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Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Every woman is happy when she becomes a mother, and she feels great wanting to give birth to a healthy kid so that doctors, family members, and well-wishers can provide her with sound advice for a successful safe delivery.

  • Maintain a regular aerobic activity schedule, such as walking or swimming, for at least 30 minutes every day 
  • Regular exercise can help you avoid pregnancy complications and manage pregnancy discomforts, such as back pain.

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health during pregnancy.In fact, it’s recommended that all pregnant women can do exercise every day. However, you should always check with your doctor before starting any new exercises while pregnant. There are many safe and effective exercises to choose from, so find something you enjoy and get moving.

Talk to a professional gynaecologist like Dr. Sarah Hussain, about exercising during pregnancy. Exercising is often safe and beneficial for pregnant women and their babies. If you and your baby are in good health, exercising will not raise the likelihood of a miscarriage. Reduce your risk of having a cesarean birth (also called a c-section). 

How much time is required to do Exercise during Pregnancy?

  • Pregnant women who are healthy need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. 
  • Aerobic exercises make you breathe quicker and deeper, as well as increase your heart rate. Moderate intensity is defined as a workout that allows you to sweat and raise your heart rate. 
  • A brisk walk is an example of a moderate-intensity aerobic.
  • If you can exercise for 30 minutes on most or all days, that’s ideal. If this seems like a lot, break up the 30 minutes into three 10-minute sessions three times per day.

Physical activity during Pregnancy:

  • During pregnancy, exercise can assist you to acquire the correct amount of weight.
  • Relieve various pregnancy symptoms, such as constipation, back pain, and leg swelling.
  • They may help you relax and sleep better. Stress is an emotion experienced as a result of circumstances in your life.
  • Maintain a healthy mind and body. Physical activity might assist you to feel better and have more energy. It also helps to strengthen your heart, lungs, and blood vessels while keeping you fit.
  • Reduce your risk of having a cesarean birth (also called a c-section). Your baby is delivered via a cut in your belly and uterus during cesarean delivery.

Activities to Do During the Pregnancy: 

Make an effort to do things you like. Find out what sorts of activities are safe for you by asking your doctor. Begin slowly and increase your activity gradually as you progress. 5 minutes each day is a good place to begin it. 

These are some activities :

  • Walking: Walking is a wonderful form of exercise that doesn’t put any stress on your joints or muscles. This is an excellent way to get started with exercise if you’re new to it.
  • Yoga: Yoga helps you peaceful mind and stress relief.  Tell your yoga instructor what you’re expecting, they can assist you in modifying or avoiding postures that are harmful to pregnant ladies.
  • Swimming workouts: Swimming and water exercises are both excellent for you. The water supports the weight of your developing kid, making it easier to move against it. It’s also nice for your joints and muscles since it’s gentle on them. If other activities make your back hurt, try swimming instead.
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Pelvic floor exercises may be done sitting, standing, or even resting on the floor.

Activities not to do during the Pregnancy: 

Be careful. Some activities are better not to do during pregnancy time.

  • Activities such as horseback riding, downhill skiing, off-road cycling, gymnastics or skating may cause you to fall because of the jerky, bouncing motions.
  •  Basically, any exercise that made you lie flat on your back (such as sit-ups). When you lie down on your back, your uterus puts pressure on a major vein that returns blood to your heart. Lying down can cause your blood pressure to fall and restrict the flow of blood to your baby.
  • Boxing, soccer, basketball, and other sports in which you may be struck in the belly.
  • Water sports, such as water skiing, surfing, and scuba diving are activities that may induce you to strike the water with great force.
  • Scuba and sky drive  Scuba diving can cause decompression sickness, which is a condition caused by the formation of hazardous gas bubbles in your baby’s body.

The benefits of being physically active throughout pregnancy extend to both mother and baby. Keeping your core strong, muscular, and cardiovascular healthy by doing some sort of exercise on most days of the week might be beneficial. It can also benefit to mother’s mental health.

If you would like to know more about exercise during pregnancy, consult a professional London gynaecologist, Mrs. Sarah Hussain. Contact us to book an appointment.