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3rd Trimester

Nursery Ideas: How to Create a Calm and Peaceful Living Space

3 Things Debbie Matenopoulos Wants to Do During Pregnancy

She's gone from dishing celeb gossip on E! to co-starring on the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family and writing a new cookbook, It's All Greek to Me. Now Debbie Matenopoulos is expecting her first in October—see what's at the top of her pregnancy to-do list.

How Third-Trimester Exercise Benefits Your Baby

Exercise duing pregnancy can keep weight gain in check, reduce your risk of gestational diabetes, decrease discomfort, and set you up for an easier labor and delivery. Now, new research shows that breaking a sweat, especially after 29 weeks, has a big benefit for your baby, too.

15 Brilliant Ways to Calm Your Baby

Your baby spent 40 weeks in a quiet, warm, dark womb, and suddenly emerges in a loud, bright, open world. (The guy with the camera! The lights! The booming voices!) Talk about a trippy transition. From her first day on Earth, your newborn is full-out using the senses that she developed in utero. The overwhelming onslaught of sights and sounds is more than enough to warrant some crying from your little blueberry.

A Question of Paternity Leave

The US is far from generous with its parental leave—the Family and Medical Leave Act requires companies with more than 50 employees to offer a meager 12 weeks off unpaid. But there is one benefit to America's stingy statute: Mom and Dad are entitled to the same time off. This means a total of 6 months with Baby if you play your cards right. We’d love to know how (and if) your partner plans to take his leave. Your responses will help inform an upcoming article.

Your Baby Gear Dilemmas, Solved

Versatile Baby Names for Girls

Caramel-Apple Bread Pudding

Bread puddings are super easy; you can’t really screw this recipe up. Assemble it ahead of time and throw it in the oven as you start eating so it’s ready when you’re finished with your main course. The reheated leftovers will taste great later on too.

Create a Bright and Sunny Nursery for Your Baby

Shopping with Rosie Pope: How to Buy the Best Baby Gear and Maternity Clothes

Rosie Pope is synonymous with all things maternity fashion. Even if you’re not sporting heels throughout your pregnancy, there’s still a lot to learn from the style guru, entrepreneur, and mom of four (her youngest was born this March!). Pope also recently gave birth to another endeavor, Rosie Pope Baby, a line of chic baby clothes and accessories.

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