Running During Pregnancy

I like to stay fit and eat right most of the time but I found pregnancy to be a great reason to be a little lazy and eat whatever I wanted.  Every once in a while, however, we have woman call us and ask where they can get our Best Cradle now!  No time to order… they have a race in a couple days.  And not just a 5K, these women are running marathons and ½ marathons and desperately needed something to support their tummy!

These moms-to-be have my complete and utter admiration!

So what does the doctor say about running during pregnancy?

Whether running is safe during pregnancy is hotly debated among healthcare providers but new evidence is showing that if you’re having an uncomplicated pregnancy and have been a runner when you get pregnant then it’s most likely safe to continue running, however, at a less strenuous level.  You need to stay in tune with your body and talk to your healthcare provider. You need to decide together what’s going to be best for you and your baby.  If any unfamiliar symptoms or aches and pains present themselves while pregnant and running, talk to your doctor immediately.

Keep these things in mind if you choose to run while pregnant:

Amanda Race Picture

  • Listen to your heart, you don’t want it to beat out of control
  • Make sure you can continue to talk while running
  • Stay off uneven trails and ice to reduce risk of falling
  • Don’t let yourself overheat
  • Stay hydrated with lots of water
  • Wear a maternity support

For Amanda, running got a lot easier once she started wearing our Best Cradle:

My race today went great, I had a lot less discomfort than I have been having on training runs with no support. The Best Cradle alleviated most of the pressure I was feeling, and miraculously, my hemorrhoids didn’t bother me at all…just wearing the cradle for a couple days before the race really helped those heal too!!  – Amanda, Ohio

It’s You Babe wants you to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy!  Talk to your Healthcare Provider before continuing or starting any strenuous exercise during pregnancy.

Resources:
http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/staying-fit-pregnant
http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2013/06/training-tips/baby-gate-running-during-pregnancy_13431
http://runfargirl.com/2013/02/28/i-wish-i-hadnt-run-during-pregnancy/

Prenatal Cradle Plus: Pregnancy comfort for mountain climbers? Probably not.

The Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps

The Prenatal Cradle Plus may look intimidating, but pregnant women tell us they couldn’t live without it. Over and over again. Erika, from Baba G & Me, considers the Prenatal Cradle Plus one of her two pregnancy “must-haves,” but her initial reaction to it was amusing:

When I first saw it, I thought it was a sort of mountain-climbing gear for pregnant chicks. But no, it’s something that you actually need (if you were as uncomfortable as I was walking around, that is).

Her reaction changed once she wore it:

 After I put this thing on, I was extremely mad at myself for not buying one sooner. I would’ve been so much happier. It makes you feel like you’re more compact—that’s the best way I can describe it. During the first few months I was wearing it, I’d almost forget I was pregnant. Near the end of my pregnancy, I was never without it.

What do all the straps do?
The straps on the Prenatal Cradle Plus by It's You Babe surround the tummyThe flannel backed, medical grade elastic bands are designed to surround and support the entire tummy. The lower womb support band provides the gentle lift and support necessary to improve circulation and relieve pelvic pressure. The side expander bands support the pregnant tummy and reduce back and forth sway. They also relieve side pressure while turning from side to side in bed at night. Shoulder straps that criss-cross in front simply hold all the other support bands in place. They’re not weight bearing so they don’t stress the shoulders.

Adjustable straps allow you to comfortably provide the support you needThe PC Plus has a detachable compression bridge that offers relief from painful vulvar pressure and varicose veins. This breathable bridge velcros to the support band in front for easy release when going to the bathroom.

Two adjustable straps on the back allow you to easily find a comfortable amount of compression. Slipping this on in the morning can provide tremendous relief throughout the day.

The Cradle portion of the PC Plus can be worn alone for gentle support of your tummy, adding the V2 Bridge only when you need the vulvar compression to ease swelling, painful vulvar varicosities, or the “feeling that everything is going to fall out the bottom.”

I am in my second pregnancy and the pain started very early on… after wearing the prenatal cradle plus, I can walk without the pain and it is 90% pain free. I am 5′ 5″ and I bought size M/L and it fits perfectly. I’m wearing it everyday. This is a must have item if you have the pain. I am very glad that I purchased it!!!! Super!!!!

The features of the Prenatal Cradle Plus by It’s You Babe make it an ideal maternity support for women experiencing multiple aches and pains associated with pregnancy. We won’t endorse Baba G’s mountain climbing fantasy, but if your healthcare professional tells you it’s okay to climb the Matterhorn, we’ll be happy to post your selfie planting a flag at the peak on this blog. 🙂

It's You Babe, Manufacturer of Pregnancy SupportsIt’s You Babe would like to help you find the relief you need so you can have a more enjoyable pregnancy! Talk to your doctor or call us for more information on how our maternity support garments can help you ease the aches and pains often felt during pregnancy.

Matterhorn Photo Credit: The Hiker via Wikipedia

Busy mom finds the Prenatal Cradle offers tremendous support for her 9 pound babies!

“I have used the Prenatal Cradle by It’s You Babe for three out of my four pregnancies. I typically have large babies (over nine pounds) and the support that I get from the cradle is tremendous! The cradle takes the weight of the baby off my abdomen and eases the back pain. In my third trimester I definitely can tell the difference on the days I wear the cradle and the days I do not. I generally have so much less pain on the days I wear my cradle.” – Traci, MI

You can find out more about the Prenatal Cradle by visiting our website:
http://www.itsyoubabe.com/prenatalcradle.html

Busy mom carrying 4th child praises our Mini Cradle

After first pregnancies the muscles in our tummies don’t always return to normal.  As a result, subsequent pregnancies may take a greater toll on our already stretched out muscles.  Gently supporting the abdominal muscles during pregnancy provides the relief we need to stay active and keep up with those energetic little ones!

As a mom of three energetic boys, I am on the go and need extra support throughout the day. I appreciate the Mini Cradle in allowing my body to feel relieved as it takes pressure off as I go about my daily activities.  I would recommend the Mini Cradle to expecting mothers as a way to find support and comfort as you grow thru your pregnancy and deal with the extra weight your body becomes accustomed to.”  – Katie, MI

Find out more about the It’s You Babe Mini Cradle on our web site.

Pregnant teacher finds back pain relief

We love providing our products to pregnant bloggers.  So glad we were able to help Brooke, an energetic preschool teacher, find “tremendous relief” for her back and hip pain during her 3rd trimester with our Prenatal Cradle maternity support:

I especially love this product when I go on walks; it really feels like someone is holding up the weight of my belly!

See the full review at My Springfield Mommy:
http://www.myspringfieldmommy.com/2013/04/its-you-babe-orginal-prenatal-cradle.html

“I wish I had one for my other pregnancies”

I gave a Prenatal Cradle to my friend and hair dresser a few weeks ago.  Wasn’t even certain she was buying into the idea of wearing one of our products but this was her 3rd child and she was having a lot of back pain.

Well, I just ran into her at school yesterday when picking up the kids and she couldn’t stop talking about how glad she was that she has it!

I had an appoint with a chiropractor that I ended up cancelling because, after putting on the cradle, I have no more back pain.

YAY!  I was SO excited to hear all the great things she had to say.

Best Cradle brings pain relief and more energy during 3rd pregnancy

Senior Contributor at MommysBlockParty.com, Stephanie Adler and Family

We sent Stephanie Adler, Senior Contributor at Mommy’s Block Party, an It’s You Babe Best Cradle to help support her tummy during her 3rd pregnancy. She writes:

I am finally getting through my day without pain and have more energy to run everyone around.

She’s described the comfort and pain relief our full product line provides pregnant moms in her extensive review.

Win a Best Cradle!
As part of their review, MommysBlockParty.com is giving readers a chance to win a Best Cradle. Visit the site and enter the giveaway before March 17th!

http://www.mommysblockparty.com/2013/03/its-you-babe-llc-review-and-giveaway.html

Best Cradle brings relief to mom carrying twins

We get so much pleasure hearing from pregnant moms who are getting relief when they are using our products.

If Prenatal Cradle pregnancy support garments are helping you as you work and play, let us know about it and we’ll include your comments right here in It’s You Babe’s Feel Better blog.

I am currently 7 months pregnant with twins and have been wearing the “Best Cradle” for 2 months so far. It has been a life saver! The support that is has provided me has truly kept the swelling on my legs and ankles down.

Prenatal Cradle helps reduce ankle swelling during pregnancyIf I am not wearing the cradle I notice immediately! It has also allowed me to continue on with my daily schedule and the doctors have all stated how impressed they are with my progression for a twin pregnancy. They are always pleased to see when I have my support on.

Thank you so much for this amazing product!!

~~ Stephanie, October 2011

Photo Credit: Sebastian Fissore: www.sebafissore.com.ar