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2nd Trimester

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.

Drama Over Baby Names? Avoid the Most Common Conflicts

Parents-to-be tend to follow one of two strategies when it comes to revealing baby names before Junior's debut: swiftly announcing their pick to "claim" it or guarding it as a secret for fear that another mama might pilfer the idea. Unfortunately, neither guarantees your babe will be the only Marley on the block. We asked Baby Name Wizard Laura Wattenberg how to handle the common sources of name-heist drama.

3 Pregnancy Exercises That Improve Balance

You know that pregnancy affects your balance. Here's how to condition your body to stay upright, according to yoga teacher Natasha Hennessy.

The Best Sneakers for Pregnancy

Changes in your feet can make you more susceptible to ankle rolls and falls, says Louis Galli, D.P.M., a foot and ankle surgeon in New York City. These kicks have you covered. 

Should You Find Out Your Baby's Sex?

Learning your baby’s sex might predict more than just a pink or blue nursery. It might say something about what kind of parent you’ll be, at least that's what a study published in Personality and Individual Differences suggests.

Zoe Saldana Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—Sort Of

Unless you’ve sworn off Facebook the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen quite a few videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Celebs like Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, and Hayden Panettiere (who confirmed her pregnancy in her video!) have drenched themselves in freezing water to raise awareness of the disease.

Christy Hemme Is Expecting

Christy Hemme, TNA Impact Wrestling’s ring announcer and former WWE Diva, is no stranger to fitness and hard work. Hemme has been consistently exercising since she was a teenager, and that same hard work (and hard abs) made her a force to be reckoned with—both inside and outside of the wrestling ring. Now, Hemme has a whole new reason to stay active: she’s expecting a baby! We caught up with her to chat about her pregnancy.

Combat The Hot-Weather Hazards of a Summer Pregnancy

Hot and very bothered— that’s all 28-year-old Cindy Wilson of Kingston, Pa. thought she was after spending a day on the beach while in her second trimester. “I started to feel woozy,” Wilson says, and before she knew it, she was tumbling down the stairs of the pier. “I ended up being fine, but it was the scariest moment of my pregnancy,” she says. Paramedics told her to spend the rest of the day indoors; that August her daughter, Rosalie, was born safe and sound.

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