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Exercise & Pregnancy: 8 Things To Be Aware Of

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Exercising during pregnancy is or is not the right thing to do? This is a common question most of the new mums-to-be ask their doctors.

According to health experts, the right types of exercise are important during pregnancy because a strong, healthy body is better equipped to handle those nine delicate months; and those that follow the wrong types of exercise, can hurt both the Mommy and Baby.

So, if you are an exercise freak, doing the right exercise will actually not cause any danger to your pregnancy.

However, while doing the exercises that cause no harm, one should not push their level to extremes, as this too can cause unwanted dangers to the foetus, which might end up in a miscarriage or sudden pain and bleeding.

If you want to keep your body fit during pregnancy, follow these certain rules that are listed in this article.

At the same time, the pregnant mother should watch what she eats, as pregnancy weight is very difficult to get rid of at the end of the nine months:


The First Trimester

You can run, swim, cycle and use the treadmill when you are in the first trimester of your pregnancy. These forms of exercises are extremely good for the mother to be and they cause no harm too.


Listen To Your Body

When you are pregnant, there are a lot of changes that take place in your system. If you are not exercising and only binging on craving foods, there is no way you are going to stay healthy during the nine months.


Never Take An Adventure

Experts advice pregnant mums not to take the initiative to try out a new form of an exercise, as this could be harmful to your health as well as the growing foetus in you. It is absolutely necessary to stick to your daily routine of exercises.


Time To Focus

One of the main reasons why you should stick to what you know is because a pregnant body is distinctly different from a non-pregnant one. Therefore, trying out certain dangerous forms of exercise will only hamper your sense of balance.


Be Careful Of Your Joints

During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is released from the body. This hormone keeps the joints looser to accommodate all of the shifting and growing that your body is doing. So, be careful of the joints.


Forget Healing

Did you know pregnant mums don't have the ability to heal fast when they are hurt. This is because gestating bodies won't heal as quickly since their first priority is making a baby.


Those Pregnancy Signs.....

During the early tenure of your pregnancy, one may experience nausea and extreme fatigue, and in later pregnancy, you could deal with pain in your back, joint swelling and even the carpal tunnel syndrome. Therefore, exercising during pregnancy can be harmful if you are not careful enough of your body.


Keep Up That H2O Levels

When pregnant, drinking plenty of water helps as it can combat swelling and inflammation if you hurt yourself while exercising.

Read more about: prenatal, pregnancy, exercise
Story first published: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 14:30 [IST]
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