Updated: Apr 7, 2020
“Is my workout program tailored for my pregnancy and/or postpartum stage?”
It’s probably tempting to think that since your coach has had training and been certified, they should just know how everything needs to be modified for you. But, this is not necessarily true. And to be honest, as someone who has gotten certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, most personal training courses don’t cover the pregnant and postpartum population. This is a specialized training that has to be obtained outside of normal certification. It takes someone with a heart for this special group of women to invest in learning the particular challenges and changes that are dealt with on a daily basis and learn how best to adapt and grow. This is exactly where Mom Gets Moxie has stepped in to fill the gap.
Here's what sets Mom Get Moxie apart!
1) Information tailored for you:
Workout advice is given with your body changes and challenges in mind. Knowing how your body changes as your belly grows and how it’s going to affect how you work out is vital in providing helpful feedback about what modifications will work best for you. This also applies to postpartum complications. Many women’s doctors give a postpartum mom the green light to return to all normal activities at their 6 or 8 week visit, with no real evaluation of some of the symptoms that are experienced. There can be many issues relating to diastasis recti, incontinence, prolapse or a variety of other issues that can affect your ability to work out for months or even years! If specific attention is not given to assessing and healing these issues, they will continue to cause problems.
2) Provide knowledge for you to be your own advocate:
As mentioned in the first point, many women are not fully informed about what the underlying causes to symptoms may be. Often, there is no referral given to see a pelvic floor physical therapist for an evaluation of any potential complications. The more you know – the more you can advocate for your own care! If you know potential risks and health issues that can arise either during pregnancy or postpartum, you can proactively bring those up to your doctor and request advice on how to manage your symptoms or pain; or ask for a referral to see a pelvic floor physical therapist if your particular problem is not one that can be handled by your doctor. The more you know, the better care you will get for both you and baby!
3) Confidence to be the best you:
As you progress through your pregnancy and postpartum journey, you’re going to hear advice from all different kinds of people who, I’m sure, have good intentions at heart. But you can’t always believe everything you hear about or read online. All of the differing information coming your way can create a sense of unease – “with all of these ideas and all this information swirling around, am I doing the right thing for me and my baby?” Mom Gets Moxie is here to inform you and empower you to make the best decision for YOU. Every single person is different and every woman will have a different pregnancy and postpartum journey – don’t let anyone tell you what is best for you – that’s your decision!
Mom Gets Moxie is here for YOU. I don’t want this chapter of your life to be filled with uncertainty or fear. I want you to gain knowledge and feel confident to face the challenges ahead; because with these challenges comes so much joy and happiness and I want you to experience that to the fullest! I want Mom Gets Moxie to be a place that you can come to find a like-minded community of women to support and encourage you. If there’s ever a topic that you want more information on or advice about a certain workout or exercise, don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’m always happy to assist in any way that I can. Let’s grow together!