Is MUTU System Safe during pregnancy?
Yes. MUTU is recommended by OB-GYN’s, Doctors, Midwives and Physical Therapists as safe throughout your motherhood journey. It is safe to exercise during pregnancy, and there are proven and meaningful benefits.
The most important core exercises you can do in pregnancy are the foundational core and pelvic floor exercises found in MUTU Core. These highly effective breathing strategies guide you to tune in and intentionally connect with your deep core and pelvic floor.
These specific core exercises during pregnancy will help establish familiarity and connection with what it feels like to engage your core and your pelvic floor correctly. This will serve you during labour, and will help post-birth (whether you have a c-section or vaginal delivery) when abdominal muscles and/or pelvic floor muscles may be tender, numb, traumatised or lacking in sensitivity.
Traditional ab exercises such as planks or crunches will be less useful at this time. If you didn’t do them before, pregnancy is not the best time to start as breathing and engagement strategies will not be optimal.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) encourage all pregnant women (with clearance from their Doctor and no contraindications) to exercise moderately for around 20 minutes every day. This level of exercise offers very meaningful health benefits and reduces the risk of pregnancy complications. This includes women who didn’t exercise before they were pregnant.
Miscarriage sadly occurs in 12-15% of pregnancies, and most miscarriages occur in the first trimester. However, research shows that exercise in the first trimester does not increase the risk of miscarriage.
You can read the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) guidelines and contraindications for exercise during pregnancy here.