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Want to lose weight? Purchase a pedometer

Most people know that increasing activity levels can assist them in losing weight. A new study, reported in the Annals of Family Medicine, recently reported that purchasing a pedometer can assist in this pursuit as well. Pedometers track the distance walked, lessening the walker?s wonder if she has gone far enough. Caroline Richardson and her […]

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes, gestational or not, is a disorder characterized by an elevated level of sugar in your blood, caused either because your body doesn?t produce enough insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it does create. According to the March of Dimes, about 1% of women have diabetes before they become pregnant, and about 3-7% more […]

Walking Can Carry You Through all Three Trimesters

You might know that exercise can help stave off excess weight gain during pregnancy; you might also know that doctors warn of over-exerting yourself during pregnancy. Walking might just be the happy medium between these two. The ACOG recommends healthy pregnant women exercise moderately for at least thirty minutes on most, if not all, days […]

The Importance of Sleep During Pregnancy

our sleeping habits can definitely impact your pregnancy, and now, according to a new study by the University of California, it can impact your delivery as well. According to the new study, women who got less than six hours of sleep late in their pregnancy averaged a 29 hour labor. Women who slept for more than seven hours each night labored on average for only 17.5 hours. Another significant finding in the study was that women who slept for less than 4.5 hours on average each night had a 4.5 times greater chance of…

Walking Can Carry You Through all Three Trimesters

Walking Can Carry You Through all Three Trimesters You might know that exercise can help stave off excess weight gain during pregnancy; you might also know that doctors warn of over-exerting yourself during pregnancy. Walking might just be the happy medium between these two. The ACOG recommends healthy pregnant women exercise moderately for at least […]

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