PREGNANT PELVIC FLOOR
Best ways to exercise in pregnancy
Protecting pregnant pelvic floor & core
The inner cylinder of core muscles comes under considerable stress during pregnancy (and birth). Keep all core muscles strong with suitable pregnancy exercise and regular PFM lifts. Your core gains great benefits by changing some of the ways you use your body with regular daily habits.
Ways to maintain core, floor and trunk stability
It’s usual to sit more and rest with your legs elevated during pregnancy as you slow down and baby changes the way you stand and move. However, the way you sit, work and stand during pregnancy (and postpartum) affects your trunk and core muscles and even baby’s in-utero position.
Let’s start with your body
My name is Beth - this is my second pregnancy and I wanted to get into shape to be fit for this birth. So I started exercising with a trainer when I was 20 weeks pregnant. She was great and set out a strength program to improve my strength and I trained with her usually two, sometimes three times a week. At 26 weeks I developed a pain in my lower abdomen that got suddenly worse so my doctor put me in hospital for tests. After 4 days of tests and rest it was a bit better but no one was any the wiser about the cause.
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