January 19, 2019


Aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day (with your doctor's approval, of course), and you'll lower your risk of complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Exercise is also associated with shorter labor and speedier recovery—a pretty good deal, if you ask us.

One of the biggest bonuses of working out while you're pregnant is the recovery time. "If you're working out consistently, the baby weight can come off in as little as a month or two."

Exercise will also help build and maintain endurance, something you'll be glad to have come pushing time. And, as long as your pregnancy is complication-free and your doctor gives her permission, you can keep up your routine as long as you like. 

But you don't need to go to extremes to have a fit pregnancy. Start simple with these fun ideas:


Why it’s good :-

The pool lets you feel weightless for a change, taking a load off joints and compressed organs while you work a wide range of muscle groups.

What to try :-

Gentle laps or a basic water aerobics class.


Why it’s good :-

Not only is yoga great for your body, you’ll learn breathing and relaxation techniques that can be a big help during labor, and positions to try if you’ll be going sans epidural.

What to try :-

Prenatal yoga or a basic, level-one class.


Why it’s good :-

Since it focuses on your core, Pilates can improve your posture, prevent backaches and even help when it’s time for you to push.

What to try :-

Prenatal mat classes or a basic mat class.

*Belly Dancing:

Why it’s good :-

The belly dance helps women get ready for childbirth, soothing baby and preparing the body for delivery.

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