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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. 

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Herb, Goat Cheese and Spinach Frittata

By using half whole eggs and half egg whites, you get the yolks' nutrients—especially choline and omega-3s for fetal brain development—with less cholesterol.

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