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Prenatal Exercise #1: Should I Exercise while Pregnant?

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

  • Gestational diabetes

  • 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!

Check out FIT4BABY prenatal fitness classes & prices.

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.

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