Pregnancy Vitality

Pregnancy Vitality

Becoming pregnant is one challenge in and of itself, staying pregnant is another issue. Once you become pregnant, there are many efforts that must continue in order to ensure staying pregnant to term. We have many recommendations and can help you map out a plan that works best for your lifestyle and goals.

Tai Chi During Pregnancy – A Safe Mind-Body Workout

With its combination of fluid movements and deep breathing techniques, Tai Chi offers a complete mind/body workout that builds strength, improves balance and increases flexibility without strain. Tai Chi is very gentle-there are no harsh, strenuous or jerking motions involved, making it the perfect exercise during pregnancy, even if you’ve never exercised.

Prenatal Yoga – Basic Class

This class emphasizes on the basic principles of Prenatal Yoga. Even if you have never done yoga before, if you are in your second or third trimester of pregnancy, this course is for you! I provide step-by-step guidance to help you understand the fundamentals of using yoga to connect with yourself and your baby and to achieve the following..

VIDEO: Upper Body Workout for Pregnancy

These upper body strength and flexibility exercises are safe for all trimesters of pregnancy. You’ll need a ball and some light dumbbells. Tone your shoulders, chest, biceps, triceps, and back in minutes! Catherine Cram, author of “Fit Pregnancy for Dummies” and one of BabyFit’s Resident Maternal Fitness Experts, approved these videos and their content.

Ways to get your husband involved with your pregnancy

Pregnancy can often feel like a one person job. Mom is the only one growing, changing, experiencing hormones, feeling aches and pains, and experiencing those first joyous moments. But dad doesn’t have to feel left out. In fact, he can be involved in more ways than you think. Here are some ways to encourage your husband or partner to get more involved.

Yoga May Offer Effective Treatment For Depressed New Mothers To Be

1 in 5 pregnant women experience major depression. New research shows that an age-old recommended stress-buster may actually work for this group of women: yoga. Pregnant women who were identified as psychiatrically high risk and who participated in a 10-week mindfulness yoga intervention saw significant reductions in depressive symptoms.

Bilingualism in Babies Starts in the Womb

Hearing two languages regularly during pregnancy may make babies bilingual by the time they are born, according to a new joint study from Canadian and French researchers that finds infants born to bilingual mothers exhibit different language preferences than infants born to mothers who speak only one language. The study looked at two groups.

Benefits of breastfeeding

The creation and production of breast milk is an amazing feature of the female human body. The ability to feed our own young is thought to have contributed to the human race’s continued adaptation to the world’s climactic changes. In developing countries, where food is scarce and disease is more prevalent, breast milk contributes to the survival of babies.