BY CATHERINE LOGAN, MSPT
Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise
There is no reason for a “pregnant pause” in your healthy pre/ postnatal client’s exercise program.
Your pregnant clients may not be up to training for their first triathlon, but they don’t have to skip their workouts altogether. In fact, consistent exercise will help clients as they prepare for childbirth and, later, as they return to prepregnancy activity levels. Benefits of regular exercise during and after pregnancy include the following (Garshasbi & Faghih Zadeh 2005; Mayo Clinic 2004):
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