Why Do Exercise Ball Workouts While Pregnant?
Moms-to-be can use exercise balls in all stages of pregnancy.
These workouts will help to strengthen their legs, back, improve posture, coordination and core muscles – a crucial area for pregnant women.
Also, these balls can aid in relaxation and physical relief from general pregnancy-related physical woes such as back and pelvic pressure to easing breathing during the 3rd trimester.
Most moms that have tried them say it’s a must-have for every pregnant woman!
Prenatal exercises on the ball will help you open your pelvis and place your baby in an optimal position for childbirth (it’s called LOA or “left occiput anterior”). Ever notice how you can’t slouch when sitting on a ball?
Well, an exercise ball demands that we hold our spine in alignment and with good posture.
It’s hard to believe, but those two things encourage a baby to be in the right position for labor!
When babies are in the best position for delivery, things are usually less painful and can assist in it not lasting as long.
Important facts to remember:
The best time to start on pregnancy exercises is when you learn you’re pregnant.
The second best time to start pregnancy exercises is now.
It’s absolutely crucial to understand your limits while pregnant, do not hurt yourself.
Make sure you buy an “anti-burst,” exercise ball and you’ll be good to go!
If you need a recommendation for a really good, reliable, and inexpensive ball to use, check out my review on the Urbanfit Exercise Ball.