Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, many women choose to keep on the go and maintain some form of an exercise routine throughout. On the face of it, it may look like a bad idea to exercise when carrying a little one in the womb, but, especially during the first two trimesters of your pregnancy, there are many benefits to doing so.

Here at Hello Baby, we find that a lot of women are unaware of the benefits of pregnant exercise and it is safe to perform certain variations of an exercise throughout their term. The exercise does not have to be strenuous, just enough to maintain a regular level of fitness. With many workouts for pregnant women available online, you should have no trouble finding a pregnancy workout plan that suits you best. You may be able to adapt any existing schedule you have or create a new one, based on the prenatal fitness tips we offer at Hello Baby.

Advantages of exercise during pregnancy

There are many advantages to maintaining a good level of prenatal fitness by remaining active throughout your pregnancy. Women will find it a lot easier to cope with carrying their child for 9 months, as well as handling the rigorous of child birth by doing so, as you are naturally building up the strength of your body to deal with these challenges. Exercise during your term also puts you in a good place to regain your pre-pregnancy body too… now we’ve got your attention!

As your baby develops throughout your pregnancy, your body will also see drastic changes, but by attending fitness classes you will benefit from being able to meet and talk with other mums-to-be who are experiencing the same time as you. Another advantage to exercising during pregnancy is an increased mood and quality of sleep, all-important during this hormonal time!

Best exercises while pregnant

There are many exercises that women can do during their pregnancy, as it is safe to keep up your regular fitness regime as long as you feel comfortable doing so. Popular workouts undertaken by pregnant women are aerobic activities such as cycling, walking, running, and swimming. But it must be noted that you don’t want to perform these to a strenuous level, particularly if your levels of activity were low before pregnancy. Though aerobic exercises are popular, muscle strengthening workouts can be beneficial too as they can aid your posture and core stability throughout your term.

It is important to note that the best exercises to do while pregnant will vary from woman to woman, so always remember that if you are working alongside a fitness instructor to inform them that you are carrying a baby.

Alternative exercises during pregnancy

While the exercises mentioned above are useful for pregnant women, some many prefer to build fitness and activity into their daily life or take part in more alternate exercises to adapt to pregnant life. You could opt for small changes such as walking up stairs rather than taking the lift or escalator. You could also look to do the gardening or walk to the shop instead of driving. When you come to think of it, it’s easy to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

Alternate exercises that aid prenatal fitness include yoga, dancing, and Pilates. They are known to aid your breathing and can also help you as a form of relaxation throughout an undoubtedly stressful time.

For more information on exercising throughout your pregnancy you can get in touch with the helpful, supportive Hello Baby team. We can also provide you with details about our selection of scanning services and scanning packages.

Simply contact us by calling 01744 810999 or drop us an email at We are always happy to provide women with the information they need to help them through their pregnancy!

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