Can you exercise during pregnancy? It depends on your medical condition. Always ask your doctor for clearance. If he says yes—go for it! Exercise can help strengthen your body, preparing it for labor and controlling many of the aches and pains. It can help avoid excessive weight gain (which puts you at risk for gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia) and floods your body with endorphins, your body’s natural mood-booster. You’ll feel more upbeat and energetic, and that’s good for you, your baby and the people around you!
However, this is no time to go bunjee-jumping or sign up for the world wrestling federation. Take the right precautions so you don’t hurt yourself or your baby. Here are some tips for exercising during pregnancy. [Read more…]