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It is possible to look put-together during your pregnancy. A new book shows you how.



PEOPLE SAY PREGNANCY is the most beautiful time in a woman’s life. Those people have obviously never had to shop for maternity clothes, which, more often than not, are unflattering, unsophisticated and unstylish. Thankfully, Vogue style expert and American Way contributor Amy Tara Koch — herself a mother of two — can help glamour girls who are struggling through nine months of tunic tops and elastic waistbands find ways to be fashionable. Her new book, Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement (Ballantine Books, $18), guides expectant women through each trimester, offering wardrobe dos and don’ts, suggestions for stretching your dollar and advice from A-list experts. Koch also includes handy organizational tips and timelines, beauty help for how to fake that pregnancy glow when you feel less than glowing, and even diet secrets to help fight mother-to-be maladies like morning sickness.