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2nd Trimester

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Doula

While woman-to-woman maternity support has been around ever since women have been having babies (well, technically, Eve was on her own), doulas are relatively new. After all, the first US professional organization for doulas (DONA, or Doulas of North America; now called DONA International) only started in 1992. This leaves many women wondering, “If I have a labor support partner and a nurse during labor, do I really need doula?” The answer: Maybe.

Sourdough Kale Strata

This casserole can be an easy, hearty breakfast if prepared for baking the day before, but it works for dinner, too. Kale contains key pregnancy nutrients calcium, folate and iron, which helps prevent your baby from developing iron-deficiency anemia. Plus, a single 70-calorie large egg contains 6 grams of protein. RELATED:  See more great recipes for eggs

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Linzer Cookies

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Cheddar and Chive Mini-Quiches

These adorable little “quiches” (really more like crust-less frittatas) are equally delicious cold, room temperature, or warmed! Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or a protein snack, they can also be gussied up with fancier fillings--like gruyere, asparagus or bacon--and served at brunch parties.  The recipe doubles easily and also freezes exceptionally well—just warm the quiches a bit after freezing to eliminate any “freezer” taste. 

The Workout That Makes Your Baby Smarter

You know that exercising during pregnancy manages your mood, dials down discomfort, and reduces your risk of gestational diabetes. But it might also help your baby’s brain develop faster, according to new findings presented recently in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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