If you’re like most of my clients, you may be wondering – what really are the benefits of exercise during pregnancy?

The goal of working out in Pregnancy is to prepare you for whatever you may encounter along the way. But if we can be proactive in improving pregnancy experiences & labor outcomes by exercising, then let’s get started! Some of these facts might surprise you, but they are backed by scientific research surrounding the benefits of exercise in pregnancy. What to start a workout routine in pregnancy, but not sure where to start? Let’s chat!

  • Reduced risk of gestational diabetes
  • Reduced risk of preeclampsia
  • Reduced rate of cesarean birth
  • Helps prevent depression disorders postpartum
  • Reduction of bodily pain: low back, sciatica, etc
  • Reduction in incidence of preterm birth

Facts are compiled from ACOG, Committee Opinion 804: Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

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