Movement during labour

Being active during pregnancy does wonders for you and your baby’s health. It is important to be fit for the pregnancy, the labour and afterwards.

There are different types of exercise that will help you stay fit in your pregnancy and improve your endurance during labour. 

  1. General or planned exercise, like walking and swimming
  2. Every day or incidental exercise, such as walking to the train or  taking the stairs
  3. Pelvic floor exercises 
  4. Abdominal strengthening exercises 

Preparing your body for labour

Managing pain in labour and pregnancy

Preparing for labour—partner massage

Preparing for labour—moving for comfort and using TENS

Managing pain in labour and pregnancy

Breathing, focus, movement and relaxation in labour

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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