Exercise does not guarantee an easy birth. And not exercising doesn’t doom you to a tough birth.
General childbirth education is key to a multi-pronged approach to reducing fear and tension and relaxing the pelvic floor.
Do athletic activities during pregnancy impact labor or long-term pelvic health? This post dives into the research that explores these questions.
I’m just trying to trust in my body that it’s done this before and this time we can do it a little better. Ultimately, birth is unpredictable and all the prep in the world can’t guarantee that things go according to plan. But I’ve done everything I can to give myself the best shot possible at the birth experience I want.