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Exercises During Pregnancy

Dr Pooja Mittal
Pregnancy

Created by Dr Pooja Mittal
Updated on Oct 09, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

It is important to eat right, sleep well and exercise to stay fit not only during pregnancy but also to prepare your body for an easy and smooth natural labour. 

Tips to Stay Fit During Pregnancy 

Here are some of the workout ideas you can try in pregnancy days. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor first before you take on any activity.

Idea #1 Swimming:

While swimming is considered as one of the best workout regime during pregnancy, please avoid it if you have never been near the water before you conceived. Pregnancy is not the right time to learn swimming.

Tips to Stay Fit During Pregnancy 

Here are some of the workout ideas you can try in pregnancy days. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor first before you take on any activity.

1 Swimming:

While swimming is considered as one of the best workout regime during pregnancy, please avoid it if you have never been near the water before you conceived. Pregnancy is not the right time to learn swimming.

2 Yoga:

Yoga in pregnancy is another way to not only keep your mind at peace, but also to help you practice breathing exercises that will come handy in your labour. Prenatal yoga which involves basic levels will be the best to start as a beginner.

3 Pilates:

Keeping focus on the core, Pilates will improvise your posture, prevent backaches and also be helpful when it will finally be time to push your baby out.

4 Belly Dancing:

Yes, belly dancing, No, it doesn't put any unnecessary pressure on your belly but rather, it is a technique used by the gynaecologists world-over to ease the moms-to-be going into labour and deliver the baby naturally.

5 Go On Long Walk:

Walk is one of the simplest and the easiest exercise you can do during pregnancy. Walking strengthens your back and leg muscles and lets your whole body breathe thus preparing you for an easy labour. Read Benefits of Running during Pregnancy

6 Belly Breathing:

You need to sit down for this exercise with your legs folded while your hands can hold your belly. Relax your shoulders and breathe in with your nose and see your belly expand and exhale through your mouth, as your abdomen sinks in. This will strengthen your abs and pelvic floor muscles for an easier delivery.

7 Full Body Exercise:

While this is a good workout regime that will strengthen your core muscles and prepare you not only for the delivery but post-delivery as well, it is advisable that you indulge in full body exercise during pregnancy only after you have consulted with your doctor to avoid any mishap. And do the exercise under an expert guidance so that there are no accidents.

Watch the video as Doctor Pooja explains in this video here.

Watch the entire video on Women's Health & Complications During Pregnancy.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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