Exercise is good for the body at any stage of life and the same rule applies in pregnancy as well. To enumerate a few benefits, it releases endorphins which help you feel happy, energetic and stay healthy. It reduces backache, leg cramps, relieves stress, improves sleep, builds stamina and endurance for labour. Medically, it prevents diseases like diabetes and hypertension, improves sugar levels if already diabetic. Healthy weight of both mother and fetus is maintained which makes vaginal delivery easy. If you are physically active pre-pregnancy, continue the activity in moderation at comfortable pace. If you had never exercised before, you can begin a low impact exercise program after consulting your healthcare provider.
Exercises safe in pregnancy
Exercise Do’s and don’ts during pregnancy:
Warning signs of an issue during pregnancy:
Stop immediately if you have any of these signs
Conclusion is that exercise is excellent during pregnancy but with caution and under guidance. It can help all aspects of both mother and baby, so stop lazing around, pick your gear and start moving all you lucky mothers- to- be.