Wednesday, 20 April 2011

MY MIDWEEK MOOD.....Spring cleaning and getting fit to deliver

It seems that my bump is getting bigger faster as my due date is approaching. i was enjoying that 'blooming' feeling you get until you started going downhill, everyone tells you that its time to stop and take a rest to save your energy for the baby. A lot of people are really mis-imform about the importance of exercise for a fitter pregnancy. I really feel that continues exercise and keeping up your fitness level up to at least 37 weeks, would help you have the delivery and quicker recovery after birth. I used to be a personnel trainer in the past, and i have work with a lot of pregnant women who chooses to stay fit throughout their pregnancy. and i tell you, it works and it makes a lot of sense. yes there are exercises to avoid, like lying flat on your back after 16 weeks and contact sports where there is a risk of being hit. But most exercises are depending on your fitness level before and during pregnancy.
The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. it will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after birth.
So keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise(sport, dancing or just walking or even cleaning your house) as long as you feel comfortable. Dont exhaust yourself and you really do need to slow down as your pregnancy progresses. never exercise too strenuosly.
Also do tell your doctor what form of exercises you are doing, if you are not a personal trainer like me, do get a personal trainer who is certified to teach pregnant women. In my body pump class, my teacher is pregnant like me although i dont have the fitness level like her. The aim is to maintain your fitness level, not to reach a peak level of fitness.

enjoy blooming!!!!!

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