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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33 Thoughts Moms Have During Labor

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No single birth story is the same. From when labor happens (or, in my case, how long it takes to happen) to what kind of birth experience you're hoping for to how fast/slow and in what way baby makes its debut, there are a lot of variables. I was induced and had a pretty fast and intense birth …
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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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23 Thoughts You Have When You’re 42 Weeks Pregnant

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The average length of a first-time mom's pregnancy is just around 40 weeks plus eight days, according to the research. But what happens when you go past that time ... well, I know from personal experience (went past 42 weeks myself!) that you go a bit batty. Okay, a lot batty. Here are 23 thoughts I …
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My Birth Story: Fast, Furious and Magical

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Guys, I wasn’t pregnant forever! Just days after writing this post and feeling like I would, in fact, break a Guinness World Record for longest pregnancy ever, my little girl made her debut into the world on 8:49 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Little Gwendolyn was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 21 inches …
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