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Live Hangout with Pregnancy Magazine: Your Questions Answered

Posted by Lara Salahi March 20, 2013 11:53 AM

Join me at 1PM EST for a Google Hangout with Pregnancy Magazine! Today we'll discuss how to stay healthy and fit throughout your pregnancy.

Tweet your questions using the hashtags #KnockedUpFitness and #healthyliving

Live Hangout with Pregnancy Magazine: Fit First Trimester

Posted by Lara Salahi February 27, 2013 12:02 PM

UPDATE: If you tuned in live, great! If not, you're in luck because you can watch this chat as many times as you'd like.

Join me at 1PM EST for the first of Pregnancy Magazine's 4-part Google Hangout on Knocked-Up Fitness! Today we'll be discussing how to stay healthy and fit during your first trimester.


Memorable pregnancy stories of 2012

Posted by Lara Salahi December 30, 2012 06:55 AM

2012 is winding down fast, which means I can count the number of days on both hands that baby is scheduled to arrive. Of course, hardly anything goes as scheduled, but it's exciting nonetheless.

Besides personal anticipation of a new addition (and the start of Ultra Sound Pregnancy!) this year brought plenty more memorable pregnancy-related news.

Here's a recap of pregnancy research and news stories that made us excited, think, and sometimes even cringe.

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More Pregnant, Nursing Women Iodine Deficient, Some Experts Say

Posted by Lara Salahi December 19, 2012 09:43 AM

A growing number of pregnant and nursing women in the U.S. have iodine deficiencies, according to a group of experts who wrote an opinion paper published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association calling for potassium iodide to be included in all prenatal vitamins.

Iodine deficiency causes low thyroid hormone levels in mothers and can lead to brain development disorders in babies.

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Three A’s to avoid during the holidays

Posted by Lara Salahi December 10, 2012 08:23 AM

'Tis the season of holiday parties and the feeling that when it comes to healthy eating, all bets are off.

Okay, so overindulging on some types of foods at a few parties won’t be the end of me. I know that. But as I near the end of my pregnancy on a pretty good healthy eating streak, I’m hoping to finish strong.

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Battling inevitable weight gain; feeling healthy about it

Posted by Lara Salahi November 27, 2012 08:53 AM

It’s one of the first things a woman is asked to do when she enters the exam room at a prenatal wellness visit -- step on the scale.

The number climbs slightly with every visit. It’s perhaps the one period in life where it should.

Still, in the back of my mind, I can’t help but think about life after pregnancy and
whether the 20-plus added pounds that have come on so far will ever come off.

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About the author

Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist whose specialty is reporting health and medical stories. She has worked in local, network, and cable television, international print, and documentary film. She More »

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