Are you pregnant and wondering what kind of exercise you can do? Maybe you are pregnant and have stopped a lot of the activity you were doing through fear? Have you never done much exercise, have been told to start and have no idea where to begin?
This article is for you!
Knowledge is power, so understanding what exercise can do for you in your pregnancy is a great first step!
Remember, we are here to help so if you have any questions just let us know.
At the beginning of 2019, The British Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada published guidelines for women about what exercise they should do whilst pregnant. The goal of these guidelines was to produce evidence based recommendations which outlined what the right amount of exercise women should get through their pregnancy to promote maternal, fetal and neonatal health.
The research showed that the benefits to yours and your babies health is substantial. By participating in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week over a minimum of 3 days, the risk of pregnancy related illnesses such as depression, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and preeclampsia is reduced significantly.