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, friends, and fitness professionals. And the question about how to resume exercise safely AFTER baby is one not enough women ask!
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, for many fatigue and nausea 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 watermelon, you will start to feel more tired.
As your belly expands, it may seem counterintuitive to work on strengthening your abdominal muscles. But core exercises are very important during pregnancy! Try to do these exercises consistently during each trimester.
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.
Since 1 in 4 experience infertility, I thought I would share my personal story. Plus I answer your common questions: How can exercise impact your fertility journey? Is it safe to exercise during the 2 week wait? Does exercise cause miscarriage?