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1st Trimester

Banana Pancakes the Whole Family Will Love

Every Sunday during our family summers up in Maine, we would spend the morning feasting on pancakes. Sometimes we made them with heaping handfuls of wild Maine blueberries, but the sweet caramel of bananas and buttery pecans has always been my favorite. My mom would get up early to get the batter started, and by the time my siblings and I came down, there would be perfect cakes lining the griddle. We piled them high, poured on the maple syrup, and then went back for seconds . . .

The Red Quinoa Recipe You've Gotta Try

This protein-packed whole grain dish, featured on The Chew, will keep you full for hours. Here’s how to make it at home. Related: Daphne’s Favorite Prenatal Eats

What to Eat While Pregnant: Moroccan Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

Daphne’s been making this twist on traditional Turkish lentil soup throughout her recipe—she calls it “super nutrient-dense” and adds that “you can’t f--- it up…sorry, screw it up.” It’s cozy and filling and, yep, super easy. Make it tonight! Related: Daphne’s Favorite Prenatal Eats

Get Your Whole-Food Fix

Between taking care of a newborn, prepping for your return to work after maternity leave, and still decorating the nursery, getting a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables can feel more stressful than the thought of having your least favorite in-law move in next door.

Related: 5 Steps to a Worry-Free Pregnancy

The New Prenatal Power Food?

Go nuts: Eating peanuts during pregnancy may reduce your baby’s risk of developing the all-too-common nut allergy, says a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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?

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