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A Complete Guide to Running While Pregnant

UPDATED November 25, 2022: When it comes to running while pregnant, a lot has changed. For a long time, if people saw a pregnant woman running, well–she might as well be smoking a cigarette or eating sushi while drinking coffee and wine. Now, most people know that running during pregnancy is safe. It wasn’t that way when … Read more

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Why Do My Hips Hurt When Running?

Talk with many female runners and there is a good chance they have many things in common including hip flexor pain. Why? That’s what I am going to unpack here: why do our hips hurt when running?—especially when running while pregnant or postpartum. Short answer: the weight of the baby can pull our hips forward … Read more

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The Best Belly Bands for Pregnant Runners

Running while pregnant is possible! And many pregnant runners do it with a secret weapon—a belly band for runners. A belly band (also called a maternity belt or pregnancy support belt) helps support your pregnant tummy and relieve pressure as you run. It also helps support your low back which often hurts pregnant women because … Read more

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Pregnancy Core Exercises (Expert Tips & 6 Key Moves)

You can do a sit-up pregnant. NO! You can’t! It’s dangerous!…You can do a plank. NO! Stop! You’ll hurt the baby! There is so much confusion and misinformation out there regarding safe pregnancy core exercises. So, I’m setting the record straight with key information and a suggested ab workout for pregnancy. When it comes to … Read more

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Should I See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist?

In the past several years, a lot has been learned and shared about pelvic floor health postpartum. Honestly, when I had my kids 8 and 5 years ago, I hadn’t heard much about the pelvic floor, and seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist wasn’t on my radar. Even as more information comes out, questions still … Read more

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