Birth Fit

A pregnant woman works with weights at a Birth Fit class.Birth Fit is a one-on-one class for pregnant InterMed patients with a referral from their doctor. Please contact your Ob-Gyn if you are interested.

Our physical therapists and athletic trainers lead you through evidence-based prenatal exercises to help you feel your best and prepare for labor and giving birth.


Classes include strength training, stretching and aerobic, pelvic floor and balance exercises.

A training coach works with a pregnant woman using a fitness ball.

Birth Fit Benefits include:

  • Improved energy
  • Improved strength
  • Decreased rates of C-section
  • Easier transition to post-partum
  • Decreased urinary incontinence
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure

A pregnant patient lifts small hand weights in a Birth Fit class

Birth Fit details

Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.
100 Foden Road, West – South Portland
Physical Therapy gym on Floor 2
Costs billed to insurance.

Sign up by calling 207-780-8860

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

You can either ask your doctor for a referral at your next prenatal appointment or send them a message through MyInterMed, the patient portal.

Parking is free and plentiful for our offices at 100 Foden Road in South Portland.

The complex is called The Park at 100 Foden.

Comfortable clothes that allow you to move without restriction and tennis shoes.

We encourage you to bring your own water bottle. We do have water cups and a fountain. We can provide a workout mat, but you are welcome to bring your own.

This class is intended for all levels of fitness and is crafted to be safe for all pregnant patients. The level of intensity is based on your own rating of how hard you are working. The target intensity is “moderately hard.” This will look different for each participant.

Let the instructor know ahead of time and we will gladly give you modified movements that do not increase your symptoms.

This is not a physical therapy session so no physical therapy treatment will be performed in the class.

Costs would be billed to your insurance.

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