It's no secret that pregnant women easily put on a few pounds each month until their bundle of joy arrives —unfortunately getting rid of that weight is not so effortless. Along with eating right, exercise is a sure way to getting your body back to the way it was pre-baby. Our basic postpartum exercise time line helps you determine how and when to slowly add exercise so that you can watch the number on the scale drop as your baby grows.
A positive pregnancy test makes expectant parents jump for joy — and they can't wait to share the news with their loved ones! While the news of a new baby is exciting enough, sometimes you want to surprise your friends and family with a creative announcement. Get inspired with these five unique ideas to share "the big news."
If you think it's hot out there, just imagine how an expectant mama is handling the heat. Mamas-to-be can get hot, hot, hot, due to extra blood flow causing higher-than-normal body temperatures in addition to the extra pounds they are packing. But, there are simple ways women with child can cool off aside from turning on the air conditioner.
Step away from the buffet! When you're pregnant, it often feels like there are more items on the do not eat list than foods you can devour! The holidays are all about food, family, (gifts!) and fun, so it's important to know what's safe for you and your baby-to-be before heading sitting down to dinner. Take this quiz to see if you know what to pile on your plate over Christmas and New Year's!
It's time to play dress up your bump! Halloween might normally be all about the cute kiddie costumes, but pregnant ladies have an awfully fun — and relatively rare — opportunity to dress up their bump. Whether a mama-to-be is in the market for cute, sexy, comfy, or homemade, there are plenty of options to accessorize that belly. (All that tasty snack food isn't a bad incentive to get out of the house, either.)
Keep reading for a selection of costumes made to fit a fully expanded waistline.
Throughout pregnancy, expectant moms are bombarded with advertisements and advice for products that will make them comfortable and provide their lil one's with the best possible start. While some are outlandish and others are practical, a few make an impression that lasts throughout the nine months. Here are 10 that most moms-to-be probably didn't even know existed before becoming pregnant themselves.
If you're rocking a happy pregnant belly this Halloween and are still searching for the perfect costume, then simply adding some body paint might be the perfect solution. Women everywhere — especially in warm weather climates — have found that with little more than a paintbrush and some nontoxic color, they can induce some serious chuckles along the trick-or-treat path. We've rounded up some of our favorite Halloween-themed bellies, but we want to know what you think: do you love the idea of painting your bump this Halloween?
When a woman gives birth in the movies, the doctor stands at her pelvis ready to guide the baby into his arms and there is nary an electronic or piece of equipment in sight. In real life, the labor and delivery room is filled with monitors and machines ready to go at a moment's notice.
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As previously flat bellies turn into baby bumps and an expectant mama's clothes grow tight, a woman in her second trimester may try just about anything to extend the life of her prepregnancy clothes before diving into the world of maternity wear. Celebrities may opt for purchasing looser clothing in bigger sizes, but there are plenty of tricks for staying in your current clothes for a few weeks longer than expected. Check out our favorite tips for staving off a trip to the maternity store.
Sasha Pivovarova today released the first picture of her pregnant self since announcing in December that she was expecting a child. The black-and-white photo was taken by her husband, Igor Vishnyakov, and features her topless — to show off her stomach — and wearing a floor-length skirt. Pivovarova, 26, is estimated to be eight or nine months pregnant and hasn't commented on when she will deliver or what the sex of the child will be.