Often clients will take one or two Oh Baby! Fitness classes a week, but ask what they can be doing in between classes to stay in shape. I’ve been teaching a mom and baby fitness class for the last few weeks and decided to offer “homework” to the class. It was completely optional, but a number of moms have taken me up on it and have said they can see and feel a real difference in their fitness level.
Wraps and Belts and supports, oh my! In general, we don’t recommend too many products here at Oh Baby! Fitness—we think babies need a place to sleep and some food to eat, but not much beyond that, and we never want to tell new moms “you must buy this one magical product, or else!” That said, there are two products that we get asked about a ton and recommend for some clients- the pregnancy support belt and the postpartum belly wrap. These may seem similar, but are actually very different products that can help with very different conditions. Here’s a primer:
Pregnancy and abdominals is easily the topic our clients ask us about the most. This area has changed a lot in the ten years Oh Baby! Fitness has been open- a decade ago women thought ALL ab work during pregnancy was “bad.” Thankfully the tide has turned a bit and pregnant women generally understand now that they probably should be doing ab work during pregnancy. That said, they often don’t know what they should do (and what to avoid). The good news is, it’s not rocket science! Here are the five basic rules of pregnancy abdominal work:
Pregnant women should get moving! That’s the clear message in the newest guidelines released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a group that advises doctors what to tell their patients when it comes to pregnancy and health. See what exercises are recommended and which are NOT OK.. you might be surprised.
CNN profiled an Oh Baby! Fitness Pregnancy Aqua class in a story airing on local news stations across the country and in US doctor’s offices too. See the story that aired on CNN.
Our “How to Push Out Your Baby” app was featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s July issue. Pick up a copy of the magazine and also download our app. “In case it isn’t obvious, this straightforward app is all about the exit strategy for your baby on the way. In a series of five short videos, (between one and three minutes each) you’ll learn all about the simple but effective coordinated pushing technique, which promises to efficiently help you evict your “wombmate” on the big day. Download it before your due date so you can practice ahead of time. $8 for iOS.”
Oh Baby! Fitness is thrilled to announce our newest class offering: the Pushing Partner Workshop: How to Push Out Your Baby. Based on our bestselling app, this pelvic floor, yoga and abs class will prepare women for the most difficult stage of childbirth: pushing!
Oh Baby! Fitness Founder and CEO talks to Dr. Daria Gillespie of ShareCare Radio on how to stay fit during pregnancy.
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Sciatic pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy- but that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer through it! We’ve had clients (and instructors) who had to be put on bed rest while pregnant because the pain was so excruciating that they were unable to walk. It’s no joke! I wanted to share some things you can try to help alleviate the pain.
Oh Baby! Fitness has three great exercise apps available on iTunes that you can download to start working out now! We’ve designed 3 mobile apps to help Moms get in shape during pregnancy and after and also to teach you how to push your baby out easily and effectively with NO FEAR! Download today!