Usually, a ton of questions browse through our mind when one thinks of planning to exercise during their pregnancy. Physical exercise in general is known to improve agility and help in muscle movement. It greatly improves the well being of the body. It enhances the muscles and the bones. It creates a relaxed state of mind all over. This type of exercise during pregnancy is important; it can help the body be prepared for the sudden discomforts of pregnancy. It can even help the new mother be prepared for your body and labour as well as the delivery.
To dispel all your confusion once and for all-Yes, overall in most cases exercise is very safe during a pregnancy. There have been cases where new pregnant mothers have been seen to pole dance as well as lift weights. Let us understand this analogy for instance, a person who runs all their life suddenly gets pregnant, if that person runs throughout their pregnancy with proper caution and does not over work their body, it is safe to assume that the new mother to be is very strong and has incorporated exercise into their pregnancy and has not left it out. This will enable the body to function with proper mechanism as it did before being pregnant. One important thing that people forget is that if your body is used to something then leaving it out during pregnancy can make the body flaccid and unhealthy at times. The mechanism will not run as smoothly as it used to. This is practically a thumb rule.
More likely that your health provider will ask you to remain active during your pregnancy as long as it is comfortable and there are no health care conditions suggesting otherwise. While exercising during pregnancy is really good, but it is to be misled with the objective that weight loss is the goal. Exercising at this point while rather help your body lose weight after delivery, as the muscles will be strong enough and movements will not be restricted. It will be flexible enough to work around.
It is very prudent to get one fact right that exercise done mildly will not lead to any miscarriage. It is always wise to consult with your healthcare practitioner before you begin exercising. There can be a few warning signs such as: vaginal bleeding, unusual pain, dizziness, unusual shortness of breath, chest pain, fluid leaking from the vagina, muscle cramps, vaginal discharge, uterine contractions, hot flashes. These symptoms will only happen when one exercises in excess.
In mild and in short doses, exercise can be very healthy. Here are a few important benefits of exercising:
— It builds sturdy muscles
— Improves mood
— Increases energy in the body
— Improves your posture
— Helps one sleep better
— Promotes endurances
— Prepares the body for an easy delivery
— It helps reduces backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling
— It helps prevent gestational diabetes
— It prevents miscarriage
While it is very important to avoid high impact exercise, the baby is surrounded by fluid in an amniotic sac, which is inside the uterus. It is surrounded by organs, muscle and your physical body. This creates a very safe environment for your developing body. Hence practising a mild form of exercise is advisable and very safe during a pregnancy.