All You Need to Know about Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy

Are you unhappy or concerned about diet and exercise during pregnancy, are you concerned about putting on weight during pregnancy, or do you need a safe and sustainable pregnancy fitness program?

These articles, video exercises, tips, will help you achieve your fitness goal.

One of the biggest life changes is pregnancy, and as a result, so is diet and exercise during pregnancy.

I've spent over 7 years working, helping pregnant women achieve their fitness goals; and I'm well acquainted with the challenges and fears they face with regards to their fitness during pregnancy.

Although there is a lot of information out there about this issue, there are a lot of myths too. Some of the misinformation out there throw women off balance, and they then get confused about what they should, or should not do during pregnancy.

A lot of these myths abound because they are being advocated by the fitness industry and medical community. You need to be able to distinguish between facts and myths.

Pregnancy Fitness Myths

Here are a few myths that I can immediately help to eliminate, to boost your confidence in exercise during pregnancy.

 

Myth 1: You would never loose the weight you put on.

A lot of women fear the thought of never being able to loose the weight they put on during pregnancy.

Truth

I'll start by reassuring you as a pregnant woman that just because your baby is on the way doesn't mean you would need to spend the rest of your life losing your baby weight.

 

Myth 2: Regular exercise complicates pregnancy

Here are some of the problems regular exercise during pregnancy is thought to cause:

  • Miscarriage
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Overstressing of the joints
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Premature labour
  • Prolonged labour
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure.

Truth

These are some great benefits you can achieve when you workout during pregnancy:

  • Your fertility improves
  • You reduce the effect of the biomechanical changes in your body
  • You reduce the strain on your upper back
  • You gain confidence and a sense of achievement
  • It gives you a more positive outlook on pregnancy and motherhood
  • It reduces your changes for needing a C-section
  • You look better during pregnancy
  • You gain less weight
  • You reduce the risk of labour complications.

Children born of mothers who kept fit during pregnancy are leaner, healthier and more intelligent.

More Benefits

These are some more benefits you gain from continuing to exercise after the baby has been born:

  • You improve your child's health
  • You reduce the probability of back strain that may be caused from carrying and nursing your new born
  • You improve your child health
  • You keep your child calmer
  • You minimise the occurrence stretch marks

As you research fitness programs, look for an individualised one for your specific circumstance.

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