Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
It’s You Babe pregnancy supports help woman stay active by relieving pain and discomfort experienced while pregnant.
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:
- 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.
Swollen ankles are common for pregnant moms and foot massage is often an effective form of relief when it’s coupled with other adjustments to your lifestyle during your pregnancy. Ankle swelling may also be accompanied by your shoes becoming tight. You may be “forced” to buy those new shoes you’ve been eyeing (hehehe) to accommodate the one-half to full-size increase in your shoe size especially during your third trimester.
The good news is that you have a perfectly sound medical reason to say, “Honey, would you please rub my feet?” If your hubby says he’d rather watch the football game, just wave this advice from Mayo Clinic at him.
Rarely are swollen feet and ankles a major problem during pregnancy and the condition usually subsides once your baby is born, but it’s wise to arm yourself with a full set of things you can do and signs to watch for when swelling can indicate something serious. These online resources will help:
Advice from NHS in the United Kingdom:
Swollen ankles, feet and fingers during pregnancy
Swollen extremities (edema) during pregnancy
Edema During Pregnancy (Swollen Ankles and Feet)
Prenatal Cradle products by It’s You Babe helps relieve the pressure on the lower extremities any may help you reduce the amount of swelling you have in your feet and ankles. Talk with your local dealer or give us a call at 1-877-661-9682 to find out more.
While you’re nest building, we’d like you to tweet along with us on Twitter. We’re there to answer any questions you might have about our full line of pregnancy supports and offer tips for mothers-to-be. We’d like to hear how you’re doing and promise to bring you cheerful chirps to brighten your days. http://twitter.com/ItsYouBabe
When you Feel Better, you can enjoy your pregnancy and we’re here to help you accomplish that. Our Pinterest boards will talk about our products, but also provide you with health tips, decor for your new baby’s room, and just plain silly fun.
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