Useful Tips — Pregnancy

Why Should I Practice Prenatal Yoga?

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Image Source: https://www.discoveryouryoga.com/   Prenatal yoga is becoming increasingly popular, and once you've tried it, it's hard not to see why. The practice can leave you feeling refreshed both physically and mentally. It can target your sore spots to provide relief, and even prepare your body for labour. So, if your doctor, midwife, doula, massage therapist, chiropractor, mother, sister, friend, or anyone else has recommended it to you, or if you're just considering it for yourself, read further. Of course, make sure your healthcare professional has given you the thumbs up before starting a new exercise regimen.  This blog post on...

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Exercising While Pregnant

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Image Source: https://www.eumom.ie/   By Tallon Martin Personal Trainer   Before you start an exercise program while you are pregnant you should always consult your doctor, but for the most part there are very few negatives to exercising while pregnant.  Exercise can actually help diminish some common discomforts you are faced with during pregnancy and it can also help prepare your body for labour.  Your body is going through some major changes so we want to exercise to avoid exercising to the point of exhaustion, high impact exercises, contact sports and anything with excessive twisting.  Your body creates an amazing...

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Foot Care During Pregnancy

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Image Source: http://www.phbusiness.net/   By Shannon Leighton, RPN Advanced Foot Care Nurse   Changes During Pregnancy Pregnancy is such an amazing time in your life. Your body is changing quickly and it seems like every day brings something new, both physically and emotionally. Those physical changes aren’t limited to your belly getting bigger, although some of the symptoms you are experiencing are a direct result. During the 9 months of pregnancy a woman’s body goes through many changes and though feet are not a primary focus, they are subject to the changes that pregnancy brings. While these changes support and...

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Classic Pregnancy Symptoms and What They are Trying to Tell You

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Image Source: http://integrativewellnessandpt.com/   By Dr. Christa Reed Kruger, BAS, ND   The discovery that there is life growing within you brings with it its own excitement and nervousness.  For many of you, it helps to dive right in – get educated on how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible, since the first steps of motherhood have already begun.  When I was pregnant with my first child, I read the classic books like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” I felt I knew how to handle every possible worst-case scenario.  Now that I am a Naturopathic Doctor, my mindset has changed...

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