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.

Losing The Mommy Pouch: Ten Minutes A Day To Firm Your Lower Abs

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Summer is upon us, which means pools and beaches and many other opportunities to don a bathing suit. Bikini season can be a real bummer for new moms who aren't pleased with the body changes leftover from pregnancy. The good news is that there's a lot you can do to help yourself look and feel... Read more

Combatting Summer Pregnancy Swelling

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A summer pregnancy can be uncomfortable, to say the least. The only thing worse than trying to maneuver a third trimester bump around in the heat and humidity is trying to do so with swollen, achy feet and legs. Unfortunately, the higher temperatures increase the probability of swelling, which can be both unsightly and painful.... Read more

Postbaby Body Love: Stop Comparing

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After being overstretched and overstressed, your postpartum body needs some love. It's tough not to frown when faced with sagging skin and a fuller frame in the mirror, but remember what your body has accomplished! Remember, it took nine months to stretch everything out, so you shouldn't expect it to "bounce back" a week or... Read more

Why You Shouldn't Strive for Pregnancy Abs

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When Los Angeles model Sarah Stage posted pics of her surprisingly slim 8-month pregnant bikini bod on Instagram, she certainly received the attention she solicited. Some praised her impressive physique while others remarked she must have an eating disorder and unhealthy pregnancy. So began a heated dialogue about what pregnant... Read more

How to Improve Your Pregnancy Posture

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It's not uncommon for pregnancy and parenthood to seriously affect your posture, causing aches, pains and other physical changes. As breasts grow during pregnancy, the increased weight tends to round shoulders and position the head forward, causing a hunchback-like posture that's already worsened by hours in front of a computer screen and behind the wheel of a... Read more

Make Tummy Time Fun for Mom and Baby

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As a physical therapist, I often educate new moms on the importance of tummy time for their babies. It can start when baby is about two or three months old (or can lift her head). Helping baby become comfortable in the prone position has big benefits: Reduces risks of SIDS- Placing baby on her belly helps... Read more

Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

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In the wake of Thanksgiving -- which in my case was nearly a full week of overindulgence -- most of us are already struggling to fit back into those skinny jeans. The pounds go on effortlessly, but shedding them isn't so easy. With Christmas right round the corner and the holiday parties starting as soon as... Read more

Let's Get Real About Post-Baby Bodies

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I love that model Lara Stone has published untouched photos of her postpartum body. Granted, she is a supermodel with a physique worthy of Calvin Klein underwear ads, but seeing the fabulous photos with freckles, stretch marks and other "imperfections" made me relate to her on a mom-to-mom... Read more

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