The Top Pregnancy Magazinesby A. Elizabeth Freeman
During your pregnancy, you'll want the best advice you can get. Since you can't call you doctor 24 hours a day, a great way to seek out advice is to read magazines devoted to pregnancy. Many pregnancy magazines also offer tips and advice to help you get through the early years of child-rearing. Whether you're on your first or fourth pregnancy, it may be worth your time to read a magazine or two. You may be able to find some at your OB/GYN's office.
If you want to pay attention to exercise and healthy eating during your pregnancy, "Fit Pregnancy" can offer useful information. In addition to advice on workouts suitable for pregnancy and the best foods to eat, the magazine's website provides a pregnancy and ovulation calendar as well as a tool to plan your birth. "Fit Pregnancy" also has information figuring out life after pregnancy. Content in the magazine and its accompanying website is overseen by an advisory board made of up doctors from the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, child development, nutrition, psychology and several other medical fields. If you do not want to subscribe to the magazine, you may be able to find all the information you need on their website.
"Pregnancy and Newborn"
If you find yourself worrying over choosing the best stroller for your newborn, or picking out the best maternity clothes, "Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine" may be an ideal read for you. Each month, the magazine provides reviews on new baby and pregnancy gear, making recommendations for baby carriers, diapers bags and car seats as well as other baby-related products you may need post-pregnancy. The magazine is also full of articles concerning emotional issues that arise during pregnancy, from dealing with overbearing mother-in-laws to coping with prenatal depression. You can find a number of articles on the magazine's website, or order a 12-month subscription.
"American Baby Magazine" is the sister publication of "Parents Magazine," designed especially for pregnant women. The magazine's topics range from changes to your body during pregnancy, such as morning sickness, weight gain and the stages of pregnancy, to issues after the baby is born such as feeding, sleeping through the night and watching your baby develop. The magazine also occasionally features advice from celebrity parents, such as Heidi Klum, so this may be a good choice if you like to follow the stars. A lot of articles from the magazine are reprinted on their website. You can also receive a free subscription to the print magazine if you subscribe via their website, as of January 2011.
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