We get it, finding the motivation to work out during or after your pregnancy can be super difficult. After all, you are growing a tiny human, give yourself a little bit of grace. However, if you feel up for the task and want to stay as fit as possible throughout your journey then keep reading because this article is for you.
Incorporating workouts throughout and after your pregnancy has many benefits far beyond aesthetic reasons. Some moms enjoy the relief stretching has to help alleviate pelvic pain, and others get moving simply to help prep themselves for the marathon of labor.
Whatever the reason may be, we rounded up the five best pre and post-natal YouTube channels to keep you active, feeling great, and looking good on your journey to motherhood.
Fit With Sally
Fit With Sally’s YouTube channel consists of various workouts for pre and postnatal mamas. Her high-energy and motivational personality will have you encouraged to do as much as you can to finish the workout. Expect amazing stretches, toning pilates moves, and specially curated c-section workouts.
Pregnancy & Postpartum TV
If you type in “pregnancy workout” on YouTube we’re almost positive one of these Pregnancy and Postpartum TV’s videos will pop up. With over 664k subscribers, this mom of three and core exercise specialist strives to supply the best workouts for moms with every type of workout preference. Think cardio, barre, Tabata, and loads of workout challenges.
PregActive Pregnancy and Postpartum
A common discomfort towards the last trimesters in pregnancy is pelvic girdle pain, because of the major pressure on that area. PregActive’s tailored workouts target this delicate area to help ensure the preparation and comfort of your upcoming labor. This channel also has a variety of tips on how to heal or prevent diastasis recti and tailors workouts to each specific trimester.
Lauren Fitter, certified prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist and mama of two has brought gym-quality workouts to your home. Her community of strong women meet their fitness goals through postpartum butt lifts, c-section HIIT workouts, labor and delivery stretches and so many more. She also has a series of videos that are tailored to help lose that mommy pooch in due time.
During pregnancy, all mamas experience a separation of abs to make room for the growing baby. Making sure to take care of your abdomen area during and after pregnancy is key to ensure that it will repair itself after birth. This YouTube channel offers a wide variety of workouts to get rid of diastasis recti with expert healer Ashley, aka GlowBodyPT.
Pregnancy is a journey in itself, so whether you choose to work out daily, weekly, or monthly make sure to give yourself grace and acknowledge the hard work your body is already doing – creating life.
*Make sure to check with your doctor before performing any routines during pregnancy and postpartum to ensure it’s safe for your body.