Congratulations, You’re Pregnant!

You may be asking yourself, “where do I even start?” or “now what?”

Pregnancy is a time of endless questioning and fear mixed in with excitement and anticipation of what this journey will look like for you. 

Going through five of my own pregnancies, I can assure you that each one is unique and beautiful in its own way! 

Let’s embark on this transformative journey together!

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

You can expect to find more than just fitness tips and routines. I’ll be sharing 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 supporting each other as we become the strongest, happiest versions of ourselves.

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