Third Trimester Exercise Routine

Third Trimester Exercise Routine | Prenatal Exercise | Healthy Mom | Labor and Delivery | featured by popular Atlanta fitness blogger Happily Hughes

You’ve made those New Year Resolutions, now it’s time to stick to them!  If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant in the next year, I recommend pinning this third trimester exercise routine graphic, as well as several other posts I’ve devoted to this subject: Prenatal Ab ExercisesSecond Trimester Exercises, and 1st Trimester Exercises.  These are simple and easy to use guides to help you stay on track with your routines during pregnancy.  Obviously, always run your workouts by your doctor beforehand.

Why am I such an advocate for working out during pregnancy?  Oh I have SO many reasons!  Here’s ten just to get you going;

Why You Should Have a Third Trimester Exercise Routine:

  1. It keeps you and baby healthy!  Studies have shown that mothers who workout have an easier pregnancy, delivery, and overall healthier babies. 
  2. The endorphins from exercise fight off some of those crazy pregnancy hormones. 
  3. Lowers your risk of gestational diabetes. 
  4. Lowers your blood pressure. 
  5. Lowers your stress levels. 
  6. Decreases body aches. 
  7. Increases good posture. 
  8. Increases stamina for labor and delivery. 
  9. Postpartum recovery will be easier and faster. 
  10. You’ll sleep better!  Any other mamas suffering that midnight insomnia?  Add a long walk in during the day and you’ll find better sleep at night. 

That being said- here are 4 exercises to add to your third trimester exercise routine (if you already led an active lifestyle).  You’ll notice this third trimester exercise routine focuses mainly on legs and core and there’s a reason- a strong core and base will help you tremendously in labor and delivery!

Third Trimester Exercise Routine | Prenatal Exercise | Healthy Mom | Labor and Delivery | featured by popular Atlanta fitness blogger Happily Hughes

28 thoughts on “Third Trimester Exercise Routine

  1. Jenn

    This is great information. My little one is going to be eight and the factory is very much closed, but I know plenty of expecting moms will be thrilled to have some new moves for the end of their pregnancies.

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  2. Sara Strand

    You look amazing! Baby #4 is due in August and my youngest is currently 8 months. I am no way close to being in the physical shape it takes to be pregnant. Add to that and I’m sicker than sick with this one so I just feel miserable.

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  3. Coco

    I did a LOT of walking my third trimester – including laps around the L&D floor of the hospital. I really think staying active makes a huge difference – these are great ideas for women cleared for activity.

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  4. MCM Mama Runs

    I don’t have a lot of regrets, but if I could go back, the one thing I’d change about my second pregnancy would be to get more exercise. These look like great exercises to be doing even if you aren’t pregnant. BTW, you look fabulous!

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  5. Janice @ Fitness Cheerleader

    Great workout and you look so good! I did the elliptical and ran through my pregnancies along with some strength training – back then it wasn’t advisable for women to workout during pregnancy so I got a lot of dirty looks at the gym. I had amazingly easy deliveries though so it was so worth it 🙂

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  6. Liz Jo

    you are gorgeous!!! it’s so important to be active in pregnancy, and I was to a point, but I didn’t exercise as much as I should have. These are great exercises to do while pregnant, and even when you’re not.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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