Antenatal and Postnatal Exercise
Congratulations you have just found out you are pregnant, you are exercising regularly at the moment or you may wish to start exercising but not sure whether it will harm you or the baby, this is where training with PB Fitness will help. During pregnancy the body goes through a number of changes and there is no reason why you should not continue to exercise whilst pregnant under the guidance of a qualified professional such as myself, who will be able to adapt exercises to your needs and stage of pregnancy.
There are many advantages to moderate controlled exercise during pregnancy. These include:
- Mother and Baby's circulation are inter-related through the placenta so anything affecting mothers' circulation can affect the fetus.
- Less backache, improved posture and reduction of pregnancy symptoms: constipation, varicose veins and leg cramps.
- A faster postnatal recovery.
- Control of excess weight gain and enhanced psychological well-being.
- Better circulation.
- Improved sleep patterns.
- Enhanced self-image and confidence.
- Increased body awareness.
- Maintain bone mineral density.
- Strength pelvic floor muscles.
So you have given birth to a lovely healthy baby and you now wish to get back into shape. Again this is where PB Fitness can help you. However, you must have had your 6 week check up for a normal delivery or 12 week check up if it is a caesarian section delivery, before you are able to start an exercise programme with me. Saying this I would recommend that as soon as possible after giving birth you start with your pelvic floor exercises and when it feels comfortable some static abdominal exercises.
As with antenatal exercise there are a number of precautions that should be taken when developing an exercise programme which again I will be able to guide you through and progress the programme at a relevant speed to you.
As with Antenatal exercise there are also advantages to postnatal exercise. These include:
- Help improve posture.
- Aid with recovery.
- Could decrease postnatal depression.
- Increase self-confidence.
- Help get back into shape.
- Make you feel better.
- Help with sleep patterns.
- Be social.
- Relieve mental stress.
For further information about antenatal and postnatal exercise sessions please get in contact.