According to expert recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, pregnant women are encouraged to do 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise per day, in the absence of either medical or obstetric complications.
Check out the following 5 prenatal exercise that will get your blood pumping, staying healthy and feeling your best!
1. Toning The Arms
Key exercises to tone your arms with help from an experienced fitness instructor and exercise therapist.
2. For Belly and Core Abdominal Muscles
Great workout moves for pregnant moms who want to tone their upper body and their core to stay strong and fit during pregnancy!
3. Toning The Lower Body (Butt, Thighs and Legs)
Keep your lower body looking great with these workout moves from celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson (first video) and fitness trainer Kristen Wojciechowski (second video)!
4. Yoga Exercise For The Back During Pregnancy
Great yoga exercises and positions to help relieve back pain during your pregnancy.
5. Breathing Exercise For Labor and Coordinated Pushing
Belly breathing exercise to prepare yourself for labor and delivery.
Do You Know? Fun Fitness Facts For The Expecting Mom
First Trimester Pregnancy Workout (Week 1 to 12)
Second Trimester Pregnancy Workout (Week 13 to 26)
Third Trimester Pregnancy Workout (Week 27 to due date)
Recommended Prenatal DVD:
Excellent compact and safe workouts for the expectant mom who have a short attention span or lack of time! A choice of 5 different workouts from low to moderate intensity (10 minutes per session).
A prenatal MUST! I am 16 weeks pregnant and the workout was easy for me to do without overexerting myself. Love the option to mix and match the workout.