Staying healthy during pregnancy involves eating right, getting enough rest, and moving your body. Exercise is good for your overall health, but during pregnancy it’s benefits are even greater.Benefits:
When you're pregnant, there are even more reasons to be physically active.
Circulation: It gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing.
Muscles: It loosens tight muscles and relieves tension to keep you fit and limber.
Weight: It helps you maintain a healthy weight and stay within the guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy.
Endurance: It prepares your body to have the energy and strength to get through labour and delivery.
Mood: It increases endorphins in the brain to make you feel good.
Sticking to an exercise routine isn’t always easy. Joining a class is a great way to stay motivated and on track.
Pregnancy Yoga: Prenatal yoga includes poses that are safe and will prepare your body for labour and delivery.
Pregnancy Aerobics: Low to moderate-impact aerobics classes such as modified Zumba are great pregnancy workouts.
Childbirth Classes: You can learn how to get into and move through different labour positions, along with exercises to help you breathe and prepare your muscles for pushing and the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy Pilates: It can help prepare your muscles for labour and delivery and help your body recover more quickly after the birth of your baby.
If you are healthy, you do not have any issues with your pregnancy, and your doctor says it’s OK to exercise, then engaging in physical activity is a great way to stay active and contribute to your health while you’re carrying your child.