• Nathan Riley, MD

Obgyno Wino Podcast Episode 41 - Exercise Before, During, and After Pregnancy

"It is important that you get clear for yourself that your only access to impacting life is action. The world does not care what you intend, how committed you are, how you feel or what you think, and certainly it has no interest in what you want and don't want. Take a look at life as it is lived and see for yourself that the world only moves for you when you act." - Werner Erhard

2018 Malbec from Alamos Wines

Five Pearls

  1. Exercise with intensity in addition to strength training is non-negotiable

  2. Exercise needs to be enjoyable in order to be sustainable

  3. Pelvic floor health needs to be taken into consideration with exercise, and this goes beyond muscle strength and contraction

  4. Risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction exist (e.g. pelvic floor trauma, POP, family hx, parity, etc), but they shouldn't preclude exercise

  5. Abdominal strengthening exercises are not dangerous, though the focus in pregnancy is different


  • ACOG Committe Opinion #650: Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

  • Otherwise, just listen and enjoy this one :-)

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