As expecting parents, we understand that you and your partner must be receiving a lot of advice, suggestions and “home remedies'' for a healthy pregnancy journey! While it’s only natural for your friends and family to assist you with such information, many times, they may be incorrect. And that’s why you must seek an expert’s advice, especially when it comes to starting a new workout or fitness regime during this delicate phase.
With this blog, we hope to shed some light on the advantages of exercising during pregnancy and how it can benefit both the mother as well as the baby.
In addition to above, exercising also has a positive impact on the growing baby in the following ways2-
Having said that, while you are pregnant, it’s better to avoid1-
you must also ensure to keep yourself well-hydrated, eat a nutrient-rich diet and get plenty of rest while exercising during pregnancy.
Let us now quickly go through some exercises that can be safely practiced during your pregnancy. They include4:
Exercise is a significant part of pregnancy and provides numerous health benefits to both the expecting mother as well as the child she’s carrying. However, it’s better to consult a doctor before starting any new course of physical activity. And in case you experience symptoms like dizziness, headache, vaginal bleeding, chest pain or shortness of breath while exercising, you should stop it immediately and contact your doctor as soon as possible1.
Other warning signs which denote that you must consult your doctor immediately include:1
Regular exercising during pregnancy helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while benefiting the overall development of the baby. If you’re someone who has not worked out then consulting a pregnancy-specialized workout trainer could also benefit.
So, what are you waiting for? Put on your training shoes, and get set to bring out your ‘healthiest’ pregnant version!