That Magic Number

The splurger’s guide to getting those extra 300 calories a day By Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D.We all know the saying, but are you really “eating for two” now that you’re sporting a baby bump? And, if so, do you have license to reach for a daily treat because “the baby loves chocolate cake?” Tempting, for sure—but wrong!Although it’s true your baby’s fully forming in the first trimester, it isn’t until the second that her major growth starts. That’s when your calorie …

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To The 9′s

Ready or not, here come the holidays! Here are the season’s hottest looks for going out and looking gorgeous—no matter how far along you are Photography by Mark Madeo Styling by Margo Rego Hair and makeup by Meaganne McCandessA Pea in the Pod Sleeveless Ruched Maternity Dress in Silver, $148, apeainthepod.com; Gray Grape Cluster Earrings, $59, Pimlico Place (510.655.7081); Silver Ring With Clear Stone, $135, Pimlico Place; Gray Feather Hat, $89, Pimlico Place Pouch Kicky Versatile …

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Knocked Up and Laid Off?

By Lora Shinn It’s the one time in your life you could really use a beer—and you can’t have one “It’s truly amazing how one phone call can change so many aspects of your life,” says Marsha Martin, a mom in Jacksonville, FL. One Monday morning this summer, just after 8 a.m., Martin’s manager called her and read from a script: “Your position has been eliminated, effective today.”Martin was seven months pregnant. “In one day, we went from planning a trip to Walt Disney …

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Will Junior Be a Good Eater?

The answer is yes, especially if you’re aware of how your pregnancy diet affects baby’s future tastes. Here’s what you can do By Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D.“Mommy, more please.”Those magic words play like music to a mother’s ears, especially if the dish in question is something that qualifies as “healthy.” And although this scenario might seem far off while you’re still stuck in what could be The World’s Largest Pants, it appears that a budding eater’s “food road …

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That’s No Baby, It’s a Friend Magnet!

By Sasha Brown WorshamI can remember the first person who offered me a seat on the subway when I was nine months pregnant. ­Although I never would have had the courage to ask her for the seat, her act of kindness and her words—“I know how you feel”—made me want to carve our names in a tree.She was my BFF—at least for that train ride.We all know those angels of mercy who become our closest friends when we are most in need—struggling to lug our stroller up flights of …

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5 Gal Pals Every New Mom Should Have

By Sasha Brown WorshamIn the months prior to the birth of my first child, as I was busy choosing curtains, creating a registry, stressing about work, and planning for the major life change to come, it became clear that some friends were going to stick around—and some were going to fly the coop.Almost every pregnant woman can attest to having lost some friends during the time between announcing their pregnancies and celebrating their baby’s first birthday.“Your more stable, …

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It’s Time to Talk Money, Honey

Think you’re the only couple who bickers about the cost of strollers and car seats? Hardly—money clashes are the rule rather than the exception, particularly when you’re pregnant. All those costly new expenses colliding with your individual budget beliefs and…boom! Fortunately, you can bring the battle back down to Earth with a few simple guidelines.Your way or the highway How can a duo with differing opinions move ahead? Think flexibility, says Kristin Harad, a certified …

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Get Your Bar up to Par

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A Little Bump Worship

By Eve O'NeillWe asked our readers at Pregnancy360.com, “What has made being pregnant the most fun?” The most popular answer—by a landslide—was “taking time for myself, without feeling guilty.”Enter the “belly facial,” a simple treatment to help relieve discomfort associated with stretching skin. Jeannie Jarnot, spa director at The Carneros Inn in Napa, CA, says belly facials “help prevent stretch marks and really build skin elasticity.”But aren’t stretch marks …

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Another Test?

By Mary Dixon LebeauYou’ve reached the home stretch, your 36th week. All you have to do is sit back, put your feet up, and wait for labor to start, right? Not exactly. First, do you know what your group B strep status is?“It’s extremely important that every pregnant woman knows her beta strep status before she goes into labor,” says Randy Fink, M.D., an ob/gyn in private practice in Miami. “If your doctor doesn’t test you, go to someone who will.”What Is Group B …

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