Working while expecting can be tricky business. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.
When I announced my second pregnancy at P&N (first to our esteemed editor in chief, Lacey, and then to the rest of the staff), I acquired a special status in the office. All at once, I was blogging at pnmag.com … Continue reading →
When fertility challenges crop up, don't get discouraged. Thanks to medical advancements, there's more than one way to become a new mom.
More often than not, the quest toward motherhood includes a few unplanned bumps, but for some women, the difficulties start with the first step: getting pregnant. If you’re having trouble conceiving, there can still be a happy ending in your … Continue reading →
Get schooled on the how, when and why of learning whether you have a boy or girl on the way.
“Do you know what you’re having?” It’s a question the expectant crowd grows accustomed to hearing again and again throughout pregnancy. While query-weary moms-to-be might be tempted to retort, “a human,” they could know the desired answer to the boy-or-girl … Continue reading →
Keep this prenatal appointment guide on hand, so you know what tests to expect (and what questions to ask) during your regularly scheduled dates with the doc.
Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now get out your calendar and pencil in those prenatal appointments. You might as well start now because you’ll be planning around your checkups for the next nine months or so. But don’t fret about the logistics—we’re here … Continue reading →
Nine ways to unwind during those nine bumpy months.
Pregnancy is a time of joy, wonder … and stress. There’s a lot to do and worry about, and it would be almost impossible to skate through your baby-growing days without feeling a little anxiety somewhere along the line. “In … Continue reading →
Surprise! If you’ve got two (or more!) buns baking in the oven, the news can be overwhelming, but there’s no need to stress. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect when you’re carrying multiples.
Are you still in “twin shock” after receiving the news? Or did you have an inkling that you might have two peas in your pod? Either way, you’re definitely not alone. The number of women giving birth to twins, triplets … Continue reading →
With a stuffy nose and cloudy mind (and we’re not just talking pregnancy brain), many mamas-to-be suffer from allergies. Here’s how to sniff out the source of your sneezes.
While moms expect an expanding belly, most don’t consider that housing a munchkin also packs a punch to the respiratory system. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, MD, founder of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains, “You can’t think of pregnancy … Continue reading →
Tailor your exercise routine to fit your prenatal needs and abilities.
As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll want to adjust your workout accordingly to accommodate your changing and growing body. Personal trainer, prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist, and mom of one, Melissa Paris, shares the following tips for making the most of … Continue reading →
Exercising for two doesn’t have to be a drag. There are a variety of options for getting your rear in gear.
Prenatal yoga There’s a reason prenatal yoga is one of the most popular workouts for expectant mamas: It not only helps you to gain strength and flexibility, but it can also help you find calm during moments of stress, says … Continue reading →
It might be tempting to skip the gym, but staying active throughout pregnancy boasts strong benefits for both you and baby.
“You’ll never regret a workout.” That’s the mantra Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, 2016 Rio contender and mom of two, used to get herself into the pool during her most recent pregnancy. But even the winner of seven Olympic medals admits that … Continue reading →