I am shown here 39 years old in the 34th week of pregnancy, 6 weeks before giving birth.
I felt super fit and continued training clients and giving Step-aerobic classes up to the 36th week of pregnancy with my son Ari. I continued to give Pilates and Toned and Fit classes up to 38 weeks.
Of course I could not do any tummy exercises anymore, but there were a lot of exercises I could still do without any problems, and I did a lot of exercises standing or sitting.
The birth was wonderful! I had to be induced, but I did not need an epidural. I concentrated on my breath and on relaxing my muscles during and after each contraction. It was kind of like hypnobirthing, to breathe the baby down.
After 8 hours little Ari was born! It was a wonderful life experience that I will never forget, and I would like to do it again!
I put on 8,5 kilos and had no stretch marks.
I started 2 days later with soft exercises and after 14 days I began to train my belly in a standing position.
After a few days my belly was flatter. A lot of women still look pregnant for a long time after giving birth. In the beginning of course it’s normal, but it should change after 6 weeks, and I can help you!
Take pictures, measure your tummy circumference and draw your belly in as often as possible!
In my opinion it’s nonsense that they say to wait until 6-8 weeks after to start exercising.
You can modify your exercises to your needs, energy and strength.
Your body needs movement!!!
I would love the opportunity to show you how to do it in the right way!