In the past, people believed that the pregnant woman should not do any exercises during her pregnancy months. They were thinking that exercises can cause harm to the fetus. But it has shown by the recent researches that exercising during pregnancy makes the pregnancy and delivery easier. And it can improve your mood, reduce pregnancy depression, and improve sleep habits. Before start doing any exercises, it is advisable to check with an obstetrician, if there are any special concerns in terms of the fetus or the mother’s physical condition. And ask him about the best exercises to do during your pregnancy months.
In the first trimester, the earlier exercise will increase blood supply and help tissue growth and this will make the placenta grow more quickly and the blood supply will increase more rapidly. Start slowly in an exercise program. Watch your temperature and monitor your heart rate and breathing. Your heart rate should not cross 140 beats per minute.
For your body temperature, you should not exercise at higher altitudes or in a hot and humid environment because your body temperature should not be very high. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Choose simple activities that you think it can suit you and exercise for short periods. By passing of time, hormonal changes will give you a sensation of increased flexibility.
Walking: Is the best exercise to do during pregnancy as it is good for the heart. It is important to wear good shoes. And in the hot weather conditions, walk during the cooler hours of the day to avoid any high rise in your body temperature.
Swimming: It is a safe exercise to do during pregnancy. It gives the body fitness to the back, arm and leg muscles. And you can also consider water aerobics classes.
Yoga: It is an additional trendy choice in pregnancy exercises. There are some yoga classes and videos that are specially designed for expecting mothers. Yoga can be a very low shock and relaxing exercise.
Another kind of exercises that are highly recommended for pregnant women are Kegel exercises. They are very effective during pregnancy as they help strengthen and tone the muscles of the pelvic floor improving circulation to your rectal and vaginal area. These exercises prepare the pelvic muscles to endure the stress of delivery. Moreover, they help the muscles to get back in their previous shape after delivery.