Pregnant and Postpartum Exercise

March 12, 2015: Because pregnancy is a core element of the life cycle, it’s easy to take for granted. A woman becomes pregnant, gestates the developing child for approximately 9 months, gives birth and then moves into motherhood.  But the naturalness of pregnancy can cause even the most of athletic of mothers to overlook the inherent physical trauma involved.

During pregnancy and childbirth a woman’s body goes through profound changes in a relatively brief period of time, even in the healthiest of circumstances. And for women who exercise during or after pregnancy, failure to respect those changes has the potential to lead to additional problems.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapists Cwho specializes in pelvic health, outline how pregnant and postpartum women can exercise safely, and how to spot warning signs for problems that might require medical attention.

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