3. Modify your exercises through the different trimesters. For example, I stopped running at 32 weeks and found a new love for walking long distances.
4. Resistance training is great for strength. I recommend a mixture of sumo squats (holding 1 dumbbell or kettlebell); static lunges with bicep curl (using dumbbells); kneeling tricep extensions (1 dumbell) and bench push-ups.
5. Know your body! From trimester one to birth, I listened to my body and accepted the days I needed to slow down or stop, even though I used to be go go go all the time!
6. Monitor your target weight. Knowing my healthy weight range guided me week to week with my pregnancy. That way, if I was ever underweight or gained weight abnormally fast, I could consult my doctor about it.
7. Make sure you get fitted with a new sports bra. It’s essential to wear a support bra that fits your new breast size. Also check that you’re wearing good quality, comfortable shoes that are the correct size; this can be a game changer for your whole body.