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.
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!