Mom to Mom
"You'll get plenty of pregnancy advice from books and from your doctor, but you should also talk to the real pros--the women who've been there. Parents will be eager to offer tips on everything from curbing morning sickness to shopping for maternity clothes."--Pamela Kramer, Colorado mother of two
Shopping for a new pregnancy wardrobe won't break the bank if you head for discount retailers such as Target or Wal-Mart. Many of them have lines of hip, affordable maternity wear, including those created by maternity fashionista Liz Lange.
"Om" your way to good health with prenatal yoga--it tones your upper body and thigh muscles, making it easier to carry the extra weight. It also strengthens your pelvic floor muscles, which will make a difference when it comes time to push, and eases lower back pain.
When you need to research baby-related purchases such as the best cribs and strollers, ask your partner to take the lead. Divvying up the duties that come with pregnancy will help you learn to share the parenting load later on.