3 Moves for Core Strength During Pregnancy

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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 and choreographing and starring in more than 10 fitness …
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Are You Suffering from Postpartum Depression?

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Within a day of giving birth, I was filling out a postpartum depression screening form at the hospital. It asked how I was coping, if I was still seeing the bright side of things, and whether I was crying more or less than usual. It always strikes me as a little funny because I can't imagine …
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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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5 Kegel Exercises to Do Post-Baby

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Kegels, kegels, kegels. If you're a woman --- pregnant, with kids or trying for kids --- you've probably read how great kegel exercises are. But why? And what kind of variations of kegel exercises can you do? To find that out, we got the best kegel exercises from Andrea Speir, who has an extensive …
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6 Tips for Buying the Best Baby Shower Gifts

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We recently shared some of the best baby shower gifts for parents to be --- those items that are sure to make the recipients ooh and ah (and the baby goo and gah). And if you're a gift buyer, most of them will be sure hits! But when you're faced with the registry itself, what do you buy? And what if …
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5 Reasons to Swim After Labor Day

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Labor Day has come and gone and all of the outdoor pools are sadly shuttered. But swimming isn't just for summer, so don't let your swimsuit hide away until spring --- take advantage of indoor pools in your neck of the woods. Becky Flanigan, whom I credit with getting me to try my first aqua …
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Bra Size Tips and More from a Sports Bra Pro

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Did you know that approximately eight out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size sports bra for their sport? That's a problem, right? Because what if you're one of the majority wearing the wrong bra? What if your girls could be better supported? What if your workouts could rock just a little more if …
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7 Best Baby Shower Gifts

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There are so many baby products on the market these days. When I was pregnant with my first, I remember having emotional breakdowns at giant baby stores. Do I need all of that? Which one do I get? WILL I BE A GOOD MOTHER!? Yeah, it escalates quickly when your emotions and hormones are raging. This …
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