Learn 3 inner core specific exercises to do during pregnancy to strengthen your abs and pelvic floor to help for an easier delivery, postpartum recovery and help with prevention of diastasis. Confused about what core exercises to do during pregnancy when you’re not sure what are safe to do or how to modify certain ones as your belly grows?
I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with my second baby girl and I have learned a lot over these past few years about my body, especially the core. I am here to help you learn from my mistakes because I didn’t do any specific inner core work during my first pregnancy.
Keeping your core strong during the pregnancy (as well as prior to getting pregnant) is very important for overall easier delivery and faster recovery postpartum.
You can read more of what I am doing differently with this second pregnancy with exercise.
And see another great exercise to prevent diastasis during pregnancy.
Questions to think about: Are you training your core specifically? Are you making sure to avoid or limit diastasis recti potential exercises like crunches or things in the frontal position?
I am sharing 3 new core (and safe) exercises that I have been doing lately and really like to keep my core strong. There are some really great core training moves but these 3 I really like as they incorporate using a stability ball to challenge the core even more.
Like I mention in the video you can do these core moves pre and post pregnancy too. If you are thinking of getting pregnant soon I recommend you start training your deep inner core muscles now.
3 inner core exercises to do during pregnancy to help prevent diastasis
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Make sure to engage the core while doing each exercise. Exhale and contract the core when doing the movements.
Your abs are still there even if you don’t see them during pregnancy.
Try to keep good posture throughout the day as best you can.
These are fantastic core exercises to do as they aren’t front-loaded.
I am doing my best to focus on my alignment and doing specific core work during this pregnancy.
I can’t guarantee that I won’t get diastasis again with this second pregnancy as you can get it during labor. But I am not focusing on that.
I am focusing on staying positive and strong as best as I can.
Remember to listen to your body as each pregnancy will be different.
Start off slow with these exercises and over time you will get stronger.
Let me know how you like them.