Sep 29



Some years ago, I attended the umpteenth baby shower for yet another friend. My community was going through quite the baby boom and I had memorized the aisles of Buy Buy Baby by heart. As all of us semi–interested, punch-sipping guests watched our mom-to-be friend open another cutesy outfit and dust-collecting stuffed animal, I cringed. I could…

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Sep 13

post-birth ramp-up

Exciting news! There’s been a tiny baby-boom in my little world. Eleven family members, friends and clients have all given birth in the last 2 months with more expected to arrive very soon! Although anyone can download my “roadmap to recovery” by signing up for the Skoogfit newsletter, I’ve decided to share it on my blog as an easy-access…

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Nov 06

A Strong Core

How soon can you begin getting your core back post-partum? What exercises are safe and what are off-limits in the first few weeks after giving birth? Is all exercise unsafe until my doctor gives me the ‘ok’?
If you’ve had a normal vaginal delivery, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) gives the OK to exercise as soon …

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Oct 02

9 Ways to Birth Naturally

In May, 2013, ACOG announced a study that finds adverse effects of pitocin in newborns. Less and less women are undergoing early-term Caesarean deliveries, largely due to risks, dangers and complications associated with them. There’s been an upswing in natural birthing with midwives and doulas. Birthing centers are cropping up across the country.…

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Sep 06

Forbidden Food & Drink

I always keep a snack in my training pack for my pregnant clients. Most of them are mindful that they need to eat every few hours to keep blood sugars level, but with pregnancy on the brain, sometimes my girls forget and end up mid-workout feeling queasy and zapped of energy.
So it completely blows my mind when doctors and hospitals forbid laboring women from eating…

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Aug 21

My Mom: The Athlete

According to my mom, fitness and exercise weren’t emphasized when she was my age. “I don’t think ‘fitness’ was a word back then,” she admitted to me – and exercise during pregnancy wasn’t discussed. Not because it was taboo, but because it was a largely unknown phenomenon. Pregnancy didn’t slow…

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Aug 05

What a year!

Whew! In the past year, I’ve been on quite the ride: NBC’s COZI TV picked up my reality show, “Pushing It” – a dramedy that follows 3 of my real-life New York City clients through different stages of motherhood. What fun we had! (If you missed an episode, check here.) Filming lasted from October to January, and was all-consuming,…

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Apr 25


Spring! Best time of year award! Finally, after what seems like the longest winter on record, we can stow away the layers of fleece, gloom and fat.
This spring brings goodness galore. As you can see, I have sprinkled pixie dust on my brand – thanks to JPD Studio, my website is sparkly-fresh. And, thanks to Snow Day Works, I have more than a book in the works: friends,…

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Nov 27

Doula Anyone? Myths & Truths

Do You Need a Doula? Myths and Truths for Moms
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by Jenny Skoog
For expectant moms, there are a million things to think about. Everything from changes in the body to what color to paint the nursery keep pregnant women up at night. But one of the most important things to think about is how the delivery is going to go and how best to manage it. Too…

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