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Third Trimester

Gestational Diabetes May Affect a Baby's Future Weight

Expecting a girl? Your pregnancy health could determine if she’s overweight later in childhood, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care. The research shows that daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to struggle with obesity in adolescence.

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.

Drama Over Baby Names? Avoid the Most Common Conflicts

Parents-to-be tend to follow one of two strategies when it comes to revealing baby names before Junior's debut: swiftly announcing their pick to "claim" it or guarding it as a secret for fear that another mama might pilfer the idea. Unfortunately, neither guarantees your babe will be the only Marley on the block. We asked Baby Name Wizard Laura Wattenberg how to handle the common sources of name-heist drama.

Alyssa Milano Helps Mamas-to-Be Master the Casual-Cute Look

If you saw Alyssa Milano on Project Runway All Stars, or on the cover of our August/September issue (which you can download on iTunes), you know that the new mom-of-two can really dress up a baby bump. So it was only fitting that she’d venture into maternity wear.

Why Docs Perform C-Sections for Babies in Breech

Heads or tails? While only 4 percent of babies are in the breech position—buttocks or feet-first instead of head-down—at term, the decision about whether to deliver these babies vaginally or via planned C-section is a hot-button international topic.

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. 

Combat The Hot-Weather Hazards of a Summer Pregnancy

Hot and very bothered— that’s all 28-year-old Cindy Wilson of Kingston, Pa. thought she was after spending a day on the beach while in her second trimester. “I started to feel woozy,” Wilson says, and before she knew it, she was tumbling down the stairs of the pier. “I ended up being fine, but it was the scariest moment of my pregnancy,” she says. Paramedics told her to spend the rest of the day indoors; that August her daughter, Rosalie, was born safe and sound.

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