Life Is About Balance
Labour requires a tremendous amount of endurance and stamina, which is why exercising during pregnancy is vital. On the other hand, it’s imperative to remember that moderation is key.
As you approach the third trimester, do not overexert yourself, follow your gut and work out as you wish. If you overwork yourself during pregnancy, this can put a strain on your body and mind. Remember, listen to your body!
Look After The Rest Of Your Body
Maintaining and building strength throughout the whole body is very important. It not only supports the pregnancy but also prepares the body when the baby arrives. Lower body strength helps with carrying and lifting, along with pushing the stroller and picking up the baby while upper body strength is essential for picking up your bundle of joy, lifting baby items and more. General strength and core workouts are important for postural strength and functional movement, but they can also help prepare you for labour … and you are more likely to recover better and faster afterwards.
What Happens After The Baby Arrives?
Remember to keep up the good work postpartum. Postnatal recovery, especially in the first four to five months after birth is very important. New mothers have to work with a Pilates professional to regain inner strength and close diastasis. Always talk to your medical health professional about any concerns you have before starting any new exercise programme.
Bun in the oven? Breathe Pilates has a range of Pre and Post Natal small group classes in Singapore to help you stay strong through and beyond your pregnancy. To learn more, send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org