Pregnancy is the vital phase of every woman. For all that it is a joyous time; pregnancy itself is not the most comfortable of conditions. However, the right exercises can reduce the discomfort associated with the physical changes in the body during pregnancy. Making exercise a habit will not only ease your labor and delivery, but it will also contribute to your baby's wellbeing.
Exercise and relaxation are essential at all times to help you feel good in the mind and body
Gentle exercises help to improve the circulation, as the amount of fluid in your body increases during pregnancy. This creates extra work for the heart and veins, especially the veins in the legs, through which blood is pumped back to your heart. Poor circulation can lead to VARICOSE VEINS, VULVAL VEINS AND CRAMPS.
Hydrotherapy is the process of using water to achieve relaxation, healing, or relieve pain. Hydrotherapy is considered to be both safe and effective for pregnant women.
Walking, squatting, basic stretching and exercises to tone the muscles can all be done in the water under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist. If at any time during exercise, there is a feeling of extremely fatigued, faint, dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated, or clammy and cold, stop exercising. Walk around for a while and then relax by sitting down. After the first 3 months of pregnancy, it's best to avoid exercising while lying on your back, since the weight of the baby may interfere with blood circulation. Also, avoid long periods of standing. When pregnant, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice and guidance of a trained women’s health physiotherapist.