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First Trimester Stress Linked to Brain Disorders

Stress and early parenthood inevitably go hand in hand. But unnecessary stress during pregnancy should be avoided if possible for a few newly specified reasons, according to a study published in Endocrinology.

How Casey Wilson Fought Morning Sickness

When Casey Wilson and husband David Caspe, creator of Happy Endings and Marry Me, decided to try for a child together, they didn't have to try very long. "We were lucky and blessed enough to get pregnant the first time we tried," she said in an exclusive interview with Fit Pregnancy. "I thought it would take much longer."

Should You Test for an Underactive Thyroid?

Located in your neck, the thyroid gland produces hormones that affect metabolism, breathing, heart and nervous system functions, body temperature and more. During your pregnancy, your baby is entirely dependent on receiving thyroid hormone—which plays a large role in fetal brain and nervous system development—from you for the first trimester.

10 (Surprising!) Prenatal Power Foods

As you know, folate, fiber and iron are essential nutrients for you and your growing baby. What you may not know is that you can get all three by eating chives. Or, how about adding figs to your diet to boost your calcium intake?

33 Reasons To Exercise Now

The benefits of moving more during pregnancy begin immediately and last your whole life. Your baby will start reaping the benefits in utero, too. Here’s a laundry list of reasons to start exercising today, along with excuse-busting ways to overcome some common obstacles.

What the Rapper T.I. Taught Me About Pregnancy

I found out I was pregnant the week after I attended Grammy Awards Weekend in Los Angeles. As senior editor of a women's magazine, I may not have been a pop star myself, but I earned my living writing about them. Oh, the horror of discovering my condition after three days of Hennessy-drenched, sushi-filled, extremely-rare-steak-fueled debauchery!

Worried About Miscarriage? Read This

A positive pregnancy test sends a whoosh of excitement through your body. You start thinking, Will it be a boy or a girl? Which one of us will it look like? But then worry starts creeping in: What if something goes wrong and I have a miscarriage? Thankfully, there’s not as much to angst over as you might expect.

Is Your Pregnancy Diet Safe?

You recall it well: The moment you put your fork down and decided, “No more meat/animal products/gluten!” Full of conviction, you changed your grocery list and restaurant orders ... and then didn’t give it a ton of thought. But now that your munchkin is getting a bit of everything you eat—and none of what you don’t—you may be reconsidering that decision for your pregnancy diet. Should you stick with it? Will your vegan resolve go AWOL during pregnancy? Will your babe miss out if you skip carbs?

This May Be One of the Best Mocktails Ever

When our editor in chief Laura Kalehoff broke the news to her aunt that she was expecting her third baby over dinner at cozy-meets-classy Wallflower in New York City, the bartender, noted mixologist Xavier Herit, overheard the celebratory shrieks and swiftly sent over a delicious, citrusy mocktail. Care to try it yourself?