Research has shown that healthy eating and exercising while pregnant has many benefits to both mom and baby.
- Lowering your risk for gestational diabetes
- Less complicated labour
- Minimizing weight gain
- Reducing back pain
- Lowering your risk of gestational hypertension
- Improving self image
- Reducing stress
- Increasing energy levels
- Faster recovery time
- Babies are less likely to be colic
It is recommended that pregnant women, who are not experiencing any complications in their pregnancy, should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 3-4 days per week at a moderate intensity.
The Edmonton based prenatal fitness classes are taught by a certified instructor that has years of experience teaching quality and well- structured fitness classes to pregnant women. These classes are a way for women to stay active while pregnant and meet new moms – to - be.
PRENATAL FITNESS CLASSES:
Our bodies change throughout pregnancy, so should our workout routines ... this is why the prenatal fitness classes are divided into separate classes based on the last two trimesters of pregnancy. You will learn safe and effective exercises in each class. Modifications will be given based on the client’s fitness level.
PRENATAL FITNESS CONSIDERATIONS
- Consult your health care provider before you exercise. You will need your health care provider to fill out the PARmed – X for Pregnancy Form before you participate in an exercise program. Click Here To Download Form
- Stay hydrated to prevent overheating
- Wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing to help regulate your body temperate while you workout
- Wear comfortable and appropriate exercise footwear
- Be aware that you might feel off balance while exercising due to the change of your centre of gravity while pregnant
WHEN TO STOP EXERCISING AND CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
- Spotting or bleeding
- Decreased fetal movement
- Uterine contractions
- Feeling of dizziness
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath