You cannot, of course, run – but you can walk for sure. You cannot hop and skip, but you can do the yoga. You can try the following five exercises during pregnancy.
Note: Do remember that working out too much can increase your heartbeat and tire you un-necessarily which in turn can be dangerous for your baby. Needless to say, you must consult your physician before taking on any of these exercise routines.
1). Take a Walk
Walking is one of the easiest exercise to keep you tuned and in shape, and you can even do it during heavy pregnancy stages. Take out 10 to 15 minutes every morning, wear on your joggers (make sure they are flat, and not elevated) and take a stroll in the neighborhood. It’s a great way for you to meet up with neighbors early in the morning while also getting fresh air for both you and your baby! Remember, pregnancy does not mean you just have to sit and eat and do nothing. Keep yourself active and you won’t have to worry much about the delivery weight gain.
2). Yoga Positions
There are a number of yoga positions, but not all of them are suitable for a pregnant lady. So make sure you are obtaining information from an expert who will guide you on doing the right form of yoga. Do not attempt to follow positions as seen in online videos or even on TV because that may not be suitable for you. Generally, you can try gentle stretching exercises for various parts of the body, however, that too should be done under professional consultation.
3). Stretching Exercises
Pregnancy falls heavy on your body and as time passes, your muscles, joints and ligaments can stiffen up and get tensed, as they carry extra weight. For this very purpose, it’s important that you practice stretching exercises for various parts of your body. Your neck, shoulders, legs and back are the most affected parts of the body, which is why it is important for you to give them a good stretch on daily basis.
4). Low Impact Aerobics for Moms
Expectant moms can enroll in low impact aerobic classes designed for pregnant women for better physical movement. While in these classes, you can network with other soon-to-be moms and share your fears, hopes, and excitement. The aerobic sets are designed specifically for moms and not only does it help them maintain weight but also helps in enduring a difficult delivery process.
Even though exercise is encouraged during pregnancy, but you must be doing it after proper consultation and physician advice.