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First Trimester

Worried About Miscarriage? Read This

A positive pregnancy test sends a whoosh of excitement through your body. You start thinking, Will it be a boy or a girl? Which one of us will it look like? But then worry starts creeping in: What if something goes wrong and I have a miscarriage? Thankfully, there’s not as much to angst over as you might expect.

Is Your Pregnancy Diet Safe?

You recall it well: The moment you put your fork down and decided, “No more meat/animal products/gluten!” Full of conviction, you changed your grocery list and restaurant orders ... and then didn’t give it a ton of thought. But now that your munchkin is getting a bit of everything you eat—and none of what you don’t—you may be reconsidering that decision for your pregnancy diet. Should you stick with it? Will your vegan resolve go AWOL during pregnancy? Will your babe miss out if you skip carbs?

5 Expert Tips for Gorgeous Pregnancy Photos

Now's the time to snag baby bump photos you'll cherish for years to come. Tamara Lackey, a portrait photographer in Chapel Hill, N.C. and author of Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography, schools you on snapping.

6 Quirky Facts You Might Not Know About Pregnancy

Now that you're pregnant, you know all about the foods you should be eating and the vitamins you should be taking. But we bet there are some fun facts you haven't heard of. Watch this Buzzfeed video and see for yourself. 

Can Morning Sickness Make Your Baby Smarter?!

It may not be the prettiest part of pregnancy, but all that rushing to the closest trash can to throw up, thanks to the good ol' morning sickness, is actually good for your baby. Yes! Nausea and vomiting means fewer miscarriages and birth defects, along with smarter kids. 

Six Sunscreen Rules to Follow When You’re Pregnant

Summer after sunny summer, you’ve been the model of sun protection. Right? But now that you’re pregnant (congrats!), shielding yourself from the sun's harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays is more important than ever. Your body’s pigment-producing cells (called melanocytes) kick into overdrive during pregnancy, making your skin more susceptible to UV-induced discoloration.

Can a Blood Test Predict Miscarriage?

New research suggests that a simple blood test may reveal a woman’s risk of miscarriage—an important first step in prevention.

Survive the Work Day (Even When You Have Morning Sickness)

Pregnant women have tons of demands on their time and energy, not the least of which is work.

3 Home Remedies for Dandruff

Got an itchy, flaky scalp? Try this simple anti-dandruff prescription from Elizabeth Cunnane-Phillips, a trichologist (that’s a hair and scalp expert) at the Philip Kingsley Clinic in New York City.

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