Every journey into motherhood is unique and having a supportive trainer to help you navigate Exercise in Pregnancy can be beneficial. Keep in mind the following guidelines while training to help you progress safely through your pregnancy.
BE MINDFUL of the following while working out…
stop and regress any move causing bulging or coning of the abdomen
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stop any move causing leakage
avoid over stretching (due to relaxin)
when lying down and sitting up, progress to a side-lying position to avoid increased intra-abdominal pressure
continue to breathe through all movements and avoid holding your breath
drink plenty of water during exercise to stay hydrated and decrease the risk of overheating
STOP exercising if sudden onset of…
dizziness or feeling faint
increased shortness of breath
calf pain or swelling
decreased fetal movement
(from what is typically experienced after exercising)
Always obtain consent from your doctor before participating in an exercise program. For more information on exercising during pregnancy, refer to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from which these recommendations were complied.