• Valerie 'Bangs' Garcia Did Everything To Have A Normal Delivery

    Plus, Sarah Lahbati will not tolerate body shamers, Pauleen Luna-Sotto's baby Talitha Marie is one month old, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Valerie "Bangs" Garcia did everything to have a normal delivery 

    In a series of Instagram posts, the actress shared how she welcomed her first baby, saying she started feeling strong regular contractions on December 3 at 10 p.m., two days before Baby Amelia arrived. She stayed home and carried on for five hours to make sure she's "dilated enough," before going to the hospital so she wouldn't be sent home to wait for her water bag to break. "Such Pain that I never knew existed [by the way]! Proper Breathing during contractions really help," the new mom described.

    "We went to the hospital at past three in the morning of 4 Dec, hoping for a normal delivery. But then, some things are not meant to be," Bangs said. "I had to accept the situation and adjusted to it—anything that’s best for our baby Amelia really. We tried our best though to have a normal delivery and waited the entire day to get fully dilated, but here we are in this photo on 5 Dec at 5 a.m. having my emergency C-Section," she shared. Twenty minutes later, Bangs and husband Llyodi Birchmore had Baby Amelia in their arms. Bangs gave birth to their firstborn on December 5 at 5 a.m., London time.

    Sarah Lahbati will not tolerate body shamers

    The preggy mom is standing up to netizens who called her out for being fat. Sarah is currently six months pregnant and recently flaunted her baby bump at Preview's Best Dressed Ball, where she wore a little black body-hugging dress that accentuated her body's new curves. She revealed that, surprisingly, despite poeple knowing that she is with a child, she still received comments such as, "Ang taba mo," "Ang laki mo," "loshang," etc. 

    "Did you forget I am carrying a child? I am growing a baby inside me, and you are shaming me," Sarah lashed out on Twitter. "What happened to women supporting each other? Praising each other as mothers?" she added. "Respect pregnant women and think before you judge or open you mouth," Sarah stressed, adding the disrespectful people should just go ahead and unfollow her on social media. "I deserve respect and will not allow anyone to step on me for being pregnant." (cosmo.ph)

    LOOK: Talitha Marie Luna Sotto is one month old!

    "GIGIL! My little piece of heaven, in my arms! Happy one month, Tali! Mama and Papa love you very much," the new mom wrote in the caption of a photo of her baby girl's chubby thighs. Her postscript: "Time, please slow down!!!" Pauleen earlier posted a photo of Baby Talitha comparing her current photo with her 3D ultrasound, inside mom's womb. "I actually cried the first time I saw Talitha’s 3d photo! What an amazing experience it is to see that little miracle growing inside your belly," she wrote. Pauleen has been chronicling her fourth trimester on her Instagram stories. Her little girl has had her newborn photoshoot, and we can't wait to see the pictures! Happy one month, Baby Talitha!

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    WATCH: Teaser for Trolls Holiday special 

    Remember the Trolls the movie and how everyone loved it? The sequel is still two years away, but we need not wait that long to see Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls gang again as they come back for a 26-minute holiday special. "When Poppy recruits reluctant Branch and the rest of the colorful Snack Pack to join her quest, she'll try to prove to her best Bergen friends, Bridget and King Gristle Jr., that life would be better if they'd just adopt a new holiday," the press release read. "But just because Poppy won't rest until the village embraces Ticklepalooza or Balloon Squeal Day doesn't mean the Bergens are ready to launch a celebration as loud, crazy, and glittery as the little Troll suggesting it." Trolls Holiday Special is now available to stream on Netflix. (popsugar.com)

    Facebook launches safe Messenger for kids
    The social media giant has launched the new Messenger Kids, which aims to enable kids ages six to 12 to connect with family and friends under parental supervision, of course. It's not a standalone app, but a feature within a parent’s personal Facebook account that enables children to get a structured and supervised exposure to social media "on their own." Messenger Kids has no ads or in-app purchases and allows children to communicate with anyone on their contact list—the kids cannot connect with anyone their parents do not approve. Facebook said that the app is a response to the growing number of younger children going online without proper safeguards to their safety and security. Messenger Kids is currently only available on Apple iOS in the U.S., with plans of rolling it out globally. (gmanetwork.com)

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