I truly believe that one of the reasons that this pregnancy has gone pretty smoothly for me is because I have been keeping up with my fitness routine. While there are some obvious changes I have had to make due to the pregnancy regarding my fitness routine, exercising while pregnant has truly been a huge blessing for me! Today I want to briefly talk about just some (of the many) benefits of exercising while pregnant.
Benefits for mom:
Minimizes excess weight gain
Reduces the risk of nausea, heartburn, swelling, varicose veins, and pregnancy-induced hypertension
Helps prevent pregnancy pains and injuries
Reduces the risk of gestational diabetes
Improves sleep, energy, self-esteem, and mood
Reduces the need for medical intervention during labor
Helps speed up postpartum recovery
Benefits for baby:
Improves placental function
Improves baby’s health at birth
Improves cardiorespiratory health of the baby
Reduces risk of becoming overweight or obese as a child
Improves baby’s ability to deal with the stress of labor
Pregnancy is NOT a disability. Pregnancy should be enjoyed and should be a positive experience for women and I truly believe that exercising while pregnant will helps with both of these!
Thanks for stopping by!
*I am not a doctor. Please consult your OB/GYN before beginning a fitness program/routine.