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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The Breastfeeding Experience I Didn’t Get the First Time

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I have nursed a child for a combined 10 months of my life --- about 7 months with my first, and I’m 3 months in with my second. And it wasn’t until recently that I nursed in a public place. In fact, I nursed in two different bars last week (don’t worry --- they were family-friendly establishments, …
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Three Things to Know About Postpartum Weight-Loss

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Today's post about postpartum weight-loss comes to you from Cat Smiley, a certified nutritionist and weight-loss coach. She's been named Canadian Trainer of the Year three times by the International Sports Science Association. Her book, The Planet Friendly Diet helps people lose weight, get fit and …
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Refresh Your Workout Motivation with These Tricks

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A new mom herself, Anita Mirchandani, MS, RD, CDN, is back today to talk getting back into a postpartum workout groove! Follow @FitNutAnita or @FiTMAPPED for fitness and nutrition updates. For those of you who have had babies, you know how life gets post pregnancy. There’s an optimism for wanting …
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