Congratulations, You’re Pregnant!

From minimizing aches and pains to reducing complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, current research shows that prenatal exercise is one of the best things you can do for both you and your baby!

But does the thought of huffing and puffing or breaking a little sweat make you want to skip your workouts?

Movement is medicine and pregnancy is no exception!

Learn how to stay active during pregnancy, keep your core strong, prepare your body for labor and reduce aches and pains as you embark on your pregnancy journey.

Fit pregnant mom in black pants and black sports bra holding her pregnant belly in the second trimester

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Most Frequently Asked Questions about prenatal exercise

In healthy and uncomplicated pregnancies, yes, it is generally safe to start exercising even if you haven’t been particularly active before. However, it’s crucial to speak to your healthcare provider and once you get approval, begin slowly, listen to your body, and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.

During pregnancy, it’s best to avoid exercises that involve jumping, bouncing, sudden jerky motions, and activities that put you at risk for falling, such as downhill skiing, off-road cycling, and gymnastics.

Ideal weight gain during pregnancy varies based on factors such as pre-pregnancy weight and stage of pregnancy.

For example, women with a normal pre-pregnancy BMI are typically advised to gain between 25-35 pounds, while those who are overweight or underweight may be guided to gain more or less respectively.

Excessive or insufficient weight gain during pregnancy can lead to potential risks such as gestational diabetes or low birth weight. This is why maintaining a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and following healthcare provider’s advice is crucial for a healthy pregnancy.

Maintaining core strength during pregnancy is very important for reducing the risk of Diastasis Recti, incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Brooke!

I’m a proud mother of four, surviving on love, laughter, and endless cups of coffee.

You can expect to find more than just fitness tips and routines.

I’ll share time-saving tricks, organizational hacks, and ways to keep the entire family involved in staying active and healthy.

This blog is all about embracing the chaos of motherhood, finding humor in the daily hiccups, and using fitness as a tool to be the strongest and happiest versions of ourselves.

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