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3rd Trimester

3 Ways to Take the Weight Off Your Baby Belly

You're in the home stretch! And stretch is the operative word. As you get into your third trimester, your blooming bump seems to throw everything out of whack. Picking up something you drop, getting out of bed, standing in line, even sitting can strain your back.

What's an almost-new-mom to do? Many have turned to one of the new breed of belly supports.

Kim Kardashian Gains 52 Pounds So Far in Second Pregnancy

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian West but she's one of the most candid stars out there today. 

Granted, candor is essentially the very thing she's built her livelihood on, and sometimes it verges on oversharing. But other times—like on Tuesday, when the star tweeted out the exact amount of weight she's gained during her second pregnancy—it's refreshing. Actually, it's a little bit inspiring.

She tweeted the following message:

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Wears See-Through Suit

Pregnancy can't stop Kim Kardashian West from embracing her signature sexy style—or showing a little skin.

Science Pinpoints When Your Labor Will Start

The biggest guessing game for pregnant women—well, maybe besides whether it's a boy or a girl—is when Baby will decide to make an appearance. The onset of labor is a mysterious process, and due dates are not an exact science.

Coco Austin: Her Baby Bump is (Finally) Here!

What a difference a few weeks makes! Just recently, Coco Austin, the pregnant wife of rapper Ice-T, had a barely noticeable baby bump that was making noticeable headlines. Regardless of the ultrasound she shared of baby Chanel Nicole, some were accusing her of faking her pregnancy.

Big Baby Fear Leads to Unnecessary Interventions

If you were told at the end of your pregnancy that your baby might be well over eight pounds, you'd probably freak out a little about giving birth, right?

Coco Austin Has a Tiny Bump—and It's OK

Coco Austin and Mr. Coco Austin (A.K.A. Ice-T), are expecting their first child. Like most expectant women, Coco has been actively updating social media with her pregnancy development pics. But these selfies have caused more "eeks" than "ahs" on the internet. The issue? Coco's barely noticeable belly—many onlookers are perturbed that her bump is so tiny at 7 months pregnant.

New Treatment for Preeclampsia is On the Way

You know how you have to pee in a cup every time you go to the OB? That's because your doctor is looking for an increase in protein in your urine, which is one of the symptoms of preeclampsia, dangerously high blood pressure that affects 5-10 percent of pregnancies. Previously, the only real treatment for the condition was to deliver the baby.

A Quick Guide to Prodromal Labor Contractions

It's the end of your pregnancy. You're big, you're tired, and you are beyond ready to meet the tiny person who has been making their home in your body for the better part of a year. There's just one thing to do: wait for labor contractions to start.

Gestational Diabetes: The Pregnancy Complication I Didn't Expect

I'd never failed a test in my whole life, and the very thought used to give me nightmares at school. That all changed when I was pregnant with my first baby. I failed the one-hour sugar test that screens expectant moms for gestational diabetes. And though I passed the subsequent three-hour version, I failed both of them again later in my pregnancy by just a number or two. It was confirmed, according to my doctor: I had GD.