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    IF YOU ARE A NEW MOTHER RUNNER – KEEP GOING!

    From the moment I found out I was pregnant wit Paul to the moment I couldn’t run anymore, shortly before birth to him – all I could think about was getting back to running, getting back to my pre-pregnancy form. Only at some 12 months postpartum I could truly say that it was quite a journey, it was not a pretty journey, but it was worth it. I kept running for 37 weeks of pregnancy with Paul and I still believe it helped me have such a fast birth and helped me recover fast. But it was still a fight. After giving birth all I wanted to know from the doctor was…

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    Running Pregnant: Nutrition with Mariela Sawyer

    A few months ago I started chatting to South African Pro Triathlete & Dietitian Mariella Sawyer. I had some concerns surrounding my diet while running pregnant and still training. My Blood sugar drops quite easily and during my second pregnancy it had become a bit of a challenge. Running after a toddler and trying to get in basic raining, oh and growing a human can become quite a challenge most days. I’ve also gotten asked the question from other pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who run is what energy products they can drink or eat pre/during and post run. The most important thing is to make sure you always have a…

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    Running Pregnant: The Heart Rate Myth

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. So during my first Pregnancy I was told to keep my heart rate in check when running, ensuring that I do not over do it and somehow harm the baby. Till this day I have concentrated on my heartrate and tried to monitor it closely while I exercise during pregnancy. But after some research the past few days, I have discovered it is actually a little different. The fact is, it is not…

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    Running and Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Facts

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running and Breastfeeding – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during postpartum. I’ve stopped using the term “Breast is best” and now rather refer to “ Fed is best” The reason for this is because I am grateful to be able to breastfeed my Baby as there are mothers out there that don’t have the opportunity to do the same for whatever reason. It can turn out to be a big disappointment for a mother when she is not able to breastfeed. Just know that you don’t…

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    Running and Breastfeeding: Baking a cake

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running and Breastfeeding – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during postpartum. The first few weeks of breastfeeding is quite the life changer – even if your husband it amazing and gets up everytime baby cries, that doesn’t actually mean anything when your the only one with the boobs. Its funny but the sleep deprivation becomes second nature after a while.  Breastfeeding has advantages for moms aswell! It may lower a woman’s risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. You can…