Find out how you and your baby will benefit from regular exercise during pregnancy, and which pregnancy exercises you should definitely try.
You might have heard how exercise during pregnancy does wonders in helping you stay in shape for a smoother labour and delivery.
While exercise is beneficial during pregnancy, you should also guard against losing weight. The weight that you are gaining now is necessary for growing a healthy baby, and much of it can be attributed to the amniotic sac and the baby’s weight.
Just remember that during pregnancy, exercise is solely for your health and that of your baby.
Exercise during pregnancy benefits
Pregnancy is a healthy part of life. It is not a sickness or a handicap, so it is perfectly fine to exercise during this time. In fact, your doctor will most likely recommend that you do.
According to Dr John Yam, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Acufem Women’s Specialist at Gleneagles Hospital, there is some evidence that show how simple exercises during pregnancy can help with labour and delivery, and improve blood circulation.
However, he warns that pregnant mums should refrain from vigorous exercises that involve sudden changes in posture as this can increase the risk of the placenta detaching from the uterus wall.
When you exercise during pregnancy, your body and your baby will benefit greatly. Find out how on the next page…