3rd Trimester Exercise and Nutrition

Erin and Corry Pregnant

You’ve finally reached the home stretch!  You’re 2/3 of the way through, maybe even picked out baby names, nursery colors and are beginning to nest.  So before you think about slowing down your exercise routine or indulging in those extra treats because you are almost done, read this!   1.      Maintain your workouts – Some experts even recommend ramping up the amount of exercise you do in the 3rd trimester.  Why, the additional fluid and body fat on your body causes swelling and achy joints.  If you keep moving, not only will your body feel better but you will reduce your overall weight … [Read more...]

Beat the ”Mommy Blues”


Having a baby is supposed to be a time of excitement and joy.  However, life has a tendency to surprise us and things do not always end up how we planned.  If you are feeling down, doubting your ability to be a mom, or confused or disappointed about your emotions, here are some tips to keep in consideration: 1. You’re not alone.  Research indicates that anywhere from 30 to 80% of new moms experience “mommy blues” and 10 to 25% experience more severe symptoms, or postpartum depression.  Ask others if mommy hood was a more difficult adjustment than they expected…you may be surprised that even … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Exercise

When a woman is pregnant her body goes through dramatic change. Common physical complaints are exhaustion, lethargy, back pain, nausea, muscular and joint pain and dizziness. There are major hormonal changes with the production of existing hormones raised and new hormones are made specifically for pregnancy. During pregnancy, the woman’s cardiovascular system expands to support the needs of the growing fetus. There are muscular imbalances where specific muscle groups must work harder to support the body in the upright position. Pregnancy hormones stimulate lengthening and laxity in the … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Tips for your Busy Family


  To say that family life is “busy” is an understatement. Between work/school schedules, extracurricular activities and other obligations, most working moms will jump at any opportunity they can take to press the “easy button”, especially when it comes to meal planning and food preparation. Here are 5 easy food planning tips to make sure your family is getting a balanced diet, even on a budget! Determine your Family’s Needs So your family’s gotta eat- and eat often. Planning out your family’s meals ahead of time will ensure that they are getting the nutrients they need, not to … [Read more...]