July 2009

Check out what our members and partners have  been writing about on Barefoot & Pregnant!

Is it Safe to Drink Wine During Pregnancy?: “The other day when I was getting my haircut, my hairdresser revealed to me that she too has a glass of wine for dinner every night and her doctor even gave the thumbs up!”

Workout Tips: “Walking tends to be the easiest because you can pace yourself and increase your efforts, as you feel fit. You can park your car a bit farther away from work or take a walk at lunchtime and enjoy the outdoors.”

Kegel Exercises: “Pregnant women who perform Kegel exercises often find they have an easier birth. Strengthening these muscles during pregnancy can help you develop the ability to control your muscles during labor and delivery.”

Try this recipe: Recipes From Julie: Lemon Miso Marinated Salmon


Check out these new articles on Barefoot & Pregnant!

It’s a Revelation-Get Behind the Mask: “Everybody talks about the glow of pregnancy, and I’m sure some women do feel radiant.”

Are YOU Prepared?: “Most women spend far more time in childbirth classes than feeding, diapering, soothing, getting your baby to sleep and dealing with fatigue classes. Yet, labor and delivery usually last 1 to 3 days; intense hands-on baby care goes on for months. ”

Dealing With Your Partners Morning Sickness: “About half of all pregnant women experience morning sickness. Despite the name, the nausea, heartburn, and vomiting can strike at any hour of the day.”

In their first on-air photos, meet Brent & Laura’s triplets!  Catherine is now at home, Jack & Claire are still in the hospital, but doing well.  Amazingly, they are not even at their due date yet, so they are doing really well.  Laura will be on-air Thursday, so be sure to tune in.

Congratulations Molly!  The 80s Brat Pack star delivered twins Adele and Roman on July 10th, and made 5 year old daughter Mathilda a big sister twice over.  Now the mother of 3 will be playing mom to a much older daughter in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which airs a new episode on ABC Family tonight.

Ringwald plays mother to a teenager handling her own baby in this drama nominated for several Teen Choice awards.  but I’m not sure how I feel about my teenage role model playing the mom of a teenager.  And Molly wasn’t so sure herself, according to her interview with Fit Pregnancy.

I took on the role of playing a mother of a teenager before I was there in my own real life. Age-wise, it certainly works, but in our society most people are having kids when they are older, so it feels like I skipped a few steps.

Tune in and let us know what you think.  We bet Molly still looks Pretty in Pink.

Take a look at these new articles from our partners and members.

Sunscreens: Safest and Most Effective: “How do we know which sunscreens work the best and are the safest? Whose guidance should we abide by? Doctors, dermatologists, cosmetologists, sunscreen companies, consumer watch dog groups?”

The freak-factor of secondary infertility: “you aren’t going to be one of those people who only has one child are you because only children are always such freaks… Fast forward, three plus years and numerous amounts of time and money spent on infertility treatments. I’m finally reaching the “acceptance” phase of grief. I’m accepting the fact that my daughter quite possibly might be an only child.”

Who Carried You, Anyway?: “Remember that time we hung out in the same body for nine months, and I quit drinking and cut my caffeine supply by two thirds? And hey, there was that time we were in the hospital and I, like, gave birth to you? Yeah, good times. Good times. And the response? Oh yeah, baby. A big fat “DADADADAAAAAA.”

What to Ask Before Booking Your Prenatal Spa Appointment: “As prenatal pampering grows in popularity, many spas are now offering maternity services. However, there are great differences between many spas, and their experience level with pregnant women.”

Co-Parenting Primer: “Co-parenting” is a big buzz word when it comes to divorce. You’ve probably heard about the importance of co-parenting, but understanding what co-parenting really is and how to make it work requires delving beneath the hot word of the day.”

The search for that great pair of jeans is endless. You know, the ones that make your backside look great, fit well both when you put them on and hours later, and are comfortable enough to wear every day. Trying to find the perfect pair with your ever-changing belly bump can be even more of a challenge – but thanks to a new designer trend, you have many more options to choose from.

Citizens of Humanity – your favorite Seven jeans for those 9 months (and beyond!). At $175, they aren’t cheap, but they’ll fit well as your body changes and be an instant favorite.

True Religion – At over $250 a pair, you might need to be convinced.  Go ahead, try on a pair – the way they make you feel may be worth the hefty price tag.

Joe’s Jeans – check out the secret fit belly options, so many choices!  And how could you not love their sassy names – socialite, kicker, and provocateur

Whatever you choose, feeling comfortable and looking good will go along way as you get comfortable with your changing body. Combine that comfort with a healthy diet, rest and exercise, and you’ll feel good throughout your pregnancy!

I saw an ad for Citizens of Humanity designer maternity jeans. They have a website, apeainthepod.com. I thought it might be good for the blog!

More moms are talking about what you can find on Barefoot & Pregnant!  Irene says
absolutely what I would have loved to have been a part of during my baby belly days.

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