More Proof: Exercise Can Help New Moms Avoid Postpartum Depression

More Proof:  Exercise Can Help New Moms Avoid Postpartum Depression

According to new research, exercising during and after pregnancy reduces the risk of getting depression. Simply walking with a stroller can ease symptoms.
*Studies tracked almost 1,000 mothers who were offered different exercise programs
*Exercises included aerobic activity, Pilates and yoga
*Researchers found those who exercised had fewer depression symptoms after birth
*1 in 9 women suffer from postpartum depression – the most common complication after  childbirth. (CDC)

Ask the Expert: To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

Ask the Expert: To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

I recently came across a social media post stating “Halt the Kegels!” It went on to say that pregnant women should not be doing Kegel exercises (pelvic floor contractions) and was followed by a long comment thread re-affirming this statement. As a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic health I am blown away by this linear and absolute way of thinking. Knowing what your pelvic floor does, and learning how to contract it and release it is INTEGRAL to a healthy pregnancy, delivery and recovery.

New Sessions Posted – New Cities, Locations and Discounts

New Sessions Posted – New Cities, Locations and Discounts

New sessions of our wide variety of pregnancy and mom & baby exercise classes: Pilates, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Toning and Stroller Workout are posted online.
Sign up today to reserve your spot and SAVE 10% off a full session when you use discount code: OHBABY. Go to www.ohbabyfitness.com to register today.
Remember, you can sign up for single classes or join a class already in progress for a prorated price. One spouse or relative can attend any Mom & Baby class for FREE!! Only rule is they MUST exercise!

Oh Baby! Fitness Mom & Baby Exercise App Featured in Kiwi Magazine

Oh Baby! Fitness Mom & Baby Exercise App Featured in Kiwi Magazine

Our “Mom and Baby Weekly Workout” app was featured in Kiwi magazine’s June/July issue. Kiwi encourages Moms to get “App Happy” with the Oh Baby app packed with 6 months of weekly postpartum fitness routines. The Mom & Baby Exercise app offers equipment free workouts that include your child. Each regimen is a dynamic hybrid of Yoga, Pilates and strength-training exercises. $4 iOS

Oh Baby’s Pushing App Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s July Issue

Oh Baby’s Pushing App Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s July Issue

Our “How to Push Out Your Baby” app was featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s July issue. Pick up a copy of the magazine and also download our app. “In case it isn’t obvious, this straightforward app is all about the exit strategy for your baby on the way. In a series of five short videos, (between one and three minutes each) you’ll learn all about the simple but effective coordinated pushing technique, which promises to efficiently help you evict your “wombmate” on the big day. Download it before your due date so you can practice ahead of time. $8 for iOS.”

Flying the Coop: Kathleen Heads West!

Flying the Coop: Kathleen Heads West!

Today, Oh Baby! Fitness co-owner Kathleen Donahoe is winging her way to the West Coast. She’s relocating to Seattle as her husband landed a great new job. My heart is heavy that she won’t be here in the ATL anymore, but I’m so excited for what’s to come.
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we first met. Kathleen was all of 22 years old and had just moved to Atlanta from New York. .. a fresh-faced college grad. She had an acting degree and was also a personal trainer. She answered an ad from a brand new company called “Oh Baby! Fitness.”