Staying healthy during pregnancy has many benefits. Physical exercise is important during pregnancy for many reasons such as improving your mood, keeping your weight down and the fact that it has been proven that it helps the baby.
If you are looking to have your figure back after the birth then you can make it much easier by keeping as fit as possible during pregnancy.
Keeping fit helps during delivery
Being fit helps during delivery because it’s a tiring business! Having strong abs and a fit cardiovascular system gives you the strength and stamina that can make a big difference. Many women’s bodies are unprepared for something that really can be grueling.
Less likely to suffer from constipation
Women who exercise and have a high fiber diet are less likely to suffer from constipation. Your intestinal tract often experiences problems due to higher progesterone levels and a growing uterus. Babies born with excess weight. Babies born with excess weight are far more likely to suffer weight related problems in later life. Children born with excess weight are more likely to suffer from diabetes in later life.
Smoking during pregnancy
We all know the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, although many mums still smoke putting their unborn child at risk. The main dangers are much high levels of low birth weight which is the main risk to new born babies. Cot death is also more likely if either parents smoke as are the chances of birth defects and a cleft lip and/or palate. Both parents should stop. There is plenty of help out there especially for pregnant women. Getting help dramatically helps the success rate of stopping smoking.
Less likely to have an assisted birth.
Women who exercise in pregnancy are less likely to have a forceps delivery, around 55% less likely to have an episiotomy, and up to four times less likely to have a Cesarean section.
Reduced risk of morning sickness.
Although feeling of sickness can stop you exercising, many women report that exercising can help ease morning sickness.
Reduced risk of preeclampsia
You may have a reduced risk or preeclampsia, a condition that is the number one cause or premature birth. Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition that causes high blood pressure and high levels of protein in your urine.