September 17, 2018
Giving birth is a life changing experience. From a physical standpoint, childbirth has a significant impact on a woman’s body. Symptoms can vary greatly, and range from pain and headaches to tightness and incontinence.
Aches and pains are common during pregnancy and breast feeding. Discomfort can occur in the neck, lower back, pelvis and hips. However, there is good news. The right exercises, combined with postural modifications go a long way in increasing comfort.
Correct planning during pregnancy helps with injury prevention and recovery after childbirth. Prenatal care, provided by a Doctor of Obstetrics, includes preventive and diagnostic measures to facilitate a healthy lifestyle for the mother and child. It involves blood pressure monitoring, pelvic exams, blood and urine tests and fetal heart rate monitoring. It is important to get permission from your doctor to start or continue an exercise program.
A personal trainer who specializes in working with pregnant women and new mothers can help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while pregnant. Postpartum weight gain is a common concern, and a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist can create a nutrition and exercise plan to assist the new mother in gradual, progressive weight loss.Read the Newsletter