How to Make Your Unhealthy Pregnancy Food Cravings Healthier

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So, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't eat the healthiest during my first trimester. And when you're struck with the worst morning sickness, fatigue and food aversions, it can be hard to get (and keep!) anything down --- let alone healthy food. However, between my pregnancy experience and all …
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What Diastasis Recti Looks Like During Pregnancy

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When I was pregnant, I got a cold and a terrible cough. I coughed so much one night that my abs were actually sore the next morning. When I mentioned it to my husband (a super-smart scientist, by the way), he said, "You have abs?" And he didn't mean it in a snarky way because I looked like I had a …
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Two Products for a Little Pregnancy Pampering

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Pregnancy can be a little rough. From cravings for hot dogs to nausea that won't quit to all kinds of puffiness and pain, it can seem that there is no end to the crazy things your body endures during those wonderful 40 weeks. That's why every mama-to-be should take extra care of herself and be sure …
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Book Review: Fit & Healthy Pregnancy

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I was so excited to get a review copy of Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby. It was early in my own pregnancy, when I was still working out a ton, and I had so much fun gleaning tips from the book. I look at it now, at 34 weeks pregnant, and see the …
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Pregnancy Nutrition By Trimester

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Good eats are one of the most important parts of a healthy pregnancy, which is why Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, CDN, is here today to talk pregnancy nutrition --- specifically, how to eat in each trimester! Anita is a Registered Dietitian and maintains current fitness certifications in indoor …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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9 Tips for Coping With Heartburn During Pregnancy

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Earlier, I shared my newest bit of pregnancy fun: silent reflux. While I don't have the typical heartburn symptoms, I do have a month-old sore throat that hasn't improved. I wake up coughing and choking. And I have a lump in my throat that won't go away. I'm trying to fight the good fight and get …
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As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown

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I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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