Cause and effect

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Walking If a woman is in early labor, walking can help contractions to continue and to be more effective.  Walking in early labor can also decrease the amount of pain she experiences. However, if a mom-to-be is not in labor,

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Baby mama drama

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December 2013 Free Stuff

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to all our lucky winners. We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our December issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize.

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Fine and dandy

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“Fine motor skills are the small movements of the hands and fingers that are used to carry out many everyday tasks, including self-feeding and dressing,” explains Anne Zachry, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of Tennessee’s Health Science

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Glad tidings

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Road Test: Baggage claim

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Remember the tartans

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The top products of 2013

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Puff baby

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Year in review

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Spunky space

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Waiting until the big day to see whether you’ll have a boy or a girl? Enjoy some nursery inspiration to suit either gender, as featured in our December issue.   Spunky space by pnmag 1 / 2 / 3 /

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Book list

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Book Club: Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood

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This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is finding out the truth about preemie parenthood from one mom’s brazenly honest story. After being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, Kate Hopper’s pregnancy and delivery are nothing like the birth she dreamed about.

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Brooke Anderson’s Girls’ Night Out

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Expectant mama Brooke Anderson enjoyed a girls’ night out and baby celebration on Saturday (November 9) at a friend’s house in Encino, Calif. Hosted by Good Carma Studio, the Entertainment Tonight correspondent had a blast with her closest gal pals just weeks before delivering her

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Win it: UpSpring Baby Milkscreen Test Strips

Breastfeeding over the holidays is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you are grateful to be able to celebrate with a glass or two or bubbly, but on the other, you don’t want to drink too much while also

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Hollywood adoptions

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Thanks to A-list couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood has put adoption in the spotlight. In celebration of National Adoption Day on November 23, we’re taking a look at 10 high-profile adoptive parents such as Hugh Jackman, Mariska Hargitay and Sandra Bullock. Jillian Michaels:

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Win it: Diaper Dekor

The holiday season is starting, and if you’re searching for a great gift for a fellow mom pal, we can say with certainty that a Diaper Dekor diaper pail is a fantastic choice. Much more than “just another diaper pail,”

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Q and A with new mom Holly Madison

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New mom Holly Madison is helping women reach their weight loss goals with the Holly Madison Diet. The former Girls Next Door star, 33, has teamed up with eDiets to create a custom diet plan and app for women who want to take control, eat

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Win it: Naked LalaLounger

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Always feel like you have your hands tied with your little one? Try setting them in a LaLaLounger, a smartly designed floor cushion that provides ultimate comfort for baby to play, lounge, and enjoy some tummy time on.   Parents

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Best Halloween Costumes

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Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! What better way to celebrate the spook-tacular holiday than by looking at our favorite celebrity kids in their boo-tiful costumes! From Neil Patrick Harris‘ festive family-of-four, to Alyson Hannigan‘s colorful crew, to Tori Spelling‘s foodie-themed fun, let’s take

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Win it: Nine Naturals Products

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UPDATE: This contest is closed.  Are you fed up with all of the beauty products out there that are currently off-limits because you are pregnant? We have a solution! Nine Naturals shampoos, conditioners, and lotions are completely pregnancy-safe, but still

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Hang it up

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Count your blessings

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Weight You can bet that if you’re eating for more, you’ll gain extra pounds—between 10 and 25 more than a singleton pregnancy. Nutrition  Whether you up your calories or opt for supplements, carrying two-plus little ones calls for higher levels

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Goodness gracious

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Rub it in

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Relaxation Rx Prebaby rubdowns are rooted in Swedish massage techniques that boost circulation, relax tense muscles and reduce swelling—just what moms-to-be need. Game plan Browse the American Massage Therapy Association’s online database (amtamassage.org) to find a certified practitioner near you.

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True colors

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If walls could talk

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Two [green] thumbs up

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The help

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Depend on your partner. “When I really needed to lay down and take a nap, my husband did an amazing job with [our daughter],” says mom of two Lauren Hufnagl. “She’s always been a mama’s girl, but they grew a

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Neutral territory

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November 2013 Free Stuff

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND PRIZES ARE ON THEIR WAY TO OUR WINNERS! We have more than $5,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our November issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to

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Ms. Fix-it

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Double trouble

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Forgo the flu

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According to flu.gov, “Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.”  To ensure you’re not part of  the 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population affected by the combination of symptoms including fever, body aches, tiredness

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The more the merrier

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Book Club: The new classics

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Three of our favorite children’s authors recently released new titles, and we thought it was the perfect excuse to catch up with them about their work. Although we asked each author the same three questions, their answers were quite different.

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About face

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Ingredients: ½ organic mango, peeled and pitted (contains vitamin C) ¼ cup organic acai berries (rich in antioxidants) 2 tablespoons organic wheat germ (mild exfoliant) ½ organic tomato, peeled and seeded (pore minimizer) ¼ cup organic yogurt (cleanser and moisturizer)

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Awesome apps

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! In celebration of the spook-tacular holiday, we’re taking a look at how some of our favorite celebrity families get festive. From Heidi Klum‘s big brood putting “spider webs and skeletons and pumpkins in every corner,”

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Ask the experts: Cold weather attire

How should I dress my baby in cold weather? I don’t want him to freeze—but I don’t want him to overheat either! It’s important to keep babies warm from the inside out. Start with a wonderful meal. For babies, this

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Win it: Just Hatched Gift Basket

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Every mom wants to give her babe the absolute best—which is why the professional mamas behind Just Hatched created their own line of baby care products. This week, we’re giving away three gift baskets from

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A galaxy far, far away

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Dreaming of a nursery that’s out of this world? Here are a few fab picks to get you started. (See more in our October issue, on stands now!) A galaxy far, far away by pnmag mobile / blanket / glider

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Magic in the numbers

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We’ve called on numerologist Cassandra MacLeane to predict the future and nature of the top celebrity babies of the year. How do they match with their famous parents? What will their personalities be like? Let’s take a look at some of the most

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Win it: Palmer’s pampering + SpaFinder gift card

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This giveaway has now CLOSED.   You deserve a little pampering before holiday madness officially begins next month. That’s why this week, we’re giving two lucky winners Palmer’s newest facial rejuvenating product, plus $100 gift cards to use on SpaFinder.com.

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Snooki on being a mom

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New mom Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is debuting her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi line of headphones and electronic accessories in the “Fashion You Can Hear” line by iHip, available at Walgreens. The Jersey Shore star opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about

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Win it: Rachel Florio-Urso Prize Pack

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Celebrity Baby Trend Expert Rachel Florio-Urso is giving one lucky reader a BIG prize pack of her favorite pregnancy and newborn goodies! Here’s what’s included: 1. Wubbanub Baby Dino — a cuddly pal to keep pacifiers close. 2. For Two

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Hollywood’s Stars in Stripes

*EXCLUSIVE* Kristin Cavallari and Camden are a shopping duo

Are stripes the new black? We couldn’t help but notice several striped garments on some of our favorite celebrity families. From January Jones‘ matchy-matchy look with her son Xander, to Sarah Jessica Parker‘s mini fashionista twin daughters, to Charlize Theron‘s adorable tot, let’s

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Win it: Mama Mio

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When you’re carrying the littlest love of your life on the 9-month path to motherhood, you should feel as good on the outside as you do on the inside. (Admit it; you were smitten before you ever met your babe!)

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Week Six: Postpartum Fitness Series

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Welcome to Week Six of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Work out six days this week for at least 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Go through this week’s workout

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You spin me right round, baby

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Though the thought of becoming a parent can make you feel a bit woozy, it’s not the culprit behind that spinning sensation. Vertigo is a common pregnancy side effect and can happen during any trimester, but is most common around

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