Consider This: your tired? Exercise.
your nauseous? Exercise.
serious back-pain? Exercise.
I can hear you gasp, "Really? Really? Really? Really? Really? REALLY?"
You may be wondering what in the world I'm thinking. You can hardly handle standing or sitting for long sessions, right? (well, especially if your nearing the due date). And that nausea, it's sending you to the toilet right now as we speak. And... And...And...I'm sure you're not feeling up to it at all. Can't lie, I'm not feeling up to it either. But Exercising helps improve your circulation which in turn helps to alleviate constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, leg cramps, swelling ankles, and back pain.
- prepare you for birth, by creating endurance and the strength you need when you are in labor.
- help you get into positions more easily and comfortably.
- correlates with shorter labor, fewer interventions, and less exhaustion during labor.
It will not decrease the pain, but it can help you to cope in dealing with the pain and discomfort.
- Can help you sleep better
- Boosts your energy
- Helps create more positive thinking and keep you in a good mood.
- Less likely to gain excess weight
- Prepares you for birth
- Lowers risk of gestational diabetes
- Modify those exercises with baby and have fun!
- Go for walks.
- Have Daddy spent some quality time with your little(s) while you get out and spend some quality time working on yourself and revealing some stress.
Women’s Health Care Physicians. (2011, August 1). Retrieved July 29, 2015.