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Experience shows that taking an appropriate level of exercise during your pre-natal period is extremely beneficial for both physical and mental well-being - it's also the best preparation for a more rapid recovery after giving birth!.
As an example the American College of Obstetricians recommends 20-30 minutes moderate exercise on all, or most days if possible, whilst most advice also includes the following benefits:
* Maintenance of muscle tone, strength and endurance
* Improved posture & reduction in backache and bloating
* Improved body confidence, mood & energy
* Improved sleep
* Preparedness for the birth and a faster recovery post-partum.
Pregnancy can be a physically demanding and exhausting time, so the better prepared you can be, the better for you, your body, and your baby. It's also though a time to really listen to your body, recognising that there will be days when you don't feel right for exercise - this is only to be expected, and something we're used to working with, re-scheduling your sessions whenever required.
Post-Natal return to exercise is generally set as 6 weeks, though dependent on your birth experience you may require longer (eg after a caesarean sections it may be up to 12 weeks before any higher impact training). However, it is important to re-introduce your body to exercise carefully, and a personal trainer can help you set the correct pace for your body.
Why not give us a call for a chat, and we can discuss the levels of exercise that will work for you during your pregnancy, and how and when to return post natal.
For further reading the following link is for the UK NHS pre/post natal advice: