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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

5 Ways to Have a Safe Winter Pregnancy

You know all the nuts and bolts of staying safe while pregnant—but true winter is coming (insert Game of Thrones reference here) and that means the rules are about to change a bit.

Could Resistance Exercise Be the Best Pregnancy Workout?

If you're a regular visitor to this website, you've heard us talk about the many health benefits of exercising throughout pregnancy (less weight gain, easier delivery, more energy, etc.) but a recent study suggests that women who engaged in resistance exercise specifically experienced improved well-being, and a relief of pregnancy discomfort—including poor posture, fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia and back pain—as well as a greater sense of cont

Exercising Pre-Pregnancy Could Prevent Pain Later

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but when you're trying to conceive it might seem a bit futile—you're just going to gain weight again once you get pregnant, right? Not exactly. A new study lends more evidence to the notion that working out isn't just about losing weight, but preparing your body to meet new challenges, including pregnancy.

Pregnant Michelle Bridges Pulls Fitness Video

If there's anything a mom should never apologize for, it's how she's keeping herself healthy for herself and for her family. That's why we're kind of in shock that The Biggest Loser star, Michelle Bridges, had a (super inspiring!) video of herself working out while expecting taken down by Instagram, thanks to naysayers.

Exercise Trends During Pregnancy: What's Safe?

You've probably heard that it's important to continue exercising throughout your pregnancy—with your doctor's approval, of course.

6 Prenatal Exercise Hurdles & How to Clear 'Em

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends 30 minutes of daily exercise for pregnant women, if you get the OK from your doctor, because it has been shown to reduce complications during pregnancy and beyond.

Prenatal Exercise Reduces Need for C-Section

If you really want a natural birth, it might be time to hit the gym.

Weight Training for Pregnancy

Strength training is safe and one of the best ways to minimize aches and pains. Weight machines are ideal, especially for gym newbies, because they control your range of motion. "During pregnancy, your joints get looser, and it's easy to move outside of your normal range," says Jeffreys. However, if you're accustomed to doing free-weight exercises, you can continue.

The Pregnant Woman's Guide to the Gym

An hour of cardio usually flies by for me at the gym, thanks to my secret motivational strategy: watching "Law & Order" reruns on the club's TV. I hop on the elliptical machine as the opening credits roll, and before I know it, Sam Waterston is finishing his closing argument to the jury. At least, that was the case before I got pregnant.