The Oh Baby prenatal and post-natal fitness programs were developed to tailor specifically to the pregnant and new mothers’ body. A woman’s physiology changes through each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period and therefore certain, otherwise safe exercises, should be avoided. Also, certain muscle groups require specific targeting in order to prepare for labour and childbirth. For example, there is a strong emphasis on pelvic floor and diastasis recti (abdominal separation) education and exercise.
Also, a 30-minute discussion period has been incorporated into the program in order to provide information to our clients and encourage them to feel confident they're making the right decision for her and her family. Socialization is so very important during this time of a woman’s life and research has shown that being able to share pregnancy and parenthood experiences with peers helps to reduce the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that often accompany this period of change.