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Pre Natal Exercise
Pre natal exercise
There is no doubt that exercise is hugely beneficial during pregnancy. However, to be safe though there are a few recommended guidelines and obvious exercises to avoid.
Benefits of pre natal exercise:
There are many benefits of exercising through your pregnancy. We have listed a few of the major ones below. You can exercise throughout your nine months provided your pregnancy is a normal, without complications.
How do I exercise safely during pregnancy?
Before beginning any exercise programme during pregnancy it is recommended that you consult your doctor to check they are happy with the exercises and the intensity. Below are a few safety guidelines:
Stay cool - it is important to avoid overheating whilst pregnant, so be sure to exercise in a well ventilated room, dress in layers so you can shed them as you become warmed up and avoid exercising outside if it too warm.
Drink water - it is a necessity for anybody exercising to ensure they drink water before, during and after exercise, drinking small amounts regularly will prevent you from getting to the point where you body has to tell you it needs water.
Dont overdo it - you should avoid pushing yourself too far, you dont want to exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness, ideally you should be able to hold a conversaiotn with someone whilst performing the exercise.
What are the warning signs to when I should stop exercising?
Stop exercising immediately and contact a medical professional if you experience any of the following during or after exercise: (ACOG Guidelines)
Pre natal exercise considerations
Planning - the exercise programme you follow should depend on two factors:
i) your current health - it is advisable to check with a medical professional prior to starting
ii) your activity and fitness levels prior to the pregnancy - if you were a regular exerciser then there wont be so much of a shock to the system. If you were a couch potato then you should begin slowly.
The key to exercise during pregnancy is maintenance and NOT ...