Pregnant? Thinking about it? Just had a baby? Now is the perfect time to start an exercise program!
My Prenatal sessions focus on:
Resistance Training: Strengthening Upper and Lower body to help alleviate joint and muscle pain, improve posture and prepare for carrying an infant
Breath Work: Strengthen mind-body connection and prepare for labor and delivery
Core/Pelvic Floor Strength: Reduce risk of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Diastasis Recti(separation of the rectus abdominus) and aid in recovery
Stretching: Decrease aches and pains that are common in pregnancy and reduce tension around joints
Stress relief and Relaxation: Helps to alleviate anxiety and emotional stress of having a baby and making life changing decision
My Postpartum sessions focus on the issues that a new mother might be dealing with. The body you had before your new little one is probably not the same body you have now. We address issues such as diastisis recti(separation of rectus abdominus), incontinence, pelvic floor strengthening, core strength and cardiovascular endurance. I will help you enter this new phase of life with confidence and support you through this challenging journey. It will seem tough at times, but you can do it.
Jessica is a certified OHBABYFITNESS FITNESS instructor, FIT FOR BIRTH Corrective Exercise Specialist and CPT
‘Becoming active and exercising at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days of the week can benefit your health during pregnancy in the following ways:
Lower risk of complications for both mama and baby during labor & delivrey
Less need for intervention during labor - shorter time in active labor
Easier, shorter recovery and reduced stress for both mama and baby
Decrease the presence of common aches and pains associated with pregnancy (back pain, pelvic pain, etc)
Control weight gain, improve mood, reduce stress and increase energy
Lower risk of pelvic floor dysfunction and Diastisis Recti when taught to engage core properly during exercise
Babies born to women who exercise throughout their pregnancy are more capable of handing the stress of the birthing process
Babies born to women who exercise throughout their pregnancy scored higher on language and intelligence tests at 1 year and 5 years old
"Regular activity also helps keep you fit during pregnancy and may improve your ability to cope with labor. This will make it easier for you to get back in shape after the baby is born.” – The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015
Jessica is a certified OHBABYFITNESS FITNESS instructor as well as a FIT FOR BIRTH coach.