The current research tells us that all women who do not have any contraindications should be physically active throughout pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal and neonatal health. 👶
Physical activity is now considered to be front line therapy for reducing the risks of complications during pregnancy. ✅
It has been shown that the risk of developing gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, as well as depression can be reduced during pregnancy.
🤰 Pregnant women should accumulate at least 150 min. of moderate intensity physical activity each week.
🤰 Physical activity should be accumulated over a minimum of 3 days per week, but being active every day is encouraged.
🤰 Pregnant women should do both aerobic and resistance training activities. Yoga and gentle mobility/stretching can also be beneficial.
🤰 Pelvic floor muscle training should be incorporated to reduce the risk of urinary incontinence.
🤰 Pregnant women who experience light-headedness, nausea or feel unwell when they are on their back should modify their exercise position.
Make sure you consult with your health care practitioner to ensure you are cleared to exercise. Chiropractors are trained to help guide you with your exercise plan throughout pregnancy. 👍
In addition to Chiropractic, Dr. Melissa Hamilton is a #GrowCo Ambassador who has completed additional training in rehabilitation for women to provide evidence based and highly effective care.
New patients are always welcome.
📲 Online booking available at nhwc.ca
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