This is something I've been thinking about a lot during my pregnancy, and ever since I started training preggo women. Normally fitness is about some kind of performance or aesthetic goal for most people. It's also about health, (although that's not usually what gets someone off their bum and into the gym). We want bigger muscles, a rounder bum, less body fat, we want to look good naked, run further or for longer, to lift heavier weights, to get stronger or faster. For the mos
If you'd prefer to listen to a video about this you can check out this video that I made on the same topic One of my aims during this pregnancy will be to maintain as much strength as possible, safely. Which means I WILL be lifting weights, despite the literally THOUSANDS of comments I've received about "what are you going to do now, you can't lift weights any more". Of course I can, and I should.
My workouts will differ in magnitude, NOT in kind. That means that I'll sti
Even during the most gentle of births, our perineum and pelvic floor/general vaginal area gets a bit of a battering. It will be stretched out way further than it ever has done before. And it will likely be sore after the baby is born. And that's before we even talk about tearing, episiotomies and stitches which are common in many births. There is likely to be lots of swelling and soreness in the area for quite a while postpartum, and there are some things you can do both befo