Footnotes for a Great Pregnancy

maternity guide!

Anyone who says pregnancy is easy should walk a San Francisco mile (uphill) in your shoes.

Cool Your Heels
Kick swollen ankles to the curb with a slathering of Lucky Legs from Mama Mio (A Pea in the Pod, 345 Sutter Street, between Stockton and Grant Avenues; 415-391-1240). The shimmering, preggo-safe herbal gel soothes tired muscles, reduces dilated capillaries, and boosts circulation.

Walk It Down
No matter what you fear (bestowing the wrong name? alien baby abductions?), your anxieties won’t have a leg to stand on at Grace Cathedral (1100 California Street, between Jones and Taylor Streets). Prenatal yoga instructor Jane Austin organizes free meditative visits to the eleven-ring maze to help prepare for birth. Just show up: third Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.

Get a Leg Up
Sign on with The San Francisco Doula Collective and they’ll tag team to soothe your aches and pains, ensuring you’ll have someone to lean on once labor begins. You may even find yourself looking forward to the big push. Really.

We would never pull your leg.

this week in san francisco!

Baby Jak Blankets

What: Sinfully soft reversible blankets sized for babies, big sibs, and their higher-ups.
Why: DailyCandy Kids readers get 4o percent off with code DAILY.
When: Thru Mar. 23.
Where: Online at babyjak.com.

Chahrshanbeh Souri
An electrifying community bonfire jump to shake off the darkness of winter and celebrate the Persian New Year.
Why: Fan the flames.
When: Tues., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Persian Center, 2029 Durant Ave., b/t Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., Berkeley (510-848-0264).

Seussical, the Musical and Carnival

What: A romp through Who-ville, preceded (on weekends) by a Seuss-themed carnival.
Why: Sam-I-am-there.
When: Thru Mar. 21. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. Carnival, Fri.-Sun., two hours before showtime.
Where: SF SOTA Mainstage Theatre, San Francisco School of the Arts, 555 Portola Dr., near O’Shaughnessy Blvd. (415-695-5700). Tix at 415-695-5720, online at sfsota- ptsa.org, or at the door.

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San Francisco School of the Arts
555 Portola Dr
nr O’Shaughnessy Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94131
Persian Center
2029 Durant Ave
bt Shattuck Ave & Milvia St
Berkeley, CA 94704
Grace Cathedral
1100 California St
bt Jones & Taylor Sts
San Francisco, CA 94109
345 Sutter St
bt Stockton & Grant Aves
San Francisco, CA 94108