Can I Still Practice Aerobics While I Am Pregnant?
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Everybody can benefit from exercise, even those who are handicapped.

The elderly would exhibit health improvements when performing low-impact exercises.

Pregnant women would also benefit from low-impact aerobic exercises.

Those who practice aerobics while pregnant would experience easier labor and child-birth.

There are also studies that showed women who have been performing aerobic exercises

have reduced risk of undergoing caesarean operation/ surgery,

quicker recovery whether it is physical or from postpartum depression.

These women would also shed pounds gained during pregnancy, faster.

Overall, women would testify that they had healthier pregnancy compared with other women.

Exercising while pregnant does not mean that soon-to-be-mothers would carry on

the same pace or exercises they were doing prior to pregnancy.

Since expecting mothers are practically sustaining two lives in their bodies,

they should not be exerting too much in their exercises.

Pregnant women are recommended to perform aerobic exercises for not more than 30 minutes.

When exercising too much, the body temperature of both mother and child could increase.

This could cause problems with the baby, excessive heat during the first trimester could cause birth defects.

While later on during second trimester, it could trigger premature birth.

To avoid hyperthermia or excessive heat, exercises can be performed early in the morning when the weather is cooler. Pregnant women should drink plenty of water and avoid exerting too much force or energy, like weightlifting. Places like saunas and steam rooms should be avoided. As all pregnant women know, exercises which would make the abdomen and the stomach vulnerable should be avoided by all means. Jumping movements should also be avoided.

Light weight-lifting can also be practiced by pregnant women.

This would be able to prepare them for carrying the baby after birth.

Although, experts would always recommend that before proceeding to any kind of aerobic routine or program,

doctor’s advice is very important.

Other forms of exercise which could be carried out during the first trimester would include swimming,

walking, and there are special aerobic programs designed for pregnant women.

While exercising, it is important to keep eat and keep your body hydrated.

During the second and last trimester, the weight of the baby could have an effect on your movements.

Maintaining your balance is hard since the weight could provide stress in your joints.

During this time, marching in place could replace your usual exercise routine.

Exercises which would require you to bend over,

spin and quick turning movements can cause the mother to lose balance and result into injury.

Use caution as you move across the floor.

You may want to try a prenatal water aerobics class if one is offered in your community.

It offers many of the same benefits as aerobics on land,

a workout for your heart and body and the camaraderie of other expectant mothers

without the stress on your joints or the risk of injury or a fall.

Even though aerobics has many benefits,

doctors may not recommend it to some pregnant moms

especially if they show signs of preeclampsia or worsening hypertension.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

also cautions pregnant women against aerobic exercises that would require them to lie on their backs

when they’re about 20 weeks pregnant.

Generally, if a pregnant woman is experiencing unusual symptoms like pain,

bleeding, rapid heartbeat or dizziness, exercises should be stopped.

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