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Second Trimester

Pregnancy Meditation and Resting Shivasana Pose

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Pregnant Belly Basics: Linea Nigra

Q: I'm five months along and have noticed a strange dark line on my belly? Is it dangerous?

A: Nope. While the linea nigra, or “black line,” may be disconcerting, it’s perfectly harmless—and perfectly normal. In fact, up to 75 percent of women will experience this hormone-induced darkening of the skin during pregnancy.

Week 24: Back Aches and Belly Envy

In the last four weeks since the previous blog, what I’ve noticed most is that my pregnancy symptoms seem to be amping up a bit. Still minor overall, but here’s an example: During my 22nd week, my emotions bubbled up.

Prenatal Visit: Fundal Height Measurement

Q: My OB recently started measuring my belly every time I see her. Why does she do this?

Prenatal Yoga: Hands and Knees Yoga Flow

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Prenatal Yoga: Warrior Poses

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Week 20: Itchy Rash

As spring heads toward summer, my baby boy is growing and developing right on schedule. He’s approximately the length of a carrot now (about 10 inches long), weighs ¾ of a pound and for the next several weeks, I’ll be gaining around a pound a week. Not to sound like a broken record, but yep, I still feel great! I am amazed at how easily I’ve had it so far.

Prenatal Yoga: Tree Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Cat/Cow Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Chest Opener

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