Author - Cassandra Hawkinson
Our bodies are capable of amazing things – like creating human life! As a trainer working with new/expecting moms, I know it’s important to understand how and why our bodies change, and what we can do about it.
Here are my five favorite facts.
(Read the prequel: Mom’s Expecting Body: A Few FAQ’s – And How Exercise Can Benefit You & Your Baby.)
Do I really have to wait six weeks to exercise?
Yes! Making a baby is a lot of work and your muscles will be in a REHAB phase. ...Posted on January 03, 2014 at 8:00 AM
A Few FAQ's -- and how Exercise Can Benefit You & Your Baby
A woman’s body undergoes a multitude of physical changes during pregnancy. As a personal trainer, I've fielded a lot of questions about what's changing and why -- and what we can do about it. Here are a few of my favorites, along with a few points about how starting or maintaining a fitness routine can help. I believe it’s important for moms to understand how and why her body is morphing to create life, and how exercise ca...Posted on July 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM
An expecting AND new mom have similar physical needs, core strength! Core strength is the ability to use your body’s power center – the center of your body – to power you through life’s daily movement. Pregnancy and motherhood is a true test of core strength!
What is your core? The core includes all muscles that attach to the spine and hip; upper postural muscles, abdominals, pelvic floor and back muscles. All of these muscles undergo a tremendous amount of stress during pregnancy and ...Posted on September 06, 2012 at 7:00 AM