19 Thoughts Moms Have During Their First Postpartum Workout

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There's nothing like that first workout back after having a baby. You're finally free to move --- doctor approved! --- and your body is able to bend at the waist again, which is always nice after half a year of being unable to see your feet. But that first postpartum workout always proves …
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Can You Regain Your Pelvic Floor Strength?

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When my first baby was born, I remember the maternity nurses telling me to empty my bladder often. They really emphasized it, and I wasn't sure why until I was waddling from my hospital bed to the bathroom and all of a sudden felt like I was peeing my pants. Turns out that a baby flying through your …
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Zumba Class Brought My Groove Back

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Zumba recently launched a new website featuring success stories. As soon as we found out, we knew I'd have to share my own. Check out the Zumba Stories here --- prepare to get choked up --- and submit your own if you consider yourself a Zumba success. Here's my Zumba story. Jenn, being the …
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No Pockets in Your Yoga Pants? No Problem

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During pregnancy and the postpartum period, you become accustomed to wearing stretchy pants. I basically lived in yoga pants for the first few months postpartum --- and let's be honest, even now, almost eight months post baby three. Some of it is that I'm too lazy for real pants. But some of it is …
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Stay Fit During Pregnancy (and Ease Back Postpartum) With This Walking Workout

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I've always thought that walking doesn't get enough credit. Sure it's not as sexy as running, but it's a great workout perfect for so many levels of fitness. It's particularly awesome during pregnancy when you no longer want to jostle your bump and the postpartum period when you're wanting to ease …
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An Open Letter to All Nurses, Doctors, Doulas and Midwives

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Dear all nurses, doctors, doulas and midwives (and, anyone else involved with labor and delivery!), You are amazing. No seriously. You may not realize it, but every day you go to work you are giving love, support and changing (if not saving!) lives. I know that, especially in the childbirth …
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Bottle Genius in Action — Plus a Giveaway!

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This post is sponsored by Born Free. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Hopefully you were able to party with us last week during our Bottle Genius Twitter Chat. We shared some of our favorite time-savers and stress-reducers, and you moms had such good ideas to contribute too. We told …
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Save the Date — and Save Some Time With Bottle Genius

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This post is sponsored by Born Free. For our sponsored post policy, click here. When you have kids, your life is so full. Full of love and hugs and kisses. Full of drool and diapers and noise. There is so much more of everything. But there is one thing that most parents are lacking. Yes, …
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Pumping at Work? This Shirt Makes It Easier

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When you're a breastfeeding mom, you need easy access to the milk jugs. This means either easy-access tops or the ability to adjust your top to do what it takes as needed. When I'm at home, I rotate between my nursing tops, but sometimes I'm stuck in my regular clothes and just make it work. But …
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A High-Tech Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning — Or “No More Family” Planning

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Now that I've had my third baby, I feel like my family's complete. I feel done having kids. I don't want to be pregnant again. But, I'm only five months postpartum. And while I feel ready to be DONE, I'm not ready to take any permanent measures. It feels so drastic. And final. My OB/GYN and I …
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