Your Guide to Strength Training During Pregnancy
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by brittany.citron
3w ago
While physical activity, in general, has a myriad of benefits during pregnancy, strength training is one of the very best forms of physical activity that you can do (for you and your little one). Not only is strength training safe, but it can be the key to mitigating pregnancy pains & injuries, facilitating an easier birth, and expediting your [...] Read More... The post Your Guide to Strength Training During Pregnancy appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy: Why it Happens and How to Manage
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by brittany.citron
4M ago
You may already be familiar with some of the common pains that can crop up during pregnancy, including low back pain, SI joint pain, sciatica, and symphysis pubis dysfunction. One of the pains that may not be so obvious, however, is carpal tunnel pain. This nerve irritation in the wrist and hand can cause mild [...] Read More... The post Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy: Why it Happens and How to Manage appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Postpartum Checkup
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by brittany.citron
6M ago
Shortly after giving birth, it is common practice to have a “postpartum checkup,” during which your medical provider will see how you are healing and provide the necessary clearance to resume exercise and physical activity. The postpartum checkup typically occurs about 6 weeks after a vaginal birth and 8 weeks after a Cesarean birth. Despite [...] Read More... The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Postpartum Checkup appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Best Core Exercises for Pregnancy
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by brittany.citron
7M ago
Of all the prenatal exercise topics, core training seems to garner the most interest…and confusion. There are many myths and questions that persist, including whether or not it’s advisable to do any prenatal core training at all. We want to reassure you that it is not just safe, but incredibly beneficial, to train your core [...] Read More... The post Best Core Exercises for Pregnancy appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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How Mobility & Stability Change During Pregnancy
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by brittany.citron
9M ago
Have you noticed you’ve felt a bit more “wobbly” during your pregnancy, or even more flexible than you used to be? If you have, fear not. This is completely normal, and it’s due to one of the (many) hormonal changes of pregnancy. While there are a host of hormonal changes that the pregnant body undergoes, [...] Read More... The post How Mobility & Stability Change During Pregnancy appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Is it Safe to Exercise in the Heat During Pregnancy?
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by brittany.citron
11M ago
During the dog days of summer, you might prefer to stay indoors when exercising. However, if you enjoy being in the heat, or prefer activities that lend themselves to the outdoors — like running, biking, hiking, etc.– you might be wondering if you can safely work out in the heat during pregnancy. After all, if [...] Read More... The post Is it Safe to Exercise in the Heat During Pregnancy? appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Is Twisting Safe During Pregnancy?
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by brittany.citron
11M ago
One of the most common exercise-related questions that arises during pregnancy is whether or not it is safe to “twist.” In fact, the concern about twisting has made many pregnant people fearful of turning in bed, cracking their backs, or performing everyday tasks that require a little rotation. First, let us be clear. You are [...] Read More... The post Is Twisting Safe During Pregnancy? appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Does Exercise Affect Fertility?
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
When you are trying to conceive, you may be wondering how exercise affects fertility. This is a simple question with a somewhat complex answer that depends upon many individual factors. So, the first piece of guidance is to reject any “one-size-fits-all” advice you may have heard because no one recommendation is suitable for everyone. Another [...] Read More... The post Does Exercise Affect Fertility? appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Mobility Exercises to Prepare for Birth
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
There are are numerous beneficial exercises that can help you prepare for various aspects of birth — including breathing, energy system training, pushing practice, and overall strength training. This article will focus on specific mobility exercises that can help facilitate an easier labor (for you and your baby). First, we will look at what positions during labor can help [...] Read More... The post Mobility Exercises to Prepare for Birth appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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SPD: Exercises to Focus On & Avoid
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
Unfortunately, the physical and physiological changes during pregnancy can lead to various aches and pains in your pelvic area. If you’ve ever felt severe pain in your pubic area (front of your pelvis), this could be indicative of a common pregnancy pain called Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). In this post, we’ll help you understand the symptoms [...] Read More... The post SPD: Exercises to Focus On & Avoid appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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