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  • Top of the Morning: Lesbian Couple Hopes to Inspire with Pregnant Photo

    This photo showing both women pregnant has gone viral
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • 1. Lesbian couple posts pregnancy photos, hopes to inspire others to have kids


    Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy of North Carolina shared on Melanie’s Instagram account their side-by-side pregnancy photos to encourage other lesbian couples to have kids. The first photo shows Vanessa pregnant with their son Jax in 2014, while the other photo, taken exactly a year later, shows Melanie pregnant with their daughter Ero. Melanie said, “Vanessa and I have always said we would both like to carry. The woman’s body is incredible. The way it creates and grows another human being is amazing. We hope that our picture is that sign that some women may need to encourage them to carry a child.” (buzzfeed.com)

    2. HPV vaccine may also help women who already have the virus
    Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal, and oral infections, may also help prevent future infections for some women who are already diagnosed with such illnesses. It may stop the virus from popping up in different areas over time. HPV or the human papillomavirus is the most common sexually-transmitted disease in America, and can lead to genital warts and cancer. The current U.S. federal guidelines recommend that girls as early as age 11 or 12 get it. (nydailynews.com)

    3. Another Pinoy kid is on "Ellen"!
    American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has invited six-year-old Filipino John Phillip Bughaw from Cavite to guest on her show. John Phillip’s video of him dancing “Bang Bang” went viral last November 2014, and is scheduled to appear on the May 11 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He would soon join the roster of Filipino talents who guested on the popular program, such as dancers AC Bonifacio and Lucky Ancheta, and singers Zendee Tenerife and Charice Pempengco. (abs-cbnnews.com)

    4. Probiotics could help fight depression
    New research has found that eating yogurt not only is a great source of calcium but is also a good pick-me-upper. Researchers from the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition in the Netherlands discovered that live probiotics or microorganisms in yogurt can reduce the feelings of depression. The small-scale study involved 40 healthy participants: those who took probiotic powder had significantly less negative thoughts, particularly aggressive and ruminative thoughts, which are indicators of an onset of depression. (yahoo.com)  

    5. Alma Concepcion still battling for child’s financial support
    Although the former beauty queen has yet to file a formal complaint against Dody Puno, the father of her 11-year-old son Cody, she’s not giving up her son’s rights just yet. Dody reportedly has stopped giving financial support for Cody and has refused to communicate with her or Cody. Alma said, “I don’t have any problems being a single mom… I’m an interior designer now, aside from being an actress ... pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nun na kailangan nang huminto ng father ng anak ko... to stop supporting his son.” (pep.ph)

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