The guidelines around exercise during pregnancy have changed quite a bit over the past decade and birth professionals now encourage exercise in healthy pregnancies.
So what does this mean for you? ⤵️
If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy and have been cleared for exercise by your healthcare provider there are many things you can do to improve your fitness and prepare you for birth and postpartum.
Working with prenatal and postpartum women over the past 8 years, and dealing with a complicated pregnancy myself, I can tell you that there is no one size fits all approach.
Although we all dream of working out until the day we give birth…don’t stress if your body just isn’t having it. ⤵️
There are many things that you can do to help improve your overall health and prepare you for birth and postpartum healing including breathing exercises, pelvic floor exercises and isometric exercises to help both your body and your mind.
But I heard that….➡️
There are many myths when it comes to prenatal exercise. And many have been proven to be untrue.
Always consult an expert before you dive into a new exercise program and listen to your body! There are no hard and fast rules.
❌MYTH – Cannot raise HR over 140 bpm
❌MYTH – Cannot do high impact exercise such as running
❌MYTH – Exercise leads to dangerous overheating and dehydration
❌MYTH – Exercise will increase fatigue
❌MYTH – You can’t exercise your abs during pregnancy