pre/post natal

a program for all future and new moms

Keeping fit and active while pregnant can help prevent a decline in a woman’s emotional and mental health. During a pregnancy, your body experiences dramatic physiological changes that require a carefully designed exercise program.

Exercise during a pregnancy is ideal for women who are considered to be in the low risk category. If you have specific conditions that affect your health and/or your baby’s health, then exercising while pregnant may be not safe. Note that pregnancy is not the time to be pushing your fitness limits and going for a personal best. If you are currently unfit or inactive, then a cautious approach will be the healthiest and safest path. If you are currently fit and active, then a maintenance program will be appropriate for you.

The following conditions are absolute contra-indications for exercising during pregnancy:

  • History of three or more spontaneous miscarriages
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Intrauterine growth retardation (baby is smaller than expected)
  • Premature labour
  • Incompetent cervix ( cervix becomes softer and more open than normal)
  • Placenta praevia (portion of placenta sits over the cervix making it more vulnerable to detachment)
  • Pregnancy-inducted hypertension
  • Venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (clots to legs or lungs)
  • Known cardiac valve disease
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Maternal heart disease

Relative contra-indications (doctor clearance required) are:

  • Hypertension
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Extremely sedentary
  • Breech presentation in third trimester
  • History of bleeding during pregnancy

The benefits of pregnancy exercises and postnatal exercises after the birth of your baby are:

  • Maintenance of a healthy weight range
  • Increased strength and stamina to help you cope with the physical demands of pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal recovery
  • Improved posture and pelvic floor control
  • Raised body awareness and self confidence
  • Better quality sleep and the feeling of relaxation and calm with reduced anxiety levels
  • Reduced risk of injury and joint problems
  • Better balance and coordination

If you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth and are wondering how to begin safely exercising, then the moveorganic™ pre/post natal program is an excellent choice. We apply our main principles to all our programs. This program will provide you extra energy so that you can better cope with the demands of motherhood. Exercising does not have adverse effects on a mother’s ability to successfully breast feed as long as the proper fluid and caloric intake are maintained.

Training Strategies / Techniques

FOUNDATION

  • Specific physical training
  • Positive thinking
  • Relaxation
  • Intuition

THE FRAME

  • Confidence

THE INNER STRUCTURE

  • Synergy

THE OBSTACLES

  • Expectations
  • Fatigue

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

  • Balance

We welcome to this program all future and new moms.