Exercise during pregnancy and beyond can help you stay healthy and feel your best. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent *gestational diabetes , relieve stress, and build more stamina needed for labor and delivery.
If you are already physically active, exercising for fun or even professional, you should be able to continue your activity with some adjustments.
If you aren't exercising ,you can safely begin an exercise program during pregnancy after consulting with your health care provider.
There is a lot of misunderstanding info related to the subject and a lot of myths about exercising during pregnancy.
First of all, there is no evidence of increased rates of miscarriage or premature labor in women that exercise during pregnancy.
Exercise prescription during your pregnancy depends on your fitness level prior to pregnancy. It also depends on if their has been previous complications during any other pregnancies.
Indicators to stop exercising and seek medical advice would be if you develop any of the following: vaginal bleeding, shortness of breath while exercising, severe headaches or dizziness that don’t go away when resting.
The only sports that are considered dangerous are horse-riding and contact sports, in case of an impact. Scuba diving should be avoided due to fetus decompression problems.
All the other sports are considered completely safe for a pregnant woman to participate.
We treat many pregnant patients (12 weeks +) at Physioflexx and facilate post -natal Pilates classes , to find out more Contact - Physioflexx Ayrshire
*(diabetes that develops during pregnancy)