You are pregnant and before you start exercising, you want to make sure you do safe pregnancy workouts. There are a gazillion websites that show you what you can do. But here you will find the pregnancy do’s and don’ts for a pregnancy workout routine, all based on research from key sources like ACOG CO 650 (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists).
ACOG and ACSM provide this general guideline for exercise during pregnancy: in uncomplicated pregnancies, women with or without a previously sedentary lifestyle should be encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle.
First Trimester Exercise Guidelines
Exercise during first trimester tends to be challenging. The volume of blood pumped out by the heart each minute increases by 5-6 weeks gestation and blood pressure is decreased
Congratulations — you’re pregnant, or you’ve had a baby (or four babies)! The age-old question of how to properly exercise during pregnancy is one that new moms-to-be, as well as more seasoned moms, often ask their doctors
Second Trimester is usually referred to as the easiest trimester. The fluctuating hormones that leave you feeling blah in your first trimester, have stabilized a bit. Although not always, we hope your nausea and fatigue have subsided!
Meeting your baby is right around the corner! Usually you enter your third trimester with a good amount of energy. But as your baby grows from the size of a large eggplant to a small pumpkin or watermelon, you will start to feel more tired.
Should I do planks, twisting and/or plyo during pregnancy?
Sometimes twisting can throw off your center of gravity or put extra pressure on the belly tissues. Therefore, we keep the twisting to a minimum in our pregnancy workouts, while still providing functional exercise.