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3 Exercise Tips for When You Are Expecting

3 Exercise Tips for When You Are Expecting
3 Exercise Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy3 Exercise Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

3 Exercise Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Some evidence suggests that active women are better prepared for labor & delivery, and may even recover more quickly. Exercise may also ease the aches, pains, and mood swings of pregnancy -- and help you sleep better. It also often gives you more energy! Exercise recommendations will vary from woman to woman, and from pregnancy to pregnancy, but there are a few tips every woman can benefit from. What’s your favorite pregnancy workout? Comment below!

Do something you enjoy.

In order to be motivated to exercise, especially while pregnant, choose an activity you find fun. Swimming can be a great option for pregnant women, but if you hated swimming before you were pregnant, now might not be the time to try it again. If you’ve always been interested in trying something like yoga, look for a prenatal yoga class near you. Talk to your doctor about how you might be able to modify your favorite workout for each trimester.

Be gentle with yourself.

As your body changes, your ability to move will change too. Whether you’re thrown off by a shifting center of gravity or brought down by a pinched nerve, don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t do everything you want. It can be difficult to forgo your favorite core exercises or a delicious upward-facing dog, but those things might not be safe for you and your baby right now. Talk to your doctor and look for alternative ways to get moving.

Listen to your doctor.

As good as working out might make you feel, you also never want to worry you’ve pushed too hard. Your medical team will let you know what’s safe for you to do (or try doing). Some doctors might recommend you not do certain activities. Some might advise you to stay below a certain heart rate. So make sure you’re filling your doctor in on what activities you’re doing and how you’re feeling.

Bottom Line?

Some sort of movement or activity is likely good for you and your baby, but make sure you’re paying attention to your body. Remember that your body’s an excellent communicator, so listen carefully. Make changes slowly and touch base with your doctor if you have any concerns. And if you need some extra support, check out the Sublime Sports Bra - perfect for pregnancy, nursing, and beyond!

Be you bravely,

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