Third Trimester Articles

  • Dying For A Change: Hair Color and Your Pregnancy

    If you're like many women, bleaching, dying, or highlighting your hair may be a regular part of your beauty regime. And if you're like most pregnant women, you probably have some hesitation or even a fear about continuing to color your hair while baby is in tow. Read on for tips to minimize baby's risk and for safe coloring alternatives.

  • Exercise Can Make Childbirth Faster and Easier

    Want to make your birthing experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor?

  • Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

    We know some foods actually carry risks in pregnancy. The risks are very small, and even if you do eat some of these foods, perhaps without realizing, you are very unlikely to harm yourself or your baby in any way. However, it makes sense to avoid them when you can.

  • Perks of being pregnant

    Are you feeling like this "pregnancy thing" might not be all it's talked up to be? There are certain perks to being pregnant. Find out what they are!

  • Rudeness and Pregnancy

    You are pregnant and glowing, basking in the idea of being a new parent. One disadvantage -- strangers suddenly feel the need to give you advice, tell you horror stories, and touch your growing belly. What is it about pregnancy that breaks down social barriers? And how can you fend off unwanted attention?

  • Anti-depressants During Pregnancy

    Recently our news feeds have been flooded with bad news about pregnancy and anti-depressants. If you're depressed and expecting a baby, finding a treatment can feel like a balancing act over hot coals.

  • Royal baby watch -- Due date revealed!

    The 'royal due date' has been announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- William and Kate! We're joining the world in anticipation as well as sharing what's happening at this stage for both mum and babe!

  • Alcohol and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

    When you consume alcohol, so does your baby. Alcohol freely passes through the placenta to your baby. Alcohol can have an adverse effect on your baby's development.

  • Baby Bargains: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Save Big Bucks on Baby Gear

    You've no doubt seen all the scary statistics on the costs of raising children -- numbers that may very well have you second-guessing your decision to toss your birth control pills in the trash! Starting a family doesn't have to lead to financial ruin. There are plenty of practical steps you can take to minimize the impact on your family's budget. Here are a few ideas.

  • Belly "Boo" Costumes

    Maternity Halloween costumes -- that bump opens a world of opportunity. From whimsical to historical re-enactment your imagination (and budget) is the only "confinement." Get started creating an unmatchable costume!