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Pregnant woman sitting with her toddler on a sofa.

You’re pregnant with your second baby and you know what to expect for the next nine months. But you also have a toddler and parenting while pregnant is a whole new challenge. Here are five tips to help you survive when you’re pregnant with a toddler.

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You’ve gone through menopause and are now in your 60s. Do you need to keep seeing the gynecologist? Yes, because women’s health issues don’t stop with the end of your childbearing years.

There are new challenges that many older women face, like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pain during sex, and your gynecologist can help. They can also be a front line in your defense against cancer.

Mother sitting on a sofa with her young daughter talking about puberty

When should you talk to your daughter about puberty? Early and often, say the experts.

You may think that children today already have too much information about sexuality, but talking about puberty is still an important job for parents because not all this other information is reliable.

pregnant women sitting on exercise mats and doing yoga

Exercise is something we all need, and that includes pregnant women. But how much and what kind of exercise is safe for moms-to-be?

Like most adults, pregnant women should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, or 30 minutes per day, five days a week.  You can do those 30 minutes in smaller segments, like 10 minutes at a time. Or, if you haven’t exercised regularly before, start with 10 minutes a day and work up to 30 minutes of exercise per day.

Walking at a moderate pace can be a great way to meet the recommended guidelines for exercise. Gym activities like a workout on an elliptical machine or water exercise in a pool are safe exercises for pregnant women. Pilates and yoga can also be beneficial, but avoid hot yoga or hot Pilates classes so you always stay cool and hydrated.

Pregnant woman eating a salad in bed

You're pregnant and thinking about how it will affect your weight. Most women will gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. Underweight mothers-to-be may need to gain more, while overweight and obese pregnant women may only need to gain 10 to 20 pounds.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax