BONUS 284: Exercise During the First Trimester

November 6, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Kelly Bryant, a fitness trainer and registered yoga teacher.

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Kelly and Heather discuss the real deal about exercising during your first trimester:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose a career in women’s health?
  • Take us through your career.

FIRST TRIMESTER EXERCISE

  • What’s happening during the first trimester?
  • Infertility warriors are understandable nervous throughout pregnancy but especially during the first trimester. Is exercise safe in the first trimester? What does the research say?
  • How does the first trimester set the tone for the rest of pregnancy by creating and sustaining new habits?
  • What should you do if your doctor tells you not to exercise?
  • What should you stop doing in the first trimester and why?
    • Heat
    • High-intensity exercise
    • Abs
  • What should every pregnant person understand about miscarriage?
  • How can you deal with nausea and fatigue when you’re trying to stay active?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to women who are nervous to exercise during the first trimester?

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