WHY EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY?
Childbirth is the ultimate test of your fitness as a woman. It requires strength, endurance, and mental toughness. Pregnancy is not a disability and in no way should prevent you from maintaining your current level of fitness or even improving it. When done safely and with intention, consistent exercise to full term has shown incredible benefits including:
Decrease risk of Gestational Diabetes
Decrease risk of Preeclampsia/ Hypertension
Reduced risk of unplanned cesarean section
Reduced need to induce
Reduced need for pain intervention
Reduced need for episiotomy*
Prenatal and Postpartum Training provides the tools you need to build a strong foundation and core fundamental to moving functionally. Whether TTC, pregnant or postpartum, I can help you be the fittest version of yourself in preparation for childbirth and the motherhood transition. No matter where you are on your journey, it's never too late or too early to start to "Train Like a Mother".
*Sources: Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James F. Clapp III MD and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website