Swimming is a low-intensity workout that allows the pregnant woman to relieve lower back strain and feel weightless for a short period each day. In addition to the feeling of weightlessness, swimming provides various health benefits.
Minimize stretch marks before they start by slathering a rich moisturizing cream onto your breasts and belly daily while you’re pregnant. Try one with shea or cocoa butter.
Eat organic fruits and vegetables to limit your exposure to pesticides during pregnancy. Choose grass-fed, organically raised cattle and free-range, organic chicken and eggs to avoid hormones.
Understand that losing weight after a baby is really no different from losing weight at any other time. Fewer calories in and/or more calories burned equals pounds lost.
Footage posted online purports to show a Texas mother give birth to a 10lb baby in the passenger seat of a car while her husband drives to a Houston-area birth center.
Episiotomy can be avoided by 'birth canal widening' performed before the start of labour and achieving a 10 cm opening to the birth canal so the baby's head can pass through easily.
If pregnant, it is usually safe to practice qigong and it can be beneficial to help prepare for birth and to build up the energy and vitality after childbirth.