3 Great Exercises for Pregnancy and Pelvic Health


During your pregnancy, your pelvic floor muscles will loosen due to hormonal changes in your body. This loosening, along with your growing baby pressing on your bladder, may cause you to leak urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.

Doing pelvic floor exercises will strengthen these muscles and help you control any accidents. It will also help you ease your baby out and recover faster after the birth.

About video: Joy McCarthy, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Joyous Health invited Chiropractor, Aliya Visram to share the benefits of pre-natal chiropractic care and some exercises to help pregnant mama's get ready for delivery and feel their best.

Exercises for Pregnancy:

- Pelvic rocks

- Figure eights

- Inner Thighs

Benefits of exercise in pregnancy:

Regular exercise (at the right intensity) can help reduce back pain, improve or maintain muscle tone, reduce leg cramps, swelling and constipation, and improve sleep patterns. Women who exercise regularly often feel better about themselves and their changing body during pregnancy.

As well as improved fitness, women who exercise are less likely to experience fatigue due to improved sleep, are less anxious and experience reduced pain perception and neuromuscular tension.