Exercises For Normal Delivery

These days cesarean delivery is much more prevalent than normal delivery, for the sake of avoiding the pain and trouble at the moment, but cesarean delivery always has after effects which are worse.

Doctors have always preferred the normal way, firstly because it is natural way of birth, secondly, has no health effects and thirdly as it needs no after birth medication which is harmful for the mothers health. Most of the time the reason for Cesarean delivery is improper health. To avoid cesarean delivery, a woman needs both muscle and cardiovascular strength. Both of which is possible only through exercise.

Exercise For Normal Delivery –

1. Walking – Walking all throughout the period of pregnancy is the best exercise for normal delivery. It not only makes the muscles flexible, prevents other illnesses like blood pressure, constipation and restlessness. Some of these illnesses also hinder the delivery.

2. Kegels – Kegels is the best exercise for normal delivery. This exercise is to contract the muscles of the vaginal area and ten letting it loose after few seconds. Do 10 kegels. This will strengthen the muscles around your vagina, uterus, bladder and rectum. Kegels can make labor smooth and also help in recovering soon.

3. Cardiovascular Exercise – With low cardiovascular health, the mother may not be able to handle the delivery pressure thus, opting for cesarean birth. Cardiovascular exercises for normal delivery include swimming, aqua exercises etc.

These three exercises should be done under moderate speed and with complete care. Over exertion might hamper the baby. Under doctors advice perform these three exercises for normal delivery for better health of both mother and child.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 14:11 [IST]
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