Today we teach you what exercises pregnant women can do
In the past it was very common for pregnant women to be advised not to do exercise during pregnancy. This was due to the idea that women need to be at rest for the proper development of the baby. Depending on the mother’s age, health or physical condition this may be true. But, in the cases of healthy women, those who already practiced an exercise routine prior to their pregnancy, continuing that routine should be just what the doctor recommends.
During pregnancy, levels of relaxin, elastin, estrogen, and progesterone rise. These hormones are responsible not only for softening the tissues of the joints to help the baby pass through the pelvis of the woman in childbirth, but also help to better support the weight in the affected joints, very common complaints among women. pregnant women.
As the fetus grows, so does the blood volume, which increases the level of risk for heart attacks. This risk is the reason why doctors recommend resting and avoiding sporting activity, since it could further increase this risk.
Can pregnant women play sports?
Currently, many women do sports during pregnancy and appreciate many benefits. Exercise during pregnancy helps to increase energy, self-esteem, mood, and even helps to eliminate some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy. Working those parts of the body affected by pregnancy such as the back pain, knee pain, and even abdominal pain.
It is even recommended that women start their sports routine before pregnancy and can continue the activity during it. This allows preparing those areas of the body that suffer the most during pregnancy. If these areas of the body are prepared, the woman will better cope with the discomforts of pregnancy than one that has not been prepared.
It is recommended that a person exercise at least 30 minutes per day and 5 days a week. At ictiva we offer classes for pregnant women divided into three areas:
1. Pre-delivery relaxation techniques,
2. Pre-delivery gymnastics and
3. Postpartum gymnastics
In this way we support women during the pregnancy and postpartum phase.
In ictiva, your gym at home, You will find more than twenty rooms for physical activity, adapted to your objectives and conditions, as well as specific plans that include diets. try it free.