Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

Compression Socks: Benefits During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Swelling during pregnancy and postpartum is common, but compression socks can help keep the discomfort of leg swelling at bay.

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: What You Should Know About Hypertensive Disorders

During pregnancy, there's an increase in circulating blood volume, which causes hearts to have to pump harder and quicker. It’s normal for pregnant women to have higher than normal heart rates, but some women also develop blood pressure issues.

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Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Pregnancy is one of the only times in our lives that we are expected to gain weight. Healthy and optimal pregnancy weight gain depends on multiple factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI).

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Belly Bands: Are They Worth It?

Pregnancy is hard on the body. In just a few short months, pregnant women experience weight gain, loose ligaments, and a shifting center of gravity. Our bodies shift around to accommodate, and we often notice changes in how we stand, walk, and move around throughout the day. This can lead to back pain, pelvic pain, and wild changes in balance for pregnant women. Fortunately, support is out there!

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Exercise and Breastfeeding: How Will it Affect My Milk?

Many moms have questions about exercise and breastfeeding. Some moms work really hard to build and maintain their milk supply, and they understandably don’t want to do anything that might compromise their baby’s food source! Fortunately, we have answers to your questions. The bottom line? Exercise and breastfeeding can absolutely go hand in hand.

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Prenatal Massage: Benefits and Precautions

Prenatal massage can provide welcome relief to a growing pregnant body. Massage can offer many benefits, including reduced back and leg pain and improved mood. If you’re pregnant and considering prenatal massage to address your ache and pains, there are a few things to consider before you hop on the table.

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What is Diastasis Recti?

Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and more of diastasis recti.

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