2nd Trimester

Safe and Effective Pregnancy Core Exercises


When it comes to core exercises during pregnancy there’s a lot of confusion out there. So I’m here to help clear that up and if you haven’t already be sure to read the other posts on the blog that are geared towards your “core” (as I like to say rather than “abs”) oh how there is so much more in the word “core”.  

Below you will find several safe, yet very effective pregnancy core exercises you can do throughout your entire pregnancy (and postpartum) that can help strengthen your deep “core” muscles – said it again, I know (and if you’ve been working out with my dvd’s or reading my book you know I talk A LOT about your “core” because it really is that important!).


And yes, these exercises are safe even if you have diastasis recti – just remember to always listen to your body and if an exercise doesn’t feel right for you (or you see any “coning” of your belly) skip it and move on…

Ok now it’s time to move your body!



1) In a side kneeling position, reach your top arm over your body and extend your top leg out and away from your body.

2) On the start of your exhale slowly round your spine drawing your top elbow and knee towards each other (they do not have to touch, the goal is to get her to round her back).

3) Inhale to lengthen back out. Do 10 to 20 reps then switch sides.


*Be sure your physician has given you approval to exercise before beginning an exercise program*


1) Start in a kneeling position with your arms back and your chest lifted. Exhale as you sit back towards your heels, rounding forward as you reach your arms out in front.

2) Squeeze your glutes as you come back up onto your knees, lifting your arms up, circling them back around to your starting position. (Do these steps as one continuous motion). Do 5 to 10 in one direction, then reverse. Place a small pillow or double up your mat under your knees if you need.



1) On all 4’s exhale as you do a gentle kegel while gently “hugging your baby” to round your spine.

2) Inhale to lengthen your spine. Do 5 slowly with focus on your breathing.



1) Standing tall lengthening through the top of your head, exhale as you draw your right elbow and left knee towards each other (but not to touching) using your deep core muscles to move your body.

2) Inhale to lengthen back to start. Do 5 to 10 reps then switch sides.



1) On all 4’s, exhale to reach one arm out in front of your body and the opposite leg reaching back.

2) Inhale to round your spine drawing your opposite elbow and knee towards each other (they don’t not have to touch, the goal is to round your spine). Do 10 slow reps then switch sides.



Keep moving mama! Every little bit you do does add up :-) 

2nd Trimester

Avoiding “Coning” During Pregnancy Can Help Prevent Diastasis Recti


Coning of the belly during pregnancy is when you see a ridge or bulge popping out down the midline of your belly, typically when doing an exercise in correctly or an exercise that puts too much stress on the abdominals and should be avoided (see the image below for a visual). You can also see coning after baby if there is any abdominal separation (diastasis recti). Don’t fret – I have some great tips for you below so keep reading…

coning 1

NOTE: This is why you do NOT do traditional crunches during pregnancy, once in your second trimester you will always see coning doing crunches.


A pregnant belly should stay as round and smooth across your entire belly, if you see any coning that is a good indication of a couple of things:

  • 1) You need to be sure your deep core muscles are activated properly.
  • 2) You should avoid any exercise that causes coning during and right after pregnancy.
  • 3) You have diastasis recti and need to follow #2 rule very strictly until you can heal your diastasis after baby.
  • 4) And YES you can heal your diastasis after baby and even prevent further separation and possibly even decrease the separation during pregnancy – crazy concept but I’ve done it with many clients and you can too!
  • 5) Always roll to your side to lay down and to get up instead of laying straight back which typically always creates coning towards the end of pregnancy. I do recommend to continue this after baby until your core strength is back and/or diastasis recti is healed.


In The Knocked Up Fitness® Guide to Pregnancy I explain in detail how to activate your deep core muscles along with my Push PrepTM method. When you truly understand how to engage your deep core muscles you can more easily minimize diastsis recti during pregnancy and repair after baby.


Another question that comes up is “Does the gap have to close?” – well, ideally I like to see the gap close to 1 finger-width, which is the normal spacing between the rectus abdominals. However, when it comes to true diastsis recti you can actually push down into your abdominal cavity because there isn’t much facial connection between your abdominal muscles – thus learning how to activate your deep core muscles can help train your body to create good facial connection.


Even if you aren’t able to fully get the separation back together it’s more important that you can create good facial tension. This means you may still have some separation of your rectus abdominals but you can no longer push down into your abdominal cavity because you have created this new facial tissue connection across your abdominals. Also meaning you have now created support for your organs and have a flatter belly because you have good abdominal facial connection.


One last benefit to mention to avoiding coning during and after pregnancy and learn to activate your deep core muscles properly is to also help in prevention of incontinence.


The Knocked Up Fitness® DVD’s are designed with diastsis recti in mind. That said, if an exercise creates any coning try to first connect your deep core and if you still see coning of your belly then skip that exercise and move on to the next or replace that core exercise with a simpler one such as cat cows.


2nd Trimester

The Medicine Cabinet: 9 Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Symptoms

Are you one of the many moms reaching for effective relief from pregnancy symptoms, but wanting more holistic alternatives to chemicals and artificial products? There are lots of natural ways to reduce all kinds of discomforts of which many can be especially problematic during pregnancy. As parents, we want to protect our children from harsh chemicals for life, so we’re sharing 9 products we use to replace chemicals in our medicine cabinets.


1. Ginger & Peppermint- Ginger is great raw– straight from the root, and can also be found in supplement form. Add a few slices of fresh grated ginger to your water bottle, food, or pregnancy-safe tea to help eliminate nausea, gas, indigestion, and bloating. Peppermint extract smells fantastic and is really effective at reducing symptoms of nausea. Adding fresh mint leaves to water and food, as well as using diluted essential oils for aromatherapy, can be beneficial for nausea, exhaustion, and indigestion.

2. Tea Tree Oil- With so many uses, tea tree oil is a staple for many natural product seekers.  Tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties, and can be used diluted with body washes or oils to help combat blemishes and oily skin or hair.  Add a few drops to hot water in a sink or steamer and you can help clean congested sinuses, since many commercial sinus and congestion medications are not recommended for use during pregnancy, this natural oil steam can provide a lot of relief if you get the sniffles! 

3. Iron- Iron deficiency is very common among pregnant women, and can be effectively treated by including iron-rich snacks and meals (one of my personal favorites is pumpkin seeds!) There are also many iron supplements available, that can be safe during pregnancy when discussed with a health professional. Low-iron can cause extreme poor body temperature regulation, fatigue, exhaustion, faintness and weakness– so be sure to discuss these symptoms with your doctor and adjust your diet if necessary! 

4. Aloe Vera Juice- Just 2 tablespoons before bed can effectively treat constipation, which is extremely common during pregnancy. Aloe Vera juice is also an excellent source of hydration, improving dry skin and reducing blemishes.

5. Probiotics- Available from many sources; including supplements, beverages, and foods such as yogurt– probiotics help maintain good bacterial balance in the stomach, which can be especially disturbed by hormonal changes in pregnancy and postpartum. Probiotics can also help with constipation, loose stool, and indigestion, but also help maintain total complete digestive health.

6. Magnesium- Experiencing leg cramps? This truly versatile mineral regulates body mechanical functions, and can be used to alleviate many pregnancy related symptoms! By drawing water into the bowels, magnesium helps alleviate constipation; it also encourages better sleep, decreased fatigue, increased alertness and brain function, better bone health, improved insulin sensitivity, leg cramps, and restlessness. So many of these symptoms are associated with pregnancy, so magnesium really is a great choice for many pregnant mamas!

7. Oils- Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Avocado…They are all fantastic alternatives to chemical-laden products that can disrupt body functions and hormones. Since pregnancy can increase your sensitivity to chemicals (and because many commercial shampoos, washes, and lotions are full of artificial chemicals) natural oils are a great alternative for healthier skin and reducing dangerous chemical exposure to both you and your baby. Aside from cosmetic uses, natural oils can also be used in place of commercial massage oils– massaging can help promote circulation, lymphatic drainage, and relaxation– some excellent benefits for mamas! 

8. Witch Hazel- A really great product to help alleviate dry skin, heal blemishes, and treat hemorrhoids that might appear during pregnancy and after delivery.

9, Dandelion Leaf Tea– Completely safe during pregnancy, dandelion leaf tea provides gentle diuretic action with the addition of potassium, to support kidney function and provide tons of nutrients for pregnancy. This tea can also be used to reduce the symptoms of morning sickness, and help alleviate fluid retention– a very common pregnancy concern.

Along with all of these fantastic choices, and a regular and safe exercise program, pregnant mama’s HAVE to understand the importance of water. Water without sugar and other artificial additives will be every pregnant woman’s #1 defense against many of the typical pregnancy ailments. Adequate water intake can help reduce nausea, fatigue, cramps, body pain, dry skin, indigestion, gas, headaches, constipation, and so many other symptoms that pregnant moms deal with.

When making changes to your approach to health, be sure to consult your physician about the products your using and the health concerns you want to address! 

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2nd Trimester

Going Into Overtime


Why Overdue Is Just An Estimation.. and 7 Ways You Can (Actually) Enjoy It!

If you’re waving at your due date as you drive on– still pregnant– it’s easy to spend hours watching the clock pass, hoping for a ‘Hollywood Moment’ of rushing fluid, crazy contractions, and a rush to the hospital. It’s normal (and so exciting!) to get anxious waiting for baby to arrive, but what many moms don’t know is only about 5% of baby’s are born on their due date– and saying you’re ‘overdue’ is only an estimation.
Since conception date depends on your individual ovulation time–along with other variables– exactly 40 weeks can be very difficult to determine, with many health professionals monitoring fluid, but not suggesting intervention until 2 weeks post-due date (provided there are no underlying complications).
All babies (in the womb and in the outside world) grow at different rates, so if you’re approaching or passing your due date here are 8 Ways You Can (& Should) Enjoy Your Final Pregnant Days!
-1- Treat Yourself! If we told you that today was the last day you have to sleep extra, get to the spa, have a long (Read: Uninterrupted) bubble bath, or spend some quality time at the gym– why wouldn’t you?! Time to spend spoiling yourself might be a little harder to come by in the months following delivery, so whatever it is you love to do in your alone time, DO IT!

-2- Quality Time. Speaking of that quality alone time, there are probably others in your life that will want some too! Your spouse, your other child(ren), your pets, and your friends might take a back seat in the early postpartum days– especially when you’re establishing a nursing relationship and taking time to heal after delivery. Take advantage of your pregnant days to bond with everyone in your life, tell them how much you appreciate them, and enjoy their company one-on-one… Trust us, everyone wins with this one!

-3- Out & About. Whether it’s the holidays approaching or beautiful summer weather, there are plenty of places it’s difficult to go when you have a newborn. Holiday shopping can give you some enjoyable browsing time, and will be a lot easier in a healthy pregnancy than it is when your new baby is nursing– and the same goes for hitting the beach or the pool. Remember to take lots of pictures to remember you final ‘outings’ with you plus your baby bump!

-5- Belly. Bump. & Beauty. When every day could be your last day pregnant, its easy to get caught up in the waiting and forget to track your progress. Pass the time by measuring your waistline, doing a belly cast, scheduling a prenatal photo shoot, and even jotting down your weight. Your growing size might be hard to wear today, but it’s easy to forget these details once you have a baby to keep up with. You’ll definitely look back at these mementos of pregnancy fondly one day!

-6- Journal It. By writing a daily journal or even a single love letter, you can tell your baby how excited or nervous you are for their arrival, and all the things you’re doing to prepare for their arrival. This is a project you can use to enjoy pregnancy now, read to baby as a newborn, and gift to baby as they get older. A beautiful, handwritten, first-account of how much you already love them!

-7- Kicks, Movements, Hiccups & More! Whether you love to feel the movement, or you’ll be glad when baby is kicking the air & not you– it’s amazing to feel all that livelihood on the inside. It’s normal for baby to move around a little less in late pregnancy due to reduced space, but monitoring movement is a great way to stay connected to enjoying your pregnancy, monitoring baby’s well-being, and reveling in all the amazing things your body has done in the last nine months or more.

Of course, there are tons of ways to enjoy your final days in the pregnancy club, and we hope that adding in a great prenatal workout– to energize you and prepare you for labor– is one of them! Remember that your due date is just an estimation, and not to get discouraged when it comes and goes.. Trust your body, your healthcare providers, and your baby, and you can have an amazing time in overtime!


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2nd Trimester

5 Tips to Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain


Weight gain is a reality of pregnancy… Or is it? Many pregnant women struggle to meet pregnancy weight gain milestones–often leading to anxiety, and unhealthy eating habits. We asked Kristi Angevine, OBGyn, to weigh in on some healthy weight gain tips, and we’re sharing 5 Tips to Ensure Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain.


1) Check-Ups

Your suggested weight gain will be based on your health and BMI at conception as determined by your doctor, and this calculation is often a simple estimation. Your body shape, and the number on the scale throughout you pregnancy will be largely based on your body type, diet, and activity level both before and during pregnancy– so talk to your doctor about the most accurate weight-gain timeline specifically for you.

2) Tummy Talk

If you’re experiencing extreme nausea, excessive vomiting, or ongoing sickness into the second trimester, you’re one of many mamas who experience morning sickness (or all-day sickness for many of us!) If this nausea is interfering with your appetite, weight, or energy, you could be suffering from Hypermesis Gravidium– a pregnancy related illness caused by hormonal fluctuation. There are several ways to ease HG, including diet change, keeping hydrated, grazing so you are never ‘over full’ or hungry, light exercise or meditation, and using natural nausea reducers, such as ginger. In severe cases, medication can be prescribed by a physician if necessary.

Nausea, of any severity, can cause reduced weight gain– and even weight loss– in the first trimester, but rest assured as long as you are eating healthy, taking vitamins, and staying hydrated, baby will get enough nutrients to develop normally!

3) Understanding ‘Diet’

When we talk about diet, we associate it with deprivation, ‘rabbit food’, and trying to lose weight, which causes a lot of confusion– especially for pregnant women, since they are being weighed every month (or more often!). Traditionally, ‘diet’ simply refers to what is being consumed by an individual, and everyone should use this more organic definition. When moms understand that their diet can have a strong impact on their pregnancy, and better understand how food fuels the body, they can have a healthier pregnancy.

With that being said, Dr. Angevine has collaborated with us to develop these additional guidelines for pregnant women struggling to gain the recommended amount of weight.

4) Fats & Carbs

A ‘diet’ that demands fats and carbs? Yes Please! But to be more specific, we’re talking healthy fats and adding additional carbohydrates that are also more closely naturally derived from plants.

Some Excellent Food to Try:

  • Real Organic Nut Butters
  • Walnuts, Pumpkin/Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pistachios
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Flax Seed
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Olive (no heat) or Coconut (low heat) Oil
  • Real Butter (forget the processed stuff, opt for organic, natural types)

Additional carbs in your diet as a pregnant or nursing mama are essential to maintaining energy and health. While we typically think of limiting these items in our diet, fats and carbohydrates provide heart healthy properties and essential nutrients that will help you stay strong, and help fuel you and your baby, both during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.

Lots of moms are concerned about eating too much, but the bigger concern is eating too much of the wrong things! So go ahead, finish off that delicious avocado or quinoa salad… Just skip on that second serving of ice cream!


5) Flex a Little

Working out to help gain weight– it has a TON of benefits. You’ll feel more energized, you’ll be in great shape during pregnancy and have more endurance (this will help during labor!), many pregnant moms who exercise find their body bounces back better after delivery, and surprisingly, weighted exercises will help you gain healthy weight– Muscle! It is safe to perform almost all weight lifting and weight bearing exercises you did before pregnancy, as long as you’re using proper body mechanics & listening to your body. If you weren’t previously doing weight-training, talk to your doctor about your personal limitations, and seek out a specialized prenatal exercise program like Knocked-Up Fitness Prenatal DVDs. Remember, exercising to build muscle and gain energy can help your pregnancy progress healthfully, but never exercise yourself to exhaustion!

Finally, since we’re talking about weight– remember that pregnancy is a time to gain weight healthfully, it’s all for your beautiful baby (or babies!!). If you’re concerned you are gaining too little, or too much, be sure to talk to your doctor to review what is a healthy weight range for your pregnancy!

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Delivery Methods: 1 Crazy (But Awesome) Tip To Improve Baby’s Health


For many moms, planning for your baby’s arrival can even start before you find out you’re pregnant. Not surprisingly, delivery brings great excitement, along with questions and concerns for both mom and baby’s health and safety. The CDC estimates about 3 of 4 women have a vaginal delivery with minimal complications– but in the U.S. 33% of moms are delivering via cesarean.

Cesarean births have increased by nearly 60% since 1996. For moms with complications like placenta previa or fetal distress, a cesarean can save the life of mom and baby– which is amazing! But the CDC estimates as many as 30% of cesarean births are unnecessary or elective– with many doctors and women alike siting the cesarean delivery felt ‘safer’ or ‘easier’. But this is not the case.

A typical, vaginal delivery does come with some risks too, like tearing or minor lacerations, and of course pain–not to mention it can happen anywhere, anytime! It isn’t hard to see why an elective cesarean might seem like a good option– but many complications are increased with cesareans in comparison to natural deliveries, these include:

  • maternal organ damage
  • excessive blood loss
  • blood clots
  • infection
  • long-term pain
  • extended recovery time
  • a doubled mortality rate for baby versus vaginal deliveries that proceed naturally


PLUS.. Due to the nature of a cesarean, it also takes longer for women to return to an active routine, making postnatal health and fitness more difficult! 


What The Birth Canal Is Built For & What Moms (& Docs) Are Doing

Scientists are now studying the stage of birth, as baby is progressing through the birth canal. Newer studies are proving the prescence of good bacteria– bacteria that colonizes baby’s tummy and strengthens their system for the outside world in a natural delivery. The Journal of Pediatrics published a doctorate paper researching the high concentration of bacteria in the vaginal canal, and found that it may help reduce complications for baby such as:

  • colic
  • milk intolerances
  • athsma
  • immune complications
  • food allergies
  • celiac disease
  • obesity
  • diabetes

These studies have so astoundingly proven the benefits to baby that some doctors and moms are practicing a post cesarean colonization– yes– innoculating babies with bacteria from the vaginal canal, or by rubbing vaginal fluid on the breasts while in the early stages of nursing, to introduce these necessary bacteria to baby. So if you do require a cesarean, there are still ways to help your baby reap the benefits of what your body naturally provides.

While these methods might surprise you, the last decade has shown a three-fold in the prevalence of many of the related health issues in North America, and we want to make sure that every mom has access to information about postnatal and neonatal health.

We hope that you can choose the safest delivery method for you, and encourage you to talk to your doctor about any of your concerns regarding delivery and recovery.



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2nd Trimester

9 Surprising Tips: Pregnancy Digestive Health

Natural health has become very popular among pregnant women and moms lately– and for good reason!

Mom’s are now more aware than ever that our diet, exercise routines, and environments affect our pregnancy and our children, not just our own health! Our digestion, tummy, and entire gut system is affected by so many factors, especially during pregnancy. Here are some great tips to creating and maintaining digestive system health through your pregnancy and beyond.


Digestive System Bacteria– What you NEED to Know

Probiotic, now a hype word, was once a topic only discussed among “holistic” health practitioners has become center stage in the topic of many health discussions, since probiotics contribute to healthy digestion and intestinal balance. Our gut is filled with hundreds of different species of good bacteria. In fact, there are more of them in a healthy gut than there are cells in the entire body! The intestinal flora is also a key contributor in detoxification, ridding the body of 40 percent of the toxins in food. If the gut didn’t have the intestinal flora, the liver would have to work almost twice as hard.
Avoid These Things to Maintain the Balance in Your Belly:

1. C-sections
While often absolutely necessary, today, too many women are induced. This leads to C-sections that would not have been necessary if the natural process of labor had been respected and allowed to proceed without disruption. A baby in the womb is sterile, but when passing through the birth canal, it is exposed to bacteria, mouth first. These bacteria are supposed to colonize the gut, nature’s first vaccination of sorts. This does not happen during a C-Section.

2. Antibiotics
Antibiotics are the second (and often most commonly seen) problem the intestinal flora often face. While our culture is beginning to become aware of our over-prescribing of antibiotics, it is still often the case that children (and adults for that matter) are given antibiotics for every kind of infection-many of which if given the proper time and rest would resolve on their own. In fact, because this antibiotic regime starts early, many of us have always lived with compromised intestinal flora and have never been truly healthy.

3. Chemicals in Your Food
The chemicals found in our food is the most common way that we make trouble for our intestinal flora on a day-to-day basis. A trip to the doctor isn’t the only place you’ll find antibiotics, some of the same antibiotics doctors prescribe to humans are administered to livestock by the food industry. This goes for processed and packaged foods in boxes, jars, bags, tubes, and bottles. The food industry calls them preservatives, but in essence they act as antibiotics. These antibiotics kill the friendly flora naturally found in your digestive system.

4. Chlorinated Water
Tap water and shower water are two places that can cause problems for our intestinal flora. The water we shower with is absorbed through the skin and ends up in our circulatory systems, just like the water we drink. Recent reports reveal that your shower and tap water may contain increasingly detectable levels of most of the popular prescription medications such as antidepressants, antibiotics, hormones, and immuno-suppressants, all serious problems for the good bacteria in our gut.

5. Stress
Research is beginning to suggest that stress itself can cause significant changes to the diversity, composition, and number of gut microorgansims. Stress has been linked to a variety of conditions such as food allergies, GERD, and IBS.² Stress has also been shown to slow bowel transit time, which encourages the growth of bad bacteria!

Tips to Keep Your Tummy Happy:

1. Eat chemical-free whole foods and use chemical-free products. You have heard this before and it is worth repeating. Look for whole foods free of preservatives, conservatives, and coloring agents. Use chemical-free makeup, body-care, and cleaning products. I so often hear of the expense that comes along with eating organic whole foods and my thoughts on this are pay now or pay later. You really are what you eat… and so is your baby!! Decreased exposure to pesticides, added hormones, and antibiotics is good for you & baby.

2. Take a multi-strain probiotic. The truth is we are still learning about which probiotics are the most useful and in what quantities. We do know that probiotics support the intestinal flora. I recommend rotating your probiotics to include different strains and different amounts. The brands I have found most reliable are VSL #3 and Primal Defense by Garden of Life

3. Filter your tap & shower waters. Keep chlorine and other chemicals from being absorbed and damaging your microflora by using a shower and drinking water filter. On top of decreased exposure as an added bonus you may notice softer skin!

4. This is SO IMPORTANT while pregnant. Reduce stress. There are many strategies to help reduce stress, so find one that works for you and use it.

On top of these things, don’t forget that healthy eating, staying hydrated, safe and effective exercises, and above all– plenty of rest, will help your total body health. Avoiding the chemicals and toxins that bombard your daily life can seem overwhelming, but when you know where to look for them, how to avoid them, and alternative lifestyle choices, you can have a happier healthy pregnancy and beyond!

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1. Clean Gut by Dr. A. Junger

2. http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/12_11/pdf/591_12_11_article.pdf

2nd Trimester

Healthy Lifestyle for the Busy Mom: How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? {Video}



While being a mother is a special and rewarding feeling, it takes a lot of time away from ourselves. Often we feel like we can’t find the time and energy to have an intense workout, and so we forgo exercising altogether. But maybe an intense workout isn’t what you actually need. Your body is different than everyone else’s body, which is part of what makes you so beautiful, but different bodies have different needs. It’s important that your nutrition needs and exercise needs are tailored to you.

That being said, how much exercise does your body really need? Are you exercising too much? Are you not exercising enough? Does your exercise energize you or instead tire you out? Are you supposed to exercise after a horrible night of sleep, or when you just don’t have the energy? These are questions that we have all asked, and the answers are important for our health as a woman, a wife and a mom. Watch my video below for answers to these questions and more.

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Let’s get the word out! There are a lot of moms and families out there and I want to help as many as I possibly can. Little changes to your lifestyle really can make a BIG IMPACT on both you and your family. Not to mention all the great habits you are building for your little ones, so share on…

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