P.E. Pregnant Exercising? No way! Benefits of exercise whilst pregnant

Exercise: some love it; many hate it. Exercise is important for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and overall general wellness. Exercising whilst pregnant is very much recommended, and although it can cause tiredness, it is worth it! Let’s find out some of the good things about exercising during pregnancy.

Before you switch on the exercise video

There is nothing to worry about when it comes to flying while pregnant. Flying during the first three months of pregnancy is very safe, although the first term is when most miscarriages do occur.  You’re also more prone to have morning sickness, which induces vomiting and fatigue, which could make traveling a not-so-pleasant experience. As a result, your doctor may recommend that you travel after the second trimester as morning sickness usually subsides during this stage. Also, the risk of miscarriage is much lower than that of the first trimester.  Always remember that if you plan on any extended travel during pregnancy, you should consult your doctor to get the best advice.

For the safety of you and your baby, you’ll need to get the green light from your doctor because there are some circumstances where it may not be advised. Although exercise is very good, sometimes it can be dangerous for the baby. Your doctor may tell you to hit the sofa if they are concerned about:

  • Heart and lung defects
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (medically known as pre-eclampsia)
  • Cervical issues
  • Excessive and persistent vaginal bleeding during the 6–9-month mark
  • Placenta problems

Exercising during your pregnancy is nothing to worry about, but always make sure you get the go-ahead from your doctor first, just to be certain.

Reduces risk of complications during pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy is very good for you and your baby, to the point where exercise can reduce complications. Findings by the British Medical Journal found that exercising mums were less likely to develop pregnancy-induced diabetes (or medically, gestational diabetes) and unplanned c-sections than non-exercising mums.

Aids pregnancy recovery

Exercising whilst pregnant can improve your recovery post-pregnancy. The more you increase your fitness level during pregnancy, the quicker your body may be able to bounce back post-pregnancy. A study found that women who exercised during pregnancy recovered faster than those who didn’t.

Improves your mood

Exercise in general has been proven to help boost your moods and fight depression, and this is no different during your pregnancy. In fact, pregnant women are more susceptible to developing depression whilst pregnant. A report found that 10-50% of women suffered from depression, which is worrying. Another study found that exercising during pregnancy reduced the risk of developing depression during and after, so doing even 30 minutes of exercise a day can greatly reduce this, you can do it!

Fights back and pelvic pain

It’s well known that having a growing baby bump puts a lot of pressure on the back and pelvis, which adds to the many issues of pregnancy. Through exercise, you may be able to greatly reduce the pain in the lower back and pelvic floor pain according to this report.

Exercise helps with digestion and more

An active body creates an active digestive system. Just walking for 10-30 minutes, yoga, pilates all count! Exercising relieves constipation, which is one less thing to worry about! Also, exercising improves blood circulation as well as a stronger heart!

As we always say, a healthy you equals a healthy little one! Did you know that Pregma can connect you with specialists in fitness and exercise? We provide private pregnancy care in London to all expecting and new mums, and we have an extensive network of specialists that specialize in prenatal and postnatal exercise. that we can connect you with. Book an appointment using our telemedicine system today or contact us to benefit from the best private pregnancy care in London

For further details, call us at 0800 707 4041 or email at info@pregma.co.uk.

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