Micky Marie Morrison, PT, ICPFE

Micky Marie Morrison is a licensed physical therapist and a certified perinatal fitness educator, author of Baby Weight: The Complete Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness, and creator of www.BabyWeight.TV, a website featuring more than 100 prenatal and postpartum fitness videos to help mothers get and stay in shape throughout pregnancy and beyond from the comfort and convenience of home.

What to Do When Your Kid is THAT Kid

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Let's admit it… we've all been the judgmental parent on the airplane or in line at the grocery store or at the playground who looks disdainfully upon the misbehaving child and his parents. We've all thought OMG, can't you control your child? or How can you just let him act like that? Even after having... read more

Finding the Balance: Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Baby weight is a touchy subject to discuss. Always careful not to pressure women into trying to stay thin or create complexes over their fuller frames during pregnancy, I try to encourage expectant moms to focus on health and wellness rather than the numbers on the scale. However, many moms-to-be are worried about gaining too... read more

3 Ways to Relieve Pregnancy Back Pain

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Back pain is the most common discomfort during pregnancy and often persists well into the first year of motherhood, even beyond. Low back pain -- in that achy lumbar area -- develops with your changing center of gravity as the uterus moves upward and out of the pelvis. The body compensates with a more swayback... read more

Make a Full-Body Workout a Walk in the Park

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With summer giving way to fall, many moms are still rejoicing in the sunshine and flocking to the park. If you have young children at home, or if you work outside the home during the day, it can be difficult to fit in a workout. You can start by getting outside. Just walking is good exercise,... read more

4 Big Benefits of Exercising with Baby

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Even if you were a super-fit mom-to-be and exercised regularly through pregnancy, you are likely to find it difficult to get back into a regular fitness routine after having a baby. Combine sleep deprivation with juggling a busy schedule as most new moms do, and it feels nearly impossible to find the right activity to... read more

Pregnancy Weight Gain: A Big Issue

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It's not just about looking cute in maternity clothes and getting back into those favorite jeans. Several recent studies emphasize the importance for moms-to-be to keep weight gain in check during pregnancy and to try to shed the baby weight soon after giving birth. A large Irish study... read more

What’s the best age to have kids?

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I had my kids in my early thirties, which I considered a perfect age at the time. I had traveled the world, sewn my wild oats and established myself in my career before "settling down" and making a family. Little did I know that life was about to spin out of control for a few... read more

Active Pregnancy Helps Achieve Normal Childbirth

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If there weren't already enough reasons to stay active during pregnancy, a new study in the UK shows that women with higher activity levels are more likely to have a "normal" childbirth -- requiring fewer medical interventions -- than mothers who are less active. According to the BBC, the study... read more

Bikini Season Prep for a Post-Baby Body

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Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
If you had a baby in the past year, you may be dreading hitting the beach or lounging by the pool. A long winter was a good excuse to keep everything covered... out of sight, out of mind. Don't worry -- there's still time to help prepare your post-baby body for bikini season. 1. Eat a Healthy,... read more

4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... read more