Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now what?
Most likely, you’ve already starting taking a prenatal vitamin, researched an OBGYN (and made your first prenatal appointment), and have started googling ways to stay healthy during pregnancy.
According to reports, most doctors recommend doing consistent exercise during pregnancy to help limit weight gain in addition to many other health benefits.
Working out while pregnant can help:
- Reduce back pain
- Ease constipation
- Decrease risk of gestational diabetes
- Promote healthy weight gain
- Help you lose weight easier after baby is born!
Not to mention, help ease ailments during your pregnancy!
Are you looking for a workout for pregnant moms in Sillicon Valley? Here are the top places to check out!
There is so much more to working out while pregnant than just prenatal yoga! Fit4Baby combines cardio, strength, balance, flexibility training and meditation to help prepare your body for labor and your mind for motherhood. Following all ACOG (American Congress of OB/GYNs) guidelines for prenatal fitness, FIT4BABY incorporates a cardio component unlike prenatal yoga or pilates.
FIT4BABY also includes connecting you with local resources and a monthly moms night out to help you grow your village before baby comes. Come for the workout, stay for the community!
Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Redwood City
Blossom offers park yoga classes in Sunnyvale and Redwood City, as well as online & in-person classes at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Blossom also offers baby & me yoga in addition to family yoga. Blossom connects new and expectant families with services, resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.
Morgan Hill and Los Gatos
Prenatal Yoga with Cat Gieser offers numerous benefits for both body and mind, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving sleep and circulation. It can also help prepare expectant mothers for labor and delivery by building strength and flexibility in the muscles used during childbirth. Casa Natal also offers a new mom's groups and lactation consultation.
Online, Los Gatos
Our prenatal classes aren’t just about modifying exercise to make it safe for you and baby. Our unique approach to movement helps you stay mobile, empowered, and pain-free, while also preparing your mind, body, and especially your pelvic floor for birth.
More incredible local resources for pregnant women in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley...
Los Altos and Belmont
Pregnancy and childbirth put a lot of stress on the core and pelvic floor, causing pain and dysfunction to muscles and tissues in the region. Pelvic floor muscles extend between the pubic and tailbone, supporting your uterus, bladder, and bowel. These muscles play an essential role in bladder and bowel health, sexual function, and pelvic stability. When pelvic muscles are tight or weak, they can cause a variety of symptoms or pain.
At BreakThrough Physical Therapy we prefer to take a preventive approach to our expecting mothers to help provide them with the tools required to enjoy a healthier and relatively pain free pregnancy as well as to learn the tools and understand the changes that will occur in the post-partum period. The moms who have invested in themselves have benefitted in ways we could not put to words and mitigated the need for post-partum physical therapy and enabled them to enjoy that time with their baby. Even if you are doing well in your pregnancy, we can help give you the tools to continue that trend throughout the remainder of your pregnancy and after childbirth.
Palo Alto and Santa Clara
Prenatal chiropractic care is effective in having a more comfortable pregnancy. Custom Chiropractic uses a combination of hydraulic tables, myofascial release therapy, specific chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic pillows, stretches, and home exercise advice.