Easy Exercises to Prepare for Labor and Delivery

Trust me, I know how scared and nervous you are about labor and delivery.  That was pretty much my main concern during both my pregnancies (yep, you still freak the second time around).  So I wanted to give you a few easy exercises to prepare for labor and delivery.  Because I know that exercise can help you so much.




I know you really want all the benefits from exercise during pregnancy but I also know you can’t gather up the energy and motivation and time to do so.

So I made this 14-Day Pregnancy Workout Challenge so that you could see for yourself that you can do this and not only complete it but feel so much better that you want to continue to exercise.


My OB went as far as telling me that your labor can be 50% faster if you exercise during pregnancy.

I was sold LOL


I ended up having a 4 hour labor with 15 minutes of pushing the first time around.

And 2 hours and about 2 pushes the second time around.


You can read My Pregnancy Story here.


My doctor said that in 25 years of delivering babies, he had never seen such a fast first timer.

He said that it was probably because I exercised during my entire pregnancy. (literally until the day before I went into labor).


Reasons Why Exercise Will Help You Have An Easier & Faster Labor

  1.  Your body is strong and you will be able to push easier. 
  2.  You will have endurance which will also help you.
  3.  You will gain less weight which helps you be more comfortable.
  4.  You tend to dilate faster if you have been active during pregnancy.
  5.  If you work your core, the strength helps you reduce pushing time.


The good news is that all you need is 20-60 minutes 3 times a week to see a huge benefit from exercise during pregnancy.


Postpartum Transformation

That is all I did.

I did my Fit Mom To Be Workout Program both times and was able to only gain 20 lbs during each of them.


  • I never felt super uncomfortable.
  • I had a decent amount of energy (compared to most pregnant women).
  • And I felt confident.


It really is amazing what a little exercise can do.

No wonder its to most prevalent prescription for most diseases.


Aside from the labor and delivery, I find from working with THOUSANDS OF PREGNANT WOMEN for the last decade that do my Fit Mom To Be Workout Program, that the next big easy-exercises-to-prepare-for-labor-and-delivery-6fear during pregnancy is WEIGHT GAIN.


I totally feel you on that too.

I have heard and seen so many horror stories of women gaining 60, 70, 80 lbs during pregnancy and then never being able to lose the excess weight and ending up with STRETCH MARKS, a ton of CELLULITE, a pregnant looking POOCH and just taking really long to get their body back.


I don’t know about you, but I did not want to be “that mom” that said “pregnancy ruined my body”.

So I did everything I could to have a healthy and fit pregnancy.


The good thing is that it doesn’t take much, it just takes consistency and the right kind of workouts.


I hope you are feeling encouraged and motivated to exercise during your pregnancy.


Here are the few easy exercises to prepare for labor and delivery.

I hope you try them.


And if you are don’t know where to begin or what to do or need a plan and some motivation, check out my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program, it has helped THOUSANDS of pregnant women.


5 Easy Exercises To Prepare For Labor And Delivery

Resistance Based Exercises

  • Squats, Lunges, Planks, Deadlifts, Cat Pose, Rows, etc.
  • These exercises strengthen your body and help you to dilate faster as well as push faster and easier.
  • It also helps you not gain so much weight which the excess weight makes labor harder.
  • Here is a Total Body Resistance Based Workout To Try.
  • This is one of the best exercises……




  • Pelvic floor muscles are huge for labor.  If you strengthen them during pregnancy, they will not only help you tons during pregnancy, but they will also help you to not pee all over yourself when you jog, jump, laugh or cough after delivery LOL.




  • Fast paced walking, jogging, stair climber……..
  • This will give you endurance which will help you tons during the labor marathon.
  • It also helps you not gain so much weight which the excess weight makes labor harder.
  • Here is a Pregnancy Cardio Workout you can try.


Pelvic Tilts

  • These help keep your pelvis loose and your back mobile and flexible.




  • A good exercise to do to loosen and open up the hips.
  • Great to do at the end of a resistance or cardio based workout with some stretching.



I hope you will try these.

If you dedicate 3-4 days of 20-40 minutes each for a workout, you will:

  1. Gain less weight.
  2. Sleep better.
  3. Have more energy.
  4. Have an easier delivery.
  5. Lose your baby weight faster.
  6. Feel more confident and comfortable.
  7. Have less aches and pains.


I hope to see you inside the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program.


Check this out………..












If you start my pregnancy workout program, I will see you inside the program.  

I have lots of tips for you and I can’t wait for you to see all the videos of the exercises.


Send me YOUR BUMP PICTURES, would be great to compare with after you have your baby….

So you can see how fabulous you will look.  


I would also love to feature you and your beautiful bump.

Send them to michelle@michellemariefit.com


Click here to start the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program so you can have a really good, safe and effective pregnancy workout plan that you can do for the rest of your pregnancy.

It’s not too late to SLOW DOWN & LESSEN your Pregnancy Weight Gain.

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If you exercise, you will see a huge change.  

Less weight gain, not as fast and you will feel tighter, more fit, more energetic and less fatigue.

If you don’t want to spend 6-24 months postpartum losing your “BABY WEIGHT”, invest a little time, energy and possibly resources into your health and fitness this pregnancy.  It will be so worth it when you are back at your pre-pregnancy weight in less than 3 months and feeling like yourself again.

If you need guidance, support and a safe exercise plan, you will love my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program (tested by TENS OF THOUSANDS of pregnant women). 


And you can do it for your entire pregnancy (its not just a 12 week program).Photo Mar 11, 9 26 02 PM

Here is what you can expect:

  • Less Weight Gain
  • Less Stretch Marks and Cellulite
  • Faster Labor & Delivery
  • Faster Postpartum Weight Loss
  • More Energy
  • Less Aches & Pains
  • Less Chances of Gestational Diabetes
  • Better Sleep


What You Get:

  • Monthly workouts that change every 4 weeks (which delivers the best results).
  • No gym is required (2 versions available: home and gym).
  • Exercise Videos & Pictures of every single exercise.
  • Can view, access and download on any smart phone, tablet or computer.
  • Private Facebook Group for support, community and questions answered by Michelle Marie.
  • Monthly pregnancy nutrition tips to help you throughout your pregnancy.


To start your pregnancy workouts, click here:  Fit Mom-To-Be












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