Questions were raised from Pregnant Mothers how safe are they while participating exercise since some are restricted while some are allowed. There are proper guidelines needed to protect the mothers and the baby from adverse reactions.
Pregnant mothers should be concern that exercise is necessary to build strong muscles, assisting weight gain, or boost your heart rate in preparation for a tedious labor and delivery. Also, the importance of exercise is to prevent circulatory stasis in the lower extremities. To love the idea, well planned exercise must be chosen in her line of interest.
A recent study showed that pregnant women participating in aerobic exercise have reduced risk of cesarean birth. Those who had regular activity during the first two trimesters of pregnancy have normal birth delivery.
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The recommended exercise program consist of:
- 5 minutes of warm up exercise
- Stimulus phase of 20 minutes
- 5 minutes of cool down exercises
Planned exercise programs have long term benefits such as:
- Weight control
- Decrease incidence of ovarian cancer
- Lower cholesterol Level
- Reduce risk of osteoporosis
- Increase energy level
- Maintain healthy body weight
- Decrease risk of heart disease
- Increase self esteem
- Possible reduce chance of cesarean birth
Walking and swimming is the best activity since it promotes exercise to large muscle groups rhythmically. The restricted activities during pregnancy are skiing, biking, jogging, high impact aerobics program, and long distance swimming. The use of hot tubs and saunas after workouts must not be longer than 5 minutes. Discontinue exercise immediately if there bleeding occurs.