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Thread: Exercise for Pregnant Woman
17th April 2014 04:44 PM #1
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Exercise for Pregnant Woman
I would like to know what kind of exercise a pregnant woman will do
to make her and the baby in the womb healthy.
I just have a friend who is a first time mum and she is asking me on what kind of
exercise will she do?
Please help me how to advise her.
27th April 2014 07:43 AM #2
In terms of exercise in pregnancy, it is recommended that a pregnant woman exercises at a level similar to her pre-pregnancy level. In other words, she should not suddenly start exercising a lot more or a lot less once she becomes pregnant. Swimming and brisk walking are great exercises in pregnancy. You should not be so breathless that you are unable to hold a conversation whilst exercises. Pregnant women should also avoid laying on their back in pregnancy beyond around 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Obviously, contact sports should be avoided in pregnancy.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is equally important for the baby's development. Have a look at this recent post about foods to boost baby's brain development in pregnancy.
With warm wishes,