This is said with good intention and most of the time makes sense. But here are some examples of when “just keep doing what you did before you got pregnant” does not make sense, in terms of being active or not.
⭐️Don’t @ me, I do know there are complete contradictions that prevent a mama to be from starting a workout program or any kind of activity. I am not saying this exception does not exist. But!!! I am talking about the women that were completely inactive before getting pregnant and are told this statement, so she continues to be inactive. This DOES NOT make sense. In this case, doing nothing, does the body and baby no service. Pregnancy is the perfect time to take control of your health and prioritize fitness and movement!
Another case where this advice does no service…for instance if you have a triathlete or horse vaulter or deep sea scuba diver or stunt woman, competition fighter….”keep doing what you were doing before you got pregnant” DOES NOT MAKE SENSE HERE. I am not saying don’t run, I am not saying don’t swim or ride a bike or punch a bag. But modifications must be made. I was very active throughout my entire pregnancy and modified as I went. I listened closely to what my body said felt good and what didn’t feel right. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In addition, #ACOG committee review for pregnancy fitness guidelines for 2020 is out and the news is good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Benefits of Exercise in Pregnancy
Higher incidence of:
* Vaginal delivery
Lower incidence of:
* Excessive gestational weight gain
* Gestational diabetes mellitus
* Gestational hypertensive disorders*
* #Preterm birth
* #Cesarean birth
* Lower birth weight *Defined as gestational hypertension or preeclampsia
Modified from Berghella V, Saccone G. Exercise in pregnancy! Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;216:335–7.
⭐️The benefits far out way the risks of being active or beginning an workout program during pregnancy in normal pregnancies.
⭐️This is not the time to simply eat for 2 and take it easy
⭐️Baby reaps major benefits of you moving your body. They are basically working out with you!
REMEMBER check for doming or coning always In your #diastasis and bearing down on the #pelvicfloor. This could be telling you that your #core has shut down, #alignment is off or that your #breathing pattern has changed once you starting moving! You could be tired too! So work within your threshold and take breaks when needed!
💕 Check w/your Doctor prior to starting a program
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