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08.12.11 Hits of the week
- The editors at Babble have selected Our Ask the Labor Nurse blog to their list of Top 50 Pregnancy Blogs. Congratulations Jeanne!
- The Mama Glow Film Festival in New York next week will be featuring the new movie No Woman, No Cry, a documentary directed by Christy Turlington-Burns that highlights the troubling issue of maternal death. Fit Pregnancy went along with Burns on a recent trip to Peru to see first-hand how childbrith can be made safer around the world.
- New research shows that genetic tests using a mom's blood can reveal her baby's gender at seven weeks. One of our contributors talks about her experience finding out that she was having a girl after welcoming two boys.
- A new study finds that a baby's palate and food memories are shaped before birth. Good or bad, our What You Eat = Your Baby's Future page offers you info on how prenatal nutrition affects your baby well into adulthood.
- Fox News' Megyn Kelly gushes over her baby girl and talks about defending her maternity leave. As she points out, the United States is one of only a handful of countries that doesn't guarantee paid leave when a child is born.
- We dare you to keep a straight face watching this video: Funny man Jimmy Kimmel joins actress Jessica Alba at a birthing class. Take our poll: What type of labor prep class are you planning to attend?
- A study finds that a woman's likelihood of having twins increases in the first three to six months after she stops using birth control pills. Check out our Two In The Oven article for more facts about twin pregnancies that you might not know.
- Actress and new mom Tia Mowry says motherhood is "more emotional than I expected." Pregnancy and new motherhood can be tough on your mind and emotions. Head over to our Manage Your Moods page for the best ways to stay on an even keel.
- Hindsight is 20/20: A writer at fellow website Babble shares her take on "10 things I wish I'd done differently." Our Adventures in Babyland blogger wrote about her musings on motherhood and a few things that stood out for her even before her baby arrived.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor