Whether you were regularly exercising before pregnancy, or you’d never set foot in a gym, you can benefit hugely from prenatal training.
There are so many great reasons to start – it will benefit both you and your unborn bub to participate in exercises specifically developed for the prenatal period. It’s been documented that many Australian women do not meet the current physical activity guidelines during pregnancy – and that needs to change!
I’ve completed specific pre and postnatal qualifications so that I can provide you with evidence-based information and training that will empower your mentally as well as physically. Pregnancy can be a tough time thanks to the emotional and physical changes you’ll experience, but I’m here to guide you and help you love your new and ever-changing mumma body!
I’ll help you strengthen your mind and your body, while providing a comfortable environment, because I know how hard pregnancy can be! Our communication doesn’t end when our session does – I’m here for you when you need to ask questions or want advice.
Benefits of exercise during pregnancy
Labour requires stamina, focus and determination. The fitter you are the better equipped you will be for the toll labour can take on your body.
New findings also show that prenatal exercise can help make labour shorter and lower the chance of complications, as well as reduce the need for a cesarean delivery, and can mean fewer neonatal complications.
Improves you well-being by boosts serotonin levels, which means reducing the risk of anxiety, depression and stress.
Improved fitness can increase your energy levels, prevent excessive weight gain and help with a faster recovery time after birth.
Gives you a chance to take time for yourself before having a new baby, because soon you’ll be at the mercy of your little bundle of joy.
Improves restlessness and can help with the management of insomnia.
By exercising and keeping your body moving you can reduce constipation during pregnancy, which is a common prenatal issue.
May reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia – all dangerous conditions for mother and baby.
Exercise can help improve posture and decrease pelvic and back pain (lower, mid and upper). In some women it can also help reduce morning sickness (or all-day sickness)!
Supervised pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy (and after delivery) can help prevent and treat urinary incontinence. It can also reduce the risk of spontaneous and preterm birth in women who have been identified as having weak pelvic floor muscles.