Having an Active Pregnancy*
Many pregnant women assume that they will have to stop all their physical activity. Luckily this isn’t so. When you do regular exercise over the course of your pregnancy it has advantages for both you and your baby. (1)
If you have always been an active woman before you fell pregnant, you may wish to continue with your exercise routine, but you should discuss it with your doctor first so they can help you adapt it over the course of your pregnancy to accommodate your body’s changes. Confirm with your doctor / gynaecologist that the type and duration of exercise you are doing is right for you and your growing baby.
Why exercise is good for you* (1,2)
What to keep in mind* (1-4)
When to avoid exercise in pregnancy* (1,5)
You may wish to have an active pregnancy, but certain medical conditions will put a stop to that. If your doctor diagnoses you with one of the following, it is recommended that you do not do exercise:
There may be various risks involved, but they are far out-weighed by the benefits of regular exercise over the course of your pregnancy. If you engage in regular exercise you will feel better, look better and cope better with your pregnancy.
Keep doing what you did before you fell pregnant, and continue doing it, as long as it is safe for you, your growing belly and your baby. (3)
For more information on exercise during pregnancy click on the links below:
* PLEASE NOTE: None of the information provided in this article supersedes the advice of your doctor or obstetrician. You should always consult with your doctor or obstetrician before starting any form of exercise during your pregnancy.
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This month it is all about the ladies
Women go through many stages and changes throughout their lives. First there is childhood full of wonderment and a lot of firsts – first tooth, first day at school, first time you come home with a scraped knee. Then you turn into an awkward teenager as you battle your way through hormonal and bodily changes and experience the beginning of having periods every month.