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It is good idea to keep active during your pregnancy. There are many physical and psychological health benefits to remaining active throughout the duration of your pregnancy. This will help you adapt to your changing shape and weight gain as your pregnancy progresses.
Keeping active during your pregnancy will also keep you in the best physical shape in preparation for your labour. Other benefits of exercise during you pregnancy include weight maintenance, increasing muscle tone, strength and endurance. Research has also shown that exercise may also prevent and treat lower back pain, gestational diabetes and reduce ankle swelling. Evidence also indicates that exercises reduces the risk of complications in late pregnancy and labour.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while exercising while pregnant:
If you are worried or have any queries regarding exercise during your pregnancy, please contact your physiotherapist or General Practitioner. Your physiotherapist will be able to modify your exercise to suit your needs and capabilities. Moreover, your physiotherapist can help you with pelvic floor and abdominal exercises to promote well-being during your pregnancy. To make a booking with one of our trained physiotherapist please contact the clinic today.