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Exercise & Fitness Tips During Pregnancy
Advantages of Working Out While Pregnant
If you are active now, becoming pregnant does not mean you need to stop your fitness routine. If you have not been active, now is a good time to start exercising for the recommended 2 hours and 30 minutes a week. Many benefits of a fit pregnancy can include:
- It eases aches and pains
- Being more prepared for labor and delivery and recovering faster
- Returning to a healthy weight after delivery faster
- Lowered risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
- Improved sleep
- Decreased risk of preterm delivery
The best activities for pregnant women tend to be low-impact activities, like walking, swimming, and cycling. Women can usually continue doing higher intensity sports, with your OBGYNs approval, if you did so before becoming pregnant. As long as you start exercising slowly and cool down slowly, take frequent breaks, and don't overexert yourself, exercising will help you have a healthy pregnancy. Contact your OBGYN at Associates in Womens Health to learn more about the best diets and exercise habits throughout your pregnancy.
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The expertly trained OBGYNs at Associates in Womens Health are dedicated to providing the highest quality obstetric care to women throughout Omaha. They will take the time to answer any questions you may have concerning your pregnancy. Call (402) 697-7200 to schedule an appointment at our office in Omaha, NE today!