Why exercise is so important for the health of you and your bump

Some women have the energy and motivation to continue their vigorous exercise routines and bootcamp style training. I certainly didn’t in both of my pregnancies. The good news is you don’t have to, the bar can be significantly lowered BUT you do need to follow the basic exercise guidelines. Which is where we can help you. Research has PROVEN that exercise is vital for preventing gestational conditions like diabetes and pre-eclampsia along with post birth complications like organ prolapses which almost 50% of vaginal births experience later in life. This is frightening!!

So along with this, here are some more scientifically proven benefits of exercising while pregnant.

Fitness and strength
Fitness and strength

Maintain or improve your cardio fitness and strength – useful when you consider the weight you’re about to be carrying in your arms all day!

Reduce post pregnancy complications
Reduce post pregnancy complications

Improve your pelvic floor strength, which can reduce a number of post-pregnancy complications, like wetting yourself when you laugh and sneeze, (which can continue for years!) chronic abdominal separation and assist during the upcoming endurance event of labour.

Mental Health
Mental Health

Support your mental health, mood, and get back some of that long-lost energy.

Weight management
Weight management

Learn to manage your weight appropriately without watching the scales.

Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes

Reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, which can develop into Type 2 diabetes for both you and your new baby.

Child obesity
Child obesity

Decrease the risk of obesity and other health complications for your child once they are born. That’s right, if you are sedentary during your pregnancy you can place your baby at increased risk of this lifelong health conditions.

Circulation
Circulation

Improve your circulation.

Pains and complications
Pains and complications

Lessen any back pain, pelvic pain and related complications.

Improved sleep
Improved sleep

Get a better night’s sleep (and reduce the number of times you need to run to the bathroom!).

Healthy Bumps team are all Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapist. We use evidenced based practice and the most up to date research to
prescribe safe and effective exercises for all types of pregnancy symptoms, trimesters and individuals needs.

We believe components of Yoga and Pilates are appropriate for Pregnancy, which is why we have given you Yoga videos from our resident
Yoga teacher.

Who is Healthy Bumps?

Healthy Bumps was born from identifying a lack of evidence based exercise options for pregnant women, coupled with a passion for motivating those that think pregnancy is a time to stop moving. We are Exercises Physiologists who are trained to safely help you gain more from you and your developing baby.

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