I am pretty anal about words.
When you say she hasn’t exercised are you saying that she hasn’t engaged in physical activity. Are we talking about a couch potatoe? Someone who does’t go for walks, or hasn’t engaged in physical activity whatsoever.
What does she do professionally? Is she a homemaker? To what extent is movemment involved in her everyday life?
Just because she doesn’t “exercise” does’t mean she doesn’t engage in physical activity.
I wish I know more about her subjective assessment before I can give an answer.
Hello Delmar Carey,
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Please be sure to keep in touch with her doctor, limit the supine time and let the client’s progress lead the way. This is a time to be careful; but, still have fun.
This is also a rewarding time for all involved.
I do train pregnant women, and I always have open communication with their physician. Michael has some great points and I agree with Karin as well. You need to make sure their HR doesn’t elevate too much and some light weight training with cardio will be enough to keep them in good condition. Some pregnant women respond better than others, so it depends on the client. I have trained pregnant women up until 2 days before they had their baby and then others for much less time. You can make her wear a HR monitor to keep checking her HR and keep communicating with her doctor if needed, so you can all be in the same page. Also, keep looking for any signs of discomfort when training her.
there is little to add to Michael’s post. You also need to obtain the approval of her physician because the recommendations of the doctor will ultimately override any other guidelines.