Preconception Pregnancy Baby Parenting Grandparents
home > topics > health & fitness
 

Health & Fitness

Chelsea at Crunch Gym

Forty Weeks of Fitness!

Chelsea, our pregnancy fitness expert, is a certified personal trainer at Crunch gym in San Francisco, California. She gave birth to her daughter, Madeira Re, in July 2006. Read more






Mom's Medicine Kit for Pregnancy-Relief

Feeling a little icky? Between sore breasts, aching back, sleepless nights and morning sickness, pregnancy can leave you feeling less-than-perky. So what's a mom-to-be to do? Here are some safe, effective remedies for all that ails you:

For Morning Sickness:

  • Calcium-fortified antacids

  • Mouthwash, breath fresheners or flavored dental floss

  • Motion sickness wrist bands (also known as "sea bands")

  • Cool, unscented wet wipes for freshening up

For Sensitive, Swollen Breasts:



  • Cool gel compresses (NOT frozen, as this might add to the pain and sensitivity)

  • Heating pads on a warm (not hot) setting

  • Non-restricting sports bras or shelf-bra lined undershirts, OR

  • Bras without underwire (sewn-in seaming under busts)


For Upper and Lower Back Pain:

  • Long body pillow to fold/bunch along back where needed

  • Abdominal support bands (also called "Belly Bras") to reduce stress on the lower back

  • Contoured chair pad for home and/or office

  • Deep heating rub (have your spouse/partner use liberally on affected areas)

For Swollen Legs and Feet:

  • Padded footrest to prop feet up with

  • Support socks or hosiery (look for in department stores or medical supply catalogs)

  • Gel inserts for shoes (added comfort and support for lower back as well)

  • Epsom salt for nightly foot soaks (have spouse/partner use leftover deep heating rub on legs as well)

1   2  Next Page >>

 

Popular Pages:

Pregnancy TV
Cord Banking Basics
Ultrasound-3D Images


Bookmark and Share

Home . Site Map . About Us . Disclaimer . Privacy



All information on PregnancyWeekly is for educational purposes only. The place to get medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment is your health care provider. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your baby, consult with your health care provider at once. Use of this site is subject to the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 CBR Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.