How to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

At about 30 weeks into my second pregnancy, I started to feel radiating pain in my left hip and glute, to the point where it was really uncomfortable to walk. Sound familiar?     The discomfort never extended beyond my glutes, but it was painful enough for me to seek out exercises and stretches to…

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5 Essential Oils For Pregnancy Struggles

Essential oils have saved me during many aches and pains, and every time I turn to my friend and essential oil advocate, Amy Wiggins. During pregnancy, essential oils can be life-savers (due to more aches and pains), yet they can get tricky, since there are some that aren’t recommended. I asked Amy to set the…

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Top 10 Baby Registry Must Haves

You wouldn’t believe how often I get messaged about my favorite baby registry picks . . . so finally after three babies I’ve create a list of my top 10 baby registry essentials. By the way, for what it’s worth, I totally get why the baby registry process can be so overwhelming. I remember when…

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3 Ways To Improve Your Kegels

If you’re not familiar with kegels, including how and why you should be doing them, you’ll want to visit my previous blog post HERE. This post addresses the next step – how to improve your kegels and work towards your strongest pelvic floor yet! Video is below with visuals. 1. Consult a Pelvic Floor Specialist Check…

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My Favorite Pregnancy Resources

I’m happy to share all of MY knowledge and beliefs on pregnancy and exercise, but I often find that pregnant women like to see (or hear) the research in writing, so I’ve gathered here some of my favorite resources for pregnancy – websites, books, audio books and podcasts. If I’ve missed a favorite of yours please share…

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My Cardio Rules for Pregnancy

I get asked all the time about what pregnant women should keep in mind while doing cardio during pregnancy. These are the “rules” that I recommend following during all of your prenatal workouts, but especially while performing cardio exercises. Use The Talk Test Years ago (like in the 1980’s) the rule of thumb was that…

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My Birth Stories

Yes, I have my birth story for you! Thanks to the many of you who asked for it and encouraged me to do it. Since most of you requested I do it via video, that’s what I did. The reason I didn’t do it right away, among obvious reasons (actually having the baby), is that…

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