Sponsored post: How to stay healthy physically and emotionally through your pregnancy By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com~~~ Every day women reach out to me during various stages of their pregnancy. Most women feel frustrated because there aren’t many resources available to expecting moms that show the REAL...

An interview with Nicole Bringer, DPT Should new moms ignore all exercise until their 6-week postpartum follow-up appointment? Kickboxing class? YES. Gentle core and pelvic floor exercises? NO. Let me explain. Women are often advised to avoid “exercise” until they are cleared by their provider at their 6-week follow-up appointment....

Taking care of a newborn inevitably leads to less sleep which can significantly affect our mental health, but it’s easy for a lack of rest to evolve into postpartum insomnia.  Insomnia is a heightened complication in our sleep functioning that may require the help of a medical professional.  Juggling the...

During the first few years of life, your baby will have frequent visits for routine checkups and illness; so selecting a healthcare professional you trust is important. These tips and checklists can help you as you make this decision. Decide which type of healthcare provider Different types of healthcare professionals...

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Living dirty for better optimal health is an idea that I’ve just been introduced to after reading “The Microbiome Solution” by Dr. Robynne Chutkan. Dr. Chutkan is a gastroenterologist working at Georgetown University Hospital and also running her own integrative health center for women. What does all of this have to...

Chocoholics rejoice! Good news for your sweet tooth: Chocolate—particularly dark chocolate—can reduce your risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, CT, found that pregnant women who ate more than five servings of chocolate weekly were 40 percent less...

Congratulations! You’re pregnant and you know your calorie needs have increased to support your growing baby. But, your new calorie goals are not a free pass to eat anything and everything you can get your hands on (Hardly! Most pregnant women need just 300-450 extra calories per day during pregnancy...

The more pregnant we get, the more uncomfortable we are. We know we’re supposed to wear our seatbelts to stay safe, but could that seatbelt also be hurting your baby? Take our poll and watch our video below to find out! Watch Our Video Can get enough pregnancy trivia? Want...

Thinking about getting a breast pump? Check with your insurance first because you could save a lot of money! We’re chatting with our friends at Lansinoh to guide you through the process and help you determine the pump and parts needed that best benefit you and your baby! Watch our...

What foods can help (or hurt) you with your morning sickness? We’re chatting live Wendy Jo Peterson, Dietitian and Author of the Born To Eat Book! Download our FREE morning sickness shopping guide! And be sure to check out these other great resources about morning sickness… Coping with Morning Sickness,...

Pregnant or not, driving our cars are a necessity for many of us. So, what happens when you need to fill up your tank? Could pumping your own gas be dangerous for you and your baby? Take our quiz and watch our video to find out!

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