Baby 101: Exercising During Pregnancy

Baby 101: Exercising During Pregnancy

There are 2 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 20, 2013, titled Baby 101: Exercising During Pregnancy. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Pregnancy may seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You may feel more tired than usual your back may ache and your ankles may be swollen.

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Oakland, CA

#3 Mar 23, 2013
All pregnant women should strengthen their deepest abdominal muscle, their Transverse Abdominis, or TvA, to prevent common pregnancy related complaints and complications such as diastasis recti (abdominal separation), back pain, and pelvic instability. As an added benefit, because the TvA is the primary expulsion muscle, maintaining strength in this muscle greatly aids in the pushing phase of labor. Two safe TvA exercises for pregnancy can be found at:

Since: Mar 13

Thane, India

#5 Mar 30, 2013
Prior to starting any severe excerize always inquire a medical expert with regards to pitfalls from your particular health-related situation/background, however usually it is always recommended that you do just as much as you can---and have a great time while you're performing it!

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