Over the weekend Coleen Garcia-Crawford shared on Instagram how she’s preparing for the birth of her first baby.
According to Coleen, rest and research in all departments—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—are key in the last trimester of her pregnancy.
“I’ve been pretty chill throughout this whole pregnancy, and I’ve really been loving and treasuring this time,” Coleen said.
Coleen also shared how her fitness routine of walking and prenatal pilates have helped to prevent swelling and excessive aches and pains.
Prenatal pilates is different from “regular” pilates. “There’s more of a focus on the transverse abdominis, which is that deep layer of muscles that ‘corset’ the waist,” according to PilatesAnytime.com, “The core connection becomes about building and reinforcing the support system, instead of increasing the strength of the abdominal contraction.”
According to the pilates instruction site, “The deep breathing, as well as the mind-body connection, emphasized in Pilates sessions and classes helps to prepare mothers for labor and childbirth. These factors also help increase resolve, to better cope with the emotional ups and downs many women experience during pregnancy.”
Coleen does every-other-day sessions with a BGC-based exercise studio.
“I still feel very much like myself, but better, and I’m just soooooo excited for everything that comes after this!,” Coleen said, “I can’t believe how fast time is flying!”
Celebrity couple Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford announced the baby news in May. They married in April 20, 2018 in Balesin Island.