Economist, mom, and author Emily Oster, PhD looks at the research on sleep positions while pregnant to determine if the advice to not sleep on your back is valid.
Have you heard about abdominal “coning or doming” during pregnancy and want to know more? Here’s some info that will help you address when it is happening, figure out different strategies or modify & build abdominal strength safely.
If you’ve never been pregnant before, it can be hard to imagine how you’ll feel in the third trimester. It can be even harder to imagine how that big belly will affect your workouts.
How do you know if you’ve overdone it when exercising during pregnancy? Are there signs or symptoms to look out for to signal that you’re overdone? What happens if you accidentally overdo it? Are there consequences to your health of mother or baby?
Workout Type: Prenatal
There are times when exercise during pregnancy is contraindicated and should be avoided. It’s crucial that you check with your obstetrician for the green light before beginning or continuing any exercise routine during pregnancy.
The controversy about supine exercise lies in a condition called Supine Hypotensive Syndrome during which the pregnant uterus compresses the inferior vena cava and restricts blood flow returning to the heart of the mother.
How do you know if planks are a useful exercise for you during your pregnancy? Here are some considerations…