We love hearing from expecting mothers who are looking to keep fit during their pregnancy! With all the changes that are happening during this time, it might also mean your exercise routine and what you may be used to doing every day will need to be altered, so that you are safe whilst pregnant.
As this experience will be different for every woman, please keep in mind that the programs available in the Sweat app haven’t been specifically tailored towards women who are currently pregnant. If you weren’t relatively active prior to your pregnancy, we don’t recommend following any of the programs until after you have given birth.
We do however believe that keeping active while pregnant is so important! Therefore, if you were active before becoming pregnant and do want to complete any of our programs during this time, we recommend doing so under direct supervision of your health care professional and making modifications where necessary. Staying in constant contact with your healthcare professional and ensuring you follow their recommendations during pregnancy will ensure your workouts are done safely.
Furthermore, as most members in the Community would already be aware, Sweat trainer Kayla has recently given birth herself! Kayla has shared some great tips on her blog for women who are currently pregnant. Simply enter ‘pregnancy’ in the search bar to take a look!
If you were not previously very active prior to your pregnancy, we suggest keeping active with activities like walking, swimming and yoga!
What about after I’ve given birth?
For new mothers, Sweat trainer Kelsey's PWR Post-Pregnancy program within the Sweat app is a great way to help you ease back into a regular training routine! We would still suggest getting clearance from your doctor after giving birth (usually at your 6 week post-partum check-up), to ensure the program will be safe for you to begin.
It is also important to note for new mothers that our meal plans won’t be suitable if you are breastfeeding as you may not receive the recommended nutritional requirements for both yourself and your baby.