Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and postnatal exercise specialists. This mom of three has written lots of awesome posts for us (check out this one and this one) — and we simply loved having her on our podcast here. We are thrilled that she’s back again today — this time with tips on how to really enjoy your pregnancy workouts. Sara recently released her Pregnancy Workout Essentials Collection, which we can say from first-hand experience is AWESOME. Now let’s get to those tips! (And, as always, talk to your doctor about what’s right for you and listen…

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They say no pregnancy is the same. And I can tell you from personal experience that this is true. And it’s extra true when you’re comparing your first singleton pregnancy with a second one with twins. Here are all of the ways one was NOT like the other. 13 Ways My Twin Pregnancy Was Way Different Than My First 1. More symptoms. Not only did I feel like I had every pregnancy symptom and side effect known to woman with twins, but I also felt like they were more intense. Sure, with my daughter I had nausea that wasn’t fun,…

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With the decriminalisation of marijuana, there’s no denying the stigma surrounding the drug is slowly dissipating. As such, more and more questions are arising as to the appropriate time and place to bust out a joint. And those looming questions apply to everyone, including moms-to-be and new moms, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding. After all, if some experts now say it’s acceptable to have the occasional glass of wine while pregnant and breastfeeding, does the same go for marijuana?

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After doing this post on the first trimester in GIFs, I was going to write a post with the second trimester in GIFs, but once I started thinking about it, it really boiled down to this: via GIPHY Because, really, in the second tri, you feel pretty good, you can move around as you’d like, you get to rock cute maternity clothes with a bump that shows but doesn’t, like, attract signs of pity from others, and you’re going in for appointments for fun stuff — like possibly your first detailed sonogram and gender reveal — and you’re starting to…

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Drinking during pregnancy may be a moment on the lips, but it will affect your unborn baby in the long run. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a physical and mental birth deficiency caused by alcohol consumption by a pregnant mother. FAS can affect the physical and mental development of a child, causing problems with their behaviour and learning.

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Fact: I (Jenn) am not a pregnant vegan. But we know that we have pregnant readers who are (or who like to eat vegan meals regularly), which is exactly why we’re sharing this excerpt from the book Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy. The book shows vegan moms-to-be everything they need to know regarding keeping themselves and their babies strong and healthy through all three trimesters. Read on for how much protein to eat and the best vegan sources to get it when pregnant. Really great info if you are vegan — or just looking to eat more plant-based! How Much Protein…

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At the time of this writing, I am happy to say that I am officially in my third trimester with twins! And, if I thought I was tired or uncomfortable before, well, that ain’t nothing compared to measuring well over full-term with — hopefully — still weeks to go! While some days I’ve had decent energy, other days I’ve been WIPED. And, really, each and every day being on my feet for any extended period of time (say, more than 10 minutes) has been uncomfortable. So, as you’d expect, workouts have continued to ramp way, way down and are highly…

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My path to loving my body — at its natural and intuitive and ever-changing shape outside of dieting — hasn’t been an easy path. Nor has it been a straight path. Like any journey, there are ups, downs, insights, fall-on-your-face moments, and everything in between. But, man oh man, am I happy for all of those moments, both high and low. Because, now that I’m pregnant (at the time of writing this at least!) — especially pregnant with twins (which is, I’ll admit, is a sight to behold) — I realize that I’ve never had so many comments thrown at…

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