Exercise During Pregnancy

There are lots of wonderful benefits that exercise can provide for both you and your baby if you continue to exercise through your pregnancy. Only 5% of pregnant women exercise through their pregnancy.The amount of exercise that can be carried out during pregnancy will be determined by a number of factors.
Exercise leads to a healthier pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who exercise have an easier labor and delivery. Research has also shown that the babies of mothers who exercise when pregnant have a stringer fetal heart rate.

Exercising really is your key to a healthy, happy pregnancy and there's so many forms of exercise you can choose from. You'll easily find something that you will enjoy and will suit your situation. Give it a go, seriously.

Exercise raises the body temperature that can affect the fetus, so avoid hot, humid and high altitude places to exercise. Water is to be drunk in higher quantity and caffeinated stuff is to be avoided. After the first trimester, reduce the intensity of exercise as the added body weight of growing fetus will make you put extra effort on each step.

If you were a frequent jogger before your pregnancy, slow jogging may also be an option for you. As your balance and coordination become impaired during your third trimester, you'll probably want to abstain from exercises that require a good deal of balance and/or coordination skills.

Kegel or pelvic floor exercises
are also recommended as during pregnancy an enormous strain is placed on the pelvic floor which can lead to incontinence post pregnancy in addition to greatly reduced sexual sensitivity.

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy such as

  • You will not feel sick or dull at the morning time.
  • Nausea may not affect you at all.
  • You will feel energized and fresh.
  • You can easily lose your extra plump with the help of it.
  • Exercises during pregnancy not only benefit the mother but also greatly help the forming baby because it will keep blood flowing to the womb faster, providing plenty of oxygen and important nutrients to your developing child.