.

The new mum is entitled to have fun. Just because the You star is a mum, doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have a good time. She is still a human.

The Pretty Little Liars actress and her beau Matte Babel were spotted having a ball at Drake’s birthday party. A source told US Weekly,  “Shay looked absolutely amazing, definitely not like she had just given birth. She was dancing and living her best life, and her and Matte were having so much fun together.”

However, the mum-shamers were furious at Shay for leaving her daughter at home, despite the fact that the newborn was being looked after by a friend/family member.

Users shared harsh comments on Shay’s first photo of her baby girl.

One said, “Disgusting…leaving your newborn only days after her birth.”

Another wrote, “Mother of the year award right here! As if you seriously could leave your baby to go party?”

“You literally just had her and you’re more worried about clubbing with Drake?” another said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shay was quick to hit back at the abusive comments and stressed that she didn’t make the announcement on the day of her daughter’s birth, alluding to the fact that her daughter is older than the public believed.

She replied to one comment saying, “Days? Lol honey, just because I posted on that day doesn’t mean she was born on that day.”

We’re so glad Shay is sticking up for herself and ignoring the hatred. 

 

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New research commissioned by LinkedIn has shown that fertility issues remain taboo subjects in Irish workplaces, with nearly two thirds (65 percent) of professionals saying they would not discuss difficulties conceiving with their employer.

The research, which surveyed Irish professionals and also workers with fertility issues, highlighted a range of issues relating to why people do not feel comfortable discussing challenges trying to have a child with their employer, the lack of HR policies to support people pursuing IVF or adoption, and potential resentment that can fester due to the lack of HR structures and understanding for coworkers struggling to conceive.

Most Irish professionals (59 percent) are hesitant to discuss fertility issues with their employer as they want to keep their personal and professional lives separate.

One of the main factors behind this is due to the lack of training for managers on how to handle with conversations about topics like miscarriage or IVF, with seven in 10 workers saying that they would be more likely to have a conversation with their employer if they knew that their manager had training on how to deal with it.

Just under half (47 percent) of Irish workers who have experienced fertility issues did not want to discuss it with their manager because it felt too uncomfortable, with over a fifth (22 percent) not wanting to do so in particular if their manager was of the opposite sex. A major factor for almost a third (31 percent) of these professionals is that they did not want to have to tell colleagues if their attempts to conceive were unsuccessful. Over a fifth (22 percent) of workers finding it difficult to conceive also worried that telling their manager about their plans for a baby would hinder their career prospects.

The lack of HR structures and understanding of coworkers has led to a variety of issues for professionals that experienced challenges when trying for a baby. Just over half (52 percent) of these workers reported experiencing mental health issues, with almost two fifths (39 percent) saying that their financial situation was negatively impacted and just over half (51 percent) reporting that their work performance was affected.

Over half of professionals experiencing fertility issues said that they needed to take time off work to attend medical appointments or to recover from them, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) also having to undergo counselling.

Worryingly over half (55 percent) of Irish professionals said that their employer did not have HR policies in place to help staff having difficulties trying for a baby with fertility treatment or adoption. For example, women pursuing IVF are required to take injections at set times during the day, which make staying back late in the office or travelling for work an issue. Despite this there is a lack of formal flexible working options for employees opting for fertility treatment in many Irish organisations.

The top five policies that professionals that have experienced fertility issues want most from employers are:

  • Flexible working options for those undergoing fertility treatment (52 percent)
  • Personal leave to recuperate or aid their partner during egg retrieval or insemination process (33 percent)
  • Paid time off for those undergoing fertility treatment (31 percent)
  • Financial assistance for fertility treatment (31 percent)
  • Flexible working options for those going through an adoption process (29 percent)

There are still some underlying issues around attitudes towards pregnancy, fertility issues and whether colleagues have children or not in the workplace. Almost three quarters (73 percent) of professionals think that workers who do not have children enjoy better career success. 1 in 7 (14 percent) professionals expect colleagues with fertility issues to work at the same pace despite their need for support. On a positive note in this respect, just over a third (36 percent) would cover for colleagues with fertility issues if they had to miss work.

LinkedIn is calling for employers to break the taboo in their organisation and discuss fertility issues at work to help normalise this commonplace issue. Commenting on the research, Lisa Finnegan, Senior HR Director for EMEA & LATAM at LinkedIn, said: “It took my third miscarriage to push me to open up to a manager about what I was going through. Part of the reason why I’ve chosen to speak out about my journey on LinkedIn is that I believe our personal struggles don’t happen in isolation from our working lives. Following the positive response I received on my post, this has prompted many others to share their story on the platform.

“We need to raise awareness of the diverse fertility journeys that people undergo so they feel comfortable starting the conversation at the beginning of that journey. This research  shows that there are a multitude of ways to support employees struggling with fertility and I hope our findings will encourage more employers to begin their own discussions on the topic.”

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Brooke Vincent is set to hear the pitter-patter of little feet very soon. The mum-to-be is expecting her first child and she doesn’t have long left until her due date.

The former Coronation Street star is expected to give birth next week, according to her co-star Sally Dynevor.

Brooke’s on-screen mum revealed her due date during an interview with The Sun.

The actress shared, “Helen [Flanagan] and Brooke are good. We had lunch together last week, which was very funny, we laughed a lot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Helen didn’t have her children with her and Brooke is off to have her baby, so she has her baby next weekend.”

Sally added, “It’s an exciting time for the girls. They’re lovely girls and we’re very close, so it’s lovely.”

Brooke is mere days away from meeting her baby and we couldn’t be more excited for her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her final scenes as Coronation Street’s Sophie Webster as set to air this week so a new chapter has certainly begun.

Brooke and her boyfriend Kean Bryan revealed they were expecting a baby together in April.

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The parents-to-be were over the moon when Brooke found out she was pregnant, especially because the actress often worried that it would never happen for her.

She told OK! Magazine, “I’m beside myself with happiness I’ve been playing songs to the bump and sometimes I sit and cry about how much I love my baby!”

Let the countdown begin!

 

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Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon has welcome her first child into the world. The actress just announced the birth of her darling son and we couldn't be happier for her/

The new mum posted a photo of her tiny tot's hand on Instagram.

She simply captioned the black and white snap, 'He’s here. He’s incredible. And we are besotted.'

The 42-year-old revealed she was pregnant with her first child in April.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sharing her joyous news on Instagram, Hayley gushed, “Exciting news tweet! I’m so pleased to tell you all… I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!”

"I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 – I’M PREGNANT! And we couldn’t be happier.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There was a time when the actress feared she'd never have children so it's safe to say she's over the moon.

We can't wait to find out the name of Hayley's little boy.

Huge congratulations to the new mama!

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In honour of World Mental Health Day, The Rotunda will deal with the difficult subject of post natal depression in tonight’s emotional episode.

Tonight, we meet mum-to-be Ciara and her husband PJ who are preparing to welcome their second child into the world.

The couple are obviously excited about the pending arrival of their baby, but Ciara is worried she may have a relapse of the post natal depression she had after the birth of her first child.

It is thought as many as one in six mums experience post natal depression, although the figure could be higher. Mums tend to minimise or hide these feelings from family and friends as long as they can. Many have an unfounded fear that people will judge them or that social services will become involved. Many think they are alone in suffering with this, whereas nothing could be further from the truth.

Ciara’s story is one that resonates with many of us mums. Her courage and strength is beyond admirable. Sharing your struggles with the public isn’t easy, but it will help tackle the stigma.

Also on tonight’s episode of The Rotunda are young couple Sophie and Daryl, who don’t know the sex of their unborn child but their choice of names is proving confusing for midwife Veronica.

Mum-of-two Daniela is wondering if childbirth will be any easier this time around though it’s been 13 years since she had her last child.

Opera singer Ioana meanwhile is hoping the time spent at breastfeeding classes will be a help once her first baby is born.

The Rotunda continues tonight at 9.30pm on RTÉ2

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Jenna Dewan and her boyfriend Steve Kazee who are expecting their first child together. The couple confirmed the joyous news in an exclusive interview with People and we couldn’t be happier for them.

The Step Up star gushed about their growing family, “We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jenna is already a mum to six-year-old Everly, whom she shares with ex-husband Channing Tatum.

The couple who have been together since 2018, are thrilled to welcome a baby boy or girl into their lives in the coming months.

This will be Steve’s first child so there’s no doubt the dad-to-be is over the moon by the news.

Huge congratulations to Jenna and Steve. Everly is going to be a wonderful big sister!

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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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Huge congratulations are in order for Nadia Essex who is expecting her first child.

The mum-to-be was told there was a 1 percent chance of her conceiving so it’s safe to say she is overjoyed by this news. 

“Yes darlings, I am with child. I don’t have a clue what I am doing so going to need ALL your help and advice!” she wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“So happy and thankful for this blessing and new chapter,” she gushed.

In an interview with Closer, the reality star said: “The odds weren’t in my favour, as for so long I thought I couldn’t have children – so this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a miracle!”

She continued, “I’d recently stopped taking the contraceptive pill, but I was using protection. My doctor told me there was less than one percent chance of conception. Everyone’s shocked, but I wouldn’t change a thing!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nadia, who is 14 weeks pregnant, said she is no longer with her baby’s dad. It is believed he is American and the pair have plans to co-parent.

The expectant-mum said she is feeling nervous about being judged, “I still think there’s a real stigma against single mums and Internet trolls may use that label against me. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I have a great support system and a very honest relationship with my family,” she added.

Congratulations to Nadia. We are so excited for the mum-to-be.

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Former Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead has well and truly moved on from the dad of her little girl India, Josh 'JP' Patterson, and has a new boyfriend.

The 29-year-old has fallen for 30-year-old businessman Max Darnton after meeting him at posh members' club Soho Farmhouse early in 2019.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Binky explained that she was nervous to inform Max about her two-year-old daughter when they first got chatting at the bar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I was at the bar ordering cocktails, and Max came up to me and said, 'So, how are you, what do you do?' And the first thing I said was, 'I'm a mum!'

I was so nervous about him not knowing that I had a child, so I wanted to get it out there before he asked me any more questions, just to see if he was going to run off or not," Binky adds.

"But his reply was, 'OK… And?' That was so nice and put me really at ease right away."

Binky said that she had "hoped I'd meet somebody", adding: "I just didn't know it would be so soon, and I didn't know that this would be how I feel."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The reality star said that Darnton "brings out the best in me", adding: "I'm incredibly lucky to have met him."

The couple even intend to buy a house together; "Things are going so nicely, so we'll be looking – together! – for a big house in London with a garden – for India, and so that Max can get a dog."

Darnton, who works as a managing director at a global executive search and consulting firm, said: "We're both very different but equally as driven and ambitious.

"We find each other funny – not many other people do! – and it's completely natural and chilled. I feel very lucky to have met her. We really connect. I feel settled, and it feels normal."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Max continues to gush about Binky's adorable daughter; "And India is amazing – I look at them both together and it's really sweet. They have an incredible relationship."

Binky and JP were in an on-off relationship while filming Made In Chelsea, though they weren't an item when she found out about her pregnancy.

They reignited their romance after they learned they were to become parents in 2017. They announced their separation last September, a year and a half after becoming parents.

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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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