Exercise is becoming a staple in more and more woman's lives, including during pregnancy. Many women view exercise as an integral, if not vital, part of their daily lives and schedules. All women should consult their physician before beginning any exercise program during pregnancy to confirm they do not possess any contraindications for exercise.

Are Trampolines Safe During Pregnancy?

Jumping on a trampoline carries a high risk of falls and injuries. Should you do it during pregnancy?

Is It Safe To Lift Weights During Pregnancy?

There is no reason to stop lifting weights during pregnancy as long as you modify your workout and take a few extra precautions. Any muscle loss results in diminished mobility and strength — and these are two things you will need a lot of as a new parent.

Is Hiking Safe During Pregnancy?

Hiking is an activity with several health benefits. You get to see beautiful places, challenge your skill and stamina, and get in a great cardio workout in the process.

Is It Safe To Play Lacrosse During Pregnancy?

Lacrosse is a great, interactive team sport that gives you an intense cardio workout to boot. Some compare it to field hockey, although in lacrosse, you use a stick that has a head for catching and a ball instead of a puck. The rules are different but the basic concept when it comes down to the running workout it provides is virtually the same.

Is It Safe To Play Hockey During Pregnancy?

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy pregnancy. In fact, staying active throughout your pregnancy helps ensure a healthier, less complicated nine months as well as labor and delivery. Yet not all sports and physical activities are safe to do while pregnant.

Is It Safe To Play Soccer During Pregnancy?

The world knows it as football but in the US it's called soccer.  Soccer is a sport to get a good cardio workout, strengthen your leg muscles, and fine-tune your agility. It is the #1 sport worldwide and many women enjoy watching and playing soccer regularly by joining neighborhood teams.

Is It Safe To Play Football During Pregnancy?

Football has been well documented as a risky sport, even for professional players with professional equipment. It’s not a surprise then that playing football during pregnancy is not the safest of choices.

How to Get Your Body Back in Shape After Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Gaining weight during pregnancy is part of a normal pregnancy, and after pregnancy, but it's important to get back into shape.

Dieting During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not the best time to diet. Your body requires a larger amount of calories, vitamins, and nutrients to keep the baby's development on track.

Is It Safe To Exercise During Pregnancy?

The key to maintaining your exercise routine during your pregnancy is to understand the limits of the pregnant body and the safety concerns that come along with carrying a child.

Losing The Baby Weight

No matter how much weight is gained or how healthy the woman has been eating, there will be at least a few pounds left over after the baby is born.

Is It Safe To Kickbox During Pregnancy?

Kickboxing is a contact sport combining martial arts kicks with boxing moves and may be dangerous for pregnant women.

Clothing and Fetal Safety

Finding the right pregnancy clothes can be a difficult task, especially when you'll need exercise clothes, business clothes, dress clothes, and don't forget jackets and coats!

Is Yoga Safe During Pregnancy?

During the first few months of pregnancy, traditional yoga poses are completely safe but you may have to make modifications as your pregnancy progresses.

Can I Swim While Pregnant?

Getting regular exercise is very healthy during your pregnancy, but what exercises are safe and when? One swimmer asks, "Can I go swimming while pregnant?"

Exercise in Pregnancy

Exercise is usually healthy in pregnancy, but there are some precautions that you need to take.

Is it Safe to Swim During Pregnancy?

Swimming is a low-intensity workout that allows the pregnant woman to relieve lower back strain. Besides reveling in the feeling of weightlessness, swimming provides various health benefits during pregnancy.

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility.

Swimming in Oceans, Lakes and Rivers When Pregnant

Unlike swimming pools, oceans, lakes, and rivers are not treated to remove dangerous bacteria and germs, leaving many pregnant women wondering about the safety of swimming in open waters.

Top 5 Ways to Combat Stress During Pregnancy

Research authors and experts are consistently writing informed articles and publishing medical journal entries on the overall effects of stress on the body. Stress offers no positive effects on overall health for any person, let alone a pregnant woman.

Implantation Failure: What Can Prevent It From Happening?

While there are many myths out there surrounding getting pregnant, when it comes to implantation, there are few things a woman can do to prevent it from happening.

Alanine Aminotransferase - ALT, SGPT (Serum) During Pregnancy

Alanine Aminotrasferase (ALT) is found in multiple body tissues. The serum plays a role in speeding up the alanine cycle. Doctors order this blood test as one means of measuring liver health.

Is It Safe To Play Tennis During Pregnancy?

Conflicting reports about playing games such as tennis can be confusing, but here are some guidelines that will help you to decide if playing tennis during your pregnancy is safe.

Exercise Hormone Destroys Worst Fat Cells

Some people really enjoy exercising but most of us, probably not. We understand the need for it and most of us intend to do more but we find distractions and make excuses instead. A new study, however, may provide incentive than any we’ve ever heard before.

Is Boxing Safe During Pregnancy?

Boxing is a great aerobic activity, and its popularity is increasing. Boxing is an ideal stress reliever (what other sport allows you to punch your way to serenity?). But is boxing safe during pregnancy?

New Pregnancy Exercise Routines

Women who are pregnant should start a daily exercise program even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy.

Pilates Exercises for Pregnancy

Doing Pilates during pregnancy can strengthen your tummy and pelvic floor muscles. It’ll reduce back pain, improve balance, and foster relaxation.

Is It Safe To Bicycle During Pregnancy?

Working out in a structured exercise program is beneficial to you whether you are expecting or not. Unless you have pregnancy complications, have a high-risk pregnancy, or your doctor/midwife has immediate concerns regarding exercise, you can feel free to continue enjoying physical activity and exercise as long as you are careful.

Myths About What Causes Miscarriage

Most stories about causes of miscarriages are old wives tales which say that miscarriages are the result of everything from stress and sex to excessive exercise and bad karma.

Mountain Biking In Pregnancy

Working out in a structured exercise program is beneficial to you whether you be expecting or not, and unless there are certain complications in pregnancy, she can exercise.

How to Have a Successful Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The obstetrician or family planning expert can help the mother-to-be, plan out the most effective lifestyle changes to optimize the health of mom and baby during gestation.

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. Changing certain behaviors is the first step to improving your overall fertility.

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Many women suffer from backaches and back pain during pregnancy. As the fetus grows larger, the extra weight on the front of the body is often too much for the lower back muscles.

Physical Activity During Pregnancy Saves Bone Mass

According to a study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, women who exercise regularly protect bone mass during pregnancy by doing so.

Mom’s Exercise Powers Up Baby’s Brain

The value of exercise makes headlines everywhere - on TV, on the internet, and in newspapers and in magazines. Exercise energizes us, helps us sleep better, builds stronger bones and muscles, keeps excess weight off, and helps fend off many common ailments.

Exercise During Pregnancy Improves Heart Function in Offspring

A mother can improve the health of her child's heart by exercising during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Fit Moms Have Heart-Healthy Babies

The findings of a joint project involving researchers in the United States and Germany indicate that the exercise a woman does while pregnant will have beneficial life-long effects on the health of the child she carries.

Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure

Q: What is Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure? A: Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure could have many causes:

Healthy Exercise and Supplementation

Moving and exercising during pregnancy is a great way to keep away many aches, pains and bouts of swelling. In addition to exercise, mom needs to understand how supplementation changes during pregnanc

How to Deal with Being on Bed Rest During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The priority while on best rest is the word rest. No one wants to have all their freedoms taken away during a pregnancy, but if the bed rest is best for baby it is what is best for mom too.

Bone Status in Activity-Restricted Pregnant Women

Activity restriction during pregnancy may increase the risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in the journal Biological Research for Nursing.

Safer Swimming During Pregnancy: Fast Facts

When it comes to safer swimming during pregnancy, one of the best tools pregnant women can have is knowledge.  Pregnant women must understand the real risk of swimming in untreated or mistreated pools, oceans, lakes and rivers.

Exercise is Healthy for Pregnant Women

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy.

Prenatal Yoga – Hip-opening Squat (Malasana)

Use this hip-opening squat during your pregnancy to release tension throughout the hips, lower back, and ankles. The pose can be an intense opener, or also more of a passive one, supported by props underneath your seat.

Prenatal Yoga - Spinal Movements in Table Top Position

This series of stretches is a great way to begin your practice and create length and motion in your spine. The movements can help you to warm your body in preparation for deeper stretching, and to become aware of your breath.

Prenatal Nutrition and Exercise Goals Important for Postpartum Weight Loss

Researchers at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University recently published a study in the Journal of Pregnancy. The study focused on the postpartum weight loss success of women.

Taking Pregnancy in Stride: How It Affects Running and Walking

Every woman who experiences pregnancy will experience changes in her body. Recent studies on the biomechanical changes of pregnancy on female runners sheds light on how pregnancy affects their running stride.

Prenatal Yoga - Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Mountain pose is a foundational yoga pose great for centering, balancing, aligning, and strengthening your body.

Prenatal Yoga – Cobbler’s Pose (Baddha Konasana)

This version of cobbler's pose is different from its restorativecounterpart as it is done from a seated, not reclined, position.

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Fertility: Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Before getting pregnant there are some major changes that need to take place in order to get your body into shape for the baby. Fertility is a tricky thing, but it is easier if you are able to do a few simple tasks yourself.

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