pregnancy

Many pregnant women avoid fish for fear of the mercury content, but a recent study shows that increased fish consumption did not increase mercury levels and does provide for benefits for the baby.
Health starts in the womb, and exercise is one of the best ways to give your baby a healthy start. Here are ten articles for moms who want to stay active during pregnancy.
Hormones play a critical role in achieving and maintaining pregnancy. Here are some hormonal changes that take place and how they affect your exercise.
Whether you are pregnant or you're training a pregnant client, it's important to know what changes are going on during the prenatal period. Today we look at the cardiovascular effects of pregnancy.
Researchers examined 17 studies and determined that taking a multivitamin was good for babies, reducing the risk of death both prenatal and postnatal, and improving birth weights.
I think of the time after birth as the fourth trimester. There is a lot of deal with, mentally and physically. It's different for each woman, but here are 5 tips to help you through this period.
I've resisted doing yoga because classes here in LA seem too competitive, but now I've got a personal invite from Bryan Kest to come try out his class - he says it's perfect for the pregnant ladies.
This was a big week - we got the results back on the CVS procedure and found out the sex of our baby! Also, I learned about "underfill" and why I feel so drained. Literally, it turns out.
You might have heard that exercise can impact fertility. While that's true, it's also important to consider the big picture if you're trying to conceive.
This week I finally got the CVS test done, and it wasn't nearly as stressful as I imagined. I also think my heart rate monitor is picking up both me and the baby? Plus, amazing 3D pics of the baby!
Preeclampsia has been coined "the disease of theories." New research shows that the benefits of exercise for prevention of preeclampsia is more than just a theory.
My eyes are watering and I can't stop blowing my nose. It's so attractive. But I can't take cold medicine. My doctor says I have a "happy baby," though, and I'm giving up Kegels to focus on squats.
It's natural to eat more while you're pregnant, but can overeating actually cause harm to your baby? New research says obesity is dangerous to your newborn, possibly even deadly.
It's week nine of my pregnancy and I've turned into a uncoordinated, injury-prone mess. Not to mention I'm seriously stressed out about whether or not to get a CVS done.
At only eight weeks into my pregnancy I thought there wasn't much to worry about other than eating right. Wow, was I wrong. So wrong I could barely walk for a few days from my injured back.
I've heard it's good to squat during pregnancy, but I tried and it hurts my knees! Is there anything I can do to lessen the pain and still get the benefits?
You know you want a doula with you at childbirth or during the postpartum period, but you don't know how to find one or choose one. Here are my tips for choosing the perfect doula for you.