Monday 23 October 2017

Claire O’Mahony: Celeb wombwatch only makes the lives of ordinary mums that much harder

We're only a week into 2013 but already it appears that it's going to be the year of the celebrity baby. 'Wombwatch' – terrible word – is going to be unavoidable.

That there is already a strong baby-bump obsession is a fact. When Beyonce announced she was pregnant in 2011, there were an incredible 8,868 tweets per second on Twitter, following her news.

Of course, a celebrity doesn't even have to be pregnant to become part of the pregnancy rumour mill – all it takes is a little post-lunch bloat for the "is she/isn't she?" speculation to begin.

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