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2nd Trimester

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.

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.

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