7 fun things to do if you’re pregnant on Valentine’s Day

If you're into cooking (or going out to eat) now's the perfect time to indulge. While healthy foods should always be your first choice and it's important to stick to your doctor's recommendations when it comes to eating extra calories during pregnancy, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself on Valentine's Day. Cook up a gourmet dish for each meal or go out for your favorite foods. Your stomach and your partner will appreciate the extra love!

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Check out these 5 prenatal yoga moves

Pregnancy doesn't have to mean ceasing your yoga routine. In fact, this great activity can help you stay relaxed amid all the excitement. It's a matter of working with your new body and adjusting the moves accordingly. Here are some basic moves to get you started.1. Tranquil pose This simple move will be easy to undertake at any point in the day. Simply sit in a chair, straighten your back, keep your shoulders back and rest your hands on your belly. Forget all your worries and …

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Top 6 pregnancy beauty tips to bust out this Valentine’s Day

Not all women are in love with their bodies during pregnancy, which means they'll do anything they can to feel better about their growing baby bump and the rest of the physical changes that can occur. If you're not feeling your sexiest but you want to really wow your partner on Valentine's Day, don't worry. There are plenty of beauty tips you can use to add a little oomph to your appearance. Try a few - or all! - of these top six.1. Moisturize Skin changes aren't …

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What to do in your third trimester

Your due date is drawing closer and although you may feel as if you have to scramble to get all the new born preparation together, take a deep breath and realize that there's still time. Having a guide as to what tasks should definitely be completed prior to your baby's birth will be helpful, so here are some tips!Feel it out: By now, your unborn child is active and you're likely showing off his or her high energy to friends and family. Though your child's movements may …

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Regina Spektor missed Grammys because of first pregnancy

Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time," the theme song for the show "Orange Is the New Black," was nominated for a Grammy, but despite the excitement of this big first, Regina had another, bigger one that kept her from attending. She's pregnant with her first child with husband Jack Dishel."I would have definitely gone to LA for all the fun, in a party dress and with bells on, if I wasn't so super pregnant at the moment …

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Ciara’s baby bump makes a splash at Grammys

Singer Ciara had an eventful night at the Grammys, first making an appearance on the red carpet and then performing at the after-party with her baby bump in tow. This will be the first child for the star and her fiance, rapper-producer Nayvadius Wilburn, aka Future.Ciara's gorgeous Emilio Pucci gown featured dazzling gold accents that showed off her baby bump beautifully. According to People magazine, she picked the dress out months ago but had to put in a lot of effort to make …

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What to do in your second trimester

Now that you're in your second trimester, you're well-acquainted with your health care provider and are wondering what steps you should take now. After all, getting ready for baby is a lot of work and it can be easy to overlook certain tasks. However, having guidance will help, so here's a list of essential tasks.Attend appointments: Continue to go to doctor's appointments to keep track of your baby's growth and your pregnancy progress. At this point, you should decide …

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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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