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Prenatal Vitamins: The why, when and how important!

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The Importance of Taking Prenatal Vitamins Before, During and After Pregnancy While Breastfeeding This post was sponsored by Avion Pharmaceuticals. All opinions are my own. I recently shared on instagram that I’m so grateful for my two healthy pregnancies and access to the essential, nutritional options I needed while pregnant.     But not every mom/baby is as fortunate. I believe it’s i ...[Read More]

Coffee with Kate #5: From Pregnancy Workouts to Toning Over 50

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It’s the fifth “Coffee with Kate” round-up and I just love the entire range of questions ya’ll sent in! Thank you for continuing to allow me to share a little more about myself. And, of course, I always love getting to know each of you better through your social media posts! Thanks for sharing your questions and anecdotes. You can always shoot me a question on my  ...[Read More]

Food Safety During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system is reduced. This places both mom and her unborn baby at increased risk of contracting the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses can be worse during pregnancy and may lead to miscarriage or premature delivery and some foodborne illnesses, such as Listeria and Toxoplasma gondii, can infect the fetus even if the mo ...[Read More]

Chest Exercises to Lift Your Breasts

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As wonderful as it is to have a baby, pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. One area that many women ask about is their breasts. As pregnancy progresses, a woman’s breasts grow larger and heavier as they engorge with milk, causing the ligaments supporting the breasts to stretch.   This reduced ligament support may cause breasts to sag to some degree.   But there are th ...[Read More]

Pelvic Floor & Your Core: 6 Things Every Woman Must Know

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By Kate Horney   Strong pelvic floor muscles are a crucial part of your body’s internal core stabilizers, so if you want to strengthen your core, you can’t ignore your pelvic floor. Pelvic Floor & Your Core: 6 Things Every Woman Must Know   1. What is your pelvic floor? A thin layer of muscles that run from the pubic bone to the Coccyx.   In back they attach to the Co ...[Read More]

Tips for Healing and Rebuilding Strength Postpartum

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By Kate Horney Staying fit during pregnancy reaps big benefits for you and for your baby. Moms who are active during pregnancy experience quicker recovery postpartum, and are more likely to workout post-baby. But even if you did not workout during pregnancy, it’s not too late to heal and rebuild strength postpartum. Postpartum: What to do FIRST First, spend time with your baby! Give yourself time ...[Read More]

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Pregnancy

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Pregnancy

By Kate Horney Lots of moms come to me asking how to get rid of loose skin after they lose their baby weight but still have a “baby belly.” When it comes to getting rid of loose skin after having a baby, there are many factors to consider. Much of this has to do with how much weight you gained, how much your stomach and skin stretched, and what your genetic make up looks like when it comes to skin ...[Read More]

5 Best Yoga Poses During Pregnancy + Their Benefits

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By Adrienne Herrenbruck As expectant mothers it is so important to keep health and fitness as a high priority. Although many soon-to-be-moms want to stay very active during pregnancy, it’s also critical to be safe for both the mom and child. The practice of Yoga during pregnancy has increased dramatically over the last several years, and there are several reasons you may want to jump on the ...[Read More]

Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby

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By Kate Horney One thing that I LOVED as a new mom was having already prepared dinners ready and on hand. I found that when I was tired, sleep deprived, and had a newborn attached to me 24/7, the last thing I wanted to do was go to the grocery store and then spend hours at the in the kitchen to make a healthy meal. To make things easier, I stocked up on crockpot freezer meals in the last few weeks ...[Read More]

4 Postpartum Fat-loss Mistakes you Must STOP Making

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By Kate Horney Unfortunately, mainstream media and fitness experts don’t understand how to communicate with new moms about fat-loss, nutrition and fitness. I see so many new moms making some really big postpartum fat-loss mistakes without even knowing it. That’s why I created the Beyond Baby 12 week Postpartum Fat-loss System. It is based on the single most important thing to moms like you and me: ...[Read More]