The 33-year-old actress became a first-time mom in March when she welcomed her baby girl with now-husband Dax Shepard . In the December issue of Flare magazine, the 33-year-old actress admits that she only bonded with her baby after giving birth — and not much at all during her pregnancy. “I kept saying to Dax in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs.’ I was being serious,” Bell confesses to the magazine (via Just Jared ). “Because I f–king love my dogs; they are my children.” PHOTOS: Celebrity pregnancy confessions For the Veronica Mars star, it took all nine months — and a little time after — to feel close with her daughter.
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Study Finds Black Teachers Reduce African-American Teen Pregnancy Rate
You’ve probably heard the horror stories about how first trimester morning sickness sometimes becomes all-through-the-pregnancy-all-day-long sickness. And you might even be excited about the prospect of a new bra size. (Hmm, could you really go from a 32A to a 34C?) But what about all those other symptoms of pregnancy , the ones you weren’t prepared for? We’ve talked to moms and moms-to-be who’ve been through it, and a midwife who’s been through it with them, and persuaded them to tell all. Here are a few lesser-known tales about what you can expect when you’re expecting. New Pains in New Places Many pregnant women notice pains in parts of their bodies they previously paid little attention to.
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Pregnancy: What They Never Told You
The study analyzed data from Georgia public schools from 2002 to 2006, and teen pregnancy rates by county. Researchers Vicky Wilkins and Danielle Atkins compared teacher representation in high schools and the reported pregnancy rates by district. They found a 10 percent increase in African-American teachers would result in six fewer African-American teen pregnancies per district. Districts with 20 to 29 percent African-American teachers resulted in a significant decrease in teen pregnancy, 18.8 fewer pregnancies per 1,000 students. “You do not see a decrease in teen pregnancy for African-American teenagers until you reach a critical mass of African-American teacher representation,” Wilkins said.
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