What kind of exercises should a woman do to stay in shape while pregnant?
You DEFINITELY have to ask your OBGYN BEFORE starting anything. Your health and that of your baby is at stake!
Good ideas to present to your doctor are walking throughout your whole pregnancy. You may swim early on but not once your cervix starts to dilate(this can happen a month or so before you are due). You can do some floor exercises and light aerobics IF IT IS OK WITH THE DOC! My friend almost lost her baby doing a few steps of the Bunny Hop when she was 2 months along! Remember that you are not actually eating for 2, and keep your calorie intake just a bit higher than it was, with additional fruit and protein and WATER. Good luck!
Doctors approval for exercise during pregnancy is necessary because they can make an educated decision about the individual.
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There are whole books on what kinds of exercises are good for the pregnant woman. And there are whole books on what kinds of diets a pregnant woman should follow. It is beyond the scope of a WikiAnswers post to speak to either thing, let alone to both. But we will give you some links to get you started. You'll find them below.
That depends on your gender. BAsically, the exercise chosen must target the muscles giving the characteristic shape to the body. Women should target primarily glutes, legs, waist, belly, pectorals and the torso in general. Men should target dorsals, biceps, arms in general, legs, pectorals and abdominals. Weight resistance exercises as weight lifting or bodybuilding machines produce bulk while exercises of flexibility and stretching will provide longer muscles.
Herbex does not recommend you use any slimming product while pregnant, but you can use Herbex while trying to fall pregnant. As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should stop using it. Herbex is not saying that it is not safe, but rather that no tests have been done on pregnant woman for obvious reasons.
Exercise while pregnant is a good consideration, however it depends on what kind of exercise you are doing. For example, walking is a great exercise, while doing other more strenuous exercises may not. Always check with your doctor before going on any kind of exercise routine, especially when pregnant.