Buy maternity wear that hugs your body, and pair sleek pieces with roomier ones for a lean and proportioned silhouette. Leggings or straight pants complement a roomy top; a jacket cut narrowly will counterbalance loose slacks.
Power up for a workout by eating a light snack--a piece of fruit or a handful of crackers will do--an hour beforehand. If you don't consume enough calories, you'll feel lethargic, light-headed, and weak, and you may end up skipping your workout altogether.
Invite a close friend or relative to your next checkup so she can hear the baby's heartbeat. She'll gain valuable insight into what you're going through, and she can help you remember recommendations made by your doctor or midwife. Or she could help by holding your hand at the next blood test (the glucose screening is just around the corner).
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When you begin to feel the baby move, share the experience with your older child. She'll get a kick out of feeling the baby kick, and it'll make the idea of a baby more real to her. Encourage her to rub your belly whenever she feels like saying "hello."
When carrying twins, you need to eat an extra 450 to 600 calories daily. Be sure you turn to protein- and calcium-rich foods to hit your mark. Some healthy choices: low-fat yogurt, cheese, and fruit smoothies made with skim milk.