prenatal fitness

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

Fight Prenatal Depression with Prenatal Yoga

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Understandably, pregnant women are often reluctant to start taking any new medications. But when faced with depression, are there any alternatives? A small pilot study out of Brown University suggests yoga could help. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of Read more

Should Pregnant Women be Lifting Weights?

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After Lea-Ann Ellison's photo was published on the CrossFit Facebook page, a heated debate was ignited over what's safe exercise during pregnancy and what's pushing the limit. As the lady who literally wrote the book on prenatal and postpartum exercise, I was asked my opinion on the matter by various friends... Read more

Mom-to-Be Gets Criticized for Her Workout: What Do You Think of This?

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When this photo was posted of mom-to-be Lea-Ann Ellison -- just two weeks away from giving birth -- no one (especially the mom-to-be) expected would come next. The photo, posted on the CrossFit Facebook page, sparked both outrage and support for Ellison and for pregnant women in general. In the photo, the 35-year old... Read more

Finding the Balance for a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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With all eyes trying to catch a glimpse of the many celebrity postbaby bodies in the news, it's hard to escape is the inevitable comparison -- between celebrities and ourselves -- over who lost the weight quickest and who isn't  sprinting to the scale. Any rational woman will agree that neither of those... 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

Kim Kardashian’s Miscarriage Scare — What Moms-to-Be Should Know About Safe Pregnancy Fitness Routines

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Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian was rushed to a Los Angeles doctor on Tuesday night for a miscarriage scare. The reality TV star was returning from Paris Fashion Week and thankfully, it was a false alarm. Page Six reports that her doctors are advising the mama-to-be to slow it down and... Read more