Items Tagged ‘postnatal’

September 21, 2016

“Feel good” during pregnancy

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens

“I didn’t know I could run while pregnant!” one of the pregnancy program participants exclaimed as we completed a lap around the track during prenatal training. “Yes! You sure can!” I encouraged her, “as long as you are feeling good then keep doing what you are doing.” It begs the question of what does “feeling […]

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Tags: Blog, postnatal, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Program, prenatal, prenatal exercise, prenatal training, running, Training


Compassionate Moms

May 3, 2016

Compassionate Moms

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens

Did you have them naturally? Do twins run in your family? Did you use fertility drugs? Are you going back to work? Did you get an epidural? Are you sending them to childcare? I can’t believe you are breastfeeding!? You would think these would be questions close friends and family would ask, but no. They […]

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Tags: Blog, Coaching, core, Mission Motherhood, mom, mother, Movement Training, new mom, pelvic floor, postnatal, Pregnancy, Registrations


March 9, 2016

I GUESS you can keep exercising…a personal tale of prenatal exercise

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens

I rode my bicycle to my first prenatal appointment. I had competed in triathlons for the 4 years prior, so riding my bike was very natural. At the appointment, one of the health care providers hinted that I probably should stop riding my bike. Now that I was pregnant, I wouldn’t want to do anything […]

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Tags: Blog, discover, FAQ, Inspiration, Move, postnatal, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Program, pregnant, prenatal, Registrations, running


July 20, 2015

My Birth Stories

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens

When I was 37 weeks pregnant with my twin boys my feet were swollen, I gained 10 lbs in about 3 days, and my blood pressure shot up. At my prenatal appointment the next day, my midwife informed me it was time to get these boys out before I went into full-blown preeclampsia.

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Tags: Blog, breastfeeding Q&A, health information screening, postnatal, Pregnancy, prenatal, Registrations, Specialty