You want to get back in your routine and implement some self-care – but how soon can you get back to the grind post-pregnancy, and what should you focus on? There are a number of basic exercises and stretches you can start incorporating back into your life soon after a nonsurgical childbirth to start rebuilding core strength and cardiovascular endurance. One of our lead midwives and the Clinical Director out of Nashville, Margaret Buxton, recently spoke to Brit + Co. with tips about post-pregnancy exercise. Building… Read More

Staying active during pregnancy can be challenging: you may be dealing with fatigue, nausea, balance issues, and discomfort. Staying active can be doubly challenging when you’re pregnant in the summer and already tend to run hot! Here are some ways to be active and keep fit while you’re pregnant in the summer. Remember, ask your midwife before starting any sort of exercise program, and make sure your activity is okay before starting it. If you’re not feeling well during the activity, stop and rest, and call your midwife if you are concerned. As always, stay hydrated and… Read More

Pregnancy brings endless changes – new symptoms and feelings crop up, physical side effects abound, and it can be overwhelming, both physically and mentally. Even though you might be busy with work, preparing for baby, running errands, and dealing with everyday life, it’s important to take time for yourself to make sure you’re healthy for you and your baby. Here are some ways to practice self-care during this time. Rest Pregnancy can be exhausting – after all, you’re growing a person. Your body is working overtime, which means fatigue is a common byproduct. Take time each day to… Read More

Prior to my pregnancy, I was a bit of an exercise nut. Before you start to hate me, let me reassure you that I do not, for the most part, enjoy exercise. I will not be telling you about how incredible you’ll feel when you can bust out fifty push-ups, or the elusive endorphin rush you’ll get from running ten miles. (I’m pretty sure that’s a myth propagated by Nike, anyway.) Read More

Whether you’re pregnant or not, yoga can be a great stress reliever, as well as a nice, low-impact way to get some exercise. There are tons of benefits: it helps strengthen and tone muscles, increases flexibility, improves sleep, promotes cardiovascular health and improved respiration, and supports a healthy metabolism. According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal yoga can also help reduce the risk of preterm labor, ease nausea, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome, and lower the risk of intrauterine growth restriction. Read More

Is getting back into your pre-pregnancy exercise routine as elusive a dream as a good night’s sleep? If you were working out regularly before, you should be able to safely start exercising again as you heal from birthing your baby. Enclosed are breastfeeding and exercise tips for breastfeeding moms. Read More

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