Pregnancy

5 Important Considerations When Training New Moms
Birth and motherhood have their share of ups and downs and, as fitness professionals and health professionals, we have an important role to play in a new mom’s physical wellbeing as well as her mental and emotional wellbeing. Very often,...
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How to Support Your Clients Through Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Miscarriage, stillbirth, elective termination, failed IVF, childbirth, SIDS — these are all examples of pre-term and neonatal loss. Pregnancy loss is often defined by how far along the pregnancy was when the loss occurred: Miscarriage (or spontaneous abortion) happens before the...
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3 Myths About C-Sections That Are Hurting Moms
C-section births are extremely common in many developed countries. In fact, in 2015, 32 percent of babies in the United States were born via Cesarean delivery [1]. This accounts for well over a million births. What is astounding about this...
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How Nutrition Needs Change During Pregnancy
Most women understand that when they become pregnant, their diets may need to change. But, exactly what that means — beside skipping the wine and raw sushi, craving pickles and ice cream, and “eating for two” — often remains foggy....
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How to Help Your Postpartum Clients Heal Diastasis Recti
During pregnancy, as the baby is developing and the belly grows, what many pregnant women don’t realize is that, to accommodate that growth, changes are occurring not only in the uterus and skin, but all also in the abdominal muscles....
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How to Train Clients with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change and growth, both for baby and mom. A woman’s body undergoes many structural adaptations to accommodate the growing baby and prepare for birth, and she may develop any of several painful conditions as...
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How to Train Clients with SI Joint Pain in Pregnancy
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain can be a common experience for pregnant moms. This discomfort is felt on the back side of the pelvis. We have a sacroiliac joint on both the left and right side of the pelvis, where the...
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Why You Should Squat In Pregnancy
The squat is probably one of the best-known exercises around and is a staple ingredient in (most) fitness programs. Generally considered a lower-body exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, glutes and hips, the squat movement is actually one of the...
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What To Expect When You’re (Not) Expecting: Fertility Testing Basics
Not everyone is a “Fertile Myrtle”… the endearing term we OB-GYNs often give to those women who get pregnant in the blink of an eye. We’ve probably all known someone who can conceive effortlessly, it seems! In actuality, although studies...
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