What these women are up to with a pregnant belly will stun you. Wondering whether workout during pregnancy is really possible? Read on.
It's amazing how we underestimate our prowess. One look at these women and you will be nodding away in agreement too. As soon as people around me realised I was pregnant, workout during pregnancy was a strict no-no for me. I was inundated with advice on how I must give a break to my yoga routine; walk slower, completely avoid a jog and lifting weight was just blasphemous. While there might be some truth to it, when I saw the following pictures, I was amazed.
This is acroyoga instructor Lizzy Tomber's Instagram picture clicked when she was 37-week-pregnant.
If that has't stunned you enough, watch this oh-so-pregnant hip-hop dancer, Christina Litle dance away to glory.
While these ladies went that extra mile despite their pregnancy, is it really advisable to be this active? Dr Swapna Misra, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, India says, "Workout and pregnancy go hand-in-hand. Pregnancy is not a disease and it’s a natural process. Thus, to say that pregnant women can’t exercise is a myth."
She feels the healthier the woman is during pregnancy, the greater the chances of her having a smooth and normal delivery, and the baby being healthy. So workout during pregnancy should not be completely ignored. "Precautions need to be taken against running, jogging or jumping during the first four months. One must also avoid long-distance travel with jerky movements during this period. But post the four-months and with a clearance from your doctor, ensure to get back to a robust workout regime," Dr Misra adds.
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