healthy pregnancy

The Ultimate Guide to Safe Exercise when Pregnant

This post is in reference to pregnant women who have been cleared by their physician to participate in an exercise program while pregnant. If you have any questions or concerns about your current pregnancy please speak with your physician prior to initiating an exercising program. Again, this post is in reference to pregnant women in the absence of any medical or obstetric complications who have been cleared by their physician to participate in exercise. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links to all products that I love and use daily. 

 The big news of being pregnant comes with many changes. Things you cannot eat, things you cannot drink and things you are no long allowed to do for the next 9 months. Fortunately, research shows that exercise is not one of those things you have to abandon! In fact, exercising while pregnant (as long as your pregnancy does not have any complications and you have been cleared by your physician) has been shown to be beneficial to both the mother and unborn child. In this post, we will review the benefits of exercise while pregnant, the do’s and don’ts and how to monitor yourself to ensure the safety of you and your child….

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The Pregnant Summer…

This past memorial day weekend while my little family and I vacationed in Palm Springs with another couple, we were given the news that they are pregnant and expecting their first child! After congratulating them, the boys headed off to the bar for some drinks and our conversation quickly turned to millions of questions and sharing experiences of pregnancy. I could not help but notice that a portion of our conversation revolved around fear. Of course some fear is expected in this new, exciting and slightly odd time. However, as I reflected back on my pregnancy (which is almost an identical timeline as our friends) I couldn’t help but notice that one of her concerns was very similar to mine… How do we best handle our ever-changing body in the middle of summer?

Pregnant in a bikini… Not most girl’s ideal way to spend the summer. If you know me at all, then you know that the …

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