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2nd Trimester

Stretch Mark Creams: What Works, What Doesn't

We hate to be the bearers of bad news but stretch mark creams might not be the miraculous skin-savers some of us thought they were.

Chrissy Teigen Says 'Get Out of My Uterus!'

We were so looking forward to following along with Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy via her (hilarious, so-accurate, amazing) Twitter... and then the haters had to go and troll our new fave celeb mom-to-be. A week after announcing she was expecting her first child with long-time beau and hubby, John Legend, Chrissy shared a bump photo on her Instagram, captioned: "Somebody is early to the party."

Colds During Pregnancy: Should You Worry?

Colds are never fun—least of all when you’re already fatigued from growing a baby inside of you. And now, new research finds another downside to having the sniffles when you’re pregnant: Colds during pregnancy are linked to an increased risk of your baby developing asthma, says a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

How to Beat Winter Weight Gain

Developing borderline gestational diabetes turned out to be a blessing for Beth Bader. Though she had to pass on her favorite Christmas gingerbread cookies and limit herself to a bite of cake at her baby shower, monitoring her blood sugar taught her a healthier, more satisfying way of pregnancy eating.

Fight the Winter Blues During Pregnancy

In Milton, Ontario, Canada, where Janice Smith lives, a February day might reach 5 degrees and darkness sets in well before the workday ends—conditions that trigger Smith’s yearly bout with seasonal affective disorder, aka SAD or winter depression. “In winter, I can barely get out of bed in the morning, and I typically retreat from my friends,” she says.

Safe Medications to Take While Pregnant

Getting sick when you’re pregnant can be scary enough without having to stress about whether popping pills that might ease your symptoms will harm your growing baby.

How to Tell the Guys at Work You're Pregnant

As the host of car show PowerNation, Courtney Hansen—who gave birth to daughter Holland in July—knows a few things about working in a testosterone-heavy environment. With her tips, you can make your workplace a less-stressful place for a pregnant woman, for all nine months.

6 Stress-Relief Tips That Really Work

Every woman has some everyday anxiety, but soon–to–be moms can pile on a few more factors sure to send even the coolest cucumber into night sweats (seriously, this growing baby is going to come out where?).

Make Your Pregnancy Workouts Really Work

Yeah, yeah, it’s easy for taut fitness pros to tell you to work out during your pregnancy—what with their lack of swollen feet or heartburn. We chased down realistic advice from trainers who’ve been there.