Pregnancy Workout Tips from Genesee Valley OB/GYN
The highly trained OBGYNs at Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology have provided this list of workout tips to provide health and wellness guidance to our patients. We believe that maintaining an active lifestyle while pregnant is important, though you may need to make some changes to your workout routine throughout your pregnancy. If you have more questions concerning appropriate workouts, or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office in Rochester or Penfield, NY at (585) 641-0399 today!
Is It Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?
If you are active now, becoming pregnant does not mean you need to stop your fitness routine. If you have not been active, now is a good time to start exercising for the recommended 2 hours and 30 minutes a week. Many benefits of a fit pregnancy can include:
- It eases aches and pains
- Being more prepared for labor and delivery and recovering faster
- Returning to a healthy weight after delivery faster
- Lowered risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
- Improved sleep
- Decreased risk of preterm delivery
Safe Pregnancy Workouts
The best activities for pregnant women tend to be low-impact activities, like walking, swimming, and cycling. Women can usually continue doing higher intensity sports, with your OBGYNs approval, if you did so before becoming pregnant. As long as you start exercising slowly and cool down slowly, take frequent breaks, and don’t overexert yourself, exercising will help you have a healthy pregnancy.