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.
Mom-to-be Stacy Keibler’s priorities couldn’t be clearer: When we were planning her cover shoot for our June/July issue, she asked if she could spend most of her photo shoot not vamping for the camera in glam gowns but instead showcasing the Pilates moves that have kept her strong and energetic throughout her pregnancy.
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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.
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