BUMP 2 BABY: A Guide to Pre and Post Natal Training 🤰🏼🤱🏼💪🏻 Part 3: The Third Trimester 👩🏼 In this final trimester of your pregnancy, your gonna be in close contact to your primary care provider (nurse, physician). You’ll be feeling more discomfort at this point and in turn will need to dial back your training accordingly.
You’ll be experiencing things like lower back pain in turn from the increase in your midsections size and exhaustion or sleeplessness. Your gonna need to tone down your workouts to be able to train without too much discomfort.
When it comes to training during your final trimester, you wanna focus mainly on: - Maintaining a comfortable level of activity
- Minimising pressure on the pelvic floor - Reducing discomfort related to body changes
Be sure to keep an eye on your perceived effort as everything is gonna start feeling “high intensity” at this stage of your pregnancy.
Now for nutrition in this final trimester. At this point in your pregnancy, your calories will have increased to accommodate for your child as they grow in the womb. Sometimes at this point, eating full sized meals becomes a chore so it is important to get in nutrients throughout the day, snacking occasionally is a good way to go about it. A few things to help in this final trimester could include:
- limiting fats to earlier in the day - Eating smaller meals - Limiting caffiene, spicy foods and citrus - When sleeping, keeping your head higher than your feet and laying on your left side
Now in this final trimester, you are going to feel your most vulnerable about the way you look. Remembering that you’re bringing a bundle of joy into the world can help you see the benefit of all this in the end. A lot of women go through body image issues during pregnancy and making sure you have the best support group around you possible will keep you in high spirits for when the little one is ready to make their debut. 👶🏼 Stay tuned as we will now be discussing training, nutrition and mindset following the birth of your child 💙