Pregnancy

How to say no and put yourself first

Use these 3 tips to begin to reclaim your “me-time,” especially during your pregnancy By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com Rachel always thought that love was pretty clear. You meet a great guy, you get married, you spend the rest of your life happy. She thought it was a given, something that just […]

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Why you need sisterhood and where to find your soul sisters

Way back when women shared so much more with each other than they do now. They’d gather food, cook, and help raise each other’s children. Women communed in Red Tents with synchronized menstrual cycles to support each other’s businesses and lives. (Sounds like the first B-School to me!) Sisterhood saved their world back then. Sisterhood […]

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There’s more to a “clean” home than what Marie Kondo teaches

Normally we think about health as it relates to food, exercise, and mindset, but we rarely think about how our home and environment can be impacting us. Kate Hamblet is an architect and founder of Balanced Home, Balanced Life, and Balanced Architecture. She’s got some great tips for us to clean our homes (not in […]

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Why is Deep Vein Thrombosis more common during pregnancy?

Expert:Sarah Little, MD, Obstetrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Deep Vein Thrombosis during pregnancy is a serious medical condition. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein usually in the pelvis or leg. Several things can increase the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, including: pregnancy oral contraceptive use obesity being sedentary surgery Are […]

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New Mom Must-Haves

New Mom Must-Haves There’s no doubt about it, a new baby comes with quite a bit of baggage. From a sturdy stroller to a reliable diaper bag, there’s plenty to add to your shopping cart to keep both you and baby happy, healthy, and as well-rested as any new parent can ever hope to be.  […]

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Win: “My first Easter” Celebrity Baby Boy Gift Bag

Win a “My 1st Easter ” Celebrity Baby Girl Gift Bag with products valued at almost $350 from The Patchwork Bear, Angel Dear, Mabel’s Labels, Wellements, Swim Zip, Wubbanub, and PEEPS valued over $350. This celebrity gift gift bag was created by Jewels and Pinstripes.   The Patchwork Bear Memory Bunny Gift Kit Angel Dear Blue Bunny Romper (6-12 […]

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What vaccines are safe during pregnancy? Which are recommended?

What vaccines and vaccine boosters are safe and recommended during pregnancy?  Expert: Sarah Little, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Before getting pregnant, you should check to make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is especially important, since rubella can cause […]

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Top baby names from 50 years ago (U.S. Social Security data)

Many of the top baby names don’t change much from year to year, but if you look back at the Social Security Administration’s recording over the past 140 years, you will see changes as names move in and out of fashion. But how about if you look back at the top baby names from 50 years ago? […]

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The perfect workout for pregnant women (sponsored)

Sponsored post: How to stay healthy physically and emotionally through your pregnancy By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com~~~ Every day women reach out to me during various stages of their pregnancy. Most women feel frustrated because there aren’t many resources available to expecting moms that show the REAL side of pregnancy while giving […]

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Belting can relieve pelvic girdle pain and pelvic discomfort

Pregnancy belts can help to improve pelvic stability By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com Wearing a supportive belt during pregnancy can make a positive difference for women suffering from low back pain, pelvic pressure, diastasis recti separation, sacroiliac joint pain, Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction, pelvic instability, and incontinence. Women who use belts can sometimes […]

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The perfect workout for all pregnant women

How to stay healthy physically and emotionally through your pregnancy By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com~~~ Every day women reach out to me during various stages of their pregnancy. Most women feel frustrated because there aren’t many resources available to expecting moms that show the REAL side of pregnancy while giving the proper […]

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How can I tell if I’ll have a high-risk pregnancy?

Expert:Sarah Little, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital A pregnancy is considered a high-risk pregnancy if the mother or baby has a higher risk of complications. This can happen due to a variety of factors: Maternal age Pre-existing conditions Conditions occuring during pregnancy Multiple births – twins, triplets or more Maternal […]

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4 tips for modifying your prenatal yoga program

Keep these tips in mind and keep yourself safe and healthy while enjoying the benefits of yoga By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com~~~ Prenatal yoga is excellent medicine for pregnant women and fantastic for improving flexibility, strength, stamina and helps pregnant to relax and stay grounded. However not all prenatal yoga poses are […]

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