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  • Top of the Morning: Watch: Actress Marian Rivera in Sexy Preggy Shoot

    Plus, there's a Backstreet baby on the way!
  • 1. Marian Rivera posts behind-the-scenes video of sexy photoshoot

    Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera is already 37 weeks along the family way but she still sizzles, proving that pregnancy is indeed sexy. On her Instagram account, she posted behind-the-scenes videos of her photoshoot for a magazine that will be out in November. The #ProudMomtoBe is already excited to welcome her and husband actor-producer Dingdong Dantes' first baby, Baby Letizia. They already went to Lamaze classes, breastfeeding and lactation sessions, and have prepared the nursery in time for the little one's arrival any time now. (pep.ph


    2. Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter is going to be a dad 
    Former Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter and his wife Lauren Kitt Carter are expecting their first child. The two got engaged in 2013 and were married in 2014; their road to marriage was documented in the reality show I Heart Nick Carter. Nick and Lauren are "so happy and overjoyed," according to Us Weekly. Congratulations! (usmagazine.com

    3. Judy Ann Santos calms fans' worries about headstand photo

    The #PregnantandStrong actress and cookbook author Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo assures her fans of she and the  baby in her womb is safe, after posting on Instagram a photo of her doing a headstand. A few weeks back, she cancelled a book signing event in Davao because she was ordered to be on bed rest by her doctor. She explained via another headstand photo post on Instagram that headstands are safe for preggy women, and that it allows the baby to move to its proper birthing position. "But of course when doing headstands you must be supervised by professionals. Hindi ko po sya ginawang mag isa, don't worry. But thanks for the concern. Nakakataba ng puso."

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    4. Doctors may soon be able to predict more accurate baby due dates

    A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology claims that measuring the length of a woman's cervix within an ultrasound could help predict a more accurate due date. Researchers explained their findings: When a woman's cervix is more than 30 millimeters at her due date, she has half the chance of delivering within a week, and an 85-percent chance if her cervix measures 10 millimeters. Not everyone agrees, though, as measuring the cervix via a tansvaginal ultrasound at 37 or 39 weeks can be quite difficult. (time.com)

    5. Singing calms babies down twice as long than talking to them
    Better practice that singing voice, mom and dad. Researchers from the University of Montreal found that singing or listening to a song, even if they aren't familiar to it, can help keep babies calm longer than just talking to them. The study, which was published in Infancy, also found that babies have yet to develop emotional self-control, and the study suggests that singing helps babies learn that skill. Talking to babies have their own benefits as well, so it's probably best to do both. (sciencedaily.com

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