Pregnancy exercise is a great, low impact exercise that can be highly beneficial for pregnant women. It helps to reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling. May help prevent, or treat, gestational diabetes.
It also reduces pregnancy discomfort. Regular exercise strengthens your muscles, which helps your body cope up better with the aches and pains of pregnancy. Doing stretches and yoga eases back pain, walking improves your circulation, and swimming can also strengthen your abdominal muscles.
Regular exercise during the pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy), relieve stress, and even build more stamina needed for labor and delivery.
The benefits of moving more during pregnancy begin immediately and last your whole life. Your baby will also start to reap the benefits in utero also..
If you participated in a regular exercise activity prior to becoming pregnant, it is probably fine to continue to participate during your pregnancy also. There are many exercises that are safe to do while you are pregnant, but it is important not to overdo it and to use caution.
Physiotherapists work with women to help them prepare their bodies for pregnancy including ensuring the body is aligned and ready to carry the baby. If your body is already compensating for previous injuries, pregnancy can add further strain and pain.
Physiotherapy can also teach pregnant women how to correctly perform Kegel exercises which will help strengthen the pelvic floor in preparation for childbirth.
Kegel exercise consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles of the pelvic floor.
The stability training with a physiotherapist is one way to help and prevent treat back pain during and following pregnancy. Throughout pregnancy and at labor, a women’s pelvic health can be compromised. Physiotherapists have a specific training to assess the muscles, connective tissues and nerves in the pelvic floor
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