Posts in Exercise for Moms
Why You Should Be Lifting Weights during Pregnancy

So, what exercises are safe for pregnancy? There are billions of articles out there that will tell you not to lift over 15 pounds in pregnancy, but what if you have a toddler? What if you enjoy lifting weights? What if you want to feel stronger during your pregnancy, but don’t really know how? What if just walking and yoga aren’t really your thing?

Check out this blog to learn 4 reasons why you should be lifting weights during pregnancy (if you want to, of course.)

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Run Like a Mother: Your Guide to Running in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Running is a super easy thing to do. You just lace up your shoes and go outside. No gym membership, no list of exercises, a dose of fresh air, often you can take your baby or toddler in a stroller. And if you actually enjoy running, it can be a huge stress-reliever and an amazing way to boost your mood.

Read on for pregnancy and postpartum considerations for running!

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Exercise after Miscarriage: When Postpartum Isn't What You Expected

Full disclosure: My husband and I have been trying for another baby. A few weeks ago, I got the positive test we’d been hoping to see. Last week, I had a miscarriage.

My thoughts that day and since then have wandered to how I would coach someone through this, though I’m sure I have trained someone through a miscarriage and just never knew about it. How would I tell them that rest and recovery, that healing is important when all they probably want to do is get on with their life? I draw from my own experiences as a person who has experienced miscarriage and also a coach who also needs this conversation and these reminders.

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What to do about Pelvic Pain- Tips and Resources for Better Management

Pelvic pain can often pop up in pregnancy as SPD, symphysis pubis dysfunction, where pain is felt in the front of the pelvis at the pubic bone, and can sometimes be felt on one or both sides of the lower back or in the perineum. Pelvic pain can persist postpartum or be present before even having kids as painful intercourse or pain with insertion of a tampon. Often it can be really frustrating and cause women more than physical pain, but mental and emotional distress as well.

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