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Go Ahead, Work Out!

By Sasha Brown-WorshamI found the postcard, written in 1945, in a dust-filled corner of my grandmother’s closet. It was a letter of encouragement—Bubby’s doctor urging my healthy, five months–pregnant grandmother to “keep your feet up, rest as much as possible.”In the 60 years …

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Greener Pastures

By Linda ChildersThe color options for expectant moms used to be pretty simple: pink or blue. But many pregnant women, driven by concern for the health of their baby, themselves, and the planet, are now selecting a different shade: green.Pediatricians agree that pregnancy is a good time …

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The Cradle

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Sweater Weather

Clockwise from top:Jamie Kreitman Rib Shawl Cartigan, $185OPI La Collection de France in Yes…I Can-Can!, $9Bella Dawn Boutique Burnt Red Patent Leather Satchel, $74Stella & Dot Vera Necklace, $59Reese Li Baby Changing Clutch in Leaf, $60

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Banish That Blemish

You believed it back in high school: Chocolate and french fries cause zits. But one look at your pink and pimply skin now and you know the culprit is hormones, which run rampant in your body during adolescence and pregnancy, increasing the sebum your skin produces and thus creating a breeding …

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Lunch Pads

Clockwise from top left:The Cuddle Pod in Chocolate Giraffe, $96Blessed Nest 100% Organic Nesting Pillow in Whispering Grass, $89Boppy Bare Naked with Miracle Middle in Cabana Stripe Slipcover, $35Luna Lullaby Bosom Baby Pillow in Camo, $58

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Book Keeping

Top to bottom:The Pregnancy Instruction Manual, by Sarah Jordan, is chock full of great information, especially the sections just for dads. It’s one of the most entertaining reads on the pregnancy shelf. $16.Dad’s Pregnant Too! by Harlan Cohen, taps it all out in his paw, mostly in tips …

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Checklist!

Once upon a time, pregnant moms were told to keep off their feet and avoid exercise, but today’s experts say quite the contrary . “Exercise is great. I recommend it,” says Barbara Dehn, a nurse practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area with more than 20 years experience. Walking is a good …

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Baby Names Around The World

Finding it hard to pick a name? Consider following one of these cultural traditions.• Many African tribes have very rigid traditions for naming their children. Some tribes name the child after relatives using a specific, and sometimes complicated, order. Others name the child according to the …

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Foot Work

By the time you get to your third trimester, you may not be able to see your feet, but you know they’re there—swollen and worn out. Luckily, it’s perfectly safe to get a pedicure; in fact, it may be your only solution, because you probably can’t reach your toes, either!Most salons will …

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