To stay healthy and feel at your best, all woman must take part in regular exercise and a balanced diet, especially when pregnant. Maintaining a regular exercise routine can make you feel at your best when your body is going through dramatic changes. While heavily pregnant, it can also improve your posture and decrease some of the most common discomforts like backaches and fatigue.
If you were physically active before becoming pregnant, you should be able to continue exercising in moderation, remembering not to push yourself and do what’s comfortable now. If you have never exercised regularly before you can always start during your pregnancy after consulting with a doctor first. If you’re either an expert or beginner, here are the three top exercises you can do whilst heavily pregnant:
Swimming is an enjoyable and safe way to exercise while you’re pregnant, as it improves your circulation, increases your strength while building muscle and adding to your stamina – which helps during labour. One reason many mothers-to-be continue swimming up until their third-trimester is because they almost feel weightless, taking all the pressure off the joints whilst keeping you cool. When getting closer to your due date, try some maternity swimwear to make you feel more comfortable while exercising.
This is the best form of exercise for when you’re pregnant, as walking will keep you fit without hurting your knees of ankles. This is especially good if you were inactive before becoming pregnant, as you can slowly start walking at your own pace and length. When in your third-trimester you can keep up your walking routine – making sure you stay on even, flat paths and preferably near your home in case of an emergency.
3, Exercise Ball
Using a birth exercise ball can help you prepare for giving birth as well as help accustom your body to exercise again after labour. Using one of these balls whilst heavily pregnant can help strengthen your pelvic muscles,helping you in preparation for childbirth. It can also ease you back into regular exercise after your 6 week check. You should go for a ball that supports at least 250-300 pounds and has the must-have feature called anti-burst.
These exercises carry very little risk of injury, benefit your entire body, prevent discomforts and can be continued right up until birth.