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How a personal trainer can help during pregnancy

Have you thought of having the help of a personal trainer during your pregnancy? At Pret-a-Train we have helped many women to stay fit and healthy during and after their pregnancy. So we understand the reason why it can be good to help with a PT.

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience that most women go through in their lifetime. So during pregnancy, your body will change because of the pressure it goes through. These changes will make it difficult for you to sit down, stand up, move around, etc.


A Personal Trainer specialized in post or pre-natal

To reduce these pains, it’s important to be followed by a personal trainer specialized in pregnant women. Indeed, physical activity during pregnancy is not only allowed but it’s also recommended! A personal trainer can help during pregnancy in order to make your life easier and healthier.

Thus working out during pregnancy can bring a lot of relief! Indeed, it will help you live an easier pregnancy and be more prepared for your delivery. It’s also simpler to get back into shape after birth when a personal trainer helped you take care of your body.

So, in this article, we’ll talk about how a personal trainer but especially sports can help you before, during, and after your pregnancy.


Working out to enjoy your pregnancy

Working out will help you feel better during your pregnancy. So doing exercise with a personal trainer is an excellent way of reducing the discomforts that comes during pregnancy. A personal trainer can help relieve your pain with breathing and strengthening exercises. Those exercises will also help keep your body’s agility and elasticity. For example, this will make it easier for you to move around or deal with aches and pains that come during pregnancy and/or childbirth. You will also find it easier to get back into shape after delivery because you are more relaxed and serene.

The idea that a pregnant woman cannot do sport because she’s weak and a bedridden person is wrong. You can remain active while pregnant with the help and serenity of having a PT.

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Getting back into shape after giving birth

Pregnant women who have been working out during their pregnancy are more relaxed about the reeducation that follows the birth. Indeed, the perineum becomes efficient more quickly as it was trained during pregnancy. The need for a cesarean section is also less frequent for sportswomen. This means it favors vaginal delivery. It considerably reduces the pain and effort required after birth to regain its tone. After childbirth, weight gain is less of a problem as it is limited by sport during pregnancy. Plus, you won’t have lost the habit of exercising and your body will be used to making physical efforts. No need to start from scratch!

Don’t forget that personal trainers can be by your side in a wide range of sports activities: cycling, swimming, yoga, walking, etc. On the plus side, you can even choose the discipline which best suits you!


Sport helps with childbirth

If you were very active during your pregnancy, the chances of a free of complications delivery will improve. Indeed, the risk of having a c-section, placental abruption, and other childbirth operations is reduced through appropriate physical exercise supervised by a personal trainer.

This reduction in the risk of complications allows the woman to give birth more quickly. In fact, studies carried out on several pregnant sportswomen have shown that the workout they did during their pregnancy reduced their labor time. These studies also showed that sport regulates the birth weight of the baby and the mother.

A personal trainer will help during your pregnancy to accommodate the exercise and have the eye of an expert to conduct your movement.


What types of exercise should I do?

There are many sports exercises available to you during your pregnancy. You can go for a walk, do some yoga, swim, and much more with or without a personal trainer. These sports will have many benefits for your well-being, as you would see more people besides your loved ones. They will also have benefits on your physique as they will tone your muscles.

However, there are some sports to avoid. Indeed, for your safety and your baby’s, avoid all fighting sports, extreme sports, and all activities where there is a risk of falling or being hit. Avoid activities where there is a risk of accidents (climbing, scuba diving, etc). Besides, if you were not working out before pregnancy, but want to be fit, it is recommended that you stick to soft sports.


And what about after birth?

In the first few days after birth, you cannot do any sport. You will need to rest. Besides, it is not recommended as your body has to recover. You will experience huge hormone flows! The only sport you can do is walking. On the other hand, once you have recovered from the strain of pregnancy and childbirth, it is possible to start exercising again. Nonetheless, it should be done gradually and at a low intensity. The goal of the first exercise is to strengthen the muscles of the whole body, most specifically the perineum.

Indeed, perineal rehabilitation is important after childbirth. After birth, it is required to have a medical check-up. It is necessary to make sure you are healing correctly but also to prevent future complications. Thus, being followed by a personal trainer is the best way to ask for the best exercises to reeducate these particular areas.



To conclude, if you are physically active before your pregnancy, you will recover faster and better! Working out before pregnancy is important because it allows your body to be more resistant and in better shape. Don’t forget that sport during pregnancy is also important because it will ease the birth and the aftermath! It will help you to get back to your pre-baby body more quickly. Finally, as you’ve seen, you don’t need to do that alone as a personal trainer can help during your pregnancy.


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