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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

1) PLAN AHEAD

“Start getting healthy even before you become pregnant,” advises Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., medical adviser to the March of Dimes and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. (Already pregnant?

The Simple Way to Keep Your Weight in Check

Struggling to get in a proper prenatal workout? The good news: Moving frequently all day long may be more beneficial for you during pregnancy than a 30-minute trip to the gym during an otherwise sedentary day.

The Pregnancy-Adapted Treadmill Workout

Running while pregnant can be a safe option if you know the best guidelines for prenatal treadmill workouts. We talked to Samantha Barrionuevo, a personal trainer at Miami Total Fitness, to get the treadmill lowdown so that you can have a safe workout session for you and your baby.

Pregnancy-Friendly Treadmill Tips

The last thing you need to do when you’re pregnant is intimidate yourself right out of a fitness routine. Sure, you want to keep yourself and your growing baby as safe as possible during pregnancy. But there’s no need to put your gym membership on “suspend” status while your bun is baking. Barring medical conditions that prevent you from exercising, you can, and should, maintain a prenatal fitness routine for the duration of your pregnancy—as long as your doctor or midwife agrees.

10 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Set aside your ego and honor where your body is at today. Practice loving compassion for yourself and baby. Prenatal yoga is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, as well as your growing baby.

It's important that you find the right yoga practice for you. Whether it be going to a yoga studio, finding a DVD, or developing your own practice at home. Listen to your body and do what feels right to you. 

Some of the benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy include:

Workout Suggestions for Fergie and Josh: Partner Yoga

Fergie and Josh Duhamel have an amazing relationship, but sometimes, during pregnancy, it's hard for women to relate to their partners. Partner poses are great for your relationship and your health. We recommend these for the expecting couple. Looking for more?  These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester 

VIDEO: Pain Relief with Yoga and Pilates

The problem: Weight gain, a shifting center of gravity, and ligament-loosening hormones all contribute to aches and pains as your pregnancy progresses.   The solution: Strengthen your core muscles to support your back and spine, and stretch your shoulders, upper back, quads and hip flexors with these simple exercises. Looking for more? These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester. 

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.

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