Sponsored post: How to stay healthy physically and emotionally through your pregnancy
By Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, founder of www.PelvicPainRelief.com
Every day women reach out to me during various stages of their pregnancy. Most women feel frustrated because there aren’t many resources available to expecting moms that show the REAL side of pregnancy while giving the proper guidance on exercise and nutrition. Let’s face it in today’s world all we ever see is the glossy side of pregnancy, and no one is keeping it real. So we all fall into the trap of trying to be perfect during pregnancy, and this doesn’t work. I know first hand the challenges that pregnant women face on a day to day basis.
I began sharing my own stories during pregnancy, about how I felt frustrated with myself because I couldn’t exercise at the same intensity during pregnancy, how I was worried if my partner was still going to feel attracted to me and how I was afraid I might not be a good mom. By the way, these are all are natural thoughts and fears. I would share these struggles and would get a flood of women saying, “Oh my gosh Isa, me too. I thought I was the only one who felt that way” The problem is that most of the fit pregnancy programs on the market are aimed towards perfection… when truthfully… showing yourself grace during pregnancy is more important than perfection and allows for better pregnancy experience and an easier recovery.
Women face so many new body changes during pregnancy. Increases in blood volume, fatigue, morning (or all-day) sickness including nausea and vomiting, tender, fuller, and heavier breasts, headaches, increased urination, insomnia, vivid dreams, and vague exercise recommendations. So many women get discouraged because of the changes they start to see in their body and begin to wonder, “what’s the point of exercising anyways? It’s not worth it”…
Often women are told things like “Just enjoy pregnancy! You don’t need to work out or watch what you eat. You’re growing a baby! Relax!” But what most women AREN’T told is that doing moderate exercise during pregnancy and focusing on solid nutrition can give you more energy, and can lower rates of gestational diabetes, hypertension, and depression.
More than 75% of women aren’t getting enough exercise during pregnancy, and I get it! There aren’t enough resources for pregnant women, and most of the resources available don’t talk about the REAL struggles pregnant women face. So, I am happy to report to you that now there’s an incredible resource for pregnant women will help you through the nine months of pregnancy and keep you in tip top shape in a way that is safe and provides real advice that works. This program helps women that struggle to stay healthy during pregnancy to have a clear path they can follow throughout each trimester.
This new program, Baby Bump Trainer, includes exercise and nutritional e-books for each trimester, videos you can watch from your computer, laptop or phone. There’s also an exercise and mindset journal that will help you to stay on the positive side of things. I am happy to report that Pregnancy Magazine readers will receive a HUGE discount for the Baby Bump Trainer by using discount code PREGNANCYMAG. Click HERE to get the support you need during your pregnancy and a workout that is safe and easy to do.
Note: This is a sponsored post. Isa Herrera writes regularly for Pregnancy Magazine about exercise and pelvic health. Pregnancy Magazine is not affiliated with NatalieHodson.com.