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How To Easily Incorporate Exercise Into Your Pregnancy

Natalie Glusman

How To Easily Incorporate Exercise Into Your Pregnancy

It always amazes me when I meet a woman or have a friend who was told by her doctor not to workout during pregnancy. In cases where a woman is suffering from preeclampsia or other health issue, I get it. I am referring to the perfectly healthy woman who is told to “take it easy and no exercise” during pregnancy. I had a friend like this…her doctor told her not to workout and she suffered from sciatica, legs aches and hip pains while walking.   If you were not exercising prior to becoming pregnant, you can still begin an exercise...


5 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Natalie Glusman

5 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

As a prenatal yoga teacher, I admit that i might be biased in saying that every pregnant woman should practice prenatal yoga during pregnancy. However, the truth is, that I feel very strongly that prenatal yoga is a must during pregnancy for several reasons. Yoga will improve your mood: I have found my hormones and emotional ups and downs hard to handle during pregnancy, however, yoga leaves me feeling relaxed, at peace with my body and connected with my body.  It will help you prepare for pregnancy: You will learn breathing and relaxing techniques that will help you during your...


Why You Should Try Ginger During Pregnancy

Natalie Glusman

Why You Should Try Ginger During Pregnancy

Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort including promoting the elimination of intestinal gas and soothing the intestinal track. Additionally, more recent research has indicated that ginger may have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory effects.    It can help you feel better: Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort including promoting the elimination of intestinal gas and soothing the intestinal track.    It’s good for you: More recent research has indicated that ginger may have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory effects. THIS article provide great tips for...


5 Reasons To Book That Pregnancy Planning Doctor’s Appointment

Natalie Glusman

  So, you and your significant other have decided that you are ready to start a family, Congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life! I recently went to my “pregnancy planning” appointment and highly suggest you consider scheduling a pregnancy planning appointment with your doctor for several reasons.   Obtain updated blood tests: In addition to “regular” blood work, your doctor will perform a blood test to check your thyroid. During pregnancy, if you have pre-existing hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, you may require more medical attention to control these conditions, especially in the first trimester. Untreated thyroid diseases in...


What To Do If You Are Trying To Get Pregnant

Natalie Glusman

What To Do If You Are Trying To Get Pregnant

 I am a very recent newlywed and as other newlyweds can relate to, the next question of course is, when are you having kids? People simply can’t help themselves from asking that question. :) Fortunately, we are wanting to start a family quite soon so the question only contributes to my excitement.   My now husband and I started discussing our family plans several months ago. I chose to make several changes to my diet and lifestyle that have made me feel confident that I will be best prepared to have a healthy and happy baby.   Here are my top tips...