So we all know we should be doing our exercises to help our bodies prepare for labor....squatting, tailor sitting, etc. Who actually does this? For those who have, did you notice it helped in your labor?
I was sooooooo out of shape for DS's birth and the worst part of my recovery was my sore muscles! So I am determined to not be that way again. I started yesterday back at the gym my husband goes to. www.crossfitmom.com awesome website with great workouts!!! The basis for the workouts is the squat.
So, I went. holy crap am I sore today! I didn't even use any weight whatsoever. Just a lot of squats and going through the movements of the exercises with a PVC pipe (to simulate a bar that the others use). Just going through the motions for not even 30 minutes was enough to let me know that my body is NOT ready for labor!
I didn't even try squatting last time for DS's birth in any way (during labor or pushing). So I am determined to get my legs and core in better condition to prepare. I hate that I'm starting so late, but with the horrible sickness I had for so long at the beginning, there was no way I could even get off the couch!
So, seriously, did any of you prepare for births with exercise and do you feel it made any difference? I figure it can't hurt right? There are a lot of movements in crossfit I can't and won't do (jump rope, box jumps, etc.) but the coaches/trainers can substitute any of those movements for me.