Holidays | Fit Pregnancy


Holiday Glow

So maybe you won’t be flaunting your abs at this year’s holiday parties. After all, for most, pregnancy ’tis not the season for midriff-baring fashions. But you can still draw plenty of attention with the combination of your glowing skin, your blooming body and a little beauty know-how.

Stop the Madness

Even under the best of circumstances, the holidays can be notoriously nerve-wracking. Add pregnancy or new motherhood to the mix, and the activities that are supposed to make the season warm and fun can simply turn into sources of more pressure.

Gifts for Mom and Baby

With the holidays looming, now is a good time to review some of our recommended buys as you start thinking about your shopping or wish list. We're sure you can find that special gift for yourself, your baby or family and friends who are expecting from our list of must-haves to luxury pieces to eco-friendly items.

Flu Shots for Babies


The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that everyone over six months of age take the flu shot. "I agree with the recommendations of the AAP and regularly give flu vaccines to my patients 6 months and older. It is the best way to protect children from getting the flu," Clare Bush, M.D., a pediatrician at Columbia University Medical Center Pediatrician said.

Mom-To-Be's Holiday "Mocktail"

Giving up alcohol while you're expecting is one of the first steps to becoming a good parent, write Jackie Rose and Caroline Angel, R.N., Ph.D., in The Newly Non-Drinking Girl's Guide to Pregnancy (Sourcebooks), but you don't want to feel that you're depriving yourself. Your holiday parties will feel more festive if you pay attention to the presentation of your alcohol-free drink, "whether it's a highball glass for a Shirley Temple or a half-pineapple hull for a Virgin Bahama Mama," the authors write. The recipe below, they say, has "shooter" written all over it:

Your Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday

The holidays can be a stressful time. Whether you're pregnant or a brand-new mom, it's more important than ever to take a step back and think about what's important to you during the holiday season. Take a breath and prioritize so that you don't get overwhelmed during this demanding time.