Let’s be honest…how many times have you asked Google (or should I say Doctor Google) for a diagnosis for your back pain, your pregnancy symptoms (when you were trying to conceive), or your child’s rash ? If we were to believe everything our search comes back with, I think we would all be rocking in the corner with a myriad of ailments.
When it comes to exercise and wellness during pregnancy and postpartum, Dr Google can cause stress and overwhelm but on the flip side it is also a fabulous tool if you know where to look (plus when to walk away)!
I lost count of the number of hours I spent during my first pregnancy staring at a computer screen researching, what my heart rate should be, labour symptoms and how to write a birth plan.
It’s exciting to start with, then it’s frustrating, overwhelming, exhausting, and occasionally with a bit of persistence you find what you’re looking for.
It’s taken me years to work out how to get the best out of the internet when planning holidays, children’s activities and biz tips. Plus how to avoid the scams, fads and false information. I have learned only to follow experienced, evidenced based and expert advice.
If you’re planning to exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, and get prepared for birth here are some useful links :
1. EXERCISE MODS FOR PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM – A downloadable cheat-sheet for SAFE alternative exercises and moves you can do when you hit a gym class or workout during your pregnancy and post birth recovery.
2. A FABULOUS GUIDE TO PREGNANCY EXERCISE – if you are new to exercise or confused about what you should be doing try my #freebie foundation guide to Pregnancy Exercise plus you get a bonus 20% off BornFit pregnancy active wear…#winning !
3. MEGA BIRTH PREP – 3 birth experts, 2 videos and another freebie download to help you get packed and ready for hospital. It’s time to get empowered about your birth options and start a discussion with your birth buddy / partner – now.
I hope this saves you a heap of time and frustration.
Stay Fabulous !
P.S If you are still having a lil’ Dr Google anxiety don’t hesitate to connect with me. Reach out in my Facebook Community called the BFABSQUAD …sometimes a re-assuring voice or connecting with like-minded mamas is all you need to get a bit of clarity !
Dahlas Fletcher is one of Australia’s most respected and successful certified and experienced Pregnancy and Female Fitness Trainers. Her goal is to help you be the happiest, most fabulous version of yourself, inside and out.