Acupuncture during pregnancy: Everything you need to know

When you picture natural pregnancy tips to help relieve stress, you probably envision something along the lines of bubble baths, herbal tea, massages and curling up in bed with a good book. The last thing you'd probably think of is long, thin needles. But maybe it's time you did!Acupuncture is a form of complementary care that uses needles placed in specific areas to provide pain relief and help treat physical, mental and emotional conditions. The practice originated in ancient China …

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What are the best ‘brain foods’ for babies?

Getting your baby off to a good start in life is important, which is why so many moms go out of their way to eat healthier meals, exercise more, quit smoking and cut down on drinking during pregnancy. And while everything you do while you're pregnant affects the health of your unborn baby, his or her development doesn't stop after delivery. In particular, your baby's brain is developing quite rapidly in the first three years of his or her life. To ensure that your child has all …

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What to do in your first trimester

Now that you're pregnant, it's time for some new born preparation! There's a lot to do, from finding health care, to designing the nursery, to shopping for chic maternity clothes. It can be overwhelming, so here's a list of the essential tasks that will help keep you and your unborn child happy and healthy.Start with health care: Providing your child with the best care means planning early. First, check with your health insurance provider to ensure that you're covered …

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee pregnant with first child

Evanescence singer Amy Lee recently revealed that she's expecting her first child with husband Josh Hartzler. The 32-year-old took to Twitter to make the pregnancy announcement, but hasn't yet revealed whether the baby will be a boy or a girl."Ok I can't keep it a secret anymore - I've been working on a very special new project for 2014 - A BABY! Josh and I are expecting! I'm so happy!" she tweeted.Lee got engaged to Hartzler, a therapist, in January 2007. …

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Top 6 celebrity maternity fashion fails

When you're looking for the best pregnancy clothes, celebrities are usually good inspiration. With money to spare, personal stylists and a reputation to uphold, you'd think they'd come up with plenty of chic outfits with cute maternity dresses and stylish casual ensembles. However, not every celebrity knows how to dress a bump. Here are six of the worst celeb maternity fashion fails.1. Kim Kardashian Kim takes the cake when it comes to questionable maternity wear. Several of her …

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The working mom’s survival guide: 7 tips for work-life balance

Whether you're getting ready for baby for the first time or it's your third pregnancy, one of your chief concerns in the coming months will be figuring out how you're going to manage a work-life balance now that you're a new mom. Juggling a successful career and the responsibilities of motherhood isn't always easy, but the good news is that there's plenty of help for pregnant women looking for solutions. In addition to looking to your family and friends for help …

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Is weightlifting safe during pregnancy?

With a baby bump in the way, exercise during pregnancy can be a lot more difficult than it normally is, but that doesn't mean you should stop doing it. As long as your health care provider is on board, it's a great idea to keep up your regular fitness routine, making small adjustments here and there to accommodate your unborn child. The best routines include a combination of cardio and strength-training exercises, but is it safe to lift weights while you're pregnant? Here's …

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Top 5 healthy living habits to take up during pregnancy

If you just found out you're pregnant or are already planning the best days to get pregnant so you can conceive, it's time to reevaluate your lifestyle. You need to make sure that your habits are healthy enough to not only support your unborn child, but enable you to handle carrying and giving birth to your baby. Healthy living is the name of the game, but there's a lot that goes into a healthy lifestyle, making it difficult to figure out which habits are the most important. To …

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How do holistic pregnancies work?

Have you ever heard of the term "holistic pregnancy?" In the dictionary, the word "holistic" is an adjective that describes something as having interconnected parts that make up systems rather than remaining individual pieces. This seems a bit confusing, especially when you put it into the context of pregnancy and child birth. But holistic pregnancy isn't as complicated as you think, which may be why many mothers are embracing this approach. Here's what you need to …

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Kerry Washington reveals baby bump at Golden Globes

Kerry Washington and her husband, former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, revealed last October that they were expecting their first child together. The duo is known for keeping out of the public eye, so fans of the actress were thrilled when they finally got to see her baby bump on the red carpet of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.The 36-year-old star looked radiant in a floor-length, cream-colored Balenciaga gown, which was an inspiring choice for evening maternity dresses. The sleeveless …

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