Exercise while pregnant is highly recommended and has some great benefits. Not only does it help control weight gain, but some women insist that it helps with delivery, and recovery time also, and you will also be more comfortable during pregnancy There are some things to keep in mind in order to protect yourself and your baby. However, before you start any exercise regiment consult with your doctor first.
The first thing you need to keep in mind is your heart rate. If your heart rate gets to high, it could be dangerous to your baby. You want to maintain a steady heart rate and should be able to talk without huffing and puffing. Most doctors recommend that you work at a pace where talking is challenging but you are still able to talk.
It is a good practice to stick with a routine that you and your body are already used to. You may find that you have to make some modifications to some of your exercises as your pregnancy progresses. If at all possible take exercises that are designed for pregnant women. It is important that you stay hydrated and do not get overheated.
If you do not have any sort of exercise routine in place before you get pregnant, this is a good time to start one. Almost every doctor will tell you that walking is a great exercise for any pregnant women who are not high risk. Walking at least thirty minutes, three times a week is a safe way for a pregnant woman to stay active.
Walking is something you can do through out all three trimesters though you might find yourself moving at a slower pace by your third trimester. Another great plus to walking, especially as you approach your due date, is that walking can actually bring on labor. Most doctors will advise their patients to walk in the weeks leading up to their due dates. Many women who have walked throughout their pregnancy have an shorter labor and recovery is much easier.
Exercising while pregnant will help you from feeling unattractive and overweight, and not to mention no energy. There are many simple exercises that you can do to help you feel and look great while you are pregnant.