Kegel exercises help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help you push the baby out, and can help speed recovery after delivery.. and most importantly, help you avoid incontinence. 67% of new mothers experience incontinence. Learning how to do a proper Kegel exercise can help you avoid incontinence.
Recommended abdominal exercises for pregnant women. These exercises utilize a stability ball. Oh Baby! Fitness Senior Instructor, Kathleen Donahoe leads the demonstration of how to do some modified abdominal work.
Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor, Kathleen Donahoe, helps answer all the questions we get about stability balls and exercise during pregnancy: What kind of Stability Ball is best for me to purchase when pregnant? How do I sit on the ball properly?
One of the best yoga exercises for pregnancy to relieve back pain is called Cat-Cow. It's a pelvic tilt and back stretch. Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads a demonstration of the proper form for the stretch.
Outer and inner thigh raises work the glutes, thighs and pelvic floor. Engage your abdominals during this exercise for added benefit. Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads you through a demonstration.
In Oh Baby! Fitness pregnancy exercise classes, we cue women to engage their abdominal muscles and to 'hug their baby' or 'draw the baby up and in'. Watch to see what correct toning of the abdominals looks like.
Oh Baby! Fitness Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads us through rolling like a ball and a half roll up for pregnancy. These abdominal exercises are perfect for building core strength during pregnancy.
Oh Baby! Fitness Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads us through a proper wall sit for pregnant women. Wall sits are a great exercise for building lower back and glute strength during pregnancy. It's also a great way to prepare for labor.
Modified push up for pregnancy. A great exercise to build chest, triceps and abdominal strength. Proper modification taught by Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor, Kathleen Donahoe.