Armed to the Heart - Military Women, Work-life Balance, Female Veterans, Christian Moms, Pregnancy and Postpartum
70. Your Guide to Running while Pregnant: Is it Safe? How Long Can or Should I Run? How to Stay Fit While Protecting your Core & Pelvic Floor
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Hey mama! Maybe you're wondering, is it safe to run through my whole pregnancy? How long can I, or should I keep running? Running is a big part of my lifestyle, something I love, or something I need to maintain for my military fitness...how much can I keep pushing myself? What should I know & be mindful of as my pregnancy progresses through each trimester?
When exercising pregnant it can be hard to know when to adjust, when most of the advice we hear is to just keep doing what you were doing, or listen to your body without any specifics -- or it's all conflicting messages.
So in this episode you'll learn:
- 12 Red flags / Warning Signs to keep an eye out for your/baby's health & safety
- 8 Key Yellow Lights that will help you know what is too much for your body & pelvic floor
- 15 Ideas of Alternative Types of Cardio other than Running if you want to explore different options to maintain fitness that give you the conditioning benefits of running, but without as much impact on your core & pelvic floor
- The most important things you need to know about your Core & Pelvic Floor with running through pregnancy (that will also set you up for a smoother postpartum recovery!)
How to Adjust your Running Routine through each Trimester.
A process I coach women through on how to make the right decisions for you in your training approach/strategy through pregnancy & postpartum
When I learned all of this through my certification as a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach it was so eye opening. It gave me an immense peace of mind. With my first pregnancy, even though I wanted to keep pushing & challenging myself in fitness I had so much anxiety about what's safe & what's not, because there's so much conflicting information out there on google and everyone says different things and gives you different opinions...so I just erred on the side of caution.
But let's help you confidently continue exercising so you can have the healthy, fit pregnancy you're hoping for, and set you up for a successful comeback postpartum (and lifelong fitness!)
*Just need a quick Breakthrough Coaching session to help you get clear on your approach to exercise through pregnancy or postpartum? Let's do a Power Hour so you can walk away with a clear plan & more confidence in your strategy to get after your goals! Schedule a 1 hr, 1:1 Call HERE
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