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Pregnancy Workouts You Can Do At Home

Updated: Apr 15

Exercise is crucial during pregnancy for several reasons.

  • Firstly, regular physical activity helps to maintain a healthy weight gain, which is important for the well-being of both the mother and the developing baby. It also helps to prevent excessive weight gain, which can lead to complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Secondly, exercise promotes better cardiovascular health, improves circulation, and reduces the risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Additionally, staying active can alleviate common discomforts such as back pain, constipation, and swelling, while boosting mood and promoting better sleep.

  • Lastly, exercising during pregnancy can enhance stamina and strength, making labor and delivery more manageable.

Note: It's important to consult with a healthcare provider before initiating any exercise routine to ensure it is safe and appropriate for individual circumstances.

I've always been a home-body but especially during pregnancy I found myself wanting to stay home and nest, rather than head to a gym. Below are some fantastic and quick prenatal workouts I found that you can do at home.

15-Minute Prenatal No Equipment Cardio:

Safe for all trimesters!

GlowBodyPT is a fantastic channel to follow for free at home workouts throughout pregnancy and beyond. Stay on track with her Free Prenatal Program. This mama can help you stay fit and strong, heal diastasis recti, or get back to feeling your best by maximizing your fitness in just 2 hours of exercise per week!

30-Minute Prenatal Pilates:

Pregnancy and Postpartum TV is another awesome Youtube channel to follow for free pregnancy and post-partum workouts you can do at home. She has safe workouts for every trimester to keep you feeling good throughout pregnancy. She offers a range of workouts including yoga, pilates, cardio, and post-partum diastasis recti healing core exercises.

20-Minute Full Body Workout with Resistance Bands

Strengthen and tone with this resistance band workout without leaving home!

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