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Rebecca Romijn pregnant

Four months after the birth of her twin daughters, Ugly Betty actress Rebecca Romijn told People magazine that she doesn't worry too much about her figure.

"I'm a jeans size up from where I usually am, but there's nothing about it that freaks me out," she says. "I feel as sexy as I have ever felt. I've always said that sexy is having a really strong sense of yourself and never taking yourself too seriously."

Catch up with more star mamas at our CelebrityPregnancy.com site!


Pregnancy foot massage

While pregnant your feet might get very tired, but there is a solution! Take a good look at your feet after they've spent a day in snug leather shoes. What do they look like? Feel like? Are your feet pink and healthy and rarin' to go and run about?

Probably not. More likely your ten toes are squished against each other, resembling sardines in a can. The skin of your feet looks lifeless, perhaps gray in color and slightly clammy to the touch. Let's liven them up! (Note: Be careful when receiving a foot massage during pregnancy. Some pressure points may cause contractions.)

How does a foot massage sound now? Click here for some tips.


Nursery wallpaper

If you choose to paper the walls, vinyl-coated wallpapers are the best bet for the nursery. Ways to cut down your wallpaper bill: use wallpaper on only two walls or divide the wall with a paper border or wooden chair rail, using wallpaper only above or below (or use a wallpaper 'set': coordinating papers with the same color scheme).

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Wallpaper borders can instead be used near the ceiling or at chair rail height (beware: this is also ideal height for kids to reach and tear the paper off) to add a splash of color. Self-adhesive removable borders and wall stickers are widely available, and feature a variety of familiar characters. There also are coordinating adhesive growth charts and other 'extras' in some product lines.

Get lots more great advice and some inspiration in our baby nursery section.


Baby blues or PPD?

woman mom newbornThe baby blues are very common, and are seen, to some degree, in more than half of all postpartum women. The blues are not considered true depression, and usually only occur during the first two weeks after delivery and last just a few days. Emotional ups and downs are as typical after childbirth as they are during pregnancy -- you may cry easily, have no energy, feel overwhelmed, irritable, worried and anxious.

PPD causes?

The cause is usually a combination of hormonal fluctuations and exhaustion, although a difficult delivery, problems with breastfeeding or having to cope with too many visitors may exacerbate the condition. To help yourself, rest as much as possible and allow yourself to keep things simple. Don't spend your time cleaning the house, writing thank you letters or entertaining guests. When you need some time alone, enlist someone to watch the baby while you take a well-deserved break.

Read more about coping with the baby blues, postpartum depression and beyond in the article, Baby blues or depression?


Book it

From week 29 through the end of pregnancy, find out what you need to know about the last trimester, with detailed information about your health and week-by-week fetal development in this book, The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America's Baby Experts, available now!

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