Recreation and Pregnancy

When you discover that you are pregnant, you start asking questions about what is safe to do. Vacation, hobbies, exercise and everyday activities have always just been a part of your life, but now you are wondering if you need to change what you are doing or how you are doing it. Read on for some common sense guidelines.

Pre-Pregnancy Checklist Helps Prepare Couples

So you have decided to have a child. Congratulations. Welcome to a whole new world of choices. Never before have your decisions had such a profound impact on another person. Everything you eat, drink, breathe and touch can affect your baby. But before you throw away your morning coffee or tea take a few minutes and read these common sense thoughts on pregnancy.

What Exercise Program Will Best Prepare Me For Pregnancy?

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Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi. My husband and I will be starting to try to get pregnant in the next 6 months or so and I would like to get myself into shape before I become pregnant. I'm a fairly active person. I walk everyday for an hour or more (we have a dog), but I'm joining a gym to try and get myself into better shape. I turned 30 this past fall and I'm starting to feel some changes, I could also stand to lose about 8-10 pounds.