It’s safe and very beneficial to exercise through a pregnancy, it will likely make your pregnancy easier and your post natal recovery quicker. However, there are a few things to bear in mind:
⁃ You should be able to hold a conversation whilst exercising. If you can’t, ease off.
⁃ Avoid spending prolonged periods of time lying on your back (60-90secs max).
⁃ Avoid exercises that cause impact to your tummy (such as chest to the floor burpees).
⁃ Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
⁃ Don’t let yourself get too overheated.
⁃ Don’t work to complete exhaustion.
⁃ Always listen to your body.
Being mindful of how you feel when exercising through pregnancy is the most important thing. Reducing the intensity of your workout gradually, but continuing to train, working on your breathing and pelvic floor muscles and good nutrition are the keys to a healthy pregnancy.
We’re planning to run a second ‘New Mums of Mourne’ program starting in September, keep an eye on this page for further details!