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The Myths and Facts of Prenatal Fitness

MYTH: You shouldn't workout during pregnancy if you were not previously engaged in an exercise program prior to becoming pregnant

  • ACSM states a healthy woman may continue with her regular exercise regimen or begin a new program during pregnancy.
  • If you have not exercised prior, start slow and build up gradually.
  • Consistency is most important.

FACT: Exercise may prevent gestational diabetes

  • Exercise has an insulin like effect on the muscles causing blood sugar levels to drop.
  • 3-5% of pregnant women will get Gestational Diabetes.
  • REGULAR exercise is one of the most important factors in prevention!
  • Small meals, include protein, reduce sugars.

MYTH: You should cut back exercise in the last trimester

  • You might cut down the intensity, but you should remain consistent.
  • It's important to continue at a similar RPE throughout the pregnancy.

MYTH: Pregnant women should not exercise more than three times per...

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Fact : One in four babies born in the United States are born cesarean section. (That’s about 1 million deliveries per year)

Cesareans have been part of human culture since ancient times. According to Greek mythology Apollo removed Asclepius, from his mother's abdomen. The term is commonly believed to be derived from birth of Julius Caesar. Roman law under Caesar decreed that all women who might die in childbirth must be cut open; hence, cesarean. No matter the origin, the fact is that cesareans account for nearly 30% of births in the United States.

Cesarean birth is the birth of a baby through surgical incisions (cuts) made in the abdomen and uterus.

There are multiple possible reasons for Cesarean including:

· Multiple Birth

· Failure to progress

· Concern for baby

· Problems with placenta

· Previous cesareans

After delivery, you can expect the hospital stay to be anywhere from two to four days. It takes a few weeks for the abdomen to heal. It’s not uncommon to feel:

· Mild cramping

· Bleeding or discharge...

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