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Own Your Pregnancy Journey: The Power of Exercise for Moms-to-Be



Preparing for childbirth and beyond

I often get lots of questions around pregnancy and exercise. The truth is that there is no perfect answer for anyone. Just like everything in life pregnancy is a personal journey that has no one size fits all plan. Each woman is different and we all need to listen to our bodies.


Movement and exercise are beautiful things and they can make pregnancy and delivery so much easier. Exercise during pregnancy is not about pushing yourself to the limit, but rather about embracing movement in a way that empowers you and your growing baby.


Think of it like this – you're training for the ultimate marathon: childbirth and motherhood! Exercise helps you build the strength, stamina, and resilience you'll need to navigate this incredible adventure.

So, why exactly is exercise during pregnancy so important? Let's break it down:

  • Stronger mama, stronger baby: Staying active improves your cardiovascular health, which benefits both you and your little one. Increased blood flow delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to your baby, promoting healthy development.

  • Energy boost, not a bust: Feeling sluggish? Exercise combats fatigue, a common pregnancy woe. Regular movement increases your energy levels and helps you sleep better at night – a double win!

  • Bye-bye back pain: As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts, putting strain on your back. Exercise strengthens your core muscles, improving posture and supporting your back throughout pregnancy.

  • Mood magic: Pregnancy hormones can be a roller coaster. Exercise is a natural mood booster, helping you manage stress, anxiety, and even symptoms of depression.

  • Easier delivery, smoother recovery: Regular movement improves your muscle tone, flexibility, and endurance, making labor and delivery potentially more manageable. Plus, a strong core can aid in postpartum recovery.

Ready to unleash your inner fitness goddess (with a baby bump, of course)? Here are some amazing tips to keep in mind:


  • Listen to your body: You're the boss lady of your body, so pay attention to its cues. Modify exercises as needed and don't push yourself too hard.

  • Start slow and steady: If you weren't active before pregnancy, ease into it. Start with low-impact activities like walking, swimming, or prenatal yoga.

  • Clear it with your doctor: Before starting any new exercise program, get the green light from your healthcare provider. They can tailor recommendations to your specific health and pregnancy journey.

  • Find what you love: Exercise shouldn't feel like a chore. Choose activities you enjoy, whether it's dancing to your favorite tunes, hitting the pool with a friend, or joining a prenatal fitness class.

  • Stay hydrated: Water is your best friend! Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your workout.

  • Listen to your amazing body: Take breaks when you need them, and don't be afraid to modify exercises or skip a workout if you're not feeling well. If it does not feel right than stop. Your body knows best.


I have put together a short eBook that demystifies all the dos and don'ts of pregnancy and exercises and how best to prepare for delivery. Download your copy today.


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