6 Reasons to Exercise during PregnancyWritten by Criss White
Everyone knows that exercise is good for your health. Exercising during pregnancy can have additional benefits. Generally, exercise should be light, especially during first few weeks of pregnancy while your body adjusts to changes. Heavy exercise can divert blood flow from crucial areas and most women that exercise regularly should tone down their workouts during pregnancy.
Walking, swimming, and yoga are two popular exercise activities suitable for pregnant women. Other forms of exercise like weight lifting are okay too as long as it is not too strenuous. Most experts recommend exercising 3-4 times a week, unless a medical condition prevents it. If in doubt, always consult a physician first. Listed below are some of top reasons for exercising during pregnancy.
1. Exercise can reduce length of labor and reduce recovery times. The right exercise routines will increase stamina needed for delivery.
2. Improve emotional health - exercise lowers stress and improves emotional health and can make it easier for new mother to get through experience of pregnancy.
Pregnancy SymptomsWritten by Beverley Brooke
There are many early signs that you may be pregnant. The obvious one is a late period but this can be caused by a number of things, an excessive weight gain or loss, a change in birth control methods, or just an imbalance of hormones.
Nausea and vomiting, commonly known as morning sickness, will last for first 2-8 weeks of gestation. Though its common name is a little misleading, as it can occur throughout day, not just in morning. There isnít actually any known reason as to why women go through this nausea and little is known on preventing it. Women differ in how they deal with it. Some women find that a cup of tea and a ginger biscuit in morning help, others find acupressure and massage can help. Itís all about finding what works for you best.
Fatigue is another common symptom in earlier weeks. This is due to fact that your body is going through some major hormonal changes. And also due to increased amount of progesterone going round your body, your temperature will increase leading you to feel sluggish.
Sensitivity to tastes and smells can also occur. Foods that you once enjoyed can now leave you feeling nauseous.