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  • General Health Printables
    The Do's and Don'ts of Exercise During Pregnancy - Printable List
    Learn the ins and outs of exercising during pregnancy, including which types of exercise are acceptable and which are not. ...
  • Stretching Exercises During Pregnancy
    Strength and Toning Exercise
    Stretches for Pregnant Women
    Stretches for Pregnant Women During pregnancy your joints and ligaments are soft, making them prone to injury. You can help strengthen the muscles around these weak areas with gentle stretches every day. Lift your arms up over your head and st...
  • Leg Exercises During Pregnancy
    Strength and Toning Exercise
    Leg Exercises for Pregnant Women
    Leg Exercises for Pregnant Women Pregnancy Facts There is a myth that says if a pregnant woman lifts her arms over her head, the baby will get tangled in the umbilical cord. This is not true at all and should not keep you from reaching high when...
  • Exercises for Thigh and Back Pressure During Pregnancy
    Strength and Toning Exercise
    Abdominal Exercises for Pregnant Women
    Abdominal Exercises for Pregnant Women Abdominal exercises relieve pressure on the thighs and lower back and help you carry your baby more comfortably. There are many simple abdominal exercises you can do without overstraining yourself. Try t...
  • Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    Why Exercise During Pregnancy?
    Why Exercise During Pregnancy? Your body is under a lot of strain during pregnancy. The bones, muscles, joints, and organs are all struggling to keep up with the demands of your growing baby. Your body could sure use some help. That's where exe...
  • Choosing the Right Exercises During Your Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    Pregnancy: Finding the Right Exercise
    Pregnancy: Finding the Right Exercise Food for Thought Don't wait to get thirsty: keep a water bottle close by and drink before, during, and after your workouts to ensure that you and your baby are adequately hydrated. When it comes to selectin...
  • Exercising Safely During Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise
    Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise Can you start exercising for the first time when you're pregnant—even if you're totally out of shape? Yes! In fact, studies report that beginners can safely reap the benefits from exercise as long as they...
  • Desirable Weight During Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    Weight Gain During Pregnancy
    Weight Gain During Pregnancy It always seems like the first thing everyone asks when you return from your doctor's office is “How much weight did you gain?” None of their business! Understand that all women are different—and the rate and s...
  • Exercise During Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    Pregnancy Fitness
    Pregnancy FitnessAthletic activity is a regular part of many expectant mothers' lives. During pregnancy, physical fitness activities provided multiple benefits to body and mind: the enjoyment of the activity, better fitness and health, weight man...
  • Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
    The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy Women who exercise usually have a better pregnancy, in terms of being more comfortable physically and healthier for the duration of the pregnancy and afterwards. Often, they tolerate the stress and pain o...
  • Ailments During Pregnancy
    Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    New Challenges During Pregnancy That Can Interfere with Being Active
    New Challenges During Pregnancy That Can Interfere with Being Active Diabetes Having gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy), does not prohibit exercise. With your doctor's guidance, exercise at low and moderate levels is recommended to mai...
  • Foods that Affect Nausea
    Weight Gain Guidelines
    Nutritional Demands During Pregnancy
    Nutritional Demands During Pregnancy In active, athletic women, excess weight gain is rarely a problem. Guidelines for weight gain are about 3 to 5 pounds in the first trimester, then 1 pound per week thereafter after the first 3 months of pregna...
  • Pregnancy and Sports
    Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    Specific Sports Guidelines for Pregnancy
    Specific Sports Guidelines for PregnancyThe bottom line with regard to sports participation is preserving you and your baby's health. You must consider risk of falls, not only because this can affect the pregnancy, but also because x-rays, medica...
  • Exercise and Pregnancy
    Exercise and Weight Management
    The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy
    The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and PregnancyIn general, the rule of thumb is to use common sense when it comes to following an exercise regimen during pregnancy. First, make sure that you are in good physical health and that your doctor does not...