Q:"Should I Exercise While Pregnant?"
A: This is a great question that you should talk to your OB-GYN about. The majority of women are able to exercise safely and effectively throughout their pregnancy. However, in the case of a high risk pregnancy or complications, your doctor may advise you to stop exercising - either for a period of time or for the duration of your pregnancy. But for women experiencing a normal pregnancy, exercising can be one of the best things you do during these 9 months!
Exercise is so important during pregnancy because right after delivery, when you are at your weakest physically, you are asked to care for another human being - and you want to be ready for that! Staying fit helps you to go STRONG into the second act of motherhood. Exercise can also help decrease or prevent:
Excessive weight gain and postpartum weight retention
High blood pressure
Maternal discomforts (nausea, leg cramps, back pain, constipation, swelling, depression, etc)
Surgical or medical preventions in pregnancy
And not only is exercise great for mom, it is also helpful in delivering a happy and healthy baby!
As with any fitness program, FIT4MOM recommends you speak to your doctors. Download the waiver and resources below to start the conversation with your OB-GYN.