Birth Fit

Two pregnant women work out with weights and yoga balls for strengthBirth Fit is for pregnant InterMed patients with a medical clearance from their doctor. Please contact your Ob-Gyn if you are interested.

Our physical therapists and athletic trainers lead this evidence-based prenatal exercise class to help you feel your best and prepare for labor and giving birth.We provide specialized, small group instruction in a fun, safe space.

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

Pregnant women in colorful exercise clothes participate in a Birth Fit class

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 woman lifts small hand weights in a Birth Fit class

Birth Fit Class Details

Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.
100 Foden Road, West – South Portland
Physical Therapy gym on Floor 2
Cost: $15 per class

Sign up for a class by calling 207-780-8860.
Each session has a limited number of slots.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can either ask your doctor at your next prenatal appointment or send them a message through MyInterMed, the patient portal. Your doctor will then send a signed medical clearance to the Physical Therapy department.

Every participant must have medical clearance before the start of class.

In any open space in the InterMed Plaza at 100 Foden Road in South Portland.

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 will provide workout mats for each participant, 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 and we provide scaled-down versions of every exercise to meet your needs.

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.

We accept cash, credit or debit.

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