Exercising during pregnancy can maintain flexibility and suppleness and give a feeling of greater wellbeing. It can also reduce the risk of excess weight gain, back issues, prepare muscles for childbirth, and can, potentially give the baby a healthier start in life.
Those who do not already follow an exercise regimen already should ease into exercise and not start a new sport or activity that is unfamiliar to them without professional guidance.
Exercise is important, but it should be low-impact, and it is important to know when to stop.
Swimming, purposeful and brisk walking, yoga, and stationary cycling are good ways to get fit during pregnancy.
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What are the Benefits of exercise
Appropriate exercise during pregnancy can provide a great many benefits both mother and child.
The purpose of exercise should be focused and well considered aiming to :
Research shows that when pregnant women exercise,the baseline fetal heart rate is lower. Newborns may also have a healthier birth weight, a lower fat mass, improved stress tolerance, and advanced neurobehavioural maturation.
Some Precautions before exercise tips.
Exercise is rarely harmful, but anyone with a medical condition, such as asthma, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, or a pregnancy-related condition should speak to their chosen health care provider first. Cautions when exercising include:-
Healthy Exercising during pregnancy.
Some General advice and tips
Petrina Duncan, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and mother. Writes about events, news issues and health issues.