Pre- & Postnatal Training
Staying active is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise on most, if not all, days of the week. Exercise during pregnancy is about more than just maintaining your fitness. It can help:
- improve glycemic control / decrease your risk of gestational diabetes
- decrease low back pain
- prevent diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
- address symphysis pubis dysfunction (pelvic joint pain)
As your pregnancy progresses, your body undergoes several significant changes including: increased joint laxity, weight gain (~20-40 lbs), increased curvature of the low back, and increased demands on your cardiovascular system. It is therefore important that your exercise routine changes with you.
Here at Total Therapy, we will help you understand how the physiological changes associated with pregnancy affect your body, and how you can exercise safely and effectively to optimize your pre- and post-natal health. Your Kinesiologist will work with you one-on-one to create a program that fits with your goals and addresses the unique challenges of each trimester.
As with any new exercise, please check with your family doctor before starting a new routine. We also offer complimentary consultations where you can speak one-on-one with a Kinesiologist and explore whether a Kinesiologist-directed exercise program is right for you.