Mum says fitness is key to 'pain free' child-birth
SHARNY Kieser trained for her fifth pregnancy expecting a marathon, but what she experienced was a walk in the park.
The Pelican Waters fitness expert gave birth to son Hugo on July 12 in a "pain-free" three hours thanks, she believes, to her peak fitness.
"This was my first completely pain-free birth, where it wasn't at all in any time across the birthing experience painful," she said.
"For my other births I hadn't been at my fittest.
"This time I was and I think that was the difference."
The 34-year-old, who opted for a home birth, described the experience as "intense" but said it did not have any of the pain of a usual childbirth.
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"It's definitely not a painful feeling because I've felt painful births.
"It was more of just an intensity," Mrs Kieser said.
The Sunshine Coast Daily spoke to Mrs Kieser during her pregnancy about the diet and exercise regime that allowed her to gain just 10kg throughout the nine months.
Mrs Kieser cut out sugar during her pregnancy and ate only the most nutritious foods, and stayed fit and strong with daily exercise.
One week after Hugo's birth she only needed to drop 4kg to reach her ideal weight and she believes it will be no time before that happens.
"I'm not even worried about that because I'm already losing weight," she said.