Perhaps you’ve learned of the advantages of exercising during pregnancy: more sleep, more energy and stamina, and a lighter mood. For example, it is excellent for you to take walks or swim. But when you are pregnant, some exercises aren’t a good idea. Knowing the difference will help save both you and your growing baby.
Avoid Sports or Exercise That Involve Altitude Change
Unless you already live at high altitudes, avoid any activity that takes you up over 6,000 feet. On the flip side, scuba diving, which puts your baby at risk of decompression sickness, should be off-limits, so wait for your next dive until you are no longer pregnant.
Hot Yoga or Exercise in Super-Hot Weather
Any exercise or environment that increases your body temperature above 1.5 degrees F should be avoided as it causes blood to shun away from your uterus and skin as your body tries to cool off. That means also staying away from saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs.
Workout to Lose Weight
You can be 25-35 pounds heavier, depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. This can be not easy to accept, both emotionally and physically, but you need to remain calm. If you keep to a healthy meal course, the gain in weight during pregnancy is a sign of healthy development for your baby.
Excessive stretching or rebounding
Pregnancy isn’t the time to force your yoga practice. Holding your breath during pregnancy is not the best. You and your baby both need constant oxygen flow. Also, after the first trimester, motionless standing can restrict blood flow, so avoid these types of yoga (like a tree, or extended hand to big toe) and tai chi motions.
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