Jan. 30, 2012
-- Beginning Thursday, February 9th, Willow Wellness and Chiropractic Care of Doylestown will be offering a fitness class designed specifically for pregnant women. This class will be held every Thursday from 11-11:45AM. This class will include a warm-up, cardio and strength training components, as well as a cool-down. Exercises are designed to compliment the various changes your body experiences during pregnancy, with a special focus on your core and the muscles used during delivery.
Studies have reported the numerous benefits of exercising during pregnancy for both mom and baby! Benefits for mom include: a reduced risk of developing gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension, fewer obstetric interventions during delivery (forceps, vacuum extraction), a reduction in the active stage of labor, and improved self-image.
Consistent exercise during and after pregnancy can also result in a quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight decreased incidence of loss of bladder control postpartum, a reduction in bone density loss while breastfeeding.
Finally, moms who exercised during their pregnancy were less likely to complain of constipation, leg cramps, back pain, and water retention.
To sign up, please call the office at 215-692-2438. Doctor's clearances are required, and space is limited, so call today, and let the fitness fun begin! Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy for mom and baby!
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Family centered chiropractic care in the heart of Doylestown Borough. It is my mission to lovingly provide specialized chiropractic care to pregnant women, infants, and children; along with whole family care for improved body, mind and spirit. -Dr. Heidi