- Be Balanced
Avoid exercises that requires much contacts and such that might cause imbalance or a fall such as gymnastics, riding on a horseback, biking and skiing etc.
Stay away from cycling especially as you approach your last trimester.
Exercise on a flat, level surface to prevent injury.
- Take enough water
There is a need for you to take enough water before the beginning of your workout, when exercising and even when you are done exercising.
This is necessary so that you won’t get dehydrated to avoid health complications which may arise as a result of this.
- Consult Your Doctor
Always check with your doctor before starting, continuing, or changing an exercise routine.
You can proceed with your pregnancy workout if you exercise regularly before getting pregnant and you have no health complications.
Only little adjustment will be made to your usual routine.
In order not to endanger yourself and your baby, see your doctor for the right fitness program for you.
- Keep Blood Flowing
Being stationary for a long time in one position is detrimental to your health as it can limit blood circulation, lower the rate at which your heart pumps blood and give you a feeling of nausea.
Be in motion by changing location or strolling around.
- Understand Yourself
Avoid workout in unfavorable weather conditions such as hot or humid weather during pregnancy.
When you start feeling uncomfortable ,nauseated and noticing shortness of breath, stop the exercise and cool off quickly.
Change the environment and take a cold shower or stay in an air-conditioned place.
Don’t stress your body further.
Pregnancy workout is very beneficial because it keeps you strong and in shape for a safe delivery process.
You will need stamina, strength, courage and focus to give birth to your baby.
Pregnancy workout eases labor and reduces time for your delivery.
In conclusion, only your doctor knows what is safe and healthy for you.
Exercises should not be done when health complications arises during pregnancy.
Consult your obstetrician to prescribe the right workout which is healthy for you.
Ensure to follow your doctor’s prescription and do it regularly till delivery.