Movement in Pregnancy

Movement in Pregnancy, Jamie Falcon Wellness

⁣⁣I didn’t incorporate any consistent form of movement in my 1st two pregnancies- partly out of fear, partly because I didn’t know what to do. ⁣⁣

Then with my 3rd, I worked out religiously... once I got past that first trimester nausea. And even sometimes when I should have rested instead.

But you see I have learned a thing or two over the past 7 years. The goal in pregnancy isn’t to train for a competition or because you are fighting the physical changes happening to your body. ⁣⁣No.

Movement during pregnancy has a special purpose.

⁣⁣🌟You are training for birth.🌟⁣⁣

💗To sustain a healthy body that is able to nourish and carry a healthy baby for 9 months. ⁣

💗To have the endurance and strength to push through labor and bring a miracle into this world. ⁣

💗And hopefully to hopefully help decrease postpartum recovery time.⁣⁣

You see movement in pregnancy is about honoring the strength of your body during such an important transition in life- whether it is your first or your fourth baby.⁣⁣

My health journey is not about any other women and it has nothing to do with the scale. This is my personal health journey.

⁣⁣I don’t think there is a perfect prenatal movement routine. I just try to incorporate a variety- cardio, strength and stretching activities throughout the week. I listen to my body on a daily basis. I take extra rest days if I feel like I need it. I change the intensity or switch Up my routine when I feel the need.

⁣⁣I try to spend about 20-30 minutes, 5 days a week following some kind of structured workout routine... but movement is more than that. ⁣⁣

Movement in pregnancy has looked different in each of my trimesters and even day to day. Some days movement is going for a walk with my family. Some days movement is washing and remaking 4 beds. And some days movement involves carrying my toddler who is too tired to walk.

⁣⁣You see movement has different purposes and will look different depending on the season you are in. That is OK. It should!

💜Honor your body and it’s needs in whatever season you find yourself in right now. 💜

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