Exercise & Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a physically demanding experience. Staying active and moving your body before and during pregnancy can help improve sleep, prevent back ache, boost energy and much more. We connected with Dr. Laura Nezworski an OB/GYN at Hennepin County Medical Center to learn more about how to move your body during pregnancy. Here are a few of Dr. Nezworski's tips:
- Work opposing muscle groups.
- Focus on strength and flexibility. Here are is a list of free workouts on YouTube.
- Seek out support from a physical therapist to tailor your workouts to what your body needs. Most insurance and Medicaid will cover physical therapy during pregnancy.
- Here is a great overview of exercise during pregnancy from Mayo Clinic.