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.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Any new mom can attest to the fact that diaper bags are less accessory and more lifeline, allowing you to successfully care for your baby when out and about; therefore, choosing the right one is imperative. Ultimately, the diaper bag that you decide to purchase must fit your lifestyle, budget, and personality. There are six main styles of diaper bags to select from—in hundreds of shapes, sizes, and fabrics—so shop wisely with our help!
You don't have to settle for slippers or questionable-looking sneakers to get comfortable footwear for pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause aches and pains through your whole body, plus swollen feet and joint pain from carrying around the added weight of your unborn baby. Look for shoes with sturdy construction, cushioned insoles, tons of traction and slip-on design to make dressing your feet while expecting easier than ever. Check out our roundup of the cutest and comfiest shoes for pregnant mamas from stores like Zappos, Clarks and Amazon.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
Having a well-stocked kitchen helps you make your own food at home, and cooking at home naturally helps you eat healthier. Having the right tools for handling fresh produce, sauteeing veggies and cooking grains quickly will make it easy to make nutritious meals that taste amazing. Check out these amazing kitchen tools from Amazon, Crate & Barrel, KitchenAid and more to help you prepare easy, healthy and delicious meals the whole family will love.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
The anticipation of a newborn is beyond exciting, and showering first-time mothers and fathers with special gifts is all part of the fun and excitement. From practical presents that parents can truly appreciate to indulgent splurges for baby, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds that will have you scoring major points with the mom-and-dad-to-be. Earn Best Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle of the Year with the softest blankies, the cutest stuffies and the sweetest sentimental gifts to celebrate baby and support Mom and Dad once their little bundle of joy arrives. Don't worry babe, we've got you covered!
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