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1st Trimester

Are You Gaining Enough Weight?

Ever see a super slim pregnant woman, and feel a pang of jealousy? Well, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health might change that.

The Mom-to-Be’s Guide to Spinning

Spinners rejoice: Cycling can ease back pain, boost your mood, and improve sleep. But you need to know your limits, says Erica Ziel, a California-based personal trainer and creator of Knocked-Up Fitness. Ready to clip in? Here are her tips to stay safe.

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Doctors have long struggled to understand why some women develop gestational diabetes and others don’t. Extra weight plays a role, but many slim, otherwise healthy women find their blood glucose inching higher during pregnancy. What else could be going on?

Let's Talk About Breastfeeding

How long do you think you should talk to your prenatal doctor about breastfeeding? While you may not have a specific amount of time in mind, if the duration 39 seconds sounds a bit short, it is. But a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology  found just that: Researchers recorded conversations from people’s first prenatal visits, and found that doctors spent an average of 39 seconds talking to women about breastfeeding.

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18 Bazillion Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

When your mom was pregnant with you, chances are, she wasn’t pedaling furiously at spin class or doing ball squats. Back then, doctors worried that exercise might harm the growing baby and discouraged pregnant women from breaking a sweat. Now, that’s completely passé. Researchers have realized that prenatal inactivity—not exercise—puts moms-to-be and their babies at risk. “For low-risk pregnancies, prenatal exercise is absolutely safe.

Can These Common Chemicals Cause Premature Birth?

You know to be wary of chemicals in your food and beauty products, especially during pregnancy. Now, a new study gives you more incentive: researchers found a connection between phthalates (chemicals used to make plastic more flexible, and as solvents in personal care products) and preterm deliveries.

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