Prenatal Exercise #1: Should I Exercise During Pregnancy?

Most likely - YES!! The majority of women are able to exercise safely and effectively throughout their pregnancy. However, in the case of a high risk pregnancy or complications, your doctor may advise you to stop exercising - either for a period of time or for the duration of your pregnancy. But for women experiencing a normal pregnancy, exercising can be one of the best things you do during these 9 months!

Exercise is so important during pregnancy because right after delivery, when you are at your weakest physically, you are asked to care for another human being - and you want to be ready for that! Staying fit helps you to go STRONG into the second act of motherhood. Exercise can also help decrease or prevent:

  • Excessive weight gain and postpartum weight retention

  • Gestational diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Maternal discomforts (nausea, leg cramps, back pain, constipation, swelling, depression, etc)

  • Surgical or medical preventions in pregnancy

And not only is exercise great for mom, it is also helpful in delivering a happy and healthy baby!

Make sure to check out our new session of Fit4Baby prenatal classes starting on September 9!

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