Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
Motherhood is beautiful, but the late nights and early mornings can be super rough on your skin and your psyche. While solid rest is the only way to combat the stress and mental exhaustion that comes from those sleepless nights, there are some quick fix solutions for your under eye area. If you're tired of hearing how tired you look, you'll definitely want to try these awesome products that help minimize the look of dark circles, dry skin and baggy eyes.
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If your little dreamer has a big imagination, these delightful new toys from Fisher-Price are destined to be a huge hit. Designed to entertain tiny tots while teaching and developing motor skills, these learning toys and playsets are perfect for encouraging hours of entertaining pretend play for budding builders, doctors and future superstars.
There's no place like home, especially when you're a hot-selling doll with ownership of a dream dwelling. Dollhouses have not only grown in popularity but also in size with fab features that go well beyond imagination and square footage. Gone are the days of a simple small structure; the newest dollhouse styles make us want to shrink down, move in and live bigger than life. From Barbie's Dreamhouse to Elsa's super cool Frozen castle, check out our roundup of new dollhouses that not only have the cutest curb appeal but clean house when it comes to fun!
Booties are the essential fall footwear, and they're perfect for busy moms because they're versatile, durable and trendy without being impractical. We've rounded up some of the coziest, coolest designs ideal for heading into the office or out with the kids. Check out these comfortable and stylish booties from great brands like Universal Thread, Jack Rogers, Clarks and more.
A new year is approaching, and that means tons of new plans, goals, appointments, meetings, practices, rehearsals and more. The list of everything moms manage for their families and themselves can be truly endless, which is why we've put together this list of pretty, practical planners and agendas to help you organize everything from grocery lists and birthday parties to board meetings and vacations.
Before your child and their teacher part ways for winter break, send a sweet gift to school to show your appreciation. From cozy candles to witty wine glasses, we've rounded up a selection of fun and functional gifts to give every teacher on your list.
Stationery, invitation and announcement brand Minted offers a wide range of gorgeous, customizable card designs for any occasion. From birth announcements, birthday parties, graduation celebrations and everything in between, here are our some of our favorite designs from the family-friendly brand.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, toss the shopper's guilt and give back to charity with these pretty pink picks! Throughout October, help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, early detection and prevention education while supporting brands dedicated to donating a portion of sales to make a difference in the lives of millions.