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getting pregnant

Can physical therapy help with infertility?
Physiquality. June 5, 2017.

Should you freeze your eggs?
Chicago Tribune. April 5, 2010. Julie Deardorff.


Prenatal multivitamins linked to lower autism risk.
Chicago Tribune. October 13, 2017. Steven Reinberg.

Proper nutrition during pregnancy.
Physiquality. June 15, 2016.

Health officials call for more fish in diets of children and pregnant women.
New York Times. June 10, 2014. Anahad O’Connor.

Strong bones start in the womb.
New York Times. May 31, 2013. Anahad O’Connor.

Pregnancy: How a poor diet can affect your fetus.
Chicago Tribune. January 17, 2012. Julie Deardorff.

Folic acid in pregnancy tied to better toddler talk.
Reuters. October 11, 2011.

Vitamins may lower risk of preterm births.
New York Times. August 22, 2011. Anahad O’Connor.

DHA during pregnancy helps protect babies from colds, study says.
Los Angeles Times. August 1, 2011. Karen Kaplan.

Adequate nutrition: A key element in successful childbearing.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. 2009. Ann Cowlin.

Vitamin D deficiency is tied to C-sections.
New York Times. December 29, 2008. Nicholas Bakalar.

weight gain

Coming to terms with comments on pregnancy weight gain.
Los Angeles Times. November 17, 2014. Whitney Friedlander.

Pregnancy weight gain predicts child’s obesity.
New York Times. April 17, 2014. Nicholas Bakalar.

Really? The claim: Dieting is unsafe for pregnant women.
New York Times. July 9, 2012. Anahad O’Connor.

Pregnancy weight gain for obese women: What is safe?
Los Angeles Times. November 29, 2011. Jeannine Stein.


Fibroids are the bane of many women — especially women of color.
Chicago Tribune. September 28, 2017. Darcel Rockett.

Important women’s health screenings.
Chicago Tribune. March 10, 2017.

Pregnancy is the best time for some vaccines.
New York Times. August 3, 2015. Jane E. Brody.

Inducing labor at full term may have benefits.
New York Times. April 23, 2015. Nicholas Bakalar.

Maternal depression often starts before giving birth, study says.
New York Times. February 2, 2015. Pam Belluck.

Overweight and pregnant.
New York Times. July 7, 2014. Jane E. Brody.

Blood pressure in pregnancy.
Dancing Thru Pregnancy. April 30, 2014. Ann Cowlin.

Panel urges low dose aspirin to reduce pre-eclampsia risk.
New York Times. April 7, 2014. Catherine Saint Louis.

Protect babies from whooping cough.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. July 1, 2013.

Obstacles for pregnant women seeking dental care.
New York Times. May 6, 2013. Catherine Saint Louis.

Prolonged fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk.
Medscape. November 13, 2012. Pam Harrison.

Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to language development.
Los Angeles Times. October 9, 2012. Jon Bardin.

High blood pressure during pregnancy may hurt offspring’s IQ.
Los Angeles Times. October 3, 2012. Jon Bardin.

Pregnant mom’s smoking sets baby on path to obesity, says study.
Los Angeles Times. September 5, 2012. Melissa Healy.

Poor health in pregnancy linked to developmental delays.
New York Times. April 16, 2012. Nicholas Bakalar.

Antidepressants can raise blood pressure during pregnancy.
New York Times. April 9, 2012. Anahad O’Connor.

Childbirth: Small babies may weaken mothers’ heart risks.
New York Times. March 19, 2012. Nicholas Bakalar.

Study describes pros and cons of antidepressant use in pregnancy.
Los Angeles Times. March 5, 2012. Shari Roan.

Asthma more likely among children of overweight mothers.
New York Times. August 17, 2011. Anahad O’Connor.

Doctors to pregnant women: Wait until at least 39 weeks.
NPR. July 18, 2011. Gretchen Cuda Kroen.

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of a wide range of birth defects, major study finds.
Los Angeles Times. July 12, 2011. Thomas H. Maugh II.

Pregnant? Get that flu shot. It’s good for the little one, study finds.
Los Angeles Times. June 4, 2011. Amina Khan.

Stillbirths in the U.S. can be prevented.
Los Angeles Times. April 14, 2011. Marissa Cevallos.

Pregnancy myths.
Los Angeles Times. March 14, 2011. Kendall Powell.

Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin increase risk of birth defects.
Los Angeles Times. March 2, 2011. Thomas H. Maugh II.

Fetal programming.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. June 16, 2010. Ann Cowlin.

Growing obesity increases perils of childbearing.
New York Times. June 5, 2010. Anemona Hartocollis.

Weighing the risks and rewards of vaginal birth after a C-section.
Los Angeles Times. April 26, 2010. Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

Stress during pregnancy may increase offspring’s risk of asthma.
Science Daily. March 19, 2010.

Depression is a dilemma for women in pregnancy.
New York Times. October 5, 2009. Roni Caryn Rabin.

Pregnancy problem is a heart warning.
New York Times. March 16, 2009. Sylvia Pagan Westphal.


How to run like a girl.
New York Times. Jen A. Miller.

Aerobic exercise is essential for pregnant women.
Physiquality. March 16, 2016.

Mothers’ exercise may lower heart risks in newborns.
New York Times. April 8, 2015. Gretchen Reynolds.

Melissa Rycroft dances her way to the delivery room.
ABC News. April 8, 2014.

Pregnant weight lifter stirs debate.
New York Times. September 24, 2013. Anahad O’Connor.

Mindfulness yoga reduces depression in at-risk pregnant women.
Medscape. August 17, 2012. Fran Lowry.

Prenatal fitness: Aerobics to ZUMBA.
New York Times. July 5, 2012. Shivani Vora.

Dancing while 9 months pregnant.
Huffington Post. September 26, 2011. Steven I. Weiss.

Exercising while pregnant.
Physiquality. July 15, 2011.

Should pregnant women lift weights?
Chicago Tribune. June 16, 2011. Julie Deardorff.

Exercising for two.
New York Times. April 13, 2011. Gretchen Reynolds.

Pregnancy exercise safety.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. March 17, 2011.

Active pregnancy — the rationale.
Dancing Thru Pregnancy. November 26, 2010. Ann Cowlin.

How much should pregnant women exercise? They’re hitting the treadmill to find out.
Los Angeles Times. November 3, 2010. Mary Forgione.

Pregnancy exercise tips.
Dancing thru Pregnancy.

Climbing, exercising and pregnancy: A reality check.

Exercise may reduce need for an epidural.
New York Times. December 1, 2008. Nicholas Bakalar.


Working out while baby is sleeping.
Physiquality. August 18, 2015.

How to carry a baby without breaking your back.
Physiquality. November 3, 2014.

Sex and intimacy after the baby arrives.
New York Times. December 16, 2013. Catherine Saint Louis.

Reducing the risk of post-pregnancy incontinence.
Physiquality. January 11, 2013.

Getting your baby to sleep.
Los Angeles Times. January 5, 2013. Heather John.

Middle ground a sound way to get baby to sleep, study shows.
Los Angeles Times. September 13, 2012. Mary MacVean.

Baby on board needn’t halt exercise.
Chicago Tribune. September 12, 2012. Danielle Braff.

Postpartum exercise: Creating a healthy body post-baby.
Physiquality. September 4, 2012.

The ideal and the real of breast-feeding.
New York Times. July 23, 2012. Jane E. Brody.

Mom-baby fitness: Modeling healthy lifestyle habits.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. February 20, 2012.

The joy of feeding, without all the parental angst.
New York Times. December 12, 2011. Perri Klass.

Breastfeeding linked to lower likelihood of SIDS.
Los Angeles Times. June 13, 2011. Marissa Cevallos.

Postpartum exercise: Creating your third body.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. June 3, 2011.

Mothers who take less maternity leave may breastfeed less too.
Los Angeles Times. June 1, 2011. Marissa Cevallos.

Fewer healthy habits for young mothers.
New York Times. April 18, 2011. Roni Caryn Rabin.

The human incubator.
New York Times. December 13, 2010. Tina Rosenberg.

New parents at risk for depression.
New York Times. September 8, 2010. Tara Parker-Pope.

High rate of prenatal, postpartum depression found in fathers.
Medscape. May 19, 2010. Deborah Brauser.

Postpartum exercise tips.
Dancing thru Pregnancy.

Value of postpartum fitness.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. March 10, 2010. Ann Cowlin.

Postpartum exercise: What’s safe? What’s effective?
2009. Ann Cowlin.

Breast-feeding benefits mothers, study finds.
New York Times. April 21, 2009. Roni Caryn Rabin.


Understanding post-adoption depression.
New York Times. March 31, 2010. Tara Parker-Pope.


Tackling menopause’s side effects.
New York Times. February 10, 2014. Jane E. Brody.

Yoga has limited menopause benefits.
New York Times. October 4, 2013. Nicholas Bakalar.

For some in menopause, hormones may be only option.
New York Times. August 15, 2011. Tara Parker-Pope.

Along the spine, women buckle at breaking points.
New York Times. June 27, 2011. Jane E. Brody.

The estrogen dilemma.
The New York Times. April 12, 2010. Cynthia Gorney.

Yoga eases physical and mental menopause symptoms.
Reuters. August 22, 2008.


health & wellness

How to run like a girl.
New York Times. Jen A. Miller.

How do physical therapists improve women’s health?
Physiquality. May 15, 2015.

Young women’s hearts at risk.
New York Times. April 13, 2015. Jane E. Brody.

Ways to keep your blood pressure under control.
Physiquality. May 1, 2014.

The most effective form of birth control.
New York Times. June 4, 2012. Nicholas Bakalar.

Can bicycling affect a woman’s sexual health?
New York Times. April 2, 2012. Anahad O’Connor.

Athletic performance and the monthly cycle.
New York Times. July 20, 2011. Gretchen Reynolds.

Women should know their breast density, study says; how many do?
Los Angeles Times. July 5, 2011. Shari Roan.

The change in mammogram guidelines.
Los Angeles Times. March 7, 2011. Christie Aschwanden.

Study finds setbacks in women’s health.
New York Times. December 9, 2010. Roni Caryn Rabin.

Beyond yoga.
Dancing thru Pregnancy. July 4, 2010. Ann Cowlin.

Phys Ed: What exercise science doesn’t know about women.
New York Times. June 30, 2010. Gretchen Reynolds.

Rheumatoid arthritis rising in women.
New York Times. October 27, 2008. Tara Parker-Pope.

Exercise: Program reduces a knee injury in women.
New York Times. October 13, 2008. Eric Nagourney.

pelvic floor

Missy Lavender: She fights for bladder health.
Chicago Tribune. July 7, 2010. Julie Deardorff.

A strong pelvic floor is no accident.
Chicago Tribune. October 12, 2008. Julie Deardorff.

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