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4 Myths About Prenatal Exercise

There is an abundance of conflicting information about exercising during pregnancy. I’m here to bust the misconceptions and share the facts about prenatal exercise. Here are the four most common misconceptions I hear from clients regarding prenatal exercise: 1. Keep your heart rate UNDER 140bpm while exercising There ONCE was a guideline–in 1984–from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…
June 13, 2019
PostnatalPrenatalWomens Health

What You Should Know About Postpartum Pain & Childbirth Injuries

A new, nine-week postpartum client expressed to me that she feels heaviness in her pelvis. She already had her six week follow-up visit—receiving permission to resume all regular activities and exercise—and her obstetrician said her discomfort was 'normal' and to give her body time to heal. Sounds counterproductive right? She assumed this is typical postpartum discomfort, that's what the doctor said...and…
January 20, 2019
PrenatalWomens Health

How To Prepare Your Body For Childbirth

Childbirth is the most challenging athletic event most women will ever experience. If we do little to prepare the body for the immediate physical tests of motherhood, we often suffer from a postpartum recovery that is dominated by low back and mid back pain, hip and pelvis instability, pelvic floor weakness, lack of energy or depression. Preparing your body physically…
October 19, 2018
Prenatal

Navigating Pregnancy & Exercise

A few clients recently shared me that they are expecting again. These clients are regulars in AMC’s Fit & Fab Small Group Postnatal training sessions. They have asked very common and important questions concerning their pregnancy and how it will effect their exercise routines. I want to share our dialogue with you: Q: I’m about 6 weeks pregnant, so it's very…
July 2, 2018