Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise
Traditionally, pregnant women were encouraged to reduce levels of physical exertion due to concerns that exercise could negatively affect pregnancy outcomes (e.g., poor fetal growth, premature delivery, miscarriage, and musculoskeletal injury). However, these concerns have not been substantiated and recommendations by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2015) suggest that this approach was overly conservative. Currently, pregnant women are encouraged to accumulate a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most—if not all—days of the week in the absence of medical or obstetric complications. It is important to consider that if women are new to exercise, they may need to set goals for working up to 20 to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise and that the benefits of being physically active may occur with amounts below this target range.
If you would like more detailed information please read the following documents and give us a call anytime to set up and appointment to discuss where you are what your goals are for your pregnancy. Please make a copy of the PARmed-X, fill it out and bring to your appointment. We hope to see you soon!