Believe us when we say we know how hard it can be when you’re struggling with constant nausea, exhaustion, needing to pee every 5 seconds, feeling puffed just trying to get up off the coach and coming to terms with an ever-changing body.
We understand that exercise is the furthest thing from your mind, but the benefits are so worth it! Even just a quick walk around the block will do wonders.
Movement in pregnancy has been shown to significantly improve birth outcomes and decrease comfort associated with pregnancy. Studies have shown that increased fitness levels of birth mothers can decrease the need for interventions such as C-section, episiotomy and forceps by up to 50%!
Some other benefits include:
- Decreased time in labour
- Stress relief
- Decreased fat gain
- Reduced risk of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia
- Better postpartum recovery
- Improved sleep
Be kind to your ever-changing body by not only letting yourself rest when you need to, but also by keeping up your own fitness. It gets exponentially harder once bub arrives, so make fitness part of your self-care routine now and set yourself up some great lifelong health habits!