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4 Pregnancy Fit Tips: Safe Exercises When Pregnant

4 Pregnancy Fit Tips: Safe Exercises When Pregnant
As women we know how important exercise is, even when you are pregnant! Here are 4 FIT TIPS to do while pregnant to help keep you feeling great and in shape for the big D-DAY!

1. Swimming – Can help swollen ankles and relieve any joint pain while making you feel weightless no matter the size of your baby bump.

2. Prenatal Yoga – Helps you relax and can help make labor and delivery much smoother.

3. Walking – A brisk walk everyday will help you stay tone and get your endorphins going which can help you sleep at night.

4. Stretching – Can help with back, leg and hip pain and is an easy way to loosen your body up.

*While exercise during pregnancy is good for you, some activities come with more risk than reward. Avoid contact sports such as basketball, hockey, and soccer. Skip activities that increase your risk of falling, such as outdoor bicycling, roller-skating, skiing, and horseback riding. And as always, drink plenty of fluids before, during and after workouts. Be sure to check with your health care provider before starting or continuing exercise when pregnant to make sure they are safe for you and the baby!

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By |July 25th, 2017|Pregnancy|Comments Off on 4 Pregnancy Fit Tips: Safe Exercises When Pregnant|

11 Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer While Pregnant

Beat the Heat – How to Stay Cool in the Summer During Pregnancy
Being pregnant is one of the most wonderful experiences in a woman’s life, however with that said, being pregnant in the middle of summer, in Redding when it’s 110 degrees outside, can be absolutely miserable! If you are looking for helpful tips on how to “Beat the Heat” this summer, keep reading! Dr. Serr of Amber Health Care for Women – OBGYN Redding, has prepared her Top 11 tips on how to stay cool in the summer during pregnancy. 

First of all, it’s important to mention that during pregnancy a woman’s body has an increased amount of blood which naturally makes you warmer. Becoming overheated over can be dangerous for mother and baby. If your body body temperature is over 102 degrees for more than 10 minutes it can cause serious issues with the fetus especially in the first trimester. It will also cause the mother to become dehydrated which is not good for the mother or baby. So without further ado, here are some helpful tips for staying cool and comfortable while pregnant during the summer time.
1. Stay Hydrated – Drink Lots of Water
A woman’s woman body retains more fluid while pregnant, this along with the increased amount of blood in your body can cause you to sweat more. Sweating leads to dehydration, so it is very important to drink lot of water.
2. Stay Indoors with Air Conditioning
Try to avoid being outside during the middle of the day when it is the hottest. A pregnant woman does not need to stay in her home her entire pregnancy but when it is very hot out it is important for her to stay near […]