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2nd Trimester

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.

I’m Pregnant! Now What?

After learning that you’re pregnant, your main agenda is simple: Tell your partner and celebrate! But once the happy news sinks in, the next steps can seem overwhelming. To help simplify the situation, we asked Akua Afriyie-Gray, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola Medical Center, for the most important moves a pregnant woman should make.

Baby Name Ideas: April Showers Bring May Flowers

If your baby is due soon, get inspired by the old adage "April showers bring May flowers" with these rainy and flowery baby names.

Floral Baby Names

These pretty baby names mean "flower" or they are a type of flower, making them ideal for babies born in May.

Unique, Unisex Baby Names

If you are waiting until your baby is born to find out the gender, it might be a good idea to pick a unisex baby name for your little bundle of joy. Instead of an ordinary unisex name (such as Dana, Evan, Jamie, Lee or Terry) or trendy baby names (like Aubrey, Connor, Kelsey or Taylor) get a little more creative in your choices.

Try one of these unique and modern unisex names:

 

5 Pregnancy Superfoods to Eat Now

When it comes to pregnancy and food, two extreme things can happen: Either you feel like you could eat an entire refrigerator’s worth of calories in 14 seconds flat, or you feel as if you could decorate your walls with your innards at even the thought of certain foods.

These opposite reactions aren’t unusual, and they don’t have to be harmful (as long as they don’t happen persistently).

Historical Baby Boy Names

These baby boy names are perfect for parents who are history buffs, or anyone looking for a classic name for their bundle of joy.

From American heroes to former presidents to iconic Hollywood stars, you are sure to find the ideal historical name for your baby boy.

American Hero Baby Names

Get inspired by these historical figures and discover the perfect baby name for your own little hero.

10 Questions to Help You Choose a Care Provider

Finding the right person to care for you and your baby during pregnancy, labor and birth is one of the most important decisions you will make, and it can help you feel confident to push for the safest, healthiest birth.

As you review doctors and midwives in your area, the following questions can help you find someone who will provide the care you are looking for. Asking questions and providing information builds trust, and it’s the best way to make sure everyone is working toward the same goal – the safest, healthiest birth possible for you and your baby.

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.

Liz Lange’s Maternity Fashion Tips

For the past 15 years, designer Liz Lange has been bringing chic maternity style to expectant moms. Her first collection started as an exclusive, high-end line sold only in Lange’s small boutiques in New York and Los Angeles, but five years in, the mother of Gus, 14, and Alice, 12, decided to go after a broader audience.

Grandparenting 2.0

It used to be that a grandparent’s role was to coo at the baby and roll his or her eyes at mom’s newfangled parenting ideas. Not so much anymore.

More grandparents-to-be want to be helpful and up to date, and they’re willing to show up to class to prove it. Grandparent workshops and classes, such as the “Grandparenting 101” course at the Medical Center of Plano in Texas, are popping up across the country.

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