Exercising during pregnancy – Part 1

Training recommendations during pregnancy.

Anna Reinhold Landaeus

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Written by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Licensed Personal Trainer - expertise in training during and after pregnancy.

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  • Keep up your physical activities, preferably 30 minutes daily. In addition, it’s beneficial if you exercise for 15-30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.
  • Exercise at a light to moderate level. Practice the “walk-and-talk” method, i.e. you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise, without becoming breathless.

  • Exercise in intervals during cardio training, by working out for X seconds and then resting for X seconds.
  • During weight training, do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.
  • If you already exercise regularly – have your mindset on keeping and maintaining your current strength and fitness level.
  • Wear compression socks. Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. Tip! Put on the socks while still in bed, otherwise significant functionality in the socks is lost.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals.
  • Remember to both squeeze and relax your pelvic floor as a preparation for labor.
  • Stop exercising immediately and consult with your care provider if you experience breathlessness, dizziness, bleeding, chest pain, or severe persistent contractions.
Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Written by Anna Reinhold Landaeus

Licensed Personal Trainer - expertise in training during and after pregnancy.

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