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Whether you’re blooming marvelous or just plain bloated, these prenatal finds should help you feel well-rounded.

In the Know
Bone up on this whole pregnancy thing with Better Birth: The Ultimate Guide to Childbirth from Home Births to Hospitals, by Denise Spatafora. Follow it up with one of her happy, holistic BornClear classes (Equinox, 521 Fifth Avenue; 212-972-8000. To register, e-mail

In the Stars
Gain insight into the future with a mom and baby chart reading by earth mother astrologer Elizabeth Hermon (781-646-0026). She’ll identify your child’s strengths (many) and weaknesses (none), natch.

Go with the Glow
Since it’s all about you (for now), indulge in a prenatal massage at D’mai Urban Spa (157 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope; 718-398-2100) to improve circulation, reduce stress, and ease labor.

Charmed, We’re Sure
Score a hand-crafted Annie Fensterstock gold charm necklace to celebrate your impending bundle of joy (Bump Brooklyn, 464 Bergen Street, Park Slope; 718-638-1960).

Have You Heard?
There’s no tastier way to share your news than with birth announcement cupcakes (Eleni’s, 1266 Madison Avenue; 888-435-3647). Baby’s name, birth date, and weight appear on edible sugar paper atop pink or light blue buttercream.

this week in new york!

Mini Chef Cooking Class
Young foodies learn kitchen basics while whipping up tomato and mozzarella mini cakes.
Why: Homegrown fun.
When: Mon., 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m.
Where: The Art Farm in the City, 419 E. 91st St., b/t First & York Aves. Register at 212-410-3117 or online at

John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean
What: This musical black-light puppet show takes kids on a magical journey under the sea.
Why: Something’s fishy.
When: Wed., 11 a.m., 2 & 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.; Sun., noon.
Where: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. Tickets at 212-239-6200 or online at

Wild Food & Ecology Tour with “Wildman” Steve Brill
The noted naturalist takes kids ages 6 and up (and their parents) foraging for mushrooms, greens, and medicinal herbs, and a tour of Stone Barns Center.
Why: Get down and dirty.
When: Sun., 1-3 p.m. Rain or shine.
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. Reservations at 914-366-6200 ext. 151.

Photo: Courtesy of Bornclear

1266 Madison Ave
bt 90th & 91st St
New York, NY 10128
521 5th Ave
@ 43rd St
New York, NY 10017
419 E 91st St
bt 1st & York Aves
New York, NY 10128
464 Bergen St
bt 5th & Flatbush Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11217
New World Stages
340 W 50th St
bt 8th & 9th Aves
New York, NY 10019
D'mai Urban Spa
157 5th Ave
@ Lincoln Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
630 Bedford Rd
Pocantico Hills
Tarrytown, NY 10591