Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
I just endured an ectopic pregnancy that was found after two months then rupturing my filopian tube. Days are hard as it it. I lost a couple pounds during everything and decided its time to be healthier. Lost 9 so far need some support though.... Read more
Has anyone else struggled to eat anything healthy while pregnant?
While I never got to my goal weight (145-150), I reached a weight that I felt very healthy and fit at (160-165). For the past five years, I've gone between 160-17... Read more
I had a really bad anxiety/panic attack on the 8th because, when I tried to drop away from the problem to calm down the attack that I felt coming on - my family, idiots as they are and never listen when I tell them how I have to deal with it, trapped... Read more
Just wanted to reach out to any soon-to-be-mamas who are expecting and looking to stay fit and in-control during this awesome time!! Our Spark Team FIT AND PREGNANT is a great way to meet others using spark to maintain healthy weight gain and control... Read more
Hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic thyroid hormone ó and soy has long been thought to interfere with the body's ability to absorb the medication. Until the medical community can assure me (I have hypothyroidism) it's safe for me to co... Read more
If you are like me, you probably have spend a lot of money on pregnancy test or even ovulation kits. I recently found out that they sell them at the Dollar store for 1.25 CND. I was sceptic at first on their accuracy but a friend recently got a pos... Read more
In 2001, Kim Rhyne gained 20 pounds in six weeks. Normally an energetic women’s ministry leader in Cleveland, she was suddenly so exhausted that she could barely drag herself out of bed. “I wasn’t eating a lot more or doing anythin... Read more
We are excited to hear stories about people who choose to make positive lifestyle changes like Birdie Varnedore and lose significant amounts of weight. When we read about people who have accomplished wonderful results for their days, weeks and months... Read more
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