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3rd Trimester

10 Healthy Ways to Get Your Chocolate Fix

Healthy chocolate recipes that will help you indulge in the ultimate comfort food.

Gestational Diabetes May Affect a Baby's Future Weight

Expecting a girl? Your pregnancy health could determine if she’s overweight later in childhood, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care. The research shows that daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to struggle with obesity in adolescence.

Alyssa Milano Helps Mamas-to-Be Master the Casual-Cute Look

If you saw Alyssa Milano on Project Runway All Stars, or on the cover of our August/September issue (which you can download on iTunes), you know that the new mom-of-two can really dress up a baby bump. So it was only fitting that she’d venture into maternity wear.

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.

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