Monthly Archive for March, 2013

Prego Maternity Swimwear Betsy Halter

Here from Prego Maternity is the very feminine loooking halter style maternity bathing suit. It comes in a black base fabric with lovely pink roses with copper brown leaves. The pink roses are grouped together to give the suit a bouqueted look.

The top has adjustable halter straps and with the elastic band under the bust you will get excellent support. The bra is lightly padded to give you a smooth look. Side ties on the bottoms provide for some space to grow as you may need.

This is will really look stylish and sexy in this and all prego maternity swimsuits.

Maternal America Stork Pattern Maternity Dress

Here’s a new fun and sexy maternity dress from Maternal America called the Stork Maternity Dress. It has an oragne, navy, and white striped pattern with storks blended throughout the pattern. In fact, if you don’t really look, you many not even recognize them. That is the beauty of this maternity dress. It’s so subtle that it looks elegant and rich.

The shoulders are wide and move down into a V-neck pattern for a level of sexiness. Wear it with heels or flats. Put on a long gold necklace with some dangling earrings and you create a style that really says wow.

The fabric is soft and feels really smooth against skin and will be keep you comfortable all day long.

Prego Lulu Strapless Mini Maternity Swimwear

New from Prego Maternity is the LuLu Strapless Mini. It comes in a Betsy Johnson inspired print with with a black and white fluer de lis and flower pattern. The pattern works really well to hide your belly. It’s really attractive and makes the suit look like it should cost well over twice its price!

LIke all great Prego maternity swimsuits, the top has a wide elastic band under the bust for superior support. And, for women who are looking for just a bit more support, there is a detachable support strap.

The skirt portion of the top extends down low to provide maximum coverage of your behind. The bikini bottoms fit under the belly.

This is definitely one maternity bathing suit you will want this season!

Looking For A Tasty Way To Add Vitamin D To Your Diet?

New research has found that it is very important for pregnant women to get enough Vitamin D for their infant’s healthy development. When pregnant we need more than the recommended 200 milligrams supplement of Vitamin D.

This quick and tasty omelet dish from Fit Pregnancy is an easy way to add both Vitamin D and protein to your healthy diet. Among the many great things that Vitamin D will do for your body it will also help your baby absorb bone building calcium and phosphorous.

1⁄2 cup baby bok choy, washed and chopped into bite-sized pieces

1⁄2 cup mushrooms (any variety), wiped clean and sliced

1 teaspoon sesame or other cooking oil

2 eggs

2 ounces canned cooked baby shrimp

1. In a small pan, sauté bok choy and mushrooms in 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil for 2 to 4 minutes.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs with a fork.

3. Preheat an 8-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Coat with a few spritzes of cooking spray.

4. Add egg mixture and swirl around until pan is evenly coated.

5. When eggs begin to set slightly, run spatula under cooked egg and tip pan to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath. Keep doing this all the way around until center is set, about 2 minutes.

6. Top half of the eggs with mushroom mixture and shrimp, then fold in half using the spatula. Cover and cook over low heat until omelet fluffs up, 30 to 40 seconds. Carefully slide omelet onto plate.

Nutritional information per serving

Per serving: 256 calories, 26 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 15.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 181 mg calcium, 3.6 mg iron, 88 mcg folate, 1 g fiber

Antidepressants Are Safe During Pregnancy, New Study Results

We have all heard about the Baby Blues and the more serious Post Partum Depression, but many times depression during pregnancy goes untreated and under the radar. Depression anytime can be serious matter, but new research now shows that it is very important, and not harmful, for depressed expecting mothers to get treatment.

Previous research showed that pregnant women who took SSRI antidepressants gave birth to smaller babies with hindered physical development. New research at Northwestern University showed that babies born to mothers who took SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy were the same height, weight and head circumference by the first year. The only different was infants were slightly shorter at birth, but the babies usually caught up to normal size in a few weeks.

Untreated depressed mothers are at risk for their appetite, nutrition, prenatal care and increased alcohol and drug use. Depression in mothers is also associated with premature birth and low infant birth rate, which increases the baby’s risk of heart disease.

The good news from this study is that pregnant women should not hesitate in seeking healthcare professionals to treat their depression and that antidepressants do not appear to pose the health risks once believed on developing infants.

Kim Kardashian Admits The Celebrity Pregnancy Is Not always As Easy As It Looks!

Kim Kardashian made her pregnant mom fans feel a little better the other day by admitting on the Red Carpet of her new movie, Temptation, that’s she’s just as human as the rest of us with a bout of pregnancy fatigue to contend with:

“Being pregnant is not as easy as my sister made it look or as my mom has made it look. I like to be active ….but I’ve been chilling out. I took a week off, just to rest and it was amazing.”

We’re glad that Kim is taking care of herself first as we know she keeps a busy schedule. Pregnancy is a good time to slow down and listen to your body. If you feel tired and run down, take some extra rest. Overall you may need to adjust your routine for less stress and more R&R. You deserve it and it’s good for the baby!

6 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

1. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day. This does not mean ice cream and chocolate all day, but healthy choices that don’t give you morning sickness. It’s actually recommended that you don’t let yourself go too long between meals to lesson morning sickness that can get worse on an empty stomach.

2. Drink plenty of fluids — at least eight to 10 glasses a day — avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring.

3. Don’t drink alcohol or smoke (or expose yourself to second hand smoke)

4. Exercise — it’s important to keep moving during pregnancy, just remember to use judgment in choosing your exercise and exertion level. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing, avoid overheating, take plenty of breaks and stay hydrated. Exercise can help you sleep better and reduce stress.

5. Wear comfortable, non-restricting shoes, particularly as you enter your third trimester and feet can accumulate fluid. Prop your feet up several times a day to reduce any swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.

6. Don’t take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician or midwife.

Kate hoping for a Boy, William wants a Girl!

Despite what seemed to be a slip of the tongue a few weeks ago (implying a royal daughter was on the way), the Duchess of Cambridge said Sunday that she did not know the sex of her child and actually hopes it is a boy. She says her husband, Prince William, would prefer a girl. This revelation was made to a soldier during a St. Patick’s Day ceremony honoring the Irish Guards.

Kate is 5 months pregnant but claims she does not know the baby’s gender yet and it appears she will not find out until the birth of her child, just to keep everyone guessing! It was also revealed that the couple had not decided on names yet for their baby who will be third in line for the British throne.

Due to a change in policy for royal succession, Kate and William’s firstborn will succeed to the throne ahead of any future siblings, regardless of gender. In the past, the first male child was given precedence over birth order. These reforms were announced in October 2011 and agreed upon by the commonwealth nations. Finally gender equality in the modern monarchy!

Olian Maternity 3 Piece Dot Nursing Pajama Set

Are you looking for a special gift for a pregnant friend? Or maybe you just need a comfortable pair of nursing pajamas. One suggestion would be the Olian Maternity 3 Piece Dot Nursing Pajama Set.

This wonderful set is made of a super soft cotton material. It has a pull to the side nursing top along with a pair of full length pajama bottoms. And, to make it even more special, there is the matching baby sleeper. Nothing looks more cute than having friends and family show up at the hosiptal and them see you and your new born sweetie in the same matching pattern.

This Olian nursing pajama set comes in yellow and blue. Yellow is a great option for having a girl or boy and blue is always that favorite baby boy color.

At $94.00, the Olian Maternity 3 Piece Dot Nursing Pajama Set is a great buy for your wife or loved one who is pregnant or already had the baby!

Bravado Nursing Bra Tank

The nursing bra tank is one of Bravado’s most popular and best selling item. There is a good reason for this too with its many features. It is made of 100% cotton and utilizes the Bravado specially patened CottonFlex fabric which keeps the skin cool and dry without reducing flexibility or movement.

The cups are molded and seamless which gives more support than other nursing bra tanks which are just a shelf bra. They are also sized in two cup sizes with even increment chest circumference and adjustable shoulder straps.

A simple plastic clip on the shoulder strap allows you to easily gain access to nursing your baby in record time, and, comfortably too!

The skirt botton comes down to the hip and has enough Spandex in it to keep it snug and comfortable.

The Bravado Nursing Bra Tank is available in eight colors at TummyStyle.com at only $44.10. And, now with the 20OFFSPRING coupon code for 20% off all items, the final cost is only $35.28!! It won’t get any cheaper than that anywhere on the internet!