Podcast Episode #192

Tips for exercising during pregnancy (and things to consider)

Tips for exercising during pregnancy (and things to consider)

Pregnancy is a journey that brings about numerous changes in a woman’s body. Among the various considerations during this period, exercising remains a crucial aspect for overall well-being. In this podcast episode, I’m thrilled to dive into a topic that’s close to my heart. I want to share some insights to make this journey a little more enjoyable and beneficial for each of you.

Let’s Keep it Fun

First things first, exercising during pregnancy is not just for the fitness buffs; it’s for each and every one of us. This episode is all about making you aware of the importance of incorporating exercise into your routine, regardless of your previous habits. Let’s make it fun and valuable for all expectant mothers out there.

Unpacking the Benefits

We’re not just talking about shedding pounds here. Pregnancy exercise offers a host of benefits – from better after birth recovery to increased strength and confidence. It’s about reducing the risks associated with pelvic health concerns like incontinence and prolapse. Let’s shift our focus from just managing weight to nurturing your overall well-being.

Things to Keep in Mind During Pregnancy Exercise

Pregnancy brings about significant changes, from postural shifts to hormonal fluctuations. We need to adapt our exercise routines accordingly. In the podcast, I discuss considerations for pelvic floor health – a crucial aspect for preventing issues down the line. Whether you’re expecting a natural birth or a caesarean, these insights are relevant and important.

Tailoring Exercise for High Impact Lovers

If you’re a fan of high-impact exercises like running, fear not. The podcast provides useful tips for adapting your routines safely during pregnancy. We talk about shorter runs, avoiding downhill terrain, incorporating breaks, and even the option of pool running. Let’s keep you active and safe throughout your beautiful pregnancy journey.

Strength Training

Strength training becomes a cornerstone during pregnancy. I advocate for mindful strength training, considering the changes your body is going through. We discuss the importance of avoiding excessive weights that might strain your pelvic floor. I’ve also got some tips for mothers with toddlers – how to make strength training work for you.

Addressing Common Concerns

Pelvic girdle pain and abdominal muscle separation are common concerns during pregnancy. The podcast urges you not to ignore these issues. Seeking support from a physiotherapist, modifying workouts, and engaging in specific exercises can make a significant difference.

Quick Tips for a Safe Exercise Routine

I share some quick-fire tips, including the importance of pelvic floor exercises, the role of strength training, and the necessity of modifying exercises based on your specific needs. We touch on considerations like avoiding certain exercises after the first trimester and steering clear of hot temperatures. Plus, a reminder – always get that medical clearance before starting any exercise routine during pregnancy.

This podcast is here to inspire you on your pregnancy fitness journey. Let’s make exercising a source of joy and well-being for you. The tips and considerations provided are your companions throughout this unique and transformative period of pregnancy. Embrace the journey, and let’s make it the healthiest one possible!

** This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.

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