To keep nausea at bay, nibble on crackers before you get out of bed and eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than three large ones. Its name notwithstanding, morning sickness can engulf you at any time of the day. Fortunately, the queasy feeling usually goes away by the time you reach the second trimester.
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Mom to Mom
What did other moms do when they learned they were pregnant? "I calculated how much longer my second child would still be in diapers and thought about whether I could get her toilet trained before the birth of my third one."--Robin Bronk Weiss, New Rochelle, NY
Save on a stroller by buying last year's model. Each year stroller makers roll out new colors and fabrics. Last year's models go on sale for up to 50 percent off. Check eBay, where many discounters unload overstocked strollers at greatly reduced prices.
If you're a regular gym goer, you can ease up a little. Your heart rate is higher now, which means you won't need to exert as hard to get the same aerobic result. Plus, the pregnancy hormone hCG makes it much easier to get overheated, so take well-timed water breaks. Bottom line: Don't exercise to the point where you get short of breath.
Feel like being romantic but aren't up to making love? Remind each other that there's more to your relationship than impending parenthood by taking a little couple time. Relax together in a soothing bath, go out for dinner, or just spend a quiet evening at home watching baby movies. Three classics on DVD: Baby Boom, She's Having a Baby, Look Who's Talking.