Treadmill walking and running during pregnancy can be a safe option if you know the best guidelines for prenatal treadmill workouts. We talked to Samantha Barrionuevo, a personal trainer at Miami Total Fitness, to get the treadmill lowdown so that you can have a safe workout session for you and your baby.
Of course, nobody likes the feeling of a queasy stomach—whether it’s after a loop-de-loop amusement park ride, during flu season or following a night of a little too much of your favorite libation.
But for pregnant women who experience morning sickness (a misnomer, because pregnancy-related nausea can occur during any time of the day), it’s especially tough.
That’s because not only do you feel bad quite literally, but you also feel bad emotionally—because you worry whether your developing baby is getting enough nutrients.
When I first learned I was having twins, I did what any self-respecting woman would do: I panicked. I also scoured the Internet for advice, war stories — anything that would help my husband and I survive becoming first-time parents to, not one, but two newborns. The information I found wasn't terribly reassuring.
I wanted to be mother, don’t get me wrong. I was getting to that point in life where it becomes clear that things didn’t go as planned. I had a (somewhat) great career as the Features Editor of a popular entertainment website in Los Angeles, fabulously hip and fancy friends, a handful of Louboutins in my closet and a hip apartment on the coolest street in America (as designated by GQ magazine) but there were a few things that were missing, most notably, a ring and a kid.
Q: I just found out I’m pregnant, and virtually everything I smell makes me sick to my stomach. Is it all in my head?