Why work on my core when my stomach will start to resemble a huge watermelon soon?
Training your core while pregnant sounds a bit OTT, especially since you’re not going to see any signs of that illusive “six pack”. So why should I do it?
During pregnancy, you gain significant weight, and since the weight is primarily distributed in front of your body, it shifts your center of gravity forward, which creates a bend in the lower (lumbar) spine called a “lordotic” curve. This shift not only affects your posture and balance, but can also cause significant low back pain – both during and after your pregnancy. Lots of pregnant women complain of back and/or sciatic pain during their pregnancy. A strong core can help minimize any discomfort.Well, strengthening your core while pregnant can not only help you feel better during the actual pregnancy itself, it can help with delivery and help you bounce back quicker post delivery.
Most women have to go about their daily routines whether it is going to a job outside of the home or taking care of other children. The less pain, the better!
Strong cores also help promote healthy posture. Standing up nice and tall can prevent any lower back pain one may have as well.
Lastly, labor and delivery is quite the event.. the higher your fitness levels are, the better. Good luck my fitness bunnies!