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Mom Claims Being 'PregFIT' Actually Helps Make Birth Feel LESS...
A soon-to-be mom of six in Australia claims that being "pregFIT" this time around has helped her pregnancy feel like a piece of cake. Keep reading to learn more!
A mom in Australia is urging pregnant women to get "PregFit" instead of "PregFat," if they want to have a relaxed pregnancy and easy labor.
Fitness mom Sharny Kieser is pregnant with her sixth child, and she’s already confident that her labor is bound to be a piece of cake.
It was during her fifth pregnancy that Kieser decided she was going to stay active and gain less weight than before.
Though she had gained up to 65 pounds during her previous pregnancies, Kieser only gained 20 pounds with her fifth child.
Not only did she think her fifth pregnancy was a total breeze, she claims she was only in labor for 15 minutes!
"All I did to go from being pregFAT to pregFIT was to see pregnancy for what it really was. An experience to cherish. Sitting at a coffee shop eating cakes is not something that empowered me. Sure, it tastes good and nobody is going to judge you because you're pregnant. But the excess fat you put on has to come back off some time," Kieser said.
According to many health experts out there, Kieser might actually be onto something with her “pregFIT” mentality.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lists a slew of incredible benefits of exercising throughout pregnancy, including reduced swelling, improved mood, and possible avoidance of gestational diabetes.
For Kieser, the reluctance to gain too much weight was never about “body image or body fat.”
"For me it was just about eating to fuel me and my pregnancy best. I wanted to have energy. Eating highly processed crap all day just made me tired and lethargic," she said.
In her new book, “PregFit,” Kieser claims that exercising and eating healthy during her last two pregnancies has improved just about every discomfort she ever had in her first four pregnancies.
Aside from having way more energy, the soon-to-be mother of six believes her fitness has helped keep her morning sickness at bay and she thinks it made birth a lot less painful with her fifth child.
It is important to note, however, that while Kieser only gained 20 pounds during her last pregnancy, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends gaining about 25 to 35 pounds.
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