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Should you have a baby over 40? Essentially Fit Radio Show

Essentially Fit RadioMarianne was recently interviewed by Wess Murray for his Essentially Fit radio show on the subject of “Should you have a baby over 40?”

During the 50 minute show they discussed a number of issues including:

 

  • Why you must take care of your joints during pregnancy.
  • Having a 2nd child later in life: what steps should you take?
  • Exercise after childbirth The pros and cons of having a baby after 40
  • How modern technology has made it possible to have children
  • How to have realistic expectations when losing weight after a baby

Click here to listen to the show

You can also download the show here from I Tunes

Painless Parenting the Radio Show

Move Forward Radio Marianne Ryan PT, OCS is interviewed by Move Forward Radio on the subject of Painless Parenting.

“Parenting provides challenges but it doesn’t have to be a pain. In this episode, Marianne Ryan PT, OCS discusses how to help parents avoid the minor aches and pains – and even significant injuries – that sometimes occur during pregnancy and after childbirth”.

Tell me what you think?

Click below to listen to the show:

Listen to Move Forward Radio’s segment about Painless Parenting or dowload the podcast on Itunes.

Common Pregnancy Pains. Did you know..?

shutterstock_82822033 Pregnant backMoms you are not alone!
Did you know “Fifty percent to 70% of pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. In addition, 30% to 50% of pregnant women report low back pain severe enough to cause lost time from work. It’s more manageable, however, than most women (and their doctors) think”.

Did you know that physical therapy treatment is the best way to get rid of and to prevent back pain while pregnant?

Move Forward PT posted some great tips on how to avoid and treat pregnancy aches and pains:  Click Here

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resources/Detail.aspx?cid=8d523b23-9f02-4ac7-a107-c464ae6840b2

Five Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

By Mariannne Ryan PT, OCS
Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy

“Whether having children is in your 10-year plan or you’ve decided now is the time to start trying, it’s never too early to begin preparing your body for pregnancy. Ensure your body is ready to carry a baby by addressing before pregnancy any pain or problems associated with posture or weakness. Unfortunately, these issues can worsen during pregnancy and cause pain and dysfunction.”

Here are 5 tips to prepare your body for pregnancy:

1. Strengthen your pelvic muscles.
2. Prepare for “baby belly” by focusing on your core.
3. Take a breath!
4. Begin a regular fitness routine.
5. Practice good posture.

For more information http://momitforward.com/five-ways-to-prepare-your-body-for-pregnancy

How big is your baby?

shutterstock_1562179 Pregnant MassageI was using some manual physical therapy on a lovely patient earlier today who was very excited about her recent visit with her obstetrician. She was told that her baby was now about the size of a lemon.
So, Moma how big is your baby at the moment?
The size of a Poppy Seed? a Prune? or an Avocado?

Here is a great size cart from the Bump. Click Here

PS Tell us if you ever heard of a jackfruit?

Cocoa Butter Prevents Stretch Marks: Really?

shutterstock_64893337Pregnant women all around the globe aptly apply cocoa butter all over their bodies during pregnancy to prevent developing stretch marks on their tummies, breasts and thighs.

WELL, LADIES, STUDIES SHOW YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME…

A very large study performed by dermatologists and obstetricians was published in 2008. It followed 175 women and found that after months of slathering gobs of cocoa butter still developed stretch marks. Some women even developed acne from too much cream. (ref. 1) On the brighter side, an alternative cream containing vitamin E was found to be more effective in the war against developing stretch marks. So if you want to prevent stretch marks, try using a cream with ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (a form of vitamin E) instead of cocoa butter based creams. (ref. 2)

Note: Before using any creams during pregnancy please discuss it with your midwife or doctor.

Ref: 1. BJOG. 2008 Aug;115(9):1138-42.,Cocoa butter lotion for prevention of striae gravidarum: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial., Osman H, Usta IM, Rubeiz N, Abu-Rustum R, Charara I, Nassar AH., Department of Health Behaviour and Education, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

2. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2000;(2):CD000066., Creams for preventing stretch marks in pregnancy., Young GL, Jewell D.,
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6 Signs Kate Middleton Might Really Be Pregnant

To read more on the latest internet scoop:

Click Here

Do you think she is going to use a Midwife?

How about, do you think she will have prenatal and postpartum physical therapy?