Updated: Dec 14, 2020
When I was pregnant I didn't feel like doing much but I encouraged myself to do a few actives to stay active, As Sir Isaac Newton says a body in motion stays in motion , so I kept moving . staying active may not be for everyone or those at risk for complications during pregnancy . My fourth pregnancy was one of the worst pregnancy I felt nauseous a lot , emotional , and tired. So I did slight things to help my body to stay active and healthy . staying active during pregnancy has big benefits.
Although staying active is important Avoid high-risk activities.
Avoid doing activities while lying on your back after the first trimester (12 weeks).
You should not engage in activities that increase your risk of falling
Avoid playing sports where you could get hit in the stomach, like soccer.
DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY EXERCISES BELOW WITHOUT DOCTORS APPROVAL
Doing squats is one of the workouts that can help with labor in the third trimester , squats can help to open the pelvis and make natural birth more comfortable.
Walking is a good way to stay active they say it helps dilation so Walking around the room, doing simple movements in bed or chair, or even changing positions may encourage dilation.
Dancing is a great way to stay active and move your hips thus helping to prepare you for labor
Walk the stairs instead of getting on the elevator Exercise your arms with everyday activities
Yoga and Pilates if approved by your doctor throughout pregnancy, While Pilates are usually safe you should not over-exert your body
Riding a stationary bike is great cardio and is safer than riding a regular bike which can increase your chance of falling .
ALWAYS pay attention to your body it is very important, especially while pregnant. As you exercise, watch for signs that can be concerning . Stop exercising and contact your doctor if you experience pain, bleeding, fluid leaking from your vagina, faintness or dizziness, or if you notice the baby stops moving.
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