Sweaty Mommy Round Up
Haven't had time to read your favorite mommy health and fitness articles? Don't worry; we rounded up our favorite articles from the last week. So, put your feet up and take a little reading break. You deserve it, mama.
First, an article about a member of our #pumpthebump and #sweaty mommy community. Sam Mellor, (@sarasotawarrior) talks about her experience grieving the loss of her stillborn son and celebrating her rainbow baby with Cosmopolitan. As an aerial skills instructor, she talks about the role of fitness in her process over the past two years. Check out the video full article at Cosmopolitan.com.
And yes, the beautiful silks are for sale. You can buy them from Sam's online store.
A finish line gender reveal was in order for marathoner Alysha Flynn and her husband, Ryan. See the video from Runner's World and click here to read the article.
Get your fork ready! Fit Pregnancy created this awesome list of superfoods for breastfeeding mamas. This yummy list highlights food that nutritient rich!
Many pregnant mamas struggling with depression and anxiety face a conundrum: take medication, feel better but increase pregnancy risk factors or feel miserable for months. NPR shared findings from a new study that indicates the options might not be so black and white for mamas dealing with mental health issues. While there may be some risk associated with taking psychotropic medications while pregnant, it may not be as concerning as we thought. Check it NPR's report on the new findings here.
We are always looking for good core workouts, and the plank is still "celebrated" (we use this term loosely) as one of the best moves for your tummy. But how long do you need to hold a plank to reap the benefits? Women's Health Magazine tells us the magic amount of time we need to stay in a plank (and it's not as bad as we thought).