Long walks, light body weight exercises, and prenatal training sessions will benefit pregnant women during the pregnancy and after. Of course, you should always check in with your doctor before starting anything, but if you get the go-ahead then great, read on!
Once you’re cleared for postnatal exercise, find an instructor knowledgeable on how to alter workouts to accommodate pregnant women. It’s even better to work in an atmosphere where the workouts are tailored to the pregnant individual, rather than a group.
Exercising for 30 minutes on most, or all, days can benefit your health during pregnancy. Exercising for just 20 minutes, 3 or 4 days a week, is still beneficial, as well. The important thing is to be active and get your blood flowing.
Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
- Help reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling
- May help prevent or treat gestational diabetes
- Increases your energy
- Improves your mood
- Improves your posture
- Promotes muscle tone, strength, and endurance
- Helps you sleep better
- Regular activity also helps keep you fit during pregnancy and may improve your ability to cope with labor. This will make it easier for you to get back in shape after your baby is born.
You can visit this page for more information about the effects of exercise on pregnancy.
Signs to stop immediately
Dizziness, back or abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding or excessive shortness of breath are signs to stop activity right away and check with your doctor.
Looking for a total body workout you can do from your home or local gym?
Martha Schimmel hosts a remote training session for Moms to be every Wednesday at 7 am. The class last for 1 hour.
The class is designed for moms to be who are interested in staying fit through pregnancy. Your friends and partners are welcome to join too! Exercises can be modified to fit everyone’s individual needs and skill level.
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“Exercise During Pregnancy: Safety, Benefits & Guidelines.” American Pregnancy Association, 2 Sept. 2016, americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/exercise-during-pregnancy/.