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2nd Trimester

Study: Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Increase Risk for Autism

The concentration of air pollutants where you live around the time you give birth may double your child’s risk of autism, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Week 24: Back Aches and Belly Envy

In the last four weeks since the previous blog, what I’ve noticed most is that my pregnancy symptoms seem to be amping up a bit. Still minor overall, but here’s an example: At 22 weeks pregnant, my emotions bubbled up.

Hilaria Baldwin’s Tips for a Fit, Healthy and ‘Sexy’ Pregnancy

Hilaria Baldwin is much more than just Alec Baldwin’s very pregnant wife. The Extra lifestyle correspondent is a dynamo unto herself, who at age 25 co-founded Yoga Vida, a yoga studio with two New York City locations, where she once made ends meet by teaching 36 classes a week!

Baby Registry 101

Walk into any baby store and you're likely to be overwhelmed by the number of choices in products. An entire wall of bottles. An entire aisle of strollers. An entire section of baby monitors. It's enough to make any first-timer run out of the store. No need to panic, registering for baby can be a simple task.

With a little planning and help, you can sign up for everything you want and need without breaking a preggo sweat.

Plus, if you do it in person, you get to use a fun scanner.

Prenatal Testing Cheat Sheet

A healthy baby is every expectant mom’s No. 1 priority. The good news? Most babies are born healthy. But a small amount (about 2 percent to 4 percent) are affected by some kind of a serious birth defect. There are a number of tests that can check on your baby’s health when you’re pregnant: Screening tests give parents-to-be an idea of the likelihood that their baby has certain kinds of problems, one such test has been in the news lately.

Expert Answers to Your Top 5 Breast Questions

You may have noticed something besides your belly growing during pregnancy: your breasts. In fact, it’s not uncommon for, ahem, the girls, to grow up to two cup sizes, especially if this is your first pregnancy. This new growth is a good sign that your breasts are getting ready, all by themselves, to provide milk for your baby after delivery.

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