Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is due to give birth to her first child in April 2019. As the date approaches, it appears the royal rumor mill is working overtime, prompting Meghan's friends to…defend her, most recently in a People cover story and a Serena Williams subtweet. What caught our eye here at Kveller were reports in British tabloids The Sun and Hello! claiming that Meghan was breaking with royal tradition by hiring a doula to assist in the birth. Reportedly, Meghan hopes to have "a natural birth if she can have… >> Read More
Rachel Platten has officially joined the celebrity Jewish mama cohort. On Saturday, the “Fight Song” singer and her hubby Kevin Lazan (also Jewish!) welcomed their first child, and she’s just…as beautiful as her parents. On Wednesday, Platten, 37, graced us with the first photo of her "delicious and cuddly" daughter Violet Skye Lazan on Instagram. “There is so much about this massive love that I want to share but don’t know how to,” Platten wrote. “For now we are busy falling deeply in love… >> Read More
One morning last November, when I went for my 37-week pregnancy checkup, my doctor informed me that I was walking myself straight over to Labor & Delivery for an induction. While I waited to be…admitted, my husband ran home to walk the dog and check off items on my birthing “to do” list, which including packing my hospital suitcase. As he frantically completed these errands, he also found time to prepare something else for me: A Hebrew amulet with a protective prayer on it. Perhaps this wasn’t on your… >> Read More
Here at Kveller, we firmly believe in bagels — the more bagels, the better. Bagels for happy days, bagels for sad days; bagels for celebrations, for shivas, for everything.
So, naturally, we…are in support of you eating as many bagels as you want during pregnancy. But there's one type of bagel you may want to stay away from: the poppy seed bagel. The Washington Post reported a horrifying story today about one Maryland mom, Elizabeth Eden, who ate a poppy seed bagel on the same morning that she went… >> Read More
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is a super-mom and a super-lawmaker.
Two weeks ago she gave birth to her third daughter in five years. Despite being out on maternity leave because…as we mentioned, she GAVE BIRTH TWO WEEKS AGO, yesterday, she showed up at the Israeli Parliament to vote on several pieces of legislation, including one bill that would require more ultra-Orthodox men to enlist in the army. The baby, named Noa, was born prematurely, Hotovely said on her Facebook page in a post a week… >> Read More