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1st Trimester

Asado: Argentinean Grilled Steak with Salsa Criolla

Iron, protein, and vitamins A and C, make this steak the perfect prenatal dinner.  Pair it with a folate and calcium-rich spinach salad for the ultimate pregnancy power meal. Bonus: It’s so delicious you won’t even miss your usual glass of Malbec. Related:   5 Ways to Rock Your Pregnancy Diet

4 Pregnancy-Safe Retinol Alternatives

Pregnancy is full of sacrifices: coffee, alcohol, energy. But there’s no need to add stellar skin to the list.

4 Prenatal Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

Fitness fallacies spread like athlete's foot on a communal yoga mat, especially during pregnancy. To be fair, there has been a lot of game-changing prenatal fitness research in the last few years. Here, some common misconceptions, and what they mean for your workout. 

6 Ways to Hack Your Prenatal To-Do List

When you find out you’re pregnant, you can almost feel your to-do list Growing from XL to OMG. There are books to read, rooms to redo, an almost absurd number of things to buy—and on top of it all, you’re supposed to morph into a responsible, even-keeled, fully actualized adult in nine months. Hellooo, intimidation. “Many women are afraid they’ll be found inadequate when it comes to pregnancy and being a mom,” says Laurel Schwartz, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Stamford, Conn.

“They end up wasting the whole nine months worrying about falling short.”

Don't Forget What Makes You Happy

Even before she became a new mom, Daphne Oz knew a thing or two about the importance of creating moments of bliss in her daily life--as evidenced by this excerpt from her book  "Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun." Whether you're trying to conceive, rocking a baby bump, or are already a veteran of motherhood, we think you'll be as inspired by Daphne's list as much as we are. Remember: A happier mom equals a happier baby!   

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Edward Marc’s Chocolate Bark

Looking for a healthy, decadent snack to ease your chocolate cravings? (Umm, always.) Try this easy-to-make bark recipe, courtesy of Edward Marc Chocolatier.

Kelsey Nixon's Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Recipe by Kelsey Nixon  •  Photo by Sara Remington

Quick and Easy Recipe: Homemade Chicken Soup

This chicken soup gets an infusion of extra hearty, home-style flavor, with a simple trick. Simmer the rotisserie chicken and fresh herbs in store-bought stock, while you prep and cook the veggies for the soup. Then, add one of several optional ingredients to customize the bowl to your taste. Related: The latest Easy Soup Recipes on Pinterest!

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