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Want a Healthy Pregnancy? Do 6 Simple & Easy Pregnancy Exercises at HomeTejal Surve 02-09-2022
During pregnancy, many women worry about their baby’s health. This is not without cause as maternal and fetal health are connected. This is why pregnant women need to stay physically and mentally fit during their pregnancy. There are many ways to stay healthy during pregnancy but exercising is the most effective.
We understand that a lot of pregnant women can’t go to the gym or they don’t feel comfortable exercising there. Exercising isn’t limited to the gym, so we’ll tell you about Pregnancy exercises you can do at home. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, exercising for 30 minutes is advised during normal pregnancies.
Before we get into how pregnant women benefit from working out, we’ll give you 6 pregnancy exercises to do at home.
Do these Yoga Poses and Pregnancy Exercises at Home
Pregnancy exercises are crucial for you and the baby’s health. Even if you didn’t work out before the pregnancy, you can start now. The pregnancy exercises listed below can be done by regular gym members and newbies as well. Avoid intense pregnancy workouts or training during this time.
1. Belly Breathing
While regular breathing is shallow, belly breathing is deep, and It will help to fully engage your lungs. Deep breathing exercises will help you build control over your breathing which is essential during the labor process.
Sit comfortably with your legs crossed
Close your eyes and relax all the muscles in your body
Then put one hand on top of your belly and one below it
Now take a deep breath from your abdomen while counting to 5
Release the breath while counting to 5
Do this continuously for 10 minutes
2. Warrior Pose - Yoga
The warrior pose will open up your hips as well as strengthen the muscles in your legs. You can do this regularly from the beginning of your pregnancy until the end. It can become hard for some women to do this in the third trimester.
Place your feet at a wide distance
Inhale while slowly raising your arms to shoulder-height
Make sure that you relax your shoulders
When you exhale, position your front leg at 90 degrees and the back leg at 45 degrees
Now inhale while bending your front knee and look over your hand.
Hold this for 15-20 seconds and then straighten up
Repeat this on the other side
Do this exercise 3-5 times