It may be tempting to take a nine-month sabbatical from the Stairmaster when you’re pregnant, but exercise during pregnancy has many important health benefits: it decreases the risk of urinary incontinence and can help reduce some of the common discomforts of pregnancy, including backache, swelling and constipation.
When everything from your muscles and joints to your internal organs is changing shape and shifting, things can get a little uncomfortable. The solution? Pilates can help your body feel more like it's self. It can improve your breathing, relieve back pain and keep you flexible. It can even help you recover your body shape after birth.) Here's how to get started.
Pregnancy is a good time to make the switch to organic foods. By going organic, you avoid exposing yourself to the antibiotics, artificial hormones, pesticides and genetically modified feed found in many non-organic meats, produce, grain and dairy products. Here's my take on the top five organic food choices a pregnant woman can make:
Celebrities make getting back in shape after pregnancy look like a piece of cake, but it’s not easy to lose the weight–especially around your mid section. Jill Miller, creator of the Pre and Post Natal DVD Coregeous, says the main reason women fail to lose their mummy tummy is that they don’t target the innermost abdominals–especially the obliques.
Weight gain during pregnancy is important for your baby's health and development, but if you're worried about putting on too many extra pounds, here's what you should know about healthy pregnancy weight gain.
Not only is Pilates a safe exercise to do during pregnancy, it is also designed around eight core principles that benefit pregnant women in particular. Here’s how doing Pilates can help you feel better and stronger as your pregnancy progresses, while also helping you prepare for an easier labor and delivery.
Pregnant women often worry about the safety of the food they eat during pregnancy, says registered dietitian Daina Kalnins. From soft cheese to herbal teas, here’s what you need to know when it comes to safely eating for two.