Staying active during pregnancy is best for the health and well-being of pregnant women. What activities are best?

Today, women remain active during pregnancy but often wonder if it is reasonable to continue physical activity. It should of course check with a health care professional if exercise is appropriate and situations vary from one individual to another.

Swimming:

Undoubtedly, the top of the list! Not only practice swimming helps reduce pain in the back, pelvis and hips but also prepare the body for childbirth. In late pregnancy, it is recommended to adopt the positions favoring a good position of the baby’s head and his commitment to the maternal pelvis (anterior position) and it is desirable to avoid swimming on his back. Immersion in water allows natural support and relieves the weight of the baby on the mother’s body, the pelvis and abdomen. Many aquatic centers offer programs adapted (prenatal water aerobics), upon presentation of a medical certificate.

Walking:

A simple activity, free and excellent for the mother! This naturally facilitates physical activity movements and flexibility in the pelvis. Brisk walking can practice endurance and prepare for long hours of work. It is best to stretch and warm up before a long walk and drink regularly to avoid dehydration. Good shoes are highly recommended! Regular walking can also reduce stress, promote active and healthy outdoor lifestyle, essential to the morale of the mother!

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Low intensity:

The word “aerobics” may seem surprising in an article for pregnant women and yet it is an activity recommended during pregnancy. Some use the term “soft gym”. One benefit of this exercise is to reduce and control weight gain. Many programs are available in the gym, on presentation of a medical certificate.

Prenatal Yoga:

Prenatal Yoga is an excellent practice of mental and physical exercise during pregnancy. It offers pregnant women a perfect preparation for breathing and relaxation techniques used during childbirth. The body works smoothly and each can adapt the practice to his level. Prenatal yoga can increase flexibility of the large muscles that are stressed during labor: thighs, abdominals, glutes but also the muscles of the hips and back. In addition, slow stretching and toning the female organs effectively prepare the female body.

Note: We just provide information. please consult your nearest doctor.