Knowing what to expect greatly minimizes the usual fear associated with childbirth. Research has shown that exercise provides many benefits to pregnant women and their developing foetus’es. “Exercise safely stretches and strengthens the body and mind in preparation for labour and birth,” Dr. Pramod, Physiotherapist. Some of these benefits include:
Improved mood and sleep patterns
Decreased risk of urinary in-continence due to pelvic floor dysfunction and weakness
Relief or prevention of back pain
Increased rate of postpartum recovery
Increased understanding of how posture is affected, by pregnancy
Greater sense of well being.