Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Revealed the First Photo of Their Son

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke the Internet (yet again) on Monday, May 6 when they announced the arrival of their baby boy. The couple remained mum on details, though, opting not to reveal any photos. But now we have one. See him for yourself, below:

It was originally announced in October 2018 that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were expecting their first child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace posted to both Twitter and Instagram at the time. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

Prince Harry was the first to chat with the press after Markle gave birth on Monday. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well,” he said. “It’s been the most amazing experience I could have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we’re both absolutely thrilled. And so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing and we just wanted to share this with everybody.”

Kate Middleton and Prince William gave their own well-wishes to Harry and Meghan on Wednesday, May 7. “We’re looking forward to seeing them in the next few days, ” Prince William said. “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep-deprivation society that is parenting.”

The Duchess of Cambridge added, “It’s really exciting for both of them. And I’m wishing them the best in these next few weeks. It’s always a bit daunting the first time around.”

Amy Schumer Just Revealed Her Son’s Name, and It’s So Cute

Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, welcomed their first child, a boy, late Sunday night (May 5), the comedian confirmed on Instagram.

“10:55 pm last night. Our royal baby was born,” Schumer posted on Monday afternoon. The caption is a not-so-subtle reference to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who welcomed their son this morning.

She confirmed her son’s name on Tuesday night: Gene Attell Fischer.

Schumer confirmed in October 2018 that she was pregnant, and since then she’s been candid about the complications she’s experienced. In February she had to cancel part of her tour due to hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe nausea in pregnancies.

“The baby and I are healthy and everything looks good. But I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting,” she posted to her Instagram at the time. “I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car even for five minutes. I have a pretty good attitude about it and some days I feel good for a couple of hours. But mostly it sucks.”

In true Amy Schumer fashion, though, she made the most of her difficult situation by infusing pregnancy anecdotes into her latest stand-up special for Netflix, Growing. “I throw up an Exorcist amount every day,” she jokes at one point during her set.

One thing the public quickly noticed about Schumer’s pregnancy announcement was how closely it coincided with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s. Naturally, the Trainwreck actress got ahead of this story by joking to the Los Angeles Times, “Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he’s the father. I look forward to competing with Markle every step of the way.”

Schumer and Fischer, a chef, tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in Malibu last year. (Her good pal Jennifer Lawrence was in attendance, obvi.)

Congrats to the couple!

Why You Might Have a Swollen Vagina—and What to Do About It

The words “swollen vagina” aren’t particularly pleasant to behold, we know, but every once in a while you might notice that it’s happening to you.

Don’t panic—a swollen vagina or vulva isn’t terribly uncommon, and there are several reasons why it might be happening. To find out how to treat it (and when you should go see your doctor) we asked R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Hospital and Adeeti Gupta, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn and founder of Walk in GYN Care in New York, for the facts.

Why is my vagina or my vulva swollen?

A swollen vagina could be caused by a bunch of different things—it’s not always a one-size-fits-all problem. But rest easy, most causes are pretty benign. According to Dr. Ellerkmann and Dr. Gupta, irritation—caused by everything from pantyliners, to underwear that don’t breathe well, to toilet paper—is often the culprit.

But your vagina can also swell after trauma or injury, even vigorous sex (although the sex would have to be quite vigorous, Dr. Gupta notes), or an infection—so getting to the bottom of what’s causing the swelling is key.

So, what should I do about it?

While it’s probably nothing to worry about (even many vaginal infections are easily treatable with antibiotics), better to be safe than sorry when it comes to any intimate issues. “I suggest, seeing your ob-gyn ASAP so that an underlying abscess or a serious infection doesn’t get missed,” Dr. Gupta says. Dr. Ellerkmann agrees. “Anything that is not normal with your vagina—appearance, smell, pain, discharge—should require a consultation with a physician to figure out what’s going on,” he says.

Even if it is just a case of irritation (or the result of a particularly passionate night with your partner), your doc can recommend exactly how to treat your swollen vagina—while it’s tempting to ice your vagina like you would with a swollen ankle, the best treatment really depends on the cause.

“Until you can get to your doctor, avoid any rubbing and playing around down there”—yes, that means sex—”so as to not aggravate it,” Dr. Gupta says. You should also switch into cotton panties to help the area breathe. Above all, don’t panic, says Dr. Ellerkmann. While it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any major issues, you—and your vagina—are probably fine.

This Game of Thrones Theory Explains Why Jon Snow Abandoned Ghost

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

A lot of moments from last week’s Game of Thrones made fans scream at their TVs. The biggest upset was, of course, the devastating death of Daenerys Targaryen’s beloved dragon, Rhaegal. But that, unfortunately, wasn’t the only pet tragedy: There was also a heartbreaking scene in which Jon Snow abandoned his loyal wolf companion, Ghost.

Like many fans, I was pretty outraged when Jon did this. If you recall, each Stark sibling received a wolf pup back in the first season, and Jon’s was named Ghost. The albino wolf has stuck by his owner’s side unconditionally. When Jon died and was brought back to life by Melisandre, Ghost slept beside him the whole time.

But he obviously forgot this, because he left Ghost with Tormund in King’s Landing on Sunday, coldly saying, “A direwolf has no place in the South.” He didn’t even hug Ghost goodbye. Cue the boos.

So why did this happen? Well, there are a few theories. One Reddit user, Waitingforadragon, sees this sad farewell as a bigger hint of things to come. They point out how each direwolf has represented the core of every Stark sibling’s storyline: “Arya’s direwolf is free and wild and can’t be tamed. Sansa’s is Lady, who is killed at Kings Landing, much like Sansa’s dreams of being a lady die at [the Riverlands]. Bran’s Summer dies after his meeting with the Three-Eyed Raven, much like Bran effectively dies and becomes something or someone else after this meeting.”

Waitingforadragon posits, then, that Jon leaving Ghost actually predicts his arc for the rest of the show: “For a few seasons now, Jon has been focused on defeating the White Walkers. He’s never really cared about who sits on the Iron Throne outside of how it affected his efforts in defeating the White Walkers. When Jon was focusing on defeating the Night King, he was exactly where he belonged… I think him leaving Ghost behind without interacting with him was a visual metaphor of how Jon is making a mistake. He is abandoning his true self and going against his true nature to go South instead of staying in the North where he belongs.”

This theory shares a common spirit with the whole Dany-is-the-Mad-Queen idea. If that’s true, perhaps Jon Snow is resigning to a dark fate. Or maybe the Game Of Thrones creators are planning to incorporate Ghost into the finale. He certainly deserves justice!

Met Gala 2019: The Best After Party Looks You Definitely Missed

The Met Gala is easily the most anticipated fashion event of the year, with the red carpet offering celebrities the chance to totally transform and create iconic fashion moments. Who could forget Rihanna’s showstopping yellow Guo Pei gown in 2015 or the time Sarah Jessica Parker wore a literal Nativity scene on her head?

Last night’s Camp theme did not disappoint. Within the first five minutes of the carpet Lady Gaga’s extremely over the top entrance became a meme faster that you can say “Mother Monster,” and Kacey Musgrave arrived in a life-size Barbie Car. And of course, looks were turned. But what we see on the carpet is only half the fun. After the Gala comes the afterparties, where celebrities get to loosen up and have a little more fun with their looks.

While some just switched into shorter dresses and more comfortable shoes, there were other attendees who pulled total fashion and beauty 180s. From Kim Kardashian’s complete transformation into Cher, to Katy Perry’s unforgettable hamburger couture, celebs kept the Camp theme going. Below, we round up the biggest transformations from the night you may have missed.

This $148 Spanx Bodysuit Got Karlie Kloss Through the Met Gala 2019—and You Can Buy It On Nordstrom

Karlie Kloss’s Met Gala 2019 look wasn’t the most outrageous, on a night where celebrities were asked to give their best interpretation of “camp.” Still, her Dapper Dan for Gucci dress made an impression. The most remarkable part of the outfit, though, was undetectable on the red carpet—it was only revealed after the fact, when Kloss shared an “appreciation post” about the $148 bodysuit she wore underneath.

A classic celebrity styling tip, Kloss layered a Spanx bodysuit underneath her Gucci mini for the Met Gala. Late last night, she posted a series of images of her glam team getting her dressed for the red carpet. “Full body spanx appreciation post,” she captioned it.

The Spanx garment she’s thanking is the Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit—the brand confirmed as much on Instagram. It’s available for $148 at Nordstrom, in sizes XS through XL.

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Is shapewear camp? Maybe—it’s up for debate. What we know for sure, though, is that it’s a pretty useful thing to have in your dresser, especially as wedding season starts ramping up.

Spanx, the brand, put it best when it reposted the photos of Kloss on Instagram: “If you lost your invitation to the Met Gala this year, this is also perfect underneath wedding and bridesmaid dresses.”

This $148 Spanx Bodysuit Got Karlie Kloss Through the Met Gala 2019, and You Can Buy It at Nordstrom

Karlie Kloss’s Met Gala 2019 look wasn’t the most outrageous, on a night when celebrities were asked to give their best interpretation of “camp.” Still, her Dapper Dan for Gucci dress made an impression. The most remarkable part of the outfit, though, was undetectable on the red carpet—it was only revealed after the fact, when Kloss shared an “appreciation post” about the $148 bodysuit she wore underneath.

A classic celebrity styling tip, Kloss layered a Spanx bodysuit underneath her Gucci mini for the Met Gala. Late last night she posted a series of images of her glam team getting her dressed for the red carpet. “Full body spanx appreciation post,” she captioned it.

The Spanx garment she’s thanking is the Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit—the brand confirmed as much on Instagram. It’s available for $148 at Nordstrom, in sizes XS through XL.

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SPANX Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit

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Is shape wear camp? Maybe—it’s up for debate. What we know for sure, though, is that it’s a pretty useful thing to have in your dresser, especially as wedding season starts ramping up.

Spanx the brand put it best when it reposted the photos of Kloss on Instagram: “If you lost your invitation to the Met Gala this year, this is also perfect underneath wedding and bridesmaid dresses.”

Cardi B Had Liposuction Done—Then Went Straight to Performing

Cardi B is unapologetic about the choices she makes for herself and her body. Earlier this month, she opened up to Entertainment Tonight about having her “boobs redone” after giving birth, and now she’s talking about her decision to get liposuction. At the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis over the weekend, Cardi B told fans she recently had the procedure done and forwent rest to keep touring.

“Let me tell y’all something,” she told the crowd. “I shouldn’t really be performing. I should have canceled today because moving too much is gonna fuck up my lipo. But bitch, I’m still gonna get this money bag.”

It’s not clear exactly when Cardi B had the procedure, but according to doctors, recovery time varies and bruising can last up to two weeks. A compression garment is also required for six weeks post-surgery. Of course, it should go without saying that recovery time after a surgery like liposuction is important.

Cardi also opened up to W magazine in October about the realities of postpartum that aren’t often discussed. “People don’t really talk about what you go through after pregnancy,” she said. “They don’t tell you that you get stitches down there or that your first two weeks you’re constipated. Or that you get contractions because of breastfeeding. I wasn’t expecting that.”

The rapper added even more onto her plate when she attended yesterday’s Met Gala in New York City. She looked stunning in a feathered garnet Thom Browne dress with an incredibly long train.

“I designed this dress for Cardi specifically because she has the ultimate beauty in a woman’s body, and that is what the dress is about for me: taking advantage of that beauty,” Browne told Vogue about the look. Cardi matched this dress with $250,000 worth of rubies because…well, why not? Wouldn’t you do the same?

Up next for Cardi is a string of summer tour dates, not to mention an appearance in Hustlers, the new movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu about a group of strippers who dupe their wealthy male clients out of thousands of dollars. So here’s hoping the “Bodak Yellow” singer takes a few days for herself in the near future.

My Friend and I Were Sexually Assaulted by the Same Guy—Our Friendship May Have Saved Us

I was the first to arrive and thanked the restaurant Gods that the Brooklyn cafe was empty. I felt anxious, worried. Would she remember it exactly as I did? Did she feel as bonded to me as I did her? Would we just sit there and cry for hours over our tainted youths?

When she walked in, still as small, bubbly and glowing as in that fourth grade talent show, I felt okay. I melted into her warm hug. I felt a familiar relief: This was a face that would forever represent support to me.

Sitting across from each other, we talked about what we’d missed in each other’s lives—homes, husbands, moves, jobs and a baby. Eventually, we talked about that summer, finishing each other’s sentences, constantly agreeing with what the other was saying. Looking at her face that had barely changed, I felt the tether that’s been between us since that summer tighten: The confirmation that Erica will forever be my sister in this allowed my body to relax in a way that it hadn’t in a very long time, in 16 years if I’m honest.

We didn’t relive the brutal acts or cry about how damaged our lives were. We didn’t change our tone or lower our voices—we didn’t need to. These are just things that happened to us, like anything else. We’ve both wrestled with the events of that summer, and each of us turned out okay. Because when we were sexually assaulted, we found support in each other—we were heard, we were believed. “I didn’t realize how fortunate I was to have someone come over immediately and never question any part of my story,” she told me.

The fact that she remembered what he did to me, too, gave me validation I never thought I’d get. It gave me permission to feel scarred. “Do you hate him so much, like I do?” I asked. She responded with the wisdom I remember getting a glimpse of that summer night: “Over the years, I’ve spent so much time hating him that he isn’t really a person that registers in my mind anymore. I’ve hated him down to non-existence.”

I’ve struggled a lot with my own healing process; I had a hard time giving myself permission to “recover.” I felt my experience “wasn’t that bad” because it wasn’t violent or severe. It wasn’t what Erica experienced. Even today, all these years later, I still silence myself because I feel my sexual assault can’t compare to what so many other women have been through. But I’ve realized that’s part of the whole problem—cases of sexual assault shouldn’t be rated like Yelp reviews. What I’m trying to internalize is that each woman’s experience is unique. Her trauma her own. Her recovery is her own. And by comparing and stifling, we’re only making our trauma worse. We’re only stunting our healing.

What has kept Erica and I connected, almost like long lost family, has been the fact that we gave each other that space to be heard, to feel, to not be measured or judged. “I think the trauma I experienced in the years after would have been a lot worse if I hadn’t had you there with me right after through the night as I processed what just happened,” she told me. “The way I was able to overcome the experience was by finding a community of amazing women—like you—who supported me and believed me even when others didn’t.”

Dr. Lott had warned me that a reunion like this might be painful: “Although you may have recovered from your trauma, it is never forgotten. So when you do see each other or catch up, you may be reminded of the shared invisible battle scars that remain even if the impact or pain has dissipated.” But on my way home, it was clear to me how our relationship has been part of our recovery. Back then we were too young to understand it, but we were each other’s way out of that terrible time of self-blame and confusion. It’s not that our friendship will never fade—it’s that we need each other in a way that goes beyond friendship. We provide something for each other that no one else can. Our reunion wasn’t like old times, but it was a reminder that we did this, and we did it together.

Maggie Parker is a journalist in NYC covering wellness, entertainment and travel. Follow her on Twitter at @Maggie_WP.

Best Crochet Clothing for Summer 2019

You think you know crochet—you’ve probably been wearing it every summer since who-knows-when. But prepare to reacquaint yourself with it, as it gets a very sophisticated makeover for 2019.

From New York to Milan to Paris, Michael Kors to Prada to Dior, crochet separates were prominent on the runways for spring 2019. And we’re not talking about those slinky fishnet dresses you wear over a bathing suit on vacation—there are cropped tops to be styled with high-waisted jeans, rainbow cardigans to top off your white tee, fringed skirts to tuck your favorite white shirts into, and more. It’s not so much about putting it all out there. Rather, it’s about weaving a different, seasonally-appropriate touch of crochet into your everyday wardrobe.

This summer, think beyond coverups, and consider some of these piece to complete your summer wardrobe.