Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

“Different types of exercises. I get this question a lot, so I’ll keep it super simple. But of course walking, if you’ve already been a runner, then depending on how far along you are, honestly, first trimester, some of second trimester, but with your center of gravity changing, I’d be a little bit more mindful of the running sensation, trying to make sure that you’re not doing a lot of pounding. Cause again, that can kind of disrupt the flow of your pelvic girdle muscles. Let’s see. Stationary bike swimming is great because it takes gravity out of the equation. You can do some resistance exercises, so feel free to get in the pool. You can do some water, aerobic classes. Those are pretty awesome. So that’s the cardiovascular, as far as strength training. I get that question a lot. What can I do as a, as a pregnant mom? 

What are the exercises I can do in each trimester?

So I would do, lightweights. So three, five, maybe eight pounds of strike training, or we call weightlifting, be mindful if you’re doing any overhead activities that you’re, that you’re making sure that your upper body is in alignment. That’s really important just to make sure that you’re not, having a lot of pressure in your center of gravity. You can do squats, you can do lunges, you can do those type of fundamental. We call fundamental exercises just as long as you’re in proper alignment. So if you need to hire a fitness professional, that would be my best recommendation versus taking a class. A lot of times you’re going to have one person versus a whole group of people. And so a lot of times you get lost in the crowd. So really consult your primary care provider before you start any exercise program. And then they’ll be able to tell you where you should be able to start into. You can continue to progress throughout your pregnancy. Just be mindful of proper alignment and making sure that you’re not overexerting yourself for you and for baby.”