|I’m now in my first trimester and a stay at home ‘housewife’.
What is the safest way to approach exercise during pregnancy?
Exercise has a whole host of benefits for pregnancy, and
really aids your body in coping with the physical stresses
it will encounter during your pregnancy. In addition, keeping
physically active can improve your immunity and also your
moods. Being fit and strong will also help you feel positive
about the whole pregnancy and birth experience, and can
will improve your chances of a natural birth and reduce
the pain of labour.
There are however, some situations in which exercise is
not a good idea. If you have any blood pressure problems,
a history of miscarriage, or placenta or cervix problems,
then you should talk to your doctor to decide if exercise
is a good option for you.
The exercise option that you choose depends on your preferences.
Kalahari.net has a selection of excellent exercise videos
which will please you whether you are looking for an aerobic
workout, or a yoga or pilates workout that will give you
good strong core muscles. In addition, never underestimate
the power of a brisk walk. Being outside is very calming,
and breathing fresh air is a bonus for you and your baby.