Exercise During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

One ofrepparttar best things you can do for yourself and your unborn child during pregnancy is exercise. There are numerous studies that show that women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to have easy labor and deliveries and faster recoveries.

Before you start any exercise program during pregnancy it is essential that you consult with your healthcare provider. For some women it may be more dangerous than beneficial to exercise during pregnancy.

Once you getrepparttar 136739 go ahead from your doctor, you can embark on an exercise program that is suitable to your stage in pregnancy.

Here are just a few ofrepparttar 136740 benefits associated with exercise during pregnancy:

- Exercise helps combat fatigue.

- Exercise helps minimize back pain because it helps strengthen back muscles.

Successful Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

How fast you lose weight will depend on a number of factors, includingrepparttar amount of weight you gained during your pregnancy.

Most women will lose anywhere from 10-14 pounds withinrepparttar 136704 first 2 weeks of delivery. This weight may be attributed primarily torepparttar 136705 loss of excess fluid inrepparttar 136706 body,repparttar 136707 baby's weight,repparttar 136708 placenta and amniotic fluid. Some women might lose a little bit less, and others might lose a little bit more.

Asrepparttar 136709 uterus shrinks back down to its normal size and your hormone levels continue to fall, you will lose weight. Most women gain at least 7 pounds of fat during pregnancy. This fat is meant to help women store energy while breastfeeding. How fast this weight comes off will depend on a number of factors including: genetics, your overall health, diet and exercise.

You should expect that it will take a little bit of time to loserepparttar 136710 weight you gained during pregnancy. It did after all take you nine months to put that weight on! Many women have successfully lost weight however, in just a few short months after a delivery.

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