• Top of the Morning: Look: Shamcey Supsup’s Baby Shower

    Also, are Nikki Gi and BJ Albert on a honeymoon? Plus, "sperm bots", potatoes and gestational diabetes, and more!
  • 1. Shamcey Supsup gets a baby shower

    Filipina beauty queen Shamcey Supsup got her first baby shower last Wednesday thrown by her friends Miss Earth 2015 Angela Ong and former Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2010 Venuz Raj. Shamcey posted a group photo taken during the baby shower and also revealed her daughter’s name. She captioned it: “Nyke and her fairy godmothers.” Ong shared the same photo and said that the proud parents-to-be are so focused and ready to be mom and dad. The two married in 2013 and announced that they are expecting nearly two years after. (abs-cbn.com)

     

    2. Tiny robots may help sperm swim more quickly

    Sperm-bots? The American Chemical Society released a video showing how tiny robots could someday help infertile couples. According to a new study published in the journal Nano Letters, the sperm-bots are made of micro metal motors that wrap around a sperm cell and help it swim to an egg and fertilize it. Its movement could even be controlled via a remote. This technology could help fertility treatments, as one of the main causes of infertility in men is that their sperm could not swim well enough to reach women’s eggs.
    (huffingtonpost.com)

     

    3. Pregnant? Avoid eating potatoes
    A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that women who eat two to four servings of potatoes a week are most likely to suffer gestational diabetes, or diabetes in pregnancy. The long-term research studied more than 21,000 pregnancies showed that women who had five servings of the carb-rich root crop is 50 percent more likely to get gestational diabetes. However, the study didn’t say directly that potatoes cause the condition. Medical experts, though, are suggesting that pregnant women or those who are planning to get pregnant could substitute potatoes with veggies or whole-grain foods. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

     

    4. Breastfeeding police officer saves baby’s life
    It was not in her job description but Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea breastfed a baby found abandoned in a Columbian forest. The baby girl, whose umbilical cord is still attached, was severely dehydrated and at risk for hypothermia. Urrea, who had recently become a mom herself, did what she had to do. Her maternal instincts kicked in. “I’m a new mother and I have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had. I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances,” she said in an interview with the local news. (yahoo.com)

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    5. Newlyweds Nikki Gil and BJ Albert go on vacation

    A honeymoon perhaps? Actress-singer Nikki Gil and businessman husband BJ Albert went on their first trip as a married couple since exchanging vows in November last year, and while they did not name the destination, commenters are guessing that they are in the Maldives. Will we hear a baby announcement soon? (abs-cbn.com)

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