Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Timing matters!!

Small differences in birth timing article Tired of being pregnant? This article talks about how some of the small differences those last few weeks make comparing 37 weeks to 41 weeks even! Those last few miserable weeks really make a difference for your baby in the long run!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Working exercise into your daily routine

When you are the mother of little ones, it can be hard to fit exercise in!!! Often it feels like you never stop moving, but sometimes that is really not enough! Photobucket It seems like sometimes that children never stop moving! If they do, that is often the cue for you to stop moving. There are so many things to get done in the house, it seems counterproductive to take time off to exercise.

Daily exercise can not only help you in pregnancy, it can help you postpartum (when your care provider gives you permission to participate safely) to prevent PPD and to firm up some of those loose muscles.

A couple of tips:

- Remember to bring water and even a light snack for you and the children. It keeps everyone happier.

- Have a goal in mind for the exercise. This could be as simple as that you walk to the library and they get to pick a new book for the week or as complex as keeping track of miles and giving a prize when you reach a miles goal.

-Exercise has to be deliberate, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! Invite friends to go along with you to the park, a short hike...swimming. Plan ways to put exercise into your daily activities. You will find the children sleep better and are less grouchy as well as you!