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27 weeks pregnant

Veg in

Eat your veg!

Some mamas aren’t so keen on fruits and veggies, but you really need to pack them in when you’re pregnant. Vegetables and fruits contain all sorts of healthy nutrients you need to grow a happy healthy baby... not to mention they fill you up, so you’ll be less likely to snack on unhealthy treats that pack on the pounds.

Following are some ways to sneak more produce into your diet.

Savory salsa: Make sure it’s fresh and chunky -- i.e. packed with tomato goodness. (Get a great salsa recipe here.)

Pasta power: You can top pasta with any veggie under the sun. With or without sauce, it’s a yummy meal. To make sure you get the right amount -- take 1/2 cup of pasta, and then fill your plate the rest of the way with vegetables.

Power up your salad: A salad is a good start. Not a meat and cheese salad -- I’m talking veggies: lettuce, carrots, corn, beets, tomato, broccoli and more. You can power it up by adding fruit! Put on some diced apples, sliced oranges and berries, then drizzle with lemon juice. It’s a fresher and far healthier take than a ranch-drenched salad.

Tortillas: Tuck lightly cooked veggies like red peppers, tomatoes, and squash into your bean and cheese burrito.

Get some more ideas here!


In the know

In placenta previa, the placenta is attached low in the uterus and covers the cervix to one of three degrees: complete, partial, or marginal. Previa occurs in about 0.5% of pregnancies, and in most cases, a Cesarean delivery is required.

Placenta previa is often diagnosed later in pregnancy when there is some unexplained (often painless) bleeding. Vaginal exams are generally considered unwise if there is a concern of previa -- the best way to confirm the diagnosis is via ultrasound.


Maternity wear with belt

In fashion

As your belly grows, tops that once looked flattering can start to resemble the not-so-flattering look of a tent. The solution is simple: belt it!

Wrapping a belt or a coordinating tie under your belly gives your body some shape and shows off your beautiful bump. Pair your favorite top with leggings or form-fitting jeans/pants for a stylish look.

Click here to read (and see!) more.


Well, that's weird...

You need to expect a lot of funky changes in your body now that you're pregnant -- many of which you probably wouldn't expect seeing as they don't seem to have anything to do with your ever-expanding uterus. 

So, without further ado, here's a handy little guide to Strange changes in your pregnant body!


Extra

Do super stars have super-sized babies? It's the first question after "Boy or girl?" -- How much did that baby weigh? Here's a look a how a few celebrity babies weighed in, from biggest to littlest.

And don't forget to visit our sister site Celebrity Pregnancy for all of the latest in Hollywood baby bumps!

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