Facts about Pregnancy Fitness

  1. Clinical observations involving the use of a swissball with pregnancy clients has shown a reduction in back pain in late pregnancy, strong, firm abdominal muscles and increased core stability.
  2. Strengthening your upper back muscles in pregnancy is a priority.  After childbirth, you will be in a forward flexed posture for many hours of the day feeding your baby.
  3. The adductors or inner thigh muscles are important during pregnancy.  When active, they stabilize your knees and your pelvis.  Relaxin a hormone which causes relaxation of ligaments and cartilage in pregnancy can make you prone to injury if muscles are weak.