Exercise During Pregnancy

For many years, when a woman become pregnant, it was recommended that she should just lay in bed and just rest.  After numerous studies conducted it was found that most women should move around and exercise rather than staying still.

In fact, women should continue with their daily routines like they did when they were not pregnant. If you are not doing anything already, you should begin a daily exercise routine.

Through numerous studies, it has been found that exercising during pregnancy has many beneficial effects.  Exercising will give you more energy, increase your confidence, and give you the strength to deliver your newborn.

In addition, exercising has been known to reduce the time frame when you are in labor by about a third.  This is a great motivating factor since every hour spent in labor seems like a much longer period of time.

Before you begin any activities, it is always important to consult with your doctor first.  This will ensure that you will be able to perform the exercise without causing any harm to yourself and your baby.

As with any activities, if it is your first time doing it, it is best to start slowly first.  Exercising doesn’t mean you have to perform very strenuous exercises or spend a lot of time at the gym.  Simply walking in the park or doing house chores everyday will be enough to stay fit.  Whatever exercise you perform, it is best to not exceed more than 30 minutes at a time.  If you begin to feel tired or worn out, stop immediately and rest for a while.  The whole purpose of exercising is to help maintain good health, not injure yourself or your newborn.

Exercising everyday is great for your own health and your baby.  It is recommended when exercising to know your limits and how much your body can handle.  If you are unsure about anything, consult with your doctor for advice.