Assuming you are having a normal, straight forward pregnancy, exercise during your pregnancy is not only completely safe, but comes with many health benefits and is great fun to boot!
Exercise during pregnancy:
- Leads to easier and shorter labour
- Helps to maintain your fitness levels
- Leads to a quicker postnatal recovery
- Reduced maternal weight gain
- Reduced swelling and leg cramps
- Reduced risk of lower back pain
- Reduced the risk of developing/eases the symptoms of gestational diabetes
Exercise during pregnancy does not increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, or early pregnancy loss. It is one of the best things you can do both for yourself and your unborn baby and will provide your little one with the best possible start in life.
Having exercised as much as she could throughout both her pregnancies, Katy knows the score. She had insane levels of morning sickness with her first pregnancy and frankly getting out of bed was an achievement, but with baby number two she was able to do more.
As a fully qualified and experienced pre and postnatal trainer, she knows how to get the best out of you and how to work you safely and effectively at this delicate and exciting time in your life. Her goal with all the mummies she works with is to maintain fitness levels through strength and conditioning work and appropriate cardiovascular exercise all individually tailored to their unique biomechanics. At the same time, she aims to prevent abdominal separation (diastasis recti) through work on alignment, correct thoracic breathing and relevant releases.
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