That strongly depends on the overall health of the woman.
Swimming and moderate sports such as moderate hiking and moderate bicycling is almost always good, unless you are specifically told by your doc to not do anything exhausting.
Very heavy exercise such as weightlifting can sometimes cause miscarriages.
You should be aware that by doing sports you will lose energy and also minerals and micronutrients. You need to have a diet that gets them back in.
Pregnant women often have issues about lack of micronutritients. Not from malnutrition, but your body volume and the amount of water in your body goes up and so there is more liquid for the stuff to dissolve in. Many women will thus have low red blood cells (lack of iron) and many will have trouble with cramps in the calves (lack of magnesium). So if you develop any of those issues in pregnancy, you should not do sports that use up even more of your micronutritients. But you should get a diet that will compensate or maybe food supplements from your doc.
If you do not have any if those issues, there is no problem with moderate sports. Maybe you should not break dance, but I don't see that anything like moderate aerobics could be really bad.
However it should be pointed out that you are not suppose to take on any exercise that you are not already accustom to, just because it puts extra stress on the body and baby. Also, some doctors will tell you to avoid doing activities that involve raising your arms over your head a lot because it increases the change of having the cord wrapped around the baby's neck.
But yeah, activity is WONDERFUL for pregnant women, at every stage of pregnancy, its healthy and makes for an easier delivery and faster recovery after birth. Just make sure you don't push yourself too hard and start off slow if you aren't use to regular exercise :)
It entirely depends on your health condition. If you are fit and get a go-ahead by your doctor then you can try different aerobic workouts at home, The best aerobic exercise at home, not only benefits your physical health but also helps keep stress at bay. This is mainly because when you exercise happy hormones takes over your entire body. Your body releases happy hormones which improves your mood. Your energy goes through a drastic makeover and you literally start glowing. But yes, you cannot outrun a bad diet, so you need to eat right and do aerobic exercise at home in tandem.
Twinkle Star - it's not bad for the baby at all ... as a matter of fact, women who engage in fitness routines while pregnant, tend to birth healthier babies and have less complications. People often think that pregnant = fragile, but you'd be surprised at just how safe it is there in the womb.
exercise and dance both are not good for pregnant women. It can lead to a serious problem. There are certain types of exercises for pregnant people. You try to consult a gynecologist for the question.
Oh most definitely. My boss is due in 8 weeks and she works out ever day :) She rides bikes, goes for jogs, lifts light weights and stuff like that daily.
I think it can enhance energy levels, self-esteem and your mood, while at the same time reduce some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy.
I would think so, but that you would get tired fast. Plus most pregnant lady's backs hurt.
Yes, it is actually very important to stay healthy and excersize while pregnant
Isn't that bad for the baby at all?? O_O..
Yea, just don't jump on the trampoline.
Thanks Colleen :O