Exercising during pregnancy is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and your baby. Check out this cool list of benefits!
- Helps you feel less pain and stronger in your everyday life during pregnancy
- Post-baby body recovery is faster
- Wards off post postpartum depression
- Improves mechanics during pregnancy. (If you aren’t moving correctly, you are making you and your baby vulnerable to slips, trips and falls.)
- Increases blood flow and oxygen to the baby
- Eliminates body toxins (this means less toxins to the baby) through diaphragm breathing
- Strengthens delivery muscles that will help you and your baby during labor.
- You’ll be calmer and stronger during delivery. (This means there is less stress on the baby and an increased likelihood of following your birth plan.)
That’s a serious list, right?
Some people panic at the thought of fitting a workout into their schedule every day. I get it. We live incredibly busy lives and finding an hour to fit in something for personal gain isn’t always do-able.
Aim for as many workouts as you can on the days when a full on sweat fest doesn’t happen, in the very least practice this one exercise to continue strengthening your core.
Traditional ab work and crunches are off limits during pregnancy. By learning to use the belly pump breath in all your daily tasks and workouts, you’ll be building muscular strength that will help you feel stronger during pregnancy, have a quicker labor and faster postpartum recovery.
*Note. The demo in the video is done laying on your back in order to see the exercise better. If you are already “showing” in your pregnancy or uncomfortable on your back, this can be done standing, sitting in a chair, propped against pillows, or on all 4’s.
As always, don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions!
Love & Leafy Greens,