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Second Trimester

Week 20: Itchy Rash

As spring heads toward summer, my baby boy is growing and developing right on schedule. He’s approximately the length of a carrot now (about 10 inches long), weighs ¾ of a pound and for the next several weeks, I’ll be gaining around a pound a week. Not to sound like a broken record, but yep, I still feel great! I am amazed at how easily I’ve had it so far.

Prenatal Yoga: Tree Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Cat/Cow Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Chest Opener

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Prenatal Yoga: Ankle-to-Knee Hip Opener

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Prenatal Yoga: Butterfly Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Child's Pose

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Prenatal Yoga: Standing Flow Poses

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Prenatal Yoga Pose: Sun Salutation

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Get Relief Now: 7 Tips for Easing and Avoiding Back Pain

Back pain is a common pregnancy symptom, and it doesn’t always disappear when your baby arrives.  

Drop in to any physical therapist’s office or massage studio and you’re bound to see some baby bumps in the waiting room. That’s because ligament-loosening hormones, weight gain and a shifting center of gravity all conspire to cause 2 million pregnant women to cry out from back pain every year, especially between the fifth and seventh months.

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