Woman running hard with a jogging stroller.

Hormone Relaxin and Running: What Every Mama Needs to Know

The hormone relaxin and running seem to be at odds but they don’t have to be. Relaxin makes women’s joints and muscles lax and unstable during pregnancy and postpartum (including for the duration of breastfeeding). But proper precautions such as core strength and running on smooth surfaces can minimize risk of injury. Read on to … Read more

Can Exercise Help Morning Sickness?

Morning sickness is a common symptom of being pregnant. This nauseous feeling can make doing anything feel miserable. But can exercise help morning sickness? Studies show that even though working out with morning sickness is the last thing you want to do, it may actually ease your nausea. I spoke with fellow mother runners, experts, … Read more

Lifting during pregnancy

Can You Lift Weights While Pregnant?

(Reviewed by Dr. Carrie Pagliano, DPT) Pregnant women with uncomplicated pregnancies can continue to lift weights. Most pregnant women will need to make modifications to do so. Lifting weights has many health benefits for the mother if they are able to continue this healthy habit. Much has changed in recent years around what pregnant woman … Read more


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