Our hips, core, and muscles in our low back are so important in keeping us pain-free. Commonly, women who have back pain during or after pregnancy are prescribed bed rest. Which, first of all, yeah right, because I have to much to do to get this nursery ready.
And secondly, bed rest can lead to way more problems, like blood clots. Bed rest also only makes our back pain worse in the long run, by making us weaker.
Women are also commonly told that exercising during pregnancy is dangerous and that once those two little lines show up, it’s time to cancel the gym membership. There are some situations in which this is true, such as high-risk pregnancies, but for the majority of women, exercising while pregnant is very beneficial!
Maintaining a well-balanced exercise program, and focusing on strengthening the core muscles, will help keep us moving and keep us pain-free.