Pregnancy Exercise

Written by Beverley Brooke

One ofrepparttar best things you can do to prepare for pregnancy is start exercising regularly. You don’t have to joinrepparttar 136634 Boston Marathon, but even walking aroundrepparttar 136635 block a few times per week will help tone and condition your body and help you prepare forrepparttar 136636 journey ahead.

Women who regularly engage in some form of exercise before and during pregnancy are more likely to experience quicker and less problematic labors. That is a good enough reason in and of itself to start exercising as soon as you can.

The other important thing you need to do during your pregnancy is make an appointment to see your healthcare provider. Good prenatal care throughout your pregnancy is essential for maintaining a happy and healthy pregnancy. If you are not yet pregnant but thinking about becoming pregnant, many practitioners recommend scheduling a visit so they can review your health history for you and help overcome any potential barriers to your fertility.

Pregnancy Weight Gain - The Mystery Solved

Written by Beverley Brooke

It is important that you remember that weight gain is a normal and healthy part of pregnancy. You have to gain weight in order to provide a healthy and comfortable home forrepparttar child that you will be nurturing forrepparttar 136633 next nine months.

Most women want to know whatrepparttar 136634 ideal weight is during pregnancy. Honestly, there is no one answer. Weight gain will vary from woman to woman. There is no one ‘ideal’ weight during pregnancy, just like there is no one ‘ideal’ weight that is just right for al women.

That said there are certain guidelines that you can follow to ensure thatrepparttar 136635 weight you gain during pregnancy is healthy.

Most physicians will recommendrepparttar 136636 following weight gain:

If you are normal weight before getting pregnant you should expect to gain between 25 and 35 pounds throughout your pregnancy.

If you are underweight prior to pregnancy you will need to gain more weight, typically between 28 and 40 pounds during your pregnancy. Your healthcare provider will be able to provide you with more specific guidelines.

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