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2nd Trimester

How to Reduce Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Gridlock. Spam. Irritating coworkers. Certain problems are beyond our control—stretch marks included. And while a new U.K. study found that 90 percent of pregnant women face these skin problems, there are still steps one can take to reduce their appearance. Anne Chapas, M.D., of NYC's Union Square Laser Dermatology, offers her best tips.

8 Bump-Friendly Maternity Dresses for Wedding Season

Improve Your Posture, Reduce Pregnancy Pain

When you stand properly, joints, muscles and organs work painlessly. Here's your head-to-toe guide to standing straight.

Related: The Prenatal Exercise Plan That Soothes Pregnancy Symptoms

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Walnuts, Pomegranates & Mint-Tahini Dressing

I love tahini as a base for my dressings. The pressed sesame lends a really creamy, earthy essence, and you don’t need additional oil because it’s high in good fat. My husband will make the dressing while I grill the zucchini—it’s great teamwork.

Maternity Bathing Suits That Flatter Your Baby Bump

The Prenatal Exercise Plan That Soothes Pregnancy Symptoms

4 Close-to-Home Babymoon Destinations

5 Reasons Pregnancy Is Sexy

You have tons of stuff to think about right now: Will my baby be healthy? What sort of mom will I be? How long will it take my belly to go down after birth and will I fit into my skinny jeans again? Now, let’s be clear: What does my partner think about my boobs? shouldn’t top your list of concerns. We certainly don’t expect to be your No. 1 priority at this point.

Meet Stacy Keibler: Pregnant Role Model, Fitness Veteran, and Clean-Eating Inspiration

UPDATE: Stacy Keibler, our June/July cover star, is officially a new mom. She and her husband Jared Pobre welcomed a baby girl, Ava Grace, on Wednesday, August 20. Keibler made the announcement on her website: “Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives… We’ve never experienced a level of joy and happiness like this before!”

Master the Art of the Staycation-Babymoon

A week-long babymoon to a new city isn't always possible (if only!), but a staycation can be just as relaxing, if not more.

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