Pregnancy vocab lesson: Linea Nigra

In your second trimester, you may look down at your growing belly one day to discover a dark line running from your belly button to your pubic area. Before you reach for the cocoa butter in a panic thinking that it's some kind of stretch mark, you should know that this line is perfectly normal, and that it's called the linea nigra. But what exactly is it? There's no real purpose of the linea nigra - old wives' tales have claimed that it's a way to determine the sex of your …

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Snooki prepares to be a loving mama

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who got her start on MTV's The Jersey Shore, isn't known for her responsibility. Rather, she's gotten a lot of attention from her crazy antics on the show and for her at-times questionable fashion choices. However, she's gearing up to be a great mama, reports V Magazine. "Everyone will be surprised to see a different side of me," she told the source when asked about her pregnancy. "I'm loving, caring, sensitive, protective …

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App review: iBreastfeed

Price: Free Worth it: Possibly If you're pregnant with your first child and approaching the second half of your third trimester, it may be time to decide whether you'll be breastfeeding or bottle-feeding your little one. There are benefits to each method, but if you're looking to get more information about breastfeeding, Medela's iBreastfeed app might be worth downloading onto your smartphone. With this application, mom-to-bes can use the Breastfeeding Resource Guide to learn …

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Gas bubbles…or early fetal movement?

If you're pregnant with your first child, you may be wondering when you're going to start feeling your unborn baby move. Will you suddenly look down at your stomach and see a bulge from a little foot? Feel a sharp jab near your ribs? How will you know it's your little one when there are other things going on in your abdomen, like hunger pangs, gas bubbles and stomach gurgles? Here are some facts to consider. Typically, fetuses start moving when they're around 7 or 8 weeks old. …

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The scoop about sleeping on your back

It's no secret that catching some sleep during a pregnancy can be a lot harder than it normally is. With heartburn, leg cramps, insomnia, back pain and constant trips to the bathroom, getting a good night's rest might seem like a nightmare for some women. Staying comfortable is also a frequent problem, as you'll find that many of your usual nighttime positions are no longer possible - including sleeping on your belly and, after the first trimester, snoozing on your back. You know …

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Carson Daly’s girlfriend sporting new bump

Carson Daly is one of television's most noteworthy hosts, thanks to his work on TRL and his long run on Last Call with Carson Daly. Still, it looks as though the current MC of The Voice will soon be busy with another round of diaper duty as he and his girlfriend, Siri Pinter, are expecting their second celebrity baby. According to People Magazine, Siri confirmed the pregnancy on her food blog, "Siriously Delicious," posting a photo of herself showing off her bump at the beach …

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Pregnant celeb trainer Tracy Anderson works mamas’ butts off

Tracy Anderson has been helping celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bündchen tone their bodies for films, modeling gigs and TV shows for a long time. Now, she's opened up her offerings to include prenatal workout tips for moms who want to exercise while pregnant. Tracy is going through a pregnancy of her own, and she recently shared some of her prenatal workout tips with, bringing her baby bump along for the ride. In the workout video, she looked …

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App review: Your Breastfeeding Friendly Locator

Price: Free Worth it? Probably There's been a lot of debate recently about whether or not it's okay to breastfeed in public. Stars like Beyonce and Maggie Gyllenhaal have done it with their celebrity babies, but many mothers would rather find a more private, friendly place to feed their little ones where they won't receive any strange looks. That's why Your Breastfeeding Friendly Locator from Bravado! Designs (a company that makes nursing bras) might be of use. This mobile app …

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Is my belly too big? Too small? Why size doesn’t matter

If you've been trying to conceive and recently found out that your efforts paid off, congratulations! Now you can start preparing for pregnancy. Oftentimes, the first question that new moms ask is, "When will I start showing?" For most women, this is usually in the third or fourth month - but it's different for everyone. Once you notice your belly growing, you might be wondering whether your size is normal. Here's what you need to know. Find the ideal range Throughout your …

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Adriana Lima stays toned despite strange pregnancy cravings

Adriana Lima, arguably the most well-known face of Victoria's Secret, has been dealing with some pretty strange cravings during her second pregnancy, according to People Magazine. Nevertheless, she's managed to stay slim and chic as ever, recently showing off her bump at the IWC Schaffhausen watch boutique opening in New York. The leggy lady wore a black minidress with embellishments on the collar, as well as flashy cocktail jewelry, a shiny clutch and, of course, a large black …

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