Exercising is very good for everyone’s healthy. However, women who are pregnant should exercise caution while exercising. They should indulge in light form of exercises like Lamaze or Keegel exercises. They cannot do something more severe because they may harm the baby.
Even though a pregnant woman has to keep fit, there is no point in indulging in weight loss exercises. She is going to gain weight against all odds. Also, before starting to exercise you should consult your doctor first in the second or first or third trimester. When you are pregnant, you cannot do several exercises like weight lifting, fast tread mill and cross trainers. Some doctor’s advice swimming and aerobics, but even that is limited to the first trimester only.
Walking is the safest form of exercise during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. It has no harms and it will only do well for your body because it will ease up the muscles in the lower abdomen area. Your chances of a normal vaginal delivery will increase. One should not strictly indulge in any form of exercise which is tiring like running, mountain climbing and such extremities. Also, extreme sports are bad during pregnancy.
This phase is only going to last for nine months and it is better that you be careful and follow the doctor’s instructions during this period. There are several exercises like Keegel that are especially good for pregnant women. These exercises also make your delivery of the baby effortless and painless. Most hospitals run classes to teach women these exercises.
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