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1st Trimester

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?

5 Expert Tips for Gorgeous Pregnancy Photos

Now's the time to snag baby bump photos you'll cherish for years to come. Tamara Lackey, a portrait photographer in Chapel Hill, N.C. and author of Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography, schools you on snapping.

5 Ways Pregnancy Affects Your Balance

It happened four months into Jolynn Baca Jaekel's pregnancy. A slight stumble on an uneven sidewalk, and bam: She went down. "Out of panic, I twisted to avoid falling forward and hurting the baby, and landed on my back," Jaekel of Arlington, Va., says. "I was so shaken up, I started to cry."

4 Balance-Building Pregnancy Workouts

Nearly any safe exercise for pregnancy will help with your stability—just be sure to keep at least one foot on the ground (no box jumps!) and slow down a little in dance cardio classes with complicated footwork. That said, these practices may give you more balance bang for your buck. 

Related: 5 Ways Pregnancy Affects Your Balance

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