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  • Amazingly Fit
    New York City Prenatal and Postpartum Certified Personal Trainers specializing in pre and post natal workouts, weight loss, body toning, shaping, strength and flexibility workouts, and postural correction. Amazingly Fit offers personal training, yoga, pilates, nutritional counseling, online training, as well as fitness center design and management.

  • Gentle Air
    If you or someone you love is losing sleep during their pregnancy because of hip and/or lower back discomfort, there is an answer! The patented Gentle Air Maternity Air Bed makes it possible for pregnant women to sleep comfortably and safely on their stomachs. Designed by Dr. Harry C. Watters, a prominent obstetrician and gynecologist, the Gentle Air Maternity Bed has been clinically proven to provide health benefits to both mom and baby through improved circulation and blood flow.

  • Maternity Pillows - Be Comfortable Again
    Body Pillows recommended by Parenting Magazine and Maternity Pillows specifically designed to support your growing belly and the lower back at the same time. Money back guarantee.

  • Bedrest: What It Is and How It Helps
    To state the obvious, bedrest means just that: resting in bed. But each woman's situation varies. You may be assigned strict bedrest or a less limiting kind; you may spend most of your pregnancy in bed, or just the last few weeks. It depends on your pregnancy and your provider's assessment.

  • Celebrate Motherhood
    Ways to pamper yourself, relax, re-energize, and feel great about being a new mother

  • Exercise and Pregnancy
    To exercise or not to exercise - that is an important question for any pregnant woman, and one that is best answered by her physician. If you were following an exercise program before you became pregnant, chances are your doctor will let you continue it, but probably in a modified, less vigorous form.

  • Exercise in Pregnancy
    An important part of a healthy pregnancy, exercise can help you return to your prepregnancy weight faster and have a faster, easier birth.

  • Exercises to Ease Pregnancy, Birth and Recovery
    So, you recently found out you are pregnant and you're wondering whether you should exercise. Current research on perinatal exercise provides evidence that women who exercise on a regular basis throughout pregnancy experience (1)easier labor and faster recovery from birth; (2) increased ability to cope with the discomforts of pregnancy and delivery; and (3) a more positive sense of well being.

  • Fit For 2
    Your Primary Source on Pregnancy & Exercise. How to stay fit throughout pregnancy and getting back into shape after childbirth.

  • Fit Pregnancy
    FitPregnancy.com - a guide for Moms-to-be with tips on pregnancy, nutrition, fitness, exercises, baby care & weight loss.

  • Fit Pregnancy Magazine Online
    Online pregnancy and fitness magazine.

  • Four Pregnancy Yoga Exercise Sets
    The following yoga exercises are specifically tailored for strengthening and relaxing the rapidly changing body of a pregnant woman. These simple exercises combined with learned breathing techniques will guide the pregnant woman through pregnancy and labor.

    The following guidelines are based on the unique physical and physiological conditions that exist during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They outline general criteria for safety to provide direction to patients in the development of home exercise programs.

    Exercise plays an important role in promoting health and well-being for pregnant women. Women who exercise during pregnancy have reduced weight gain, more rapid weight loss after pregnancy, improved mood and improved sleep patterns.

  • Healthy Moms Fitness
    Healthy Moms Fitness is a pre-natal and postpartum aerobic exercise and fitness programs for new moms and pregnant exercisers.

  • Help for the family of the mom on bedrest
    It's hard to know what to do for a friend on bedrest. You want to be helpful but not in the way. You see her feeling discouraged, and you feel frustrated, too. Some days she feels great and other days she won't answer the phone.

  • Horseback riding and pregnancy
    I have recently found out that I am pregnant. I am a serious dressage rider who rides her horse 5 to 6 days per week. I would like to continue with riding for as long as possible.

  • Kegel Exercises
    Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles located around the bladder opening. By exercising these muscles, you may improve your symptoms. In order to realize the maximum benefit from these exercises, it is very important that you perform them correctly.

  • Maternal Fitness
    A complete resource for those seeking to physically prepare for Labor. Includes tips and suggestions for practicing and developing crucial skills and strengthening muscles utilized in childbirth.

  • Mommy and Baby Fitness
    The Mommy and Baby Fitness web site is a resource for new parents and care givers for up to date information on post natal fitness, infant stimulation, infant massage, baby food and nutrition.

  • Nine Months of Fitness
    Exercise is a great way to stay in shape and feel super. Pregnancy does not change this for most women. Despite the differences in your body, exercise is still important.

  • Parenting.com - Pregnancy
    Discover the joys of pregnancy while learning how to nurture your unborn child.

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises
    Life's events can weaken pelvic muscles. Pregnancy, childbirth, and being overweight can do it. Luckily, when these muscles get weak, you can help make them strong again.

  • Pregnancy Exercise Videos
    Pregnancy Exercise Videos Your one-stop shop for yoga, massage and workout videos for exercise during pregnancy

  • Prenatal Exercise
    Information on prenatal exercise.

  • Running and Pregnancy
    The beauty of running is its simplicity. If you have already run, you will likely want to continue it during pregnancy. In general, running is a safe activity that many pregnant women continue, with modification, throughout pregnancy. If you've never run before, now is not the time to start. If you are a seasoned runner, you'll enjoy the journey ahead.

  • The Art of a Kegel
    It's impossible to speak about exercise during and after pregnancy without placing some focus on Kegel exercises and the pelvic floor muscles.

  • The Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
    During pregnancy a woman's body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being.

  • Wholistic Pregnancy Exercises
    Pregnancy Yoga Exercises Pregnancy and Massage Therapy Chiropractic and Pregnancy (Plus Exercises) Visualization for a Loving Birth Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise Tips

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