Pregnancy and Exercise

Staying active when pregnant has many key benefits. These benefits include: strengthening your body for childbirth, improving your mood, helping with sleep, boosting energy, easing back pain and many other aches, and reducing your risk of complications such as developing gestational diabetes or needing to have a c-section. I just recently found out I am pregnant and I intend in staying as active as I can through the pregnancy. Currently I practice yoga and go to the gym with my husband 3-4 times a week. People must understand as well that though there are some exercise restrictions such as avoiding contact sports and doing sit-ups, most exercise is considered safe. Yoga, swimming, walking, dancing, biking, and even weight lifting are considered safe if your healthcare provider agrees. I may post in the upcoming weeks with the progress of my pregnancy and how my body will be changing.

Exercise during pregnancy is associated with multiple health benefits for both you and your baby, and is safe for most women from the time of conception to delivery. Staying active while pregnant can help prepare your body physically for labor and delivery, as well as boost your mood and energy levels. Exercising regularly will also help you lose weight and recover faster following the birth of your baby.:

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