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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

VIDEO: Yoga Poses to Prepare for Labor & Delivery

Practicing yoga throughout your pregnancy is a great way to strengthen and stretch the muscles you'll use most during childbirth. From easing tension in your back to opening your hips and increasing circulation, these yoga poses will prepare your mind and body for labor and delivery. Looking for more? These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester.

Strength-Training "Super Mom" Workout

This "Super Mom"strength training workout is perfect to do during pregnancy because it mimics what you'll be doing as a new mom: carrying, lifting, and pushing your new baby.

VIDEO: Prenatal Yoga for Princess Kate

From Cat/Cow to Child's Pose, Hip Openers to a restful Side-Lying Shivasana, every mama-to-be can benefit from

VIDEO: 10-Minute Prenatal Lower-Body Workout

Working out during pregnancy can improve sleep and boost energy, but there are certain workouts, like squats, that can have tremendous benefits before and during labor. Our friends at Popsugar share their 10-minute prenatal lower-body-workout that targets trouble zones and helps support your growing belly. Remember, you always want to check with your doctor before engaging in any workout during pregnancy!

Summer Safety Tips: How to Exercise in the Heat

Most of us love the summertime, um, until we’re pregnant. What used to just feel like a pretty warm and sticky day often feels a lot more intense for a hot soon-to-be mama. Feeling warmer than usual and sweating more isn't in your head, blame hormonal changes and an increase in blood supply to the skin throughout pregnancy. If you’re already sweating while you’re brushing your teeth, how are you going to make it through your workouts this summer? Don’t fret.

Pregnancy Meditation and Resting Shivasana Pose

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

Week 36: Finding Balance

Moving my body is what I do to release stress and feel strong and energized. So when I didn’t know I was pregnant and was doing 20-mile training runs back in October for the New York City Marathon and climbing obstacle courses while competing in a Tough Mudder mud run, I couldn’t figure out why I was slowing down so much.

That is, until I had a dream of a little baby with blue-green eyes and dark hair that felt so, well, real that I immediately drove to the store to buy a pregnancy test…which came back positive. Surprise!

Prenatal Yoga: Hands and Knees Yoga Flow

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

Prenatal Yoga: Warrior Poses

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

Prenatal Yoga: Tree Pose

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

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