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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

How Third-Trimester Exercise Benefits Your Baby

Exercise duing pregnancy can keep weight gain in check, reduce your risk of gestational diabetes, decrease discomfort, and set you up for an easier labor and delivery. Now, new research shows that breaking a sweat, especially after 29 weeks, has a big benefit for your baby, too.

The Pregnant Mama's Guide to Hiking

Hiking is a great way to improve your strength and cardiovascular health during pregnancy. Plus, it works wonders on your mood (look at that view!). Just ask Stacy Keibler, our June/July cover star, who told us that exploring the great outdoors is one of her favorite workouts!

But when you’re doing it for two, hiking does take some special considerations. So before you hit the trails, check out these tips for a better, safer hike.

How to Stay Fit Like a Pro During and After Pregnancy

As a certified pre/post-natal exercise specialist, the brains and talent behind a best-selling prenatal workout DVD, and one of SHAPE’s Hottest Female Trainers in America, Sara Haley knows a thing or two about working out while preggo. But as she’s learning while carrying her second baby, no two pregnancies are the same.

14 Pregnancy-Approved Fitness Gadgets

As that beautiful belly grows, it's harder to muster up the motivation to do your pregnancy exercises. That's why we sussed out 14 gadgets, apps and more that optimize every sweat sesh. Bonus: Most of these products can help you get fit after baby too!

The Prenatal Exercise That Strengthens Your Deep Core

Sit on an exercise ball to practice strengthening your deep core muscles. If you don’t have an exercise ball, try this exercise sitting on a softer surface such as a couch or pillow on the ground. Be sure you are able to sit up straight.

1.   Sitting tall on an exercise ball, let your pelvic floor relax into the ball. A ball works great because it’s rounded and you can feel the ball against your pelvic floor when relaxed.

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.