Pregnancy is all about restraint — no physical exertion, no Pinot, no putting more than six pickles in your Cherry Garcia.
But you needn’t hold back with Mamatini, an herbal drink for nursing women and expectant moms of at least 36 weeks. Developed by a pediatrician, the ginger/mint-flavored concoction is said to increase milk supply, boost energy, and absorb nutrients that get (literally) sucked out during breastfeeding.
Its formula is secret, but colic-reducing fennel; sleep-promoting chamomile; and vitamins A, B, C, and D promote well-being.
And help your cups runneth over.
What: Learn about numbers by using patterns, building geometrical sculptures, and spinning the Wheel of Chance.
Why: That sums it up.
When: Sat.-Apr. 18. Tues.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens (718-699-0005).
Hot Peas ’N Butter
What: Move to a mix of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, jazz, folk, and rock beats.
Why: Pretty peas.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens. Tickets online at queenstheatre.org or 718-760-0064.
Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona
What: The classic tale about a good witch and her magic pasta pot plays out to music.
Why: Noodle around.
When: Sat., 1:30 p.m.
Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. Tickets online at smarttix.com or 212-220-1460.
Photo: Theresa Raffetto / Courtesy of Mamatini