It’s not advised that you strain yourself during pregnancy, but a bit of exercise can help you build strength in preparation for the later stages of pregnancy and childbirth itself. Studies have shown that women who do prenatal yoga or water aerobics experience less pain than those who do not. Even a short daily walk can help you build the stamina you need for childbirth.
To get started, you can use the baby step method.
Here are some exercise suggestions you can use and the benefits they have for pregnant women:
- Set of safe pregnancy exercises: leg lifts, wall push-ups, squats, etc − Helps strengthen core and many parts of the body; helps prepare the body for labor
- 10-Minute prenatal lower-body workout − Helps improve sleep and boost energy; contains workouts that have tremendous benefits during labor
- Workout for strengthening the body with simple moves that can be done at home − Helps prevent back pain, give you more energy and better body image; post-delivery, these exercises make it faster to return to pre-pregnancy shape
- Basic prenatal exercises − Helps increase strength and flexibility
- 30-Minute total body workout − Full-body workout for strength cicuit and cardiovascular workout
- Kegel exercises for beginners − Helps strengthen pelvic floor
- Pregnancy exercises for normal delivery − Helps prepare for normal childbirth
- Prenatal weight training − Increased sense of well-being, boost energy levels, decrease risk of excessive weight gain, less leg cramps and varicose veins, decrease chances of C-section
- Safe strength training for pregnant women − Helps maintain muscle strength and endurance
- One-hour pregnancy Pilates − Helps develop and maintain core strength and muscle tone