The good news is that there are many forms of exercises that you can do to keep yourself healthy along with the health of the baby in the way. Exercising during pregnancy is considered to strengthen and improve the overall body and also helps psychologically.
One thing that you must bear in mind is that no matter what exercises you do, the heart rate should stay under 140 beats per minute. It is recommended that low to moderate forms of exercises be done to maintain fitness for normal childbirth.
There is a separate form of exercises recommended for women during pregnancy and this set of exercises is called the Kegel Exercises. These exercises help develop muscles in the body that help in easier delivery and they help prevent problems like bladder leaks and hemorrhoids. This exercise set also helps in the recovery after child birth.
One of the exercises that is acceptable during pregnancy is cycling. This is because a stationary cycle supports your weight and hence there is less stress on the body. As your abdomen grows, stress goes on to the back and hence one must start slowly and never over exert one’s self.
Swimming is considered to be one of the best and the safest exercises for pregnant women. Water supports the weight to a considerable extent and the body remains toned without additional weight or stress. This is one of the safest cardiovascular exercises, and does not cause body to get heated a lot.
Yoga is one of the exercise forms that permeates all exercise conditions and has manifested itself as another of the most influential exercise forms. There are many yoga exercises that are safe both for you and for your baby, and they help you not only to relieve stress and pressure both off your body and your mind.
When you exercise, wear loose clothes, a good sports bra for optimum support and shoes that support your weight. Avoid jerking motions and lying on your back for a long time.