Doctors Worried About Travolta Pregnancy Risks
By Rob Shuter Posted May 20th 2010 02:01AM
'Serious Pregnancy Risks' for the Travoltas
PopEater was the first to break the exciting news that John Travolta and his 47-year-old wife, Kelly Preston, are expecting another baby, but Dr. Rashmi Gulati, medical director of Patients Medical, had serous concerns about the pregnancy and warns about the serious risks.
"Women past the age of 35 may have increased risk of Down syndrome. About 1 in 100 for women in their 40s compared to 1 in 1,400 for women in their 20s," Dr. Gulati tells me. "Older moms-to-be may also have increased risk of health problems such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. But the good news is that now, more than ever, we have the scientific technology and research data to be able to support pregnant women of any age. All women should work with their doctor or midwife to ensure they are getting the pre-natal care that supports both mother and fetus at any age."
The Travoltas have seen a lot of tragedy in the past few years. Their 16-year-old son Jett, who was autistic, died of a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas in 2009, and just last week the couple lost their dogs in a freak accident at an airport in Maine.
"Both John and Kelly are aware of the risk and will do everything in their power to diminish them, however, at the moment all they are focusing on is the wonderful news," a friend of the couple's tell me.
Congratulations to you both! Nothing but the best wishes from PopEater!
Lindsay Doesn't Like Her Mean Judge
Judge Marsha Revel, saying that she will issue a warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest if she doesn't show up for her mandatory court hearing this week, isn't sitting well with the actress -- who is partying at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Lindsay thinks that judge is so mean," a fabulous friend of Lindsay tells me. "Lindsay wants a new judge that isn't as bossy and strict. I mean, who the hell does that judge think she is demanding people to show up at 8:30 in the morning? It's not like Lindsay isn't busy. She's an international movie star." (Full Disclosure: I'm officially obsessed with this nutty friend of Li-Lo, who was totally serious when talking with me. With friends like these ... )
Lindsay's lawyer said they are doing everything they can to get Lindsay back to the US after she had her passport stolen in France. Please hurry, Lindsay, because you simply cannot go to jail -- just imagine what your fabulous friends would say if you have to wear orange!
Sing Your Heart Out, Win a Trip to the Tonys
Macy's is giving you a chance to win ticket to the 64th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 13, and all you have to do is sing.
Upload a video of yourself singing your favorite Broadway tunes to their Web site by May 27 at 3 PM, then wait and watch as the public selects the five finalists.
These lucky and talented five will be flown to New York City to participate in a live sing-off in Macy's Herald Square on Friday, June 11 -- where a panel of Broadway stars and experts AND ME (!!!) will choose two finalists who will win the opportunity to walk the red carpet at The Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall and receive a $1,000 gift card from Macy's.
This one is going to be hard to beat, although you know I'm going to try ...
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