Maternity Fitness Tips

DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this site is not meant to replace the advice and recommendations of your doctor and/or midwife. Please consult your caregiver before beginning any exercise program.

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
A few quotes from professionals in the field courtesy of Sarah Kooperman.
ACOG Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Exercise guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1995 and 1985. 2002 Update
Prental and Postnatal Exercise in a Health Club Setting
Spot on tips for getting a safe workout in a health club from Peggy Lyman, owner of the Mt. Shasta Racquet Sports and Fitness Center.
It's OK to Work Out During Pregnancy
Tips on why and what to do for exercise during pregnancy.
Basic Guidelines for Weight Training During Pregnancy
Tips for continuing a weight program while pregnant.
What is a Diastasis
A definition for women with this concern.
Study Results for Post Partum Aerobic Exercise for Breastfeeding Women
A statement of the results of one study.
Sheryl Swoopes Fitness Challenge: Pregnancy
Sheryl Swoopes tips for getting back into shape after delivery.
A Whole New Game
Suggestions, research, information, and encouragement for pre-natal women who want to continue to workout during pregnancy.
Why Moms Should Run
A short endorsement for running while pregnant siting a University of Michigan study.