3 Pregnancy Myths

Posted by Liza Elliott-Ramirez October - 12 - 2014
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3 Pregnancy Myths:

Pregnant Misconceptions can add uninvited anxiety. True, Pre-Natal Fitness is ever-changing. But, let’s face it, worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do and gets you no where! Here are some misconceptions that may put your mind at ease.

Myth: Avoid exercise during the first trimester.

Fact: It’s okay to continue the same exercise routine before pregnancy. Monitor your heart rate and avoid performing exercises in a supinated position. Instead use a body ball for crunches and pelvic tilts on all fours.

Prenatal Pelvic Tilts

Myth: It’s okay work every muscle but your abs.

Fact: Abdominal core exercises that target your Rectus Abdominus will help reduce pregnancy induced lower back pain and help you gain strength. In fact, studies show that a strong core will help during labor and delivery.

Myth: Cardiovascular exercises can cause low birth weight

Truth: Moderate cardio will not compromise a baby’s birth weight. Moms who have engaged in heavy cardiovascular activities  are generally more adapt to high levels of undertaking.

FACT: Check in with your Doctor before starting any exercise regimen. Every human body is different so get medical clearance!

9 Responses so far.

  1. Daria says:

    Very informative and interesting information. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Christian Cloud says:

    I started The Dailey Method #TDMV which is a Barre hybrid afterhaving my baby and really wished I had discovered this amazing exercise regiment while preggers. The ladies of The Dailey Method-Venice, especially, are in tune with pregnancy and provide a nurturing and safe environment to keep flexible and strong.

  3. Michelle F. says:

    I’d love a follow up article with some exercise moves – especially for the abs!

  4. Camila Damas says:

    Everytime I do core and abs exercise I feel discomfort on my belly area where the baby is. So all I do is a 2 15min walk during the day.

  5. THANK YOU! I feel like more people need to know this information. I can’t tell you how many concerned people approach me when I’m working out and I have to reassure them that it’s OK.

  6. Good to see that the myths are debunked. I was so sure I wasn’t allowed to work my ab muscles!!

  7. E Jaye says:

    I’m 27 weeks and still doing crunches and ab work! I read a lot of stuff that said not to do ab work… but my OB said it was totally fine. Just the other day she said as long as I feel good doing it, it’s fine to continue!

  8. Camila Damas says:

    As long as you feel comfortable it’s all good. And can do core and Ab workout as long as u feel good. Not my case. I feel pain and discomfort cause my baby is always very low and it put pressure. So I don’t push it