Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 29, 2006
The stars have aligned -- quite literally -- and we're right in the middle of the biggest-ever celebrity baby boom. Where better to get the scoop on it all than CelebrityPregnancy.com? The ultimate pop culture pregnancy site features news and gossip about gestating glitterati, including all of these expectant moms and dads:
== Oscar-winning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Weisz and Mira Sorvino
== Box-office golden boys Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon
== Grammy winners Gwen Stefani, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Jack White (White Stripes), Chris Martin (Coldplay)
== Television favorites Mariska Hargitay, Jennie Garth, Fred Savage, Brooke Shields and Elizabeth Vargas
== Two screen legends are even going to be grandmothers: Sophia Loren (by her son, director Edoardo Ponti, and actress Sasha Alexander) and the late Jayne Mansfield (by her daughter, actress Mariska Hargitay, and husband, actor Peter Hermann).
But CelebrityPregnancy.com offers not only pregnancy and birth announcements, but also features famous baby news, star maternity style and other pregnancy- and baby-themed tidbits. "This is a site for people who want the latest who's who of anything related to our favorite stars' pregnancies," says site editor Kim Grundy. "We dish on everything from an actress' favorite maternity jeans, to the details of their elaborate baby showers, to the must-have nursery decor."
Nancy J Price, former editor-in-chief of two national print pregnancy magazines and editor of both CelebrityPregnancy.com and PregnancyAndBaby.com, says she doesn't believe that the site's main attraction is about putting celebrities on a pedestal. "If anything," she says, "I think it really helps make these actresses and singers and models more real to us -- the everyday moms. On this level, we can identify with them. It's that whole 'sisterhood of motherhood' thing."
And, like most sisters, there can be a hint of cattiness between the have-nots and the haves. "Really, who can say that it's not just a little bit fun to see these gorgeous, skinny, famous women putting on the pounds, getting swollen ankles and going through hours of labor?" she laughs.
"Pregnancy is the great equalizer in life," agrees Ann Douglas, bestselling author of "The Mother of All Pregnancy Books" and a frequent contributor to http://www.PregnancyAndBaby.com. "Money can't buy you a 'get-out-of-morning-sickness-free' card -- nor can it guarantee that you'll avoid stretch marks and some of the other not-so-glamorous rites of passage. Maybe that's why we're so fascinated by celebrity pregnancies. We wonder how pregnancy is going to play out for these seemingly perfect people."
Having each donut and every belly bulge memorialized by the paparazzi -- that's the cost of fame. "We all love to read about these 'beautiful people,' but really I can't imagine living with a camera on me all the time," admits Price, herself the mother of four. Her take is that moms shouldn't feel bad about looking real -- love handles and all. "If we all had a couple million dollars' incentive to lose that baby weight, I think a lot more women would be fit and toned two months postpartum," she says. "Until that happens, though, we'll just live vicariously."
CelebrityPregnancy.com -- part of the SheKnows.com network -- is online now, updated daily, and offers a guilt-free indulgence to all. (http://www.CelebrityPregnancy.com)