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First Trimester

VIDEO: Pregnancy Pilates for Every Trimester

A Pilates workout will help you stay fit and feel comfortable at every stage of your baby’s growth.  Because Pilates work engages your deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips and spine, you’ll develop muscle strength and memory that will help your body recover faster post-pregnancy. Although Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can do when you’re expecting, be sure to check with your doctor before you begin this or any workout program.

7 Reasons It's Great To Be Pregnant In The Summer

When I found out last February that I was expecting for the first time, I was ecstatic. My midwife told me early on that my baby would be due approximately the end of September. Great, I thought—the baby will share a birthday month with his dad! Then I realized that just as I would be hitting the “big belly” stage of the pregnancy, we’d be heading into summer time, and during August, one of the hottest months of the year, I’ll be close to due.

Pregnancy Meditation and Resting Shivasana Pose

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Why Cats are Risky During Pregnancy

Q: I’ve heard cats can be risky during pregnancy. Why is this?

A: You might be referring to toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite that can be transmitted through cat feces. Though the infection typically causes only a mild flulike illness, it can pose serious problems during pregnancy.

Prenatal Yoga: Hands and Knees Yoga Flow

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Prenatal Yoga: Warrior Poses

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The Pregnancy Disorder That Three Out of Four Women Have

Feeling a flutter or two in your belly lately? It’s not necessarily your baby kicking. According to a new study, nearly three out of four pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies. Ick!

VIDEO: 10 Prenatal Yoga Poses to Try Now

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Prenatal Yoga: Tree Pose

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

Prenatal Yoga: Goddess Pose

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

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