Pregnant women can definitely benefit from doing yoga. The experience is one in which you can focus on what is happening within your body, relieve the stresses from worry and anxiety as well as keep your body in shape during this time. Pregnancy is a time of great risk though, so any and all exercises performed during this time need to be done with great care.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy encourage suppleness in the joints and muscles. Pregnant women experience more strain to the muscles and ligaments because their bodies are making them more “flexible”. Be sure not to exceed your limit. A number of moderate pregnant pilates exercises can be designed for you.
Pregnant women have special health and nutrition needs. They are eating for two people, for themselves and for the new baby that is growing inside their womb. So they want to be sure they are eating healthy foods. It is important for pregnant women to watch what they eat and drink. For example, doctors advise the strict avoidance of all alcoholic beverages during pregnancy.
Avoid exercise in hot, humid environments and drink plenty of water: I encourage each of my clients to drink six ounces of water every 10-15 minutes during exercise, especially during the first trimester when increases in maternal temperature can put the fetus at risk for neural tube defects.
Some exercise during pregnancy can be continued for the whole duration. For example, moderate walking can be continued almost until you are ready to deliver. There are some exercises designed to actually help pregnant women. For example, there are special yoga routines that can be done during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a natural process involving changes in the women’s body and also in their behaviour and lifestyle. Even though pregnancy is not a disease, it requires a special attention. For instance, pregnant women should follow a healthy diet and not in the last place they should maintain their health and a nice body shape by doing physical exercises.
Adequate blood supply is a very important aspect of keeping fit. During pregnancy, it is vital to ensure a normal blood supply to all the organs of the body. The pumping of heart is responsible for this. You can maintain adequate blood supply with the help of cardiovascular exercises. Pregnant women should do this exercise with extreme caution.
Pregnant women naturally increase in size due to high appetite and the presence of another life inside the womb. Call it a blessing because you are about to deliver an amazing replica of your greatness and your better-half’s. On the other side of the coin, being pregnant is gift in disguise because you are limited with your movements.
Pelvic Tilt Exercise
This is also known as the cat stretch. Whilst on your hands and knees drop your abdominals so that your back arches downwards, then tighten your abdominals upwards so that your back arches upwards slightly as a cat would do. Repeat 10 times in a controlled fashion, always remembering to breath slowly and fully to get the full benefit. This exercise for pregnant women will work your lower back and abdominals.