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Second Trimester

Prenatal Yoga: Standing Flow Poses

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

Prenatal Yoga Pose: Sun Salutation

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

Get Relief Now: 7 Tips for Easing and Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain is a common pregnancy symptom, and it doesn’t always disappear when your baby arrives.  

Drop in to any physical therapist’s office or massage studio and you’re bound to see some baby bumps in the waiting room. That’s because ligament-loosening hormones, weight gain and a shifting center of gravity all conspire to cause 2 million pregnant women to cry out from back pain every year, especially between the fifth and seventh months.

Expert Answers to Your Top 5 Breast Questions

You may have noticed something besides your belly growing during pregnancy: your breasts. In fact, it’s not uncommon for, ahem, the girls, to grow up to two cup sizes, especially if this is your first pregnancy. This new growth is a good sign that your breasts are getting ready, all by themselves, to provide milk for your baby after delivery.

I’m Pregnant! Now What?

After learning that you’re pregnant, your main agenda is simple: Tell your partner and celebrate! But once the happy news sinks in, the next steps can seem overwhelming. To help simplify the situation, we asked Akua Afriyie-Gray, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola Medical Center, for the most important moves a pregnant woman should make.

Unique, Unisex Baby Names

If you are waiting until your baby is born to find out the gender, it might be a good idea to pick a unisex baby name for your little bundle of joy. Instead of an ordinary unisex name (such as Dana, Evan, Jamie, Lee or Terry) or trendy baby names (like Aubrey, Connor, Kelsey or Taylor) get a little more creative in your choices.

Try one of these unique and modern unisex names:

 

Ashton

Sex Rx: 4 Reasons to Keep Doing It

Now that you’re pregnant, has your sex life gone into a deep freeze? If so, consider thawing it out. In most cases, not only is a roll in the hay perfectly safe through your final trimester, it’s good for your mental health and your relationship. Here, our top four reasons to get down while you’re knocked up.

Historical Baby Boy Names

These baby boy names are perfect for parents who are history buffs, or anyone looking for a classic name for their bundle of joy.

From American heroes to former presidents to iconic Hollywood stars, you are sure to find the ideal historical name for your baby boy.

American Hero Baby Names

Get inspired by these historical figures and discover the perfect baby name for your own little hero.

10 Questions to Help You Choose a Care Provider

Finding the right person to care for you and your baby during pregnancy, labor and birth is one of the most important decisions you will make, and it can help you feel confident to push for the safest, healthiest birth.

As you review doctors and midwives in your area, the following questions can help you find someone who will provide the care you are looking for. Asking questions and providing information builds trust, and it’s the best way to make sure everyone is working toward the same goal – the safest, healthiest birth possible for you and your baby.

Making Time for Childbirth Classes: A How-to Guide

One of the biggest arguments made for moms or couples who don’t attend childbirth classes is “I/we don’t have time.” And in today’s over-scheduled, over-committed and over-worked life, it’s true that many (often too many) things compete for your time.

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