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Great Ideas! 5 Tips to Make Post-Baby Exercise a Success

02/15/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

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When it comes to whipping your post-baby body back to its former shape, Kristin McGee knows what she’s talking about.

The yoga and Pilates expert has trained everyone from Bethenny Frankel to good pal Tina Fey (she once appeared on 30 Rock). She also works with dads — Steve Martin and wife Anne Stringfield are clients too.

Check out her post-baby exercising tips below.

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Great Ideas! 7 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

01/10/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Great Ideas! 7 Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
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After being unable to find a definitive source on motherhood, author (and mother of four!) Heather Porter spent years researching and reaching out to experts so she could write Body Back, a true manual for all moms.

“This is the book I needed when I had my first child; my only regret is that I didn’t write it until I had my fourth,” she says.

Since she knows firsthand how hard it is for new mom’s to get rest, Porter shared her best tips to make it easier.

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Great Ideas! 7 Ways to Make Post-Baby Exercising Easy

01/09/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Great Ideas! 7 Ways to Make Post-Baby Exercising Easy
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After dedicating herself to a more healthy lifestyle, Fit for Expecting founder Jennifer Tucker Johnson turned her attention to new moms.

The certified perinatal exercise specialist’s goal was to combat all the misinformation about post-pregnancy exercising, as well as create exercise plans that accommodate their busy lifestyles. Mission accomplished.

To help new mothers get a jump start, Tucker Johnson shared some easy to follow tips. Check them out below.

VIEW THE GALLERY: 7 Ways to Make Post-Baby Exercising Easy

Giveaway: A Gift Certificate from Afterschool.com (a $100 Value!)

11/19/2012 at 12:00 AM ET

Giveaway: A Gift Certificate from Afterschool.com (a $100 Value!)
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Whether you’re shopping for soccer cleats, tennis rackets or footballs, this site has all the gear your kids will need for their after school activities.

And to celebrate the e-shop’s launch, they’re giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky Moms & Babies reader.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 11/19/12 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 11/25/12. See Official Rules.

Added bonus: They’re also giving readers 30 percent off their purchase on the site. This offer is also valid at toy e-shop YoYo.com and children’s book site, Bookworm.com.

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Tracy Anderson Launches The Pregnancy Project 

10/12/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

Tracy Anderson Launches The Pregnancy Project'
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For years, Tracy Anderson has helped shape the bodies of celeb moms including Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole RichieJessica Simpson, Ellen Pompeo, Kate Hudson and Molly Sims with great success.

But it was her pregnancy with second child, daughter Penelope who was born in May, that led to the fitness guru’s most ambition endeavor yet — The Pregnancy Project.

“I wanted to film this entire pregnancy [workout video] during my second trimester [when] I had a cute little bump,” Anderson told PEOPLE during the launch of her new DVD Oct. 5 in New York City.

But her plans went awry when good pal Paltrow stepped in. The fellow mom (and client!) insisted Anderson showcase her entire experience — and allow viewers to see the benefits of hard work and healthy habits.
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Easy-to-Follow Pregnancy Exercises By Trimester

04/12/2012 at 10:00 AM ET
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When you’re expecting, often the last thing you want to do is try to come up with an exercise routine.

Between the general tiredness and the possible queasiness, finding the motivation (and energy!) to work out isn’t as easy as before.

That’s why we’ve tapped Vicki Vara, a fitness expert, nutrition coach, mom-of-two and contributer to Greatist.com, for her exercising tips.

Not only does she understand the demands on a pregnant woman’s time and body, but she also knows how crucial exercising is to prepare your body for labor and establish a foundation for a quick return to your pre-pregnancy shape.

Vara breaks it all down — by trimester — below. Check it out:
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7 Easy Ways to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

03/04/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Core Athletica Inc.‘s Erica Ziel knows firsthand the benefits of staying fit while pregnant. Not only is she a mother-of-three, but she’s a certified trainer, pilates instructor and nutritionist.

But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t understand how difficult it can be for moms-to-be to find the time and energy to exercise and eat right.

That’s why Ziel suggests doing what works best for you. She has also come up with a few easy ways to help you maintain your nutrition and fitness goals.

Check them out below:
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