Here are some of Allegheny Health Network's suggested exercises and tips to help you focus on the importance of fitness for you and your baby during this exciting time.
Certain exercises can be harmful during pregnancy. They include:
Ask your doctor when it's appropriate for you to return to your exercise program. Most women can safely perform a low-impact activity one to two weeks after a vaginal delivery (three to four weeks after a Cesarean birth). Exercise with caution. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Pregnancy may cause your pelvic floor muscles to loosen due to hormonal changes and your baby pressing on your bladder. Your pelvic floor may also be affected during labor. No matter how it happens, this may cause you to leak urine when you sneeze, cough, exercise, or even when you laugh — which is definitely not funny.
AHN has a team dedicated to pelvic therapy. We offer a wide array of treatment options to help you feel better and get back to your expected quality of life. Learn more about the AHN Pelvic Health Center or call (412) 854-7010 for the Pittsburgh region and (814) 899-7000 option 2 for the Erie region to schedule an appointment. We have locations across the region that are convenient to you.
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