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 New Mom Fitness 1 January 2010

By Helene Byrne
Many new moms assume that they need to do crunches and sit-ups, lots of them, to firm up their mummy-tummies. But in reality, these types of exercises actually do more harm than good in the initial postpartum period.
The problem with exercises like crunches and oblique curls, is that …

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By Darline Turner-Lee
I’ve been working with women for over 10 years and exclusively with pregnant women for the past 7 years. I love working with pregnant women, especially first time moms. Their excitement is so apparent it’s nearly palpable. It’s such an honor and a pleasure to be allowed to …

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 New Mom Health 1 January 2010

By Darline Turner-Lee
A couple of years ago I was felled by a serious case of the flu. You know the kind that I’m talking about; my head was so congested and heavy that I could not lift it off the pillow. Every fiber of my body ached, from my eyebrows …

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 Product Reviews 17 December 2009

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 Product Reviews 1 December 2009

By Heather Lopez
So you really need to run to the store quickly and it shouldn’t take your more than 5 minutes in and out, but it takes you 15 minutes to pack-up and lug around your regular diaper bag, on top of having to strap the baby into the car …

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 Mommy To Be Nutrition 1 December 2009

By Cydney Smith
It’s December, the holiday season is upon us, as are the days of early darkness. During this time of year, where cultures around the world celebrate birth, light and love, it is important for the pregnant woman to celebrate and nourish herself.
Holiday candies, cookies, cakes, muffins and breads …

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 New Mom Fitness 1 December 2009

By Heather Lopez
If you are like most women, you gained a few pounds from pregnancy that are still with you now. If you are considering an exercise regimen, most doctors recommend that you return or start exercising when you feel up to it. As in pregnancy, walking, swimming, and aerobic …

 New Mom Health 1 December 2009

By Debra Geymayr & Heather Lopez
If you have recently given birth, then you might be recovering from an episotomy, a tear, or an incision. These things can be quite painful and require treatment and maintenance to ensure that no infections arise.
First off, you need to take it easy. Frequent movement …

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 December 2009

By Debra Geymayr and Heather Lopez
Do these words strike fear in your heart? An episiotomy is an incision between your vagina and your anus and was traditionally done to prevent larger tears and postpartum incontinence. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this procedure is pretty much unnecessary unless you have …

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 Mommy To Be Happiness 1 December 2009

By Heather Lopez
I was pregnant in December for both of my pregnancies. My daughter was born on the 20th, just in time for Christmas. I remember struggling to find something that fit over my belly, but still looked sexy and cheerful for the season. With my daughter, I just got …

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