Part 2 of 2 on The Beauty of Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Psychological Effects on Women. Click here to see part 1 I am into my 30th week and weigh 154lbs. as of yesterday. As I mentioned in part one, I am embracing my 30 plus pounds I have put on since I became pregnant… Read More The Beauty of Weight Gain Part 2 of 2
I am just beginning my third trimester, into the 28th week, and Hugging the Baby is more important than ever! The bigger baby gets, the more my tummy protrudes causing my back to arch, and the more weight bears down into my pelvis. My pregnancy Pilates partner and holistic health and nutrition expert, Delphine Perroud,… Read More How to Hug the Baby!
I have always been a skinny girl. The kind of skinny girl that people walk up to and say “you are sooo skinny!” And then look me straight in the face and say “I hate you,” most likely implying they hate that I don’t gain weight and that they do. I’ve also heard more then… Read More The Beauty of Weight Gain: Part 1 of 2
I am in my 6th month of pregnancy, and for the last couple of weeks, when I lean over, I feel a tingling sensation in my lower ribs. I’m thinking “I still have 4 more months to go, and I can already feel my organs pressing into my ribs!?!?” I know a simple adjustment of… Read More What is pressing up against my ribs??
Pelvic Pain- Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) The miracle of growing a human in your body also comes with the miracle of just the right amount of changes, that include pain in several areas! As early as the first trimester of pregnancy, a woman may begin to feel pain in her sacrum (as I did). As… Read More Hip and Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy
The pregnant body goes through miraculous changes to support the even more miraculous human being growing inside of the womb. One of those changes is in the respiratory system. At rest the amount of air breathed increases by 40-50% or more because of an increase in the depth of each breath. This is a result… Read More Pregnant Breathing: Lateral Thoracic Breathing
Hi! Welcome to Hug the Baby! “Hug the baby” is a term I use to describe proper posture during pregnancy – supporting the weight of the baby, and protecting vulnerable joints by engaging the abdominals while pregnant. Instead of ‘belly to the spine,’ I say ‘baby to the spine’ or ‘hug the baby.’ The action of hugging the… Read More “Hug the Baby”