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05.13.11 Hits of the week
- Friends and family gathered to celebrate celebrity Victoria Beckham's baby shower—an all-pink affair! Check out our Baby Shower Guide for tips on throwing a memorable bash to celebrate mom-to-be and baby.
- Fit Pregnancy guest columnist Dr. Oz has a new and exciting book out on losing weight. Take a peek at it—you might find it helpful after your baby is born and it's time to put your weight-loss plans into action!
- Remember all of that stir about keeping children in rear-facing car seats until at least 2 years old? Our friends over at The Stir have real-life photographic proof that older and taller kids can still fit in their seat when it's facing the rear of the vehicle.
- The new top baby names list has one writer asking: How many people name their children after sports stars? Head over to our Baby Namer feature for some surprise suggestions if you're still looking for the perfect name.
- A New York Times blogger starts an interesting discussion: What three words sum up what you have learned in your own parenting trenches? When it comes to parenting styles, remember that it's important to discuss this topic with your partner before the baby arrives.
- Actress and new mom Alicia Silverstone reveals that she embraced orgasmic birth during her recent labor and delivery. The big "O" during pregnancy can be one of the unexpected bonuses of expecting for a lot of women.
- A new study finds that parental strife affects babies. Our experts agree that partners should communicate and nurture their relationship to successfully transition into parenthood.
- Oscar-winner Natalie Portman shows off her baby bump while out in New York City. With spring in the air (and summer around the corner, check out our Pure Bliss fashion page for fun and sophisticated styles to add to your mom-to-be wardrobe.
- Read up on the top 30 foods to help keep you hydrated. It's very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy to benefit you and your growing baby.
- Researchers' new findings suggest that breastfeeding prevents bratty behavior in children. Add that feature to the long list of good things in mother's milk for your baby.
- A news report finds that identity thieves are now targeting babies. Check out our funny Owner's Manual page for a guide into your new baby.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.