It is not uncommon to experience leg cramps during pregnancy, particularly later in your pregnancy. According to Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology, almost half of all pregnant women suffer from muscle spasms in their legs...
Experiencing headaches during pregnancy is one of the most common discomforts and complaints. Headaches may occur at anytime during your pregnancy but they tend to be most common during the first and third trimesters.
Constipation occurs when there is abdominal pain or discomfort, difficult and infrequent bowel movements, and the passage of hard stools. Unfortunately, constipation affects approximately half of all women at some point during their 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.
Advice before pregnancy on improving health by improving your diet, exercise and eliminating unhealth habits.
We have a tendency to think of movement as starting from the limbs. If we reach out to grab something or step forward, we think of those motions as originating with the end result -- we've reached out; therefore, we've used our arms.
Looking for a typical "home workout?" Our fitness expert Alexandra Allred, is a former member of the US Women's Bobsled team, is an accomplished martial artist, and continues to teach kickboxing while juggling her career as a full-time writer and mother of three.
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.
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.
by Alex Allred