What Every Mom-to-Be Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

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When I heard about the 13.47-pound baby born in Germany last month, I instinctively did a Kegel exercise in sympathy for the mother who delivered the giant bundle of joy vaginally. You may be wondering how a mother can grow a baby that size? Such an anomaly is usually the result of undetected... Read more

3 Fun Ways to Look and Feel Your Best During (and After!) Pregnancy

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With so many celebrities having babies, it’s easy to become caught up in the comparison game. You might see the cover of a magazine and wonder why your baby weight isn’t melting off like Kim Kardashian’s. (Spoiler alert! Don't stress it, mama. You look fab the way you are!) A recent study by... Read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Carrie Dorr, Founder and CEO of Pure Barre

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We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Carrie Dorr, Founder and CEO of Pure Barre. The Bump: Barre workouts are hot right now! Why do you think Pure Barre has become such a... Read more

5 Awesome Reasons to Get In the Pool and Exercise During Your Pregnancy!

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With summer officially upon us, many of us are looking to beat the heat with a cool dip in the pool. Did you know, though, that swimming is not only refreshing, but it's the perfect exercise during pregnancy? Here are 5 reasons why: 1. Swimming is a low-to-no-impact activity. Just doing the front crawl, breaststroke,... Read more

Dealing With Pregnancy Constipation? Try These 5 Simple Tips!

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Pregnant women and their bowels. Constipation. Maybe it’s too much information -- certainly we often don’t feel comfortable bringing it up in conversation even with our closest of friends -- but a new study from Loyola University Medical Center shows that nearly three-quarters of women experience constipation at some point during... Read more

4 Easy Exercises Every Mama Can Do With Baby

It’s easy to make excuses for why we don’t exercise. Especially as new mothers, the daunting tasks of finding a sitter or fitting a class into a busy schedule make it seem too difficult and not worth the hassle. But there are several exercises you can do with your baby, right on your living room... Read more

My Favorite Pregnancy Products

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As The Bump editorial team's resident pregnant woman (I'm 20 weeks as of yesterday -- halfway there!), I get the pretty awesome job of being a guinea pig for the latest products. After all, someone's got to see what works and what doesn't, right? So of course, I wanted to pass along a... Read more

5 Reasons to Exercise Regularly Throughout Your Pregnancy

There are so many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it is particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't exercise before pregnancy, as long as your doctor approves, you should start a prenatal fitness program in order to increase your odds of a healthy pregnancy and birth experience! So,... Read more

Dealing With Pregnancy Incontinence? These 3 Moves Will Help!

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Have you ever experienced that embarrassing leaking phenomena while sneezing or coughing or laughing hard? It's called stress incontinence, and it's a serious matter for many pregnant women - especially in the later stages of pregnancy when the baby's weight increases, pressing more heavily upon the bladder and overstretching the pelvic floor muscles. It's considered... Read more

4 Easy Moves to Help You Deal With Pregnancy Back Pain (WATCH!)

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Back pain is no laughing matter for expectant mothers. Nearly every woman is affected by lumbar pain at some point during pregnancy, a pain that can limit mobility and put a damper on the pregnancy experience. The physical changes in your pregnant body contribute to the propensity for lumbar pain. As the uterus... Read more