More Sh!t No One Tells You About Labor and Delivery (and Your New Baby)


This post was originally published on May 14, 2012, after the birth of my second. But after a recent chat with another mom about things no one tells you about labor and delivery — and after sharing part 1 recently --- we thought we’d share it again! My friend is currently expecting her first …
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JustGo and Don’t Worry About Leaking!


One of the unfortunate and little-discussed side effects of pregnancy and childbirth is that the ol' bladder --- that rugged, steely organ you took for granted your whole life --- takes a bit of a beating. In those early days postpartum, you start to wonder if you'll ever get back your ability to …
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Postcard Workouts: Like a Personal Trainer in Your Mailbox (With a Giveaway!)


For many moms, at-home workouts are where it's at. Literally: getting to the gym is way too much trouble with young'uns. I'm lucky that my gym has great childcare, but even getting there can be difficult. And when gym memberships aren't an option and babysitters are scarce, it's easiest just to …
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Review: The Dia Method Postnatal Fitness System


Many moms are concerned with getting back into shape postpartum. After all, when your belly expands to crazy proportions, it can be hard to believe you can actually get it back to normal. And it's hard to fit in a new routine when you've got small kids, particularly if you're new to fitness and …
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Just Wait: All the Reasons It’s Important to Give Yourself Time to Recover After Giving Birth

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Jenn and I love getting reader comments on our posts because we learn so much from you, our dear readers! So when Deena Blumenfeld left a comment on a post awhile back, I knew I had to follow up with her for more. The post in question was about the Pure Barre founder Carrie Dorr's workout regimen …
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Staying Fit, Fabulous and Full of Milk


Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and post-natal exercise specialists around here. She shares awesome, fun workouts with us and great fitness tips, too. Sara has a miles-long fitness resume, including being a Reebok Global Master Trainer for the past five years and choreographing and starring …
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Nursing On-the-Go With Undercover Mama Tanks


No matter how much the benefits of breastfeeding are touted, it seems like there is a new story every day about someone getting in the way of a nursing mom. A new video is making the rounds of a breastfeeding mom getting told that she needed to cover up. (Just FYI: Laws protect nursing moms, so …
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Hitting the Road? Tips for Pumping on the Go

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Last week we shared tips for becoming a pumping pro at work. Today? We've got the goods on pumping on the road!  Pumping is hard enough when you're staying in one place. Add in travel for work, and it's a whole new ballgame. Aside from the awful feeling of leaving your baby for a day or week, how …
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