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Interval Training for Labor Preparation

While there is so much we can’t control in labor and delivery, we can control how we prepare our minds and bodies. With that said, this specific preparation looks so different for each one of us.  For some of us, it means attending classes, for others, it’s reading books, having conversations or asking questions. Despite the […]

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My take on prenatal vitamins + supplements, A Guest Post from Emily Tennison of Healing Corner

Pregnancy is such a special time. For me, it was also crazy-making: not feeling great between weeks 6-12, dealing with weird food aversions (red peppers!) and worrying about eating correctly while warding off cravings was a lot to handle. Doing the best I could nutritionally, while safeguarding with vitamins and supplements, helped ease my anxiety. […]

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Fitness Gains in Pregnancy

Yes, it is possible to gain fitness while pregnant!  I see it all the time and it’s amazing!   During an initial one-on-one, its quite common for me to hear stories of less than optimal fitness routines.  Many of us are working too much and finding less time is available to devote to health and wellness.  Common stories are […]

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50 Ways to Take a Break

When Self-Care Becomes Toxic

I’m totally guilty of this.  We all know the seasons of life when our focus on wellness/health/healing, comes naturally.  Perhaps you’re focused on a specific goal:  trying to conceive, training for an event, weight optimization etc. The list is well intentioned and it’s created with great enthusiasm…but it’s only sustainable for so long.  During these […]

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Your Unique Self-Care Prescription

What are you doing for yourself today?  What does your morning ritual look like?  Do you have one? Setting the tone for each day with energizing, mind clearing rituals, with gentle movement, with meditation, journaling, breathing…or simply with intention can make a huge difference. I know it can sound positively daunting–especially if you’re a new mom.  So […]

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A Research Review – Exercise in Pregnancy: An Association with Placental Weight?

Exercise during pregnancy is a hot topic these days. As a childbirth professional passionate about helping individuals stay active throughout the perinatal period, I have been excitedly witnessing the pendulum swing that is in progress—a swing from fear of exercise to empowerment through movement.  Many pregnant people, who enjoyed a very physically active life before […]

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