Is it safe exercising during pregnancy?

Here are some of the benefits from exercise during pregnancy you may experience:

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  • Squats are one of the most beneficial Pregnancy Exercises, you must do them. Lorraine from shows you how to squat correctly and why they benefit you during pregnancy. Squat to reduce Pregnancy lower back and hip pain. Squat to improve Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength and Squat to hold better suited Birthing Positions. Squat during your Pregnancy! If you are exercising during pregnancy then this is a must do exercise, visit our website today for pre and postnatal exercise and wellness programs and subscribe to our Fit Mum youtube channel

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    The amount of exercise that a woman should do during pregnancy depends largely on whether or not she was physically active before pregnancy. The women who were not active and did not work out should work at a slower fitness level than women who was very active before pregnancy. ALL women should see their doctor before exercising during pregnancy; you might have an incompetent cervix or be having multiple children, both of which are good causes for you NOT to exercise, or at the very least limit the physical strain you exert on your self.

  • • Swimming and water aerobics are ideal exercises for pregnancy. Not only do you feel 90% lighter when you are in water, but extra resistance from the water helps to build and tone the muscles in your body with less effort or strain.

    Regular exercise during pregnancy is important for your health and well-being. It can improve posture, prevent backaches, decrease , relieve stress, and build stamina you will need for labor and delivery. It may also help prevent a type of that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes).

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  • Swimming is one of the safest and best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women. It does not only give cardiovascular benefits, it also exercises the large muscle groups of the legs and arms. It helps pregnant women to become limber and feel weightless.

Exercise During Pregnancy - ACOG

The first question you should ask yourself is, “How did I find out about this class?” Did you search the Internet or look at brochures at your doctor’s office, or did a friend refer you to the class? The credibility of the class and instructor is extremely important. Your teacher should be experienced and well educated about exercise during pregnancy. Yoga and exercise classes not specifically designed for pregnant women should be approached with caution.