Staying fit and active during pregnancy is one of the best ways to start motherhood, and one of the best gifts to give to your child. Exercising during pregnancy has many benefits including easing common discomforts and conditions such as constipation, low back pain, gestational diabetes, incontinence, among others.
Maintaining a strong core throughout pregnancy can also help reduce ligament pain; a toned pelvic floor can help lessen tearing and episiotomies; and developing muscle memory can facilitate post-natal rehabilitation. Maintaining a healthy weight and fitness level also has benefits for the baby, including the prevention of type II diabetes.
According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, "all women without contraindications should be encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy".
Easing back into fitness after the birth of a child can also help ease discomforts of the post-natal period; can help with weight loss, muscular imbalances and core and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Exercising during pregnancy and after child birth can seem overwhelming, but knowing you are exercising safely and efficiently with a Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Coach can help put your mind at ease and keep your body on track.
We have a few different service offerings for pre-natal and post natal Mamas, including: