Wraps and Belts and supports, oh my! In general, we don’t recommend too many products here at Oh Baby! Fitness—we think babies need a place to sleep and some food to eat, but not much beyond that, and we never want to tell new moms “you must buy this one magical product, or else!” That said, there are two products that we get asked about a ton and recommend for some clients- the pregnancy support belt and the postpartum belly wrap. These may seem similar, but are actually very different products that can help with very different conditions. Here’s a primer:
Life is a little crazy with a newborn and just-turned-two year old. I AM exercising, just not in the same way I did with only one kid. Here’s what exercise looks like now that we’ve got two little ones around the house:
Pregnant women should get moving! That’s the clear message in the newest guidelines released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a group that advises doctors what to tell their patients when it comes to pregnancy and health. See what exercises are recommended and which are NOT OK.. you might be surprised.
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
Wear or carry your baby for the first 3 exercises. We promise this one will leave mom sore and baby happy!
We love getting moms together to workout, but we also know you need moves to you can do at home with your baby. Here are our five favorite exercises you can do with your little one. Baby acts as weight to
Oh Baby! Fitness has three great exercise apps available on iTunes that you can download to start working out now! We’ve designed 3 mobile apps to help Moms get in shape during pregnancy and after and also to teach you how to push your baby out easily and effectively with NO FEAR! Download today!
Oh Baby! Fitness Founding Mom Clare Schexnyder just ran a half-marathon on her birthday. She detests running, but set a goal and worked toward it. Find out how she did and why fitness goals work better for new moms than watching the scales.
Question: I weigh less than I did when before I got pregnant, but I look bigger. What’s up with that?
Dear Kathleen- I am having a scheduled C-section, so I already know that my post-delivery recovery time will be several weeks. When can I expect to be able to really exercise again? When will I be able to just go on a walk around my neighborhood? Any tips for recovering my pre-pregnancy shape as soon as healthily possible? What’s the best way to deal with getting my belly back to its normal size?