In this episode Bump Plan Founder Hollie Grant looks into everything you need to know about second trimester exercise.
By this stage of your pregnancy you will have a growing bump that needs navigating, your pelvic floor is under more strain from a growing uterus, and there needs to be some new considerations around how you train your core. Knowledge is power though, and Hollie talks you through all of this in this episode.
For many pregnant people though it can be really confusing as to what you can and can’t do during pregnancy from an exercise, or physical activity point of view. Some choose to completely cease physical activity for fear it’s harmful, whilst others continue as they did before. It can really vary so much, but what’s really important is that we are staying active!
Therefore, in this episode Hollie examines:
► What the current Chief Medical Officers ‘Guidelines for Physical Activity During Pregnancy‘
► Defining ‘Physical Activity During Pregnancy’
► What to consider when moving your body in your second trimester
►What to prioritise in second trimester exercise
► Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
► Prolapse during pregnancy
► Diastasis during pregnancy
► Actionable activities to include in your second trimester exercise routines
I hope you find this episode on second trimester exercise helpful, and it supports you through an active second trimester!
► UK Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines: Pregnancy and After Childbirth
► The Active Pregnancy Foundation
► Bun in the Oven Season 2, Episode 2: First Trimester Exercise – What You Need to Know
second trimester exercise advice
Guest Bio: Hollie Grant
Hollie Grant is an award-winning Pilates expert, experienced personal trainer and pre & postnatal exercise specialist. With over a decade’s experience, Hollie has taught thousands of women across the globe in her popular London studio, at luxury hotels such as The Royal Mansour and The Mandarin Oriental, via her online and through her hugely successful online pre & postnatal fitness platform The Bump Plan.
Since launching in December 2020, The Bump Plan has helped over 30,000 women stay active during pregnancy and after birth, and is recognised as the leading pre & postnatal fitness plan in the UK. Hollie has been featured regularly in publications such as Vogue, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, and Stylist magazine, and has been interviewed on various industry podcasts, whilst also hosting both ‘The Strong Women’ and ‘Bun in The Oven’ podcasts.
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