Research demonstrates that regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise helps prevent pre/postnatal health problems, including metabolic disorders and hypertension.
We regularly monitor research and apply it to help keep our programs safe and effective. We combine aerobics and special strength exercises with yoga-type centering, relaxation, and group support. It is available to women around the world.
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• Relief from discomforts
• Reduced risk for some disorders (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia)
• Improved stamina before, during and after labor
• Less need for intervention during labor and birth
• Quick recovery period following birth
• Regular, moderate activity improves delivery of oxygen and nutrients and reduces risks.
• Some positions — standing still or lying on your back for a long time — may contribute to blood pressure syndromes and loss of uterine blood flow.
• The need for protein and water is increased
• Sudden, jarring movements may have negative effects
• Splinting the Abdomen During Curl Downs:
After 20 weeks, use curl downs to strengthen abdominals. Be sure to “splint” or pull the sides of the abdomen together while curling down as shown in photos:
• Get proper screening from your health care provider
• Do some centering and relaxing exercises along with aerobics, strength and stretch.
• Avoid fatigue and over-training; do regular exercise 3 — 5 times a week
• Eat small meals many times a day (200–300 calories every 2–3 hours)
• Drink at least 8 cups of water every day
• Avoid hot, humid places
• Wear good shoes during aerobic activities
BE CAREFUL! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!