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Being obese and pregnant is worse than you think

April 2, 2018

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The CDC recently came out with, –Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight In the last ~five years, we’ve continued to increase the proportion of women who begin pregnancy at an unhealthy weight. 55% now start their pregnancy in a disadvantaged position. -> The point of this post is not to pick on women. Men are no […]

Can your electronic devices cause an increase in miscarriage risk?

January 17, 2018

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–Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage Why we care In women exposed to a certain level of radiation, the miscarriage rate was 10.4%. In women exposed to any higher level, the risk was a startling 24.2%. For reference, the average miscarriage rate is ~12.5%. Quick tangent: You often see publications […]

Shoulder and neck pain in moms- from infants to toddlers

June 14, 2017

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Ah, the miracle of birth. Initially it’s all like, “Oh my god. My baby is amazing.” It’s not long until you realize, And then two to three weeks in you’ve learned you had it all wrong. We know the staples: sleep deprivation trouble getting nursing started poop on the walls We’re told much of this […]

Is an obese mom as bad as a drunk one?

June 7, 2017

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Our starting point: –Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Craniofacial Shape of Children at 12 Months These researchers recruited pregnant women in the first trimester. At 12 months they used 3-d imaging to see differences amongst their kid’s facial shape based on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. One symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome is changes in […]

Exercise intensity while pregnant (why you’re so tired)

December 7, 2011

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So you’ve decided it’s good for you to exercise while pregnant, you know it’s alright to run, bike, and you know it’s alright for you to lift weights. How hard can you do these activities? Can you exercise too intensely while pregnant? – Beginner versus regular exerciser Your pre-pregnancy exercise levels are going to help […]

The first trimester: What type of exercise should you be doing?

November 23, 2011

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Since we now know you should be exercising while pregnant, what type of exercise should you be doing? I’m going to break this into two categories to start. They are the two most common “types” of exercise people talk about so I figure presenting things in this manner will help resonate with people. These are […]

The first trimester: Should you be exercising?

November 17, 2011

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The first post of this series was The first trimester: How much should you be eating? This is written with your average, generally healthy, mom-to-be in mind. This is not written for people with outstanding health conditions. I’ll have a quick write-up in a future post for those where exercise is contraindicated but this is not […]

The first trimester: How much should you be eating?

November 14, 2011

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One of my clients recently found out she has a bun in the oven. Since it’s been quite awhile since I have looked at nutritional and exercise information for pregnant women, I’m going to have a bunch of posts coming up regarding pregnancy. I figure it’ll be a nice review for me, along with seeing […]