Carrie Underwood's Son Helps Her Workout

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Finding the perfect workout partner can be tough. Ideally, you’d want someone that could keep up with your pace, make you laugh and motivate you to do better. Well, although he can't vocalize those encouraging words just yet, Carrie Underwood seems to have found the perfect solution—working out with baby! New parents struggling... Read more

Getting Moving After A Cesarean: When Is It Okay?

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If you had a c-section, keep in mind that in addition to recovering from the drastic bodily changes resulting from pregnancy, you are also recovering from a major abdominal surgery. This means that you will be weaker, especially in the abdominal muscles, than the new mom who didn’t have a c-section, and will have more... Read more

The 3 Most Important Third Trimester Exercises

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Even though you may not feel like doing much at all as your belly grows week after week, it's important to keep moving throughout pregnancy, including in the awkward and uncomfortable last weeks. Third trimester exercises are some of the most important, helping to alleviate aches and pains while also prepping your body for labor. These... Read more

Happy Friday From the Cutest Taekwondo Kid

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Three-year-old Sophie, the littlest member of the Armly Taekwondo Club in Leeds, UK, has made a big impact. The club shared a video on their Facebook page of Sophie enthusiastically reciting the martial arts creed, and unsurprisingly, it was a huge hit. We can't decide what our favorite part is: Sophie's tiny ponytail, her pint-sized taekwondo... 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

Can You Be “Too Fit” to Get Pregnant?

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If you're trying to conceive, your doctor has probably given you the classic spiel: take folic acid; cut back on drinking; exercise. The first two suggestions are generally keepers, but what about exercising? Could it be that regular, intense workouts are actually be harming your chances at getting pregnant? Yes, and no. 6 percent of infertility cases are... Read more

Don’t Tone Down Your Workout When Pregnant, Says Study

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Whether you're an avid runner or a passionate yogi, you shouldn't tone down your workout just because you're pregnant. A new report, which was compiled by researchers at the University of South Carolina, took note of how often women exercised before and during pregnancy and their preferred way to sweat it out before comparing the data to... 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

Judgey Much? Woman Who Posted Fat-Shaming Facebook Pic Offers Apology

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Add another chapter to the book on mommy wars. This time, one woman -- and her fabulous abs -- stands at the center of the controversy. By now we've all seen the photo. Last year, working mama Maria Kang posted a picture of herself with three kids -- then three boys under three, the youngest... Read more

How Exercise During Pregnancy Can Make Childbirth Easier

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Worried about the pain associated with delivering baby? Relax, mama! The latest study has found that there's a way to actually make childbirth easier -- and it's easy to do! Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the European University of Madrid and the University of Granada have found that moderate-intensity exercise three times a... Read more