What to Expect Now

After 24 years, the pregnancy bible is reborn

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OLD ADVICE NEW ADVICE Prenatal care starts right after the stick turns blue. Then it's vitamins, diet, the whole shebang Awaiting Conception Get yourself in shape before sperm meets egg, with diet, exercise, genetic tests and dental care Permanents and hair-straightening should be avoided. Hair-coloring may be affected by hormones Beauty Treatments Best to put off such enhancements as tattoos, belly piercings and Botox until after the baby is born Relax. Probably those doughnuts you ate during your first trimester. Or maybe you have a small frame Looking Too Large? Get...

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