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Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

For most moms-to-be, working out has many health benefits. Here’s a look at the latest research on how exercise can improve your pregnancy.

by: Dr. Alan Greene

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.

At-Home Pilates Pregnancy Workout

Pilates is a great way to stay in shape during your pregnancy and can even help prepare your body for labor. Try these tips and at-home workout.

by: Tracey Mallett

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.

Eating Organic During Pregnancy

Thinking of going organic? Here are the top five organic food choices pregnant women should make.

by: Dr. Alan Greene

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:

Get Back in Shape after Pregnancy

Lose your mummy tummy in just minutes a day.

by: Nancy Ripton

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. 

Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Worried you might be gaining too much or too little? Here’s what you should know about pregnancy weight gain.

by: Sydney Loney

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.

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