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Fitness guru Kayla Itsines has revealed her top pregnancy workout moves for women who want to stay active before giving birth.
The Australian-born personal trainer and creator of Beach Body Guides announced she was pregnant in December with her first child with fiance Tobi Pearce.
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Since the announcement, Kayla has worked to inform the public through her fitness apps and social media channels about how women can remain active while pregnant and keep their healthy lifestyles.
'Remember, if you choose to, and are able to, exercise during pregnancy, it should be to maintain a healthy lifestyle, not to continue achieving new fitness goals,' Kayla, 27, told Cosmopolitan.
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Women working out while pregnant has previously been a taboo subject for fear the active moves could be unsafe for the growing fetus. But there are many options for women who want to stay active during their pregnancy without causing any harm.
'Typically, the first rule of thumb is if you were physically active before you were pregnant, it is likely safe to remain active during pregnancy,' the American Pregnancy Association advised on its website.
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Staying active while pregnant by doing exercises with minimal impact can actually help with blood flow in the body and keep the stress levels down.
It is advised for women to consult with a doctor about any exercises they are unsure about, but most experts recommend for women to stay active up into the third trimester.
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When speaking with both Cosmopolitan and Women's Health, Kayla suggested eight exercises women can do well into their third trimester of pregnancy.
The first move she recommended was the squat to target the glutes and the quads. She suggested doing 10 to 12 reps of the squats and then taking a break before doing another set.
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Glute kickbacks were the second move Kayla...
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