Book Review: Pure Nurture

Many of you know that yoga holds a special place in my heart. Although I do not practice it enough, since having Aiden, Dan (my husband) is a yoga teacher and I am a huge advocate of yoga for fitness for both pregnant and non-pregnant women. During my pregnancy, I stuck to my regular Vinyasa classes with modifications, but after…

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Home Stretch! Third Trimester Eating and Exercise

This is the last post in a series of posts about eating well and exercising during pregnancy by personal trainer Schatem Boyd. This post will focus on third trimester eating and exercise. By Schatem Boyd A couple of things about the third trimester. One: You are uncomfortable and can’t possibly imagine eating because you feel like there is no more…

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The Magic and Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

During my pregnancy, I loved doing yoga. I kept going to my normal yoga classes, but, luckily, I had a relatively easy pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is an excellent option available to pregnant women. I am very excited that Suzanne Brubaker, an amazing mother and yoga teacher, has agreed to share her experience with prenatal yoga. Did you try, or regularly…

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My Not So Scientific Theory on Baby Brain

I think I finally figured it out! The (not so scientific reason) why “baby brain” exists. I started hearing about baby brain shortly after people started finding out we were pregnant. I was told by just about everyone that slowly, I would start losing my memory. Honesty, I didn’t believe it could be that bad. I am the kind of…

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The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

One of the best things I did during my pregnancy was go my chiropractor, Dr. Karl Petrie, regularly. Your body goes through so many changes and as things move around there can be lots of pain and discomfort. From nausea to sciatica to back pain, regular treatment from Dr. Petrie helped ease a lot of the pain of pregnancy —…

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