Being a female board, there are at least one to two threads a week surrounding babies... Be it from those with concerns around what can/ can not be done when you have a bub in the oven, to wanting to decreasing the risk of turning into a heifer-lump, and how fast you can resume training post-partum to drop the baby weight! So - what else to do but: Create a sticky!
Before we get on to things it goes without saying that: When you become pregnant you should always consult your doctor as to what is safe for YOU to do. Different people have different risks associated with their particular situation. So what is 'safe' for one woman, doesn't mean it is 'safe' for you! Don't risk it - be sure to get advise from those who know you and your baby the best.
Want to know what is safe to do in the gym? Ask your doctor
Want to know what supplements are safe? Ask your doctor
Want to know what supplements you should take? Ask your doctor
Want to know what is safe to eat? Ask your doctor
Want to know how soon you can start training after the birth? Ask your doctor
Want to know what supplements you can take when breastfeeding? Ask your doctor
(get the message ).
Dave Draper on training while Pregnant
Stumptuous on weights, and the issues in pregnancy to be aware of
Cassandra Forsythe - Pregnancy Blog!
Cassandra Forsythe - website
And check this out!!!
BUT - to link to some similar threads from the board:
Training and Pregnancy
Tips for Looking good when Pregnant
Pregnant and exercising
Abs training when pregnant
Training when Pregnant
Nutrition and Pregnancy
Safe food during Pregnancy
What to eat when trying to get preggers
Whey when Pregnant
Whey - safe during Pregnancy (again)
Should I restrict calories while breastfeeding?
New Mum - will training affect milk production?
Building Muscle while Breast-feeding
Creatine and Breastfeeding
Big Changes Ahead! By heidismommy
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Thank you! Now if I could just find out how to get rid of the excess below belly skin without a tuck I'd be all set"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince." - Lombardi
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I'm hoping that this is a fitting thread to ask my question since this is my first time posting.
I was wondering if any of you ladies had experience with tightening loose skin after pregnancy? I know that time, moisturizing and gaining more muscle mass will assist with this progression but is there anyone willing to share before/afters and any specific routines that made noticeable differences?
Thanks in advance!
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Being slightly over 5 feet tall and having 4 babies 8.5-9 lbs left my ab muscles separated and skin extremely stretched out.
I just hope that it doesn't look horrible as the fat loss progresses.
Thank you all for sharing your experiences!
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Interesting, I lifted my whole pregnancy to the day I delivered. Towards the last few weeks I got a bit of pelvic pain so switched to body weight exercises only. I had a super intense workout the day I delivered. I think it helped me alot as I hardly got a belly. The midwives commented on how strong my abs were. And I popped that sucker out in 4 hours, this was a first time birth too. Done au natural in the water
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So I have a question that I don't believe has been addressed. I am a female competitor and my body fat % like most competitors became very low which eliminated my cycle for several months. My husband and I are now on the path to beginning a family. With the goal of conceiving any advice to prepping my body so that it can?L.A. (Lauren Allen)
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If you are interested, Nancy Clarke's Sports Nutrition book has a chapter on amenorrhea and how to use nutrition to regain body fat and start cycles again. If it has been a few months, I think just an overall calorie increase and general stress reduction should be good enough - it takes 12 months/cycles of no pregnancy before doctors consider anything to be a fertility issue.
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