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Week 14: Finding my pregnancy zen

As the nausea and exhaustion of the first trimester very slowly creep away, I’ve been feeling a little more like myself again. Of course those nuisances have been replaced by other fun little symptoms, like the aching hollow feeling I … Continue reading

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Week 13: The “is she pregnant, or just overweight” stage

I know that every pregnancy is different, but that doesn’t stop me from making ridiculous comparisons, like Googling belly bump pictures at 13 weeks to see how my body measures up. Like I said, I know that is ridiculous, and … Continue reading

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Week 22: Soak, sip and sexual healing

I read something the other day that made me go, “What am I doing with my free time?!” I was reading about French parenting and how pregnancy is portrayed (in writing) as a nine-month retreat to the spa. Expectant moms … Continue reading

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The Namaste way

Inhale, exhale By learning to focus on your breathing (try slow, deep breaths in and out of the nose), you’ll be better equipped to manage shortness of breath during pregnancy. These simple exercises will also come in handy during labor … Continue reading

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Week 20: Get that baby moving!

Confession: I have never been a very enthusiastic exerciser. That’s not to say I haven’t ever exercised. … Of course I have! I danced all the way through school at a local dance studio and on my high school dance … Continue reading

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Week 16: The one where the milk almost killed me

Last week I decided that I had to give up exercising altogether. Until that point, I’d been working out three times a week since I decided to stop being a lazy jerk back in January.  When the SI joint pain started … Continue reading

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Win it: Pilatesology.com

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Olivia (MD)! It can be tough for new and expectant mamas to find time for a workout, when the gym seems farther away than ever and your sweatpants seem more suited for the couch … Continue reading

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Five pregnancy mistakes you don’t have to make

As any woman sporting a bump knows, there’s no end to the onslaught of pregnancy advice. But much of it doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and some can even be harmful to you and your baby. We’re here … Continue reading

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Week 22: Working on my fitness

I was reading online last week, and I came across an article about a pregnant woman who is nine months along and still running … 40 to 60 miles a week. I’ll let that sink in for all you pregnant … Continue reading

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This week’s Win its!

Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of nearly $300 in prizes. Click below to toss your name into the hat for a chance to win … … a prize pack … Continue reading

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Win it: Knocked-Up Fitness

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Kinga (CA), Jada (VA) and Tamara (WI)! Looking for an easy way to stay active during and after pregnancy? Erica Ziel of Knocked-Up Fitness is here to guide you through a Pilates-infused exercise routine that’s built … Continue reading

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5 easy ways to be heart healthy

If you think you’re too busy, too pregnant or too tired to focus on living heart healthy, then you’re not alone. New mamas and moms-to-be are often short on time and energy. The good news? You don’t have to spend … Continue reading

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Lift your booty

Erica Ziel, certified personal trainer, pilates instructor, nutritionist, founder of Core Athletica Inc., creator of Knocked Up Fitness, and mom of three (whew!), shares can-do exercises to help you stay fit during pregnancy and beyond. __________________________________________________ Exercising and keeping your … Continue reading

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