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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Hang Time

Clockwise from top left:Flenstead Mobiles Floating Fish Mobile, $110Flensted Mobiles Wisest Owl Mobile , $35Brigitta and Benedikt Martig-Imhof Spectrum Mobile, $14Oras Square Wall Mobile in Zole, $148

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Pictures Perfect

By Bob GullaThe woman I love lies before me, about to give birth to our child. She is in obvious distress as we near the moment of truth. There is much sweat and gnashing of teeth. She is in a very compromising position, and unfamiliar people bustle about the room. So what do I do? Like all …

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Ready, Set, Pack!

Clockwise from top left: B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Gown) in Appletini, $95Ms. & Mrs. Labor & Delivery Survival Kit, $45Rosy Glow Baby Your Face Facial Treatment Wipes, $16This Works Turbo Balm for the Lips, $12C-Panty Classic Incision Care After-Ceasarian Underwear in White …

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Announcements 2.0

By Lora ShinnWith today’s advances in technology, waiting for birth announcements via snail mail seems so 1988. Now you can instantly share baby’s specs—name, height, weight—and maybe even photos, video, and sound in several geek-chic ways.Blog it: Set up a pregnancy and baby …

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What’s the Fuss?

By Dawn PapandreaEvery night, 6:30 p.m. was the “witching hour”—the time when my infant son would begin crying uncontrollably. I’m not talking about “feed me” and “change me” cries—I quickly became a pro at addressing those. This was a whole other kind of crying, for which …

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Laila Ali

Photography by John RussoStyling by Sarah Stanley On Location at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del ReyPregnancy magazine: When is the baby due? Laila Ali: I don’t put a due date on the baby, whenever he’s ready to come out.Have you had any cravings? I’ve always had a sweet tooth …

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Never 9 to 5

By Cynthia RamnaraceBeing awakened by a crying newborn night after night takes a toll. But parents take comfort in knowing baby will eventually sleep through the night—and that they will, too.But what about obstetricians, who spend their nights attending births? Have you wondered how …

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If Your OB Was Your BFF…

By Christy RippelIf you met your ob/gyn over coffee rather than a pair of stainless steel stirrups, she’d probably let you in on some doctor secrets she doesn’t share with every pregnant patient. “With girlfriends, my advice can be a little different because I know them well and …

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