Squatting During Pregnancy
Updated: Apr 26, 2019
Squatting is one of the most functional exercises we do. You do it every day. Getting up of chairs, squatting down to pick something up or pat the dog. Squatting during pregnancy is equally as important*. Not only will they help you with everyday activities as your bump grows, they also help with maintaining range of motion in your hips, pelvis, glutes and your Pelvic Floor.
It’s also a great position to help get baby ready for birthing. There are several variations of squats that you can choose depending on your circumstances, barbell back squats, goblet squats, sumo squats, wall squats, box squats. Things to remember; as your pregnancy progresses you might need to change your feet position to accommodate your bump, you will need to take into consideration hormones (relaxin) that loosen joints and ligaments as well as your changes in centre of gravity.
*Provided your pregnancy doesn't have any contraindications and you have your doctors approval to keep up your exercise routine. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.