This is often the most preferred time of your Pregnancy, mostly because you can now start to look less bloated and more pregnant, and get those lovely adoring looks from people. Also, your morning sickness should have well settled by now, and you can tell everyone your news! However it is important to keep an eye on your diet and Exercise for the following 3 months, as this is the time you will have most energy throughout your pregnancy, but also need to take it handy with some of those ninja exercise moves!
Here are some tips for you:
- Keep doing your pelvic floor (kegel) exercises! Do at least 10 sets of 10 each day. You’re body will thank you for them post delivery.
- Start some sort of exercise program if you haven’t already done so. Doing exercise safely throughout your pregnancy can help avoid gestational diabetes in some occasions and of course lead to a less complicated delivery for some.
- Try doing exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week, even for just 30 mins. Biking, yoga, pilates, swimming, hiking, walking, spinning or weights. These can all help with cardio and strengthening throughout your pregnancy.
- Have a resistance band beside your couch at home, and when watching TV, simply pick it up and work on your upper body with some bicep curls, shoulder presses, triceps, lateral raises and other upper body exercises, while at the same time engaging your core muscles and working your pelvic floor.
- Exercising throughout pregnancy can aid as speedier recovery in a lot of cases and help you resume back to you post pregnancy body.
- If you are unable to get a proper work out in, then try meeting up with a pal and going for a walk. Studies have found that keeping active while pregnant can help your blood pressure at bay and avoid preeclampsia.
- Keeping fit can help with fatigue, aids a better sleep, and can ease lower back pain or pelvic pain that might otherwise occur from your growing baby.
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Written by Lorraine Ho, founder of Mummybootcamp.ie, for eumom.