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Second Trimester

Prenatal Yoga: Ankle-to-Knee Hip Opener

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Prenatal Yoga: Butterfly Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Child's Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Standing Flow Poses

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Prenatal Yoga Pose: Sun Salutation

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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:

 

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.

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