99 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

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We've got 99 pregnancy snacks and a Cheeto ain't one! Because we polled you awesome readers and all the FBM writers to put together a rather epic list of healthy pregnancy snacks for you to nosh on! We know that when you're pregnant, you're hungry. Like NOW. And your usual go-to snack after a few …
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Are You Suffering from Postpartum Depression?

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Within a day of giving birth, I was filling out a postpartum depression screening form at the hospital. It asked how I was coping, if I was still seeing the bright side of things, and whether I was crying more or less than usual. It always strikes me as a little funny because I can't imagine …
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Why Mom Friends Are Essential When You’re Pregnant

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant, Erin has been my unicorn mom friend. She was --- and continues to be --- this constant source of magical information of all things pregnancy, babies and motherhood because, well, she's done it three times. And that much experience makes for one hell of a mom …
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How to Make Your Unhealthy Pregnancy Food Cravings Healthier

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So, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't eat the healthiest during my first trimester. And when you're struck with the worst morning sickness, fatigue and food aversions, it can be hard to get (and keep!) anything down --- let alone healthy food. However, between my pregnancy experience and all …
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8 Online Workouts for When You’re Stuck at Home

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Every mom has been there: You're in the mood to work out but the thought of bundling up the kiddos and facing cold weather and rain to get to the gym sounds like the least appealing thing in the world. Or the kids have runny noses and you can't get out even though you feel fine. That's when online …
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What Diastasis Recti Looks Like During Pregnancy

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When I was pregnant, I got a cold and a terrible cough. I coughed so much one night that my abs were actually sore the next morning. When I mentioned it to my husband (a super-smart scientist, by the way), he said, "You have abs?" And he didn't mean it in a snarky way because I looked like I had a …
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5 Kegel Exercises to Do Post-Baby

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Kegels, kegels, kegels. If you're a woman --- pregnant, with kids or trying for kids --- you've probably read how great kegel exercises are. But why? And what kind of variations of kegel exercises can you do? To find that out, we got the best kegel exercises from Andrea Speir, who has an extensive …
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My Experience Being Induced

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During birthing class, my husband and I learned of all the ways to tell when you're in labor. We learned that I may be walking and all of a sudden feel a trickle down my leg. Or that this sharp, sudden pain would overtake my entire abdominal region. We learned that breathing would sound like Darth …
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Pregnancy: The New Marathon (Plus, a Pregnancy Workout for the First Trimester!)

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It's a Fit Bottomed Baby boom around here! Erin had her third, Jenn is halfway through her pregnancy, and Tish just completed her first trimester! Today, she's sharing her a pregnancy workout she did in her first trimester! I remember when I finally decided I was ready to start trying to get …
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Products We Love for New Moms

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New moms deserve a lot of love. With pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, recovery and sacrifice of sleep, they also deserve some really nice things like daily massages. But since that's not always possible, a little retail therapy never hurt, right? Here are a few products that hit our inbox and …
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