• Top of the Morning: Toni Gonzaga & Paul Soriano are Engaged

    Toni and Paul take their 7-year relationship to a new level, plus, post-partum depression can actually start during pregnancy
  • 1. Toni Gonzaga is engaged!

    The actress-TV host and longtime boyfriend, director Paul Soriano, formally announced their engagement in the ABS-CBN show "The Buzz" on Sunday, February 1. Toni and Paul, who have been together for almost 8 years now, detailed their engagement that happened after Toni’s birthday party on January 21. In tears, Toni said, "He [Paul] waited for me, and he proved to me that true love waits," and added, "Thank you very much for honoring my parents." Earlier this month, they were rumored to be already engaged when Toni’s co-host in the sitcom "Home Sweetie Home", Sandy Andolong referred to Toni as a “loving fiancée,” but now there’s no more speculating—she’s soon-to-be Mrs. Paul Soriano. Congratulations! (pep.ph)

    Watch the interview here:




    2. Post-partum can start early during pregnancy
    Heads up, preggo ladies: A recent study by researchers from the University of North Carolina discovered that 16 percent of women experience the onset of depression at the start of pregnancy -— and that those women who get depressed during pregnancy are most at risk for the most severe type of postpartum depression. (huffingtonpost.com)
     

    3. Justin Timberlake confirms baby on the way

    Justin Timberlake recently confirmed that he and wife, actress Jessica Biel, are expecting their first child. The actor-singer captioned an Instagram photo, thanking everyone who wished him well for his birthday and said that he’s getting the best gift ever. The photo he posted on Instagram is a photo of him kissing Jessica’s tummy.  (people.com)


    4. Woman born without a womb gives birth to twins
    Hayley Hanyes was born without reproductive organs -— no womb, ovaries or fallopian tubes -- but with the help of hormone therapy that enabled her to grow a womb, she was able to give birth to twins nine years after, on Christmas Eve no less. The babies were conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using an egg donor. She and husband are overjoyed about their miracle twins Avery and Darcy. (telegraph.co.uk)


    5. Don’t use the iPad as a calming technique
    Children need to learn how to control their emotions and giving them the iPad every time they scream and cry isn’t helping in that department. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that children need to find ways of self-regulating their feelings rather than masking them with distracting tablet games. Using distraction could also interfere with the development of empathy and social and problem-solving skills. (telegraph.co.uk)

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