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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

The Deep Core: Why It Matters and How to Strengthen It

When it comes to preparing your body for baby, there are two very important groups of muscles you should focus on: your pelvic floor muscles and your transverse abdominal (TA) muscles, both of which comprise your deep core muscles.

The Best Apps for Pregnancy

With a baby on the way, beating Candy Crush Saga probably isn't the most important thing on your mind—or your phone. Here are our favorite programs for moms-in-the-making.

Exercising During Pregnancy: 3 Moves You've Gotta Do

Pregnancy may be an excuse to pamper yourself, but it's no reason to sit on the couch. (Don't believe us? Check out the 18 Bazillion Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy.)

The Easiest Prenatal Exercise Plan Ever

Just the thought of intense prenatal exercise may make you want to hide under the covers.

4 Prenatal Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

Fitness fallacies spread like athlete's foot on a communal yoga mat, especially during pregnancy. To be fair, there has been a lot of game-changing prenatal fitness research in the last few years. Here, some common misconceptions, and what they mean for your workout. 

6 Ways to Hack Your Prenatal To-Do List

When you find out you’re pregnant, you can almost feel your to-do list Growing from XL to OMG. There are books to read, rooms to redo, an almost absurd number of things to buy—and on top of it all, you’re supposed to morph into a responsible, even-keeled, fully actualized adult in nine months. Hellooo, intimidation. “Many women are afraid they’ll be found inadequate when it comes to pregnancy and being a mom,” says Laurel Schwartz, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Stamford, Conn.

“They end up wasting the whole nine months worrying about falling short.”

Can Dancing Make Labor Easier?

Looking for a prenatal workout that's just as fun as it is healthy? These women turned to prenatal dance for support from other mothers, and a pleasant pregnancy.

The Mom-to-Be’s Guide to Spinning

Spinners rejoice: Cycling can ease back pain, boost your mood, and improve sleep. But you need to know your limits, says Erica Ziel, a California-based personal trainer and creator of Knocked-Up Fitness. Ready to clip in? Here are her tips to stay safe.

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7 Prenatal Exercise Classes

Morning sickness? Check. Exhaustion? Check. Aches and pains everywhere? Check. Hitting the gym? No way.

Sound familiar? Finding the motivation to work out during pregnancy can be hard, but the benefits are well worth it. (Check out 33 Reasons to Exercise Now, if you’re not convinced.)

Kickboxing Classes: A Healthy Prenatal Workout?

Are kickboxing classes a safe addition to your prenatal fitness plan? For one woman, the answer is a resounding yes. Related: 33 Reasons to Exercise Now

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